Steven B. Belkin, MBA 1971

Trans National Group (TNG)

Interview conducted in June 2001

Steve Belkin, HBS 1971, is the founder of the privately held Trans National Group (TNG), a direct marketer of financial, travel, and other services to affinity groups like the American Medical Association. Since founding the company in 1974, Belkin has reinvested profits from his businesses to create more affinity-based subsidiaries. One of these, Trans National Communications International, made the 2001 Inc. 500 list of privately held fastest-growing companies. Belkin encourages his employees to develop and launch new businesses as part of the TNG mission. He described his formidable career in business and his mentoring of emerging entrepreneurs in a video interview at his home in Weston, Massachusetts, in June 2001. Interviewer: Amy Blitz, HBS Director of Media Development for Entrepreneurial Management.

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