Modern Industrialist was presumably a pre-War financial newspaper or magazine covering related topics. Ezra Parker alleges that he was selected by this publication to be in the "Top Ten Up and Coming Venture Capital Managers". This however must be taken skeptically, as he is proven to be a con-artist and murderer, as such his claims cannot be taken as gospel.
↑Vault 118 plaque: "This engraved pocket watch was awarded to Mr. Parker by Modern Industrialist in 2075 when he was selected for their list of the Top 10 Up and Coming Venture Capital Managers." Note: He is proven to be a complete con-artist and murderer, his claims in his plaque room cannot be taken as gospel.