So what would you do for a loved one? Well believe it or not the founder of ebay built a website for his fiance that allowed him to sell her favorite item of Pez dispensers online. The founder of ebay is named Pierre Omidyar. As the website continued to grow Pierre had to hire more people, at one point Meg Whitman was hired as the CEO of the company. Pretty interesting start to this company……while enjoy. Read about the history of eBay. Click the link.
Kellogg’s was started by William Keith Kellogg in 1906. William introduced a 30 hour work week for his employees during the great depression so that he could supplement an additional shift of employees. After losing market share due to a lack of marketing and a stock analyst saying the company was done for, a manager of the company was motivated to turn that situation around. Kellogg’s since inception has added several smaller companies to its Brand. Well enjoy reading about the History of Kellogg’s and have a Greeeeeat day. Click the link.
When the company first started they didn’t have a facility to manufacturer parts for the company. They did all of their work solo. They used parts from Nikon cameras. But over time the company continued to go. I didn’t know that companies had revenues in excess of 3.5 trillion dollars. I thought only governments had that kind of money. Well I guess you learn something new everyday. 4 trillion. Wow. Read about the history of Canon. Click the link.
Henry Wells and William G. Fargo started Wells Fargo during the same time as the gold rush in California. They faced a lot of competition but pushed on and preserved in spite of the circumstances. They also helped get other companies off the ground. when Fargo and Wells told the company that they worked for that they should expand into California they laughed at them and told them it was too competitive. So they started their own company. One reason they were success in the early years of the company was because they were well capitalized and kept lots of cash on hand. At one time they lost 33 percent of all the money they had due to losses, others banks crashed and burned and Wells and Fargo kept going. Well enjoy reading about the History of Wells & Fargo Bank. Click the link.
So Kraft began when James L. Kraft came to the United States in 1903. Now get this, his idea was to have a door to door cheese business. Now I wonder how many times he was laughed at by others as he went door to door selling cheese? Who knows, but he saw the idea and that’s all that matters and in his first year he lost over 3,000 dollars, that may seem small but that’s a lot of money to lost and keep going on because as ET says it started with a vision. Enjoy reading about the history of Kraft. Click the link.
John Pierpont Morgan worked at several others banks and then went to work for his father’s bank. J.P. Morgan was responsible for many of the successful mergers during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Don’t take my word for it. Read about the History of J.P. Morgan. Click the link.
So Hermes was started in 1837 by a person named Thierry Hermes. The company started out making Harnesses and bridles for carriages and horses. Hermes target market was the noble and rich class of the world and on this business model he created his new company……The History of Hermes……Click the link.
I was really impressed with the history of Zara. Zara is a retail store that was founded in 1975 by Amancio Ortega and Rosalía Mera. Zara doesn’t do any zero advertising. Zeeerrrrrro. They use what money they have to open a new store. Zara doesn’t send all of their clothing to sweat shops overseas, a great deal of their products are made in the country where they reside. Zara can change a product or fashion design within two weeks. They can come up with a product from concept to in the store in around 5 weeks….which is a month to and a week. If a product doesn’t sell within a few weeks they can it and bring out another product. Crazy, this company is. They broke all the rules especially in the fashion world, yet there extremely successful. So I guess what it all comes down to is believe. Well enjoy reading the History of Zara. Click the Link.
This is a great video about business ideas and making ideas come alive. Enjoy.
A good post about something that we forget to do from time to time.
- Life’s biggest limitations are the ones we make in our mind. Life’s biggest causes of unhappiness are the false beliefs we refuse to let go of. We are capable of far more than we are presently thinking, imagining, doing or being. But we will ultimately become what we habitually contemplate; so we must clear our mind and let our hopes, not our hurts, shape our future.
- We must deal with the world the way it is, not the way we wish it was. Think positive. Life is good. Too many people miss the silver lining because they’re expecting pure gold. Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to always happen, but accepting that whatever happens is the best for the moment. So let’s keep smiling and keep following our heart. Someday, life will get tired of upsetting us.
- What others do is out of our control. We must…
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