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Old 09-03-2003, 09:17 PM
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Old 09-03-2003, 09:38 PM
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Don't know much about him, but you've got to like a guy like Michael Dell - I love his computers. Have stock too! Started the business in his college dorm room and now has one of the most successful manufacturing models in business today. It is actually easy and enjoyable to buy a computer through Dell.
You'll change your mind about them as soon as you need service. I did.
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Old 09-03-2003, 10:19 PM
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John Allin comes to mind, I admire his story and what he has created with the Allin Companies/SMG. He seems like a nice, regular person, who has struggled like the rest of us to achieve his goals. It's just that he has achieved his goals on a very large scale.
I never set out to be the biggest landscaper out there, I'm a very hands on business owner, I just wanted a comfortable life for my wife and me, and someday a family. I also am inspired by people I know personally, from all different types of businesses, who have created a great business.
As far as favorite books, I enjoyed Michael Gerber "The E-Myth" this past winter.
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Old 09-03-2003, 11:34 PM
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Old 09-04-2003, 01:56 AM
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Can't remember his name
the founder of fedex. [/B]
His name was Fred Smith. I know a guy that used to have a shipping business in Baltimore and from what he was telling me Fred Smith got mad when he was in college when one of his professors gave him a bad grade on a paper/project (or something).

Here is an excerpt from an article that I just found:

When FedEx originated the industry in 1973 -- based on a hub-and-spoke concept that FedEx founder and CEO Fred Smith had earlier outlined in a Harvard MBA paper (which got low marks) -- it was the lone player in it.

Link if you are interested:

http://www.cdf.org/cdf/atissue/vol1_1/fedex/fedex.html

Guess it just goes to show you that you never really know what you can accomplish until you try it.
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:03 AM
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it reminds of Bill Gates and how he screwed over apple and Steve Jobs
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Old 09-04-2003, 02:04 AM
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nothing against Bill Gates here, I think that his success story is something else
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Old 09-04-2003, 12:20 PM
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You can't imagine how flattering (and humbling) it is to have someone think of me in this vein.... thank you....

I thought of Bill Gates.....

However, all successful people have those who don't think quite as highly of them as others might. While I have not ever intentionally screwed anyone, I'm fairly certain that there are those that would argue differently....
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Old 09-04-2003, 06:37 PM
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You'll change your mind about them as soon as you need service. I did.

I had a problem w/ my Dell. They sent me a new one and a lexmark 3 in one for my trouble. I was pleased to say the least.
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Old 09-04-2003, 07:09 PM
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You want to know who I admire as entrepreneurs



The little guys

The ones that keep their noses clean, do all the right things, ask the right questions. Work smart and understand that what ever it is they are doing it is about making people happy.

This can be the local paper boy, the youngster with a tractor pulling a wagon with his equipment. The kids shoveling snow, The teen girl babysitting, and so on.

Those are the ones I admire.............
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