Lawn Care Forum banner
1 - 20 of 35 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
739 Posts
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.

I don't know if Dell has a book. But some other good ones are:

You will be satisfied - Bob Tasca
E-Myth (several in series) - Michael Gerber
The Millionaire Next Door - Tom Stanley
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,071 Posts
one of the most successful manufacturing models in business today
It's true.

The real sad thing is that they're starting to cut corners now, customer service, warranty, and the worst their dell prefered account, what a bunch of arsos.

Back on topic

Can't remember his name
the founder of fedex.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Two good books I read was the book about the two guys who started Home Depot, and Donald Trumps autobiography.. Two entreprenuers that were pretty interesting... Another entreprenuer that I have to give a lot of credit would be Jay-Z the rapper, they estimated him to be worth over $300 million. Not bad for a guy who was in jail and sold crack only a few years ago...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,771 Posts
Ron Popel.....favorite book....either autobiography of Donald Trumph or some of Anthony Robbins books.

MATT
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,365 Posts
Ronald McDonald... God I love those BIG Red shoes! :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,696 Posts
Originally posted by LawnLad
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,208 Posts
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
42 Posts
Originally posted by AztlanLC

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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,488 Posts
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....
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,647 Posts
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.............:)
 
1 - 20 of 35 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top