Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yet more great inspirations - Amos Hostetter and Frank Perdue

For a long time I advised Perdue Farms. During most of this time, Frank Perdue was the CEO. Frank had some very important attributes. Among these were:
  • Fanatical focus on the customer - he really was interested in hearing what they had to say.
  • Belief that if he gave the customer the best that he could, he would make money.
  • Passionate conviction that however good the product, the consumer had to know about it.
Amos Hostetter was the founder of Continental Cablevision. His strengths were a fundamental integrity, a humanity towards all and a belief that as a successful business man he had obligations to others.

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