j.c. penney

The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

Chick-fil-A

The Truett Cathy Story of Chick-fil-A

🎦 Comments from John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel: I had the privilege of having Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A come to speak to our CEO Wise Counsel members in 1988. Totally open and honest about his life and business. I also had the privilege to interview Dan Cathy twice and take Wise Counsel to meet him […]

persevering through failure

Persevering through Failure – Macy’s

📄 Few people know that R. H. Macy’s story is one of persevering through failure. Son of a New England Whaler and Quaker, Macy started and failed at the retail business at least 4 times, plus four other types of businesses until he finally moved to New York City in 1858 to try again at the urging […]

Truett Cathy

Seeking God in Business – Truett Cathy, founder Chick-fil-A

📄 Seeing the world through Spiritual eyes has a dramatic impact on your life, your business, and your relationship with others. The late Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A and a man of strong faith who was open to God’s calling and direction. Most of his stores were in malls and shopping centers where […]

Herb Kelleher

Can a Lawyer build an Airline ? – Herb Kelleher

📄 Herb Kelleher’s experience is an in-depth trial of perseverance through rocky and thorny soils. In only 5 years, he created one of the most dynamic businesses in the 21st century. Herb was a lawyer by training who, for many years, had a secret passion to have his own business. It was as if he […]