Jeff Bezos, the Founder of Amazon

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Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s started out in San Bernardino, California in 1954. Ray and his two brothers started out making only burgers, fries, and drinks but since it was a small menu they were able to concentrate on quality of their food and it became a big success. As his business expanded Ray came up with the philosophy “In business by your self but not by yourself”. A unique way of saying without you there is no I. Ray also rewarded a lot of the franchisee owners who came up with innovative ideas such as the big mac and encouraged his franchise owners to think outside the box and it has been a big success. McDonald’s is not only one of the leading fast food franchises but has franchises all over the world because of ray’s approach towards franchising. In 1961 Mr. Kroc started the Hamburger University, which essentially was a training program for McDonalds Owners and employers to explore better methods at cooking, storing, and innovating new kinds of foods, while training employers on how to handle everyday activities at a McDonalds. Ray Kroc’s business practices still resonate now. Not only at McDonalds but at other companies who shared the same vision as Mr. Kroc. The same way Ray Kroc started Hamburger University is the exact same way Google founders has done with their Google training facility. Many companies have specialized training facilities to make sure personnel get the proper training for that specific company. Mr. Kroc also emphasized on keeping a close relationship with the suppliers and employers, it was known as his “3 legged stool” theory. In this present day stores like Target, Wal-Mart, Costco and Southwest Airlines founders share the same idea that suppliers and employers must be kept close, and well taken care of. Even though Ray Kroc passed away at the age of 81 in 1984, McDonalds continues to lead from the front with Mr.

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