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3 Lessons I learned From The Donut King

Ted Ngoy fled the Khmer Rouge with his family in 1975. By 1979 he built a million dollar empire making Americas favorite pastry: the donut. Along the way he helped hundreds of fellow Cambodian refugees get on their feet by teaching them the way of the donut. But as I watched his inspiring story of survival, rags to riches, and redemption. There were a few warning signs that stood out. Here are 3 short lessons I learned from Ted Ngoy, “The Donut King”...

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4 Lessons I Learned From Theranos

EMPLOYEES FIRST. CUSTOMERS SECOND.  You hear a lot of visionaries speak of the importance of being customer obsessed. But what if we put the employees first? What if the company was employee obsessed? They’re the ones who work on the products or services and can give authentic feedback that ultimately affects the customer and bottomline. The leadership was so focused on solving the customers problem that they ignored the employees warning. Companies that treat they’re staff good. Do good. Go figure. I’ll keep this in mind once my business needs employees.

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