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Never too Old to Dream- Colonel Sanders KFC

Let me tell you a story of a man...

Whose father died when he was only five. At age of 13, he left school and left home to live by himself. He started working as a farmer when he was 14. At the age of 16, he worked as a streetcar conductor. At the age of 19-20, he worked as a fireman. But he lost his job after brawling with a colleague. After that, Sanders practiced law for 3 years but lost his job again. When he was 26 he got a job selling life insurances but eventually fired for insubordination. Around 1922 at the age of 32, he took a job as the secretary at the Chamber of Commerce. Later he established a company manufacturing lamps, but the venture failed after the advent of the electric lamp. He started to work as a salesman but lost his job because the plant closed. In 1924, he ran a filling station. In 1930, the station closed. After 1930, began to serve chicken dishes and succeeded. Just when his life seemed to sail on the verge of success, Second World War started. So he had to close down his business again.

but life is too short to give up...

So he didn’t give up his idea of fried chicken. He was ignored by over a thousand restaurants for more than a year while he lived in his car trying to sell his chicken recipe.

In 1952, Sanders franchised “KFC” for the first time. And on the first year of selling the product, restaurant sales more than tripled.

Yes, it is the story of KFC founder Colonel Harland F. Sanders who later sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken Corporation for $2 million ($15.3 million today).


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