This week, one of Georgia’s finest entrepreneurs passed away. Truett Cathy is the founder of Chick-fil-a. The WSJ ran an article talking about life lessons from this giant. Here are 6 takeaways:
- He was an irrepressible optimist
- He was a hard worker
- He kept his promises
- He promoted from within and created a genius fast food business model the envy of other chains
- He was generous
- He stayed humble
Like many other successful entrepreneurs around town, he went for a number of years operating a modest sized startup until it exploded. He is a great model for what it means to bootstrap until the conditions are right to step on the gas.
I went to Chick-fil-a twice this week in honor of his memory. Eat mo’ chicken!
What entrepreneurial heroes do you like?