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PofE 055: Dave Thomas Built a Fast Food Restaurant That's Building a Legacy Supporting Adoption

 

Mom hugging her adopted boy."No legacy is so rich as honesty." By William Shakespeare

 

Background and Challenges:

  • Born on July 2, 1932, Dave Thomas was born an orphan in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He never learned the identity of his mother.
  • Rex and Auleva Thomas adopted him at the age of six weeks. His adopted mother passed away when Dave was five.
  • His father sought support from his parents to help raise Dave as he moved frequently looking for work. 

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PofE 054: Sam Walton - Enhanced Walmart's Customer Service through Strong Values and a Superior Distribution Model

Wal-Mart.com USA, LLCQuality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not  quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money, as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality. By Peter Drucker

Background and Challenges:

  • Sam Walton was born on March 29, 1918 in Kingfisher Oklahoma to Thomas and Nancy Lee Walton.
  • His parents were farmers until around 1923. Due to the great depreciation his father gave up farming to go into the farm mortgage business.

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PofE 053: Willis H. Ware - Inducted Into The National Cyber Security Hall of Fame

Cyber attack concept in word tag cloud isolated on black background"When the satisfaction or security of another person becomes as important to one as one's
own, then a state of love exists." by Harry Stack Sullivan

 Background and Challenges:

  • Mr. Ware was born in New Jersey on August 31, 1920.
  • His father worked as a delivery man using a horse drawn wagon after being discharged from the US Navy.
  • During his formative years, he lived in Pleasantville New Jersey where his father worked for A&P, a chain of supermarkets in the North East area of the United States.

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PofE 052: How To Patent Your Ideas Like Dr. An Wang That Gets Results

Intellectual-Property-Patent"If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run - and often in the short one - the most darling prophecies seem laughably conservative." by Arthur C. Clarke

Background and Challenges

  • Dr. An Wang was born in 1920,  in Shanghai China and was taught English by his father until age six.
  • He entered third grade at age six and excelled in science and math during his time in elementary while being fascinated by radio technology in high school.
  • He attended Chiao-Tung University to study engineering with an emphasis on communication technologies.

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