People who watch TV for 2 ˝
hours or more per day have a 70% higher chance of blood clots.
Source: Osaka University
Graduate School of medicine
Ask a classic rock lover who wrote
the lyric “I'm a standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona” and
most will say it was someone in The Eagles.
not the case.
It was legendary rocker Jackson Browne, who
was living in the basement of Don Henley and Glenn Frey’s
apartment at the time. He couldn’t come up with the next line,
so he gave it to them.
Don had been an English major at
the University of North Texas, and was a magically talented
wordsmith. He immediately added “It’s a girl, my Lord, in a
flatbed Ford, slowing down to take a look at me" and “Take It
Easy” became The Eagles’ first hit single.
Eagles were one of the most talented and successful bands in
history, a little help from someone else is what helped make
them living legends.
The Michael Keaton movie “The
Founder” tells a similar story of how this happened with
The title is misleading, because it’s about
the man who built the McDonald’s empire – Ray Kroc. But he was
not the founder.
The company was founded by the McDonald
brothers, Dick and Mac. In 1937, they opened their first drive
in. By 1940, they were splitting $50,000 a year in profit (the
equivalent of $844,732 today).
Their efficiency in the
kitchen was sheer genius. Restaurant owners from all over
America visited them to see how their operation worked, and they
received 300 calls and letters per month.
In 1952 they
started selling franchises, but sold just 15 (ten of which never
opened). It wasn’t until 52-year-old milkshake machine
salesman Ray Kroc came along that everything changed.
opened his first McDonald’s in Des Plaines, IL in 1955, with
first day's revenue of $366. He opened 100 more locations over
the next four years, and 500 more over the four years after
that. And the rest is history.
People often make the
mistake of thinking that those who have reached the summits of
success had an exact plan in place and knew all the answers.
While it’s true that high achievers do make plans, they also
know when they can use some help.
The people who think
they know everything and won’t ask for – or accept – help from
anyone are the ones that never go very far.
between Ray Kroc and the McDonald Brothers ended badly. That
wasn’t included as part of this story because it wasn’t relative
to the point being illustrated. The grandson of one of the
founders said his family never received a dime of the
$100,000,000 a year in royalties they were supposed to receive.
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