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Fred Harvey

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Long before there was McDonald’s or Starbucks, there was Fred Harvey. You probably have no clue who he was but he’s more of an influence on your life than you might appreciate. More importantly, he put forth a bunch of business lessons that hold true today, more than 100 years after he taught them.
There’s a great book which tells his story called Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the Wild West–One Meal at a Time that I’d encourage each of you to enjoy.  But I want to take a minute and relate a couple of key things today.

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