Movie Business Lessons From The Founder (2016)


Based on a True Story, The Founder is about the rise of Ray Kroc, played by Michael Keaton.

He went from Milkshake Mixer Salesman to the multi-millionaire owner of the McDonald’s Corporation. In 1954, Ray joined the company and opened up his own McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois. After successfully franchising McDonald’s nationwide, he eventually bought out the company founders, Richard and Maurice McDonald, turning the small hamburger stand into a Billion-Dollar Global Empire. Here are some lessons we learned from The Founder.

1. Persistence


If you are selling a product or services based on your skills and people reject you, keep going no matter the odds. Eventually, people will hire you or buy your product.

2. Find Ways to Improve Your Business

If your first business model doesn’t work, find ways to improve it. Keep building and reinventing your business plans until your business improves.

3. Be Open to New Ideas and Innovation

If you have an idea, put it out there. What is the worst thing that can happen? There are always new ideas and innovation that can improve or damage your business. It doesn’t hurt to try new things.

4. Maintain Quality Customer Service

The customers are your biggest clients and your ultimate bosses. Your customers can either make or break your business.  Make sure you get repeating customers by providing great customer service.

5. Think Big

If you want to keep your business small and comfortable, your business won’t grow. If you run a successful business and if you want to expand, Always Think Big.

Ron DeLeon

Author: Ron DeLeon