Old 03-24-2009, 08:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain Cook View Post
According to wikipedia, On June 18, 1971, Smith founded Federal Express with his $4 million inheritance. He also had the help of some of the country's elite families like the Bushes and other Skull and Bones types.

He did indeed build a great company, but he wouldn't have been able to do it without his dad's money and his dad's connections.

This really has nothing to do with it. The fact is that he did it. How many people with the same connections actually do succeed. Being successful requires that one take advantage of the connections that we have. How did many of us get the jobs that we have. How is that different?
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