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Old 03-24-2009, 05:50 PM
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Looks like Fred is getting desperate, finally the playing ground between fdx and ups will be leveled. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

$6.7 billion threat: FedEx warns lawmakers over union legislation : fdx : Memphis Commercial Appeal

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I'm puttin' my money on Fred and that he will get his way. Seems he always does.
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Blackmail is such an ugly word.
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Originally Posted by nightrider View Post
Looks like Fred is getting desperate, finally the playing ground between fdx and ups will be leveled. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

$6.7 billion threat: FedEx warns lawmakers over union legislation : fdx : Memphis Commercial Appeal

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Fred built one of the world's best companies from the ground up, and you are nobody.
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Fred built one of the world's best companies from the ground up, and you are nobody.
Futureman......you forgot the smiley face..........and.......does a cape come with the moniker?
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Fred built one of the world's best companies from the ground up, and you are nobody.
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.
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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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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?
In today's dollars, he had about 25 million bucks from his dad to get his company started.

That's a pretty good head start over all of us. If I had $25 million to start a company, I bet I could make it a success too - especially if you throw in a few of daddy's senator friends, etc.

But FedEx is a great company, no doubt about it.
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In today's dollars, he had about 25 million bucks from his dad to get his company started.

That's a pretty good head start over all of us. If I had $25 million to start a company, I bet I could make it a success too - especially if you throw in a few of daddy's senator friends, etc.

But FedEx is a great company, no doubt about it.
You are right no vision there. Anyone could have done it.
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