This picture, provided by Roger Boltot, made me think of the Kauffman Center in Kansas City. It’s a beautiful venue, but more important is the man who gave the money, Ewing Kauffman. When I got the idea for this story, I went to do some research and whattya know! TODAY, as I write this, September 21 — is Ewing Kauffman’s 100th birthday anniversary! Who knew? I certainly didn’t! Thanks, Mr. K.
Below is an anecdote about one of his labs’ inventions. After the story, you’ll see a link as to what Ewing Kauffman’s secret formula for true business success was.
He sat down and wrote it on a napkin. His labs had made the supplement simply from oyster shells.
So, how to promote it?
Of course, this was a problem he maybe never anticipated as a former pharmaceutical salesman, who, in the beginning, filled bottles, labeled them with his company name and took to the streets of the medical world from his home garage.
Imagine. The founder of Marion Labs, now a huge and highly successful operation, writing a promotional on a napkin!
“Enjoy your oysters
We bid thee well
You need the protein
We need the shell
This link is called Leadership The Marion Way. You want to know how to truly be successful, this is it. Be inspired and go create your own businesses!