While there are those who are throwing in the towel, there also those who are turning things around. The Association is going to spotlight these stories in their new series, ‘The New Entrepreneurs’. In each webisode the forward-thinking movers and shakers will share their business strategy and personal philosophy which has resulted in a successful company that’s expanding at a rapid rate. These visionaries recognize a need and deliver the goods.
“Let’s face it. We’ve got to turn this thing around,” says Fletcher Murray, President of The Association. “Night after night we hear how the world is heading for disaster. If we don’t do something about it, who will? Our little part of it, as creative media producers, is to get stories out about those entrepreneurs experiencing exceptional growth.
So, we’re collecting stories of successful entrepreneurs in America and worldwide. We’re picking the best thirteen to produce. It’s a co-venture to get these entrepreneurs’ stories out. We’ll use the stories in our series to inspire the audience and the entrepreneurs will use them on their website – to attract investors, customers and employees to their companies. These companies deserve to succeed and prosper. Why? The Small Business Administration reports that 90% of companies in the U.S. have 20 people or less, and these companies create 97% of all new jobs. So we’re going to strengthen the spine of our society by focusing on the upstats who are expanding jobs.”
Murray is revisiting an award-winning documentary series he produced and directed about successful businessmen for Leake Industries with Bob Gregory as the host. Two of the documentaries featured J. Paul Getty – the first about the businessman, the second about Getty’s purpose in providing billions to turn our civilization around through art.”
“Mr. Getty was all business, but people who think he was all about money got him wrong,” says Murray. “Mr. Getty had a great sense of humor and found it amusing that he got letters from people all over the world asking for all kinds of money.”
“They seemed to think,” said Mr. Getty, “that my money is a huge burden, and it’s in my pocket and I want to get rid of it.”
Getty also understood the priorities of life. While Fletch was changing film during Mr. Getty’s interviews, Mr. Getty volunteered, “But I’d give all my millions for one successful marriage.”
“I want to tell more stories like Mr. Getty’s, because people need this right now,” Murray says. “People think Getty got his money from his father. He did get a stake to start with, but Mr. Getty was shrewd. For example, he was bidding on oil leases under the big tree at the Osage Indian Reservation in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. There were well-healed businessmen outbidding Getty, even as rich as he was. So Mr. Getty asked one of his friends from the bank to bid on a lease in his stead. Mr. Getty explained that he knew most of the big moneymen under the tree owed the bank money so they wouldn’t bid against the bank. He was right. Getty got his lease. The rest is history.”
“What we hope the stories will reawaken that spirit of the pioneers. Just imagine how the pilgrims felt getting off the boat with winter coming on, no cabins and no grocery stores.”
“We want to inspire young people that their dreams CAN come true. The cards aren’t stacked against them.”
“Everybody knows the world economy is in trouble. It’s time we do something about it. We want to help wake people up and show them the survival strategies others are finding successful.”
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