MPL General Counsel Corner – Who among you will be the next Disney, FedEx or Microsoft?

Tags : covid-19
May 12, 2020

What do GE, GM, IBM, Disney, HP, Hyatt, Trader Joe’s, FedEx, Microsoft, and Electronic Arts have in common?  Outside of being large (at one point in time) public companies, they were started during a Recession.

There are things that you can be doing right now that could pay dividends for you and your business as we move past the current crisis.  As the leader of your business or organization, you have probably spent a lot of time lately working in your business.

However, the key to long term success is to also be working on your business.
The big question is how do you do shift when everything seems to be collapsing around you? Check out some of the articles below for ways to frame this critical concept:

Working On vs. In Your Business
For Savvy Entrepreneurs, an Economic Downturn Creates Opportunity
You Can Beat the Next Recession:  Here are 5 Companies That Did Just That
The E-Myth Principle is Still Alive and Flourishing

Who among you will be the next Disney, Fedex or Microsoft? 

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