May 4, 2022
On this episode, Jason Will talks entrepreneurism, race relations, and building meaningful relationships with legendary businessman, author, and visual artist, Larry Thornton. Larry was the first African American McDonald's franchisee in Birmingham, Alabama, a Coca-Cola Bottling Co board member, and a former advertising manager and art teacher. This list doesn't actually do Mr. Thornton justice for all the incredible professional positions and successes he has achieved. However, Larry shares his business and life lessons and his passion for writing and inspiring others with his autobiographical book, "Why Not Win," and the Why Not Win Institute. Do yourself a favor and hear how Larry Thornton and The Why Not Win Institute is developing and cultivating individual excellence for anyone with the ambition, grit, and talents to want to make a significant contribution to the world.
Get Larry's Book:
Why Not Win?: Reflections on a fifty-year journey from the segregated South to America’s board rooms – and what it can teach us all
Larry's Why Not Win? Lessons:
- Be humble. Knowing that you know nothing is an evolution in knowledge and intellectual growth.
- Be curious. A race and gender mindset based only on narrow social constructs can hinder understanding, connection, and relationships.
Be more. Anyone with the ambition and the drive to work hard can contribute to society.
Be Aware. Don't hyper-focus on getting through the workday that you miss the opportunities that you are given daily.
Don't just live life. Let's win in life, not for ourselves only,
but for others.
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