One of my favorite documentaries is the “Men Who Built America” series from the History Channel.
It gives a behind the scenes glimpse of how “titans of industry” like John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, J. P. Morgan (yes, he was a real person!), and Henry Ford ended up building these huge empires that have literally spanned more than a century.
While each of their stories are fascinating, the one thing they all had in common was that they took advantage of their era.
Many people call them “robber barrons” but the truth is, they took advantage of opportunities available to businesspeople back then that aren’t available now.
I have long believed that with the internet and accessibility of cheap marketing tools, we too are at a unique point in history where it may NEVER be this easy to consistently attract clients again.
Those who are taking advantage of what “the system” has to offer will be those who create wealth and a legacy that lasts for generations.
And those who don’t?
Well…they’ll be learning about those who did via a History Channel documentary. 🤷🏾♀️