The Founder | ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Caught this interesting movie about McDonald's mega-franchiser Ray Kroc, wonderfully played by Michael Keaton, on Netflix a few days ago. I was fascinated by the quazi-historical perspective offered in the narrative. A few thoughts about it:
  • The story is about the breakdown of relationships in business and in marriage.
  • Ray's journey took a turn when he felt rejected and unappreciated.
  • The McDonald brothers revolutionized the restaurant business.
  • Ray took franchising to a level never seen before. Other chains followed his lead.
  • Fast food franchising is all about real estate. Not sure that I ever understood that.
  • Great leaders know how to treat their employees. Others rely on contracts.
I really liked the movie and, on a scale of ten, give it ★★★★★★★★☆☆.

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1 comment:

  1. I haven't seen this one yet but I did catch a great coming attraction recently and I have it coming on Netflix soon. I have a friend who works at corporate for McDonald's in Oak Brook, IL for probably 20 years now.


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