He worked at Yum Foods under KFC. From there, he met with the CEO of Pepsi (Rogers something) to talk about how they could fix their system. Workers at Yum food were stealing from Pizza Hut or KFC and getting fired but were getting hired at other Yum restaurants and did the same thing. The issue was that the franchises were not integrated together so they couldn’t keep track of these people. Another issue was the delivery system. One Yum truck would ship KFC supplies and then go back to get the Taco Bell supplies. It did not have a system that only allowed for a truck to carry necessary supplies when needed for each of the Yum restaurants in the area.
The answer was not technology but to create a better system using technology as a tool.
One of his a favorite quotes was Einstein’s quote “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
He claims he used this method to solve the Pepsi Co. issue. He drew on a blank sheet of paper and brainstormed until he found 7 issues that the Pepsi Co. faced. From there, he was able to present the information to the Pepsi CEO (forgot the exact title).
After you graduate is when the real learning starts. Just graduating college proves you have the ability and willingness to learn.
In his opinion, Americans are a little too complacent with their #1 ranking. In his view, with a lot of in first hand global experience, there is a night and day difference between the newly hired employees internationally and in the U.S. The example was that the fresh out of college international engineers are always thinking of ways to improve or invent new things with a passionate atmosphere while in the U.S., they lack this drive. Although he considers himself an American and hopes for the best for this country, he feel like it will not be #1 for much longer if this keeps...