Visionaries | John D Rockefeller
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Visionaries come from all generations and John D. Rockefeller was certainly who changed our world and how we live each day.
Without really thinking about it we take certain things for granted such as; gas we put in our car, the oil we use for practically all mechanisms, tools, or cars. Each of these was a byproduct of John D. Rockefeller commercializing oil production and refining.
Although we are now moving to electric vs internal combustion engines, it goes to show the impact a true Visionary can have for generations. In reading “TITAN”, the autobiography of John D. Rockefeller, you see the moves he made to corner and monopolize a market, eventually leading to Standard Oils demise. Interestingly when they broke it apart it became significantly more valuable.
To this day, the same strategy is successfully being deployed by other growth brands, and if John D. Rockefeller had not built the path to travel the road would have a lot more rocky.
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Bryan Smeltzer is a successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive-level roles in business development, product, and marketing with some of the world's most prestigious brands, including; Oakley, TaylorMade, Adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. In addition, Mr. Smeltzer founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm. He currently oversees LiquidMind Inc., a global brand strategy firm that partners with both start-ups and established brands to empower their businesses to think different, be different, drive a passionate culture, and execute relentlessly.