Talking about Culture – “Grow or Die” – MAKE IT HAPPEN MONDAY – Episode 16
GW here for another episode of Make It Happen Monday, a motivational minute to help you attack and win the week.
Well, here at Polyenterprises it’s all about culture. Any business or organization, team or family, culture is there and its either set the way you want it which is usually good if you’re driving it or it sets itself which is usually bad. So today’s Make It Happen Monday is about culture.
(Special guest Shane Swanson)
So part of our culture here at Polyenterprises and one thing we like to focus on is “Grow or Die.” Grow or Die is a very important part to pay attention to and to focus on because either you grow or you die. I’m a person who really likes quotes. The reason I like quotes so much is because most really influential or great quotes come from a perspective of someone’s life of experience. Something important happened that they learn or they gain from. A quote I learned really early in life and has stuck with me is, “Those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat (it)” and that’s a big thing to focus on, to pay attention to that goes right along with Grow or Die.
A few examples that may come to mind or, at least, come to mind to me is (when you think about it) Blockbuster. Blockbuster was a huge company that’s no longer around. For the older generation, you may have heard of Kodak or Polaroid. These are all very successful companies that no longer exist because they died. A huge one would be Compaq, the number one computer seller in the entire world and at one point made (like) six billion dollars no longer exists because they died, they didn’t grow. To spin-off that, those who took the chance and actually grew and took the initiative, a big company that I really enjoy is Samsung. For those who don’t know, when you think of Samsung, you think of computers, phones, screens, TV monitors. Samsung actually began in 1938. The owner of Samsung opened a grocery store with 38 dollars. They started off selling rice and soybeans and then they innovated. They went from selling rice and soybeans to making their own sugar refinery and then they made their own wood mill. It wasn’t until 1969 before they even got to the technology department when they made their first TV. Now in 2019, Samsung is one of the biggest and most expensive companies in the entire world and most successful. And when we think of Samsung we only think (again) like I said of technology. What most people don’t know is that they are actually the third largest Insurance company in the world. They own several theme parks, several hotels. They choose to Grow instead of Die. Here at Polyenterprises thats the culture we accept and we embrace and remember… You Can’t Cheat The Grind.
-GW and SS