Founders

#107 Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator

Episode Summary

What I learned from reading Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator by Robert E. Price.

Episode Notes

What I learned from reading Sol Price: Retail Revolutionary & Social Innovator by Robert E. Price.

What was it about this man that engendered so much admiration and respect? [0:01]

Sol Price’s early life  [4:39]

Sol Price was a misfit / “If you want to understand the entrepreneur, study the juvenile delinquent. The delinquent is saying with his actions, "This sucks. I'm going to do my own thing.”  [5:40] 

Learning to love being productive / Sol Price on the importance of time / DO IT NOW! [12:20]

The beginning of FedMart [16:00] 

Sol Price learned from other founders [21:25] 

Sol Price’s business philosophy [28:50]

What happened when Sol opens a pharmacy in FedMart / A creative solution to being cut off by gasoline suppliers [36:25] 

Sol Price’s idea on teaching and “alter egos” / “You train an animal. You teach a person.” —Sol Price [39:13] 

The intelligent loss of sales [42:00] 

The idea for Price Club [52:37] 

What Sol Price meant to his son [1:05:28]

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