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Inspirational Story - Canberra's Mr Maccas..

Discussion in 'Small Business' started by oracle, 11th Mar, 2016.

  1. oracle

    oracle Well-Known Member

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    Full story here

    Hope you enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Oracle.
     
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  2. TMNT

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    35 rejections! wow, that takes some kahunas!
     
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    Excellent! Always believed that passion and unwavering persistence are the key attributes for success. Also love the whole 'giving back' attitude of this fellow.
     
  4. TMNT

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    maybe im just a loser but my passion and energy and willingness for getting back on my feet after being bowled over is waning,

    maybe its age
     
  5. Biz

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    "I'm a firm believer in giving back," he says.

    What is he giving back? Obesity? :D
     
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    Must really like cheeseburgers.
    What ever happened to the McFeast?
     
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    I feel like a Big Mac.
     
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    [QUOTE="TMNT, post: 176167, member: 2308" kahunas![/QUOTE]

    cojones...
     
  9. Greyghost

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    I'm not motivated by this.
    Maccas is not a socially responsible business and is quite frankly disgusting.
    Typical capitalism at work, glorifying someone who has made a fortune (yes I acknowledge through adversity) by selling ****.. Excuse the language.

    I have more respect for a single mum who raises a couple of kids and still works many hours while putting food on the table and raising her kids to make a positive contribution to society.

    Rant over sorry guys..
     
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  10. The Falcon

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    Boo farking hoo. Consumers can choose to put whatever they want in their gobs. Not Socially responsible lol. They abide by the law, pay taxes and employ people. Good enough for me.

    Well done Hani.
     
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    McDonalds is not to blame for obese people;

    People are to blame for obese people.


    Next you will be telling us guns jump up and kill people. People need to realize to take responsibility for their actions....and what they put in their mouths. The single mums you quote who do put food on the table are the responsible people making responsible decisions for their children....the rest, well they are the ones who are obese.


    pinkboy
     
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  12. Cactus

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    the hamburger made me do it.
     
  13. Greyghost

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    No. That's not what I said at all.
    I said there is a concept called socially responsible business and ethical business'. McDonald's is not one of them. From the products they make to the waste and garbage they contribute.
     
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  15. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    That story is a few years old. It mentions 17 stores and 279,000 meals served. There's now over 100 stores and over 7,000,000 meals.

    I heard him speak a few years ago. He was talking about eradicating scabies, which causes severe itching, which itself causes problems. The problem affects remote aboriginal communities, and he was saying that it is easily controllable.
     
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    I agree. The social cost of mcdonalds outweighs the limited tax they pay
     
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    No different to cigarette companies. Knowingly selling a harmful addictive product.
     
  18. Cactus

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    Slightly different.

    One is normally not addictive, can be enjoyed in moderation and satisfies a basic human need.

    Next thing you'll be comparing his business to a drug cartel.
     
  19. Biz

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    Whoa...now now I am a huge McD fan whitecat mate. All day breakfast is like the best thing ever, smashed a couple of sausage mcmuffins at 11:30 the other night. :cool:
     
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    I believe you damaged your body (and the environment to a greater extent than was necessary to provide nutrition for yourself). But I'm guessing you are educated enough to know the risks. The issue I have is that so many do NOT know or deliberately minimise. Check out the Logan (or your city's) equivalent maccas and see whether the people going there are in average a healthy weight. Mcdonalds marketing especially to kids and sports clubs has a lot to blame for that. They market an addictive but harmful product. In a country suffering from am obesity epidemic where 40% of the healthcare budget goes to treating entirely prevantable lifestyle illness (diet/obesity related illness being a major component).
    Again this is just like the war on tobacco. But actually harder as everyone needs to eat something but not smoke something.
    The world would be a better place without unhealthy fast food companies even if you do derive some enjoyment sorry Biz.
    I only made this point because someone went first about the harm of McDonald's. Otherwise no intention to hijack what was a thread about persistence and motivation.