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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

So, my neighbour Amancio Ortega is now worth 58 billion according to Bloomberg. He started with a little shop here in Coruña (pop. 200.000) in 1972; he still lives here, in a fucking apartment. WTF. How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess you should ask him. Seems like a good use of your time, since you are so physically close.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he started zara, which is renowned in the business world as one of the most innovative fashion companies. i don't mean innovative as in wearing weird shit (i'm sure you can find something like that though). he's just a good businessman.

it's alleged that their company's strongest advantage is their chain speed. they can literally A/B split test clothing. they deploy small amounts of products in select markets very quickly. as the winners sell, they get produced more. the failures don't sell, sit on the bargain racks, and don't get reproduced further. they also do local manufacturing in most of their testbed markets so they can speed up the chain.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:38 am    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

Fran wrote:
How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
Drugs, human trafficking, protection, etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spain != Mexico.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Spain != Mexico.

No shit.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a very humble person who works every day and only wears one pair of shoes but in several days and a modest investment my empire has grown from a single fish head to ownership of a yacht! Buy my book for seventeenthousand installments of $99.95 today!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:59 pm    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Fran wrote:
How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
Drugs, human trafficking, protection, etc.
No, this is not a business in the fucking USA, although your mistake is perfectly understandable since Fran wrote fucking dollars. But, this is an honest business in the EU, Spain.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
pjp wrote:
Fran wrote:
How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
Drugs, human trafficking, protection, etc.
No, this is not a business in the fucking USA, although your mistake is perfectly understandable since Fran wrote fucking dollars. But, this is an honest business in the EU, Spain.


Geez, hate much?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
pjp wrote:
Fran wrote:
How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
Drugs, human trafficking, protection, etc.
No, this is not a business in the fucking USA, although your mistake is perfectly understandable since Fran wrote fucking dollars. But, this is an honest business in the EU, Spain.


LOL Spain
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
wildhorse wrote:
pjp wrote:
Fran wrote:
How in hell do you go from a little clothing shop in a small city to 58 fucking billion dollars?
Drugs, human trafficking, protection, etc.
No, this is not a business in the fucking USA, although your mistake is perfectly understandable since Fran wrote fucking dollars. But, this is an honest business in the EU, Spain.


Geez, hate much?

The descent to the Dark Side starts with hate.

And a small penis.

Funny thing is the Euro weenies hire the fucking mafia to dump their medical waste off the coast of Somalia. The fucking Euro weenies don't give a fuck if they kill off all the Somali fishermen.

That is a fucking wildhorse definition of an honest business. :P
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol: This is so fucking funny. :D
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:56 am    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

wildhorse wrote:
But, this is an honest business in the EU, Spain.
Fucking nationalism unchained!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 4:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fucking.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: From a little clothing shop to $58 billion in 40 years Reply with quote

Old School wrote:
Geez, hate much?

The descent to the Dark Side starts with hate.

And a small penis.[/quote]

It starts with fear. Hate is second to last on the list.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some people are born lucky and their business thrives and grow faster to become filthy rich from poor
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