The Big Picture of Business – Tribute to a Great Mentor. Remembering Cactus Pryor.

Strategy Driven

Mine was legendary humorist and media figure Cactus Pryor. His father, Skinny Pryor, owned a movie theatre and entertained audiences with comedy routines during intermissions. From Cactus Pryor and a 24-year old newscaster named Bill Moyers, I learned that if you take the dirtiest job and do it better than everyone else, you will be a solid expert. Cactus began developing special characters, with unique personas. During that time, he developed a famous sign-off phrase.

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The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

Business development. My entertainment mentors were Cactus Pryor and Bob Gooding. The second was at what was the fourth KFC franchise to open in the United States. There became too many competitors, too much franchising, too much hype and just as many who exited the industry as quickly as they entered it. I juxtapose my advice to some of the records that we were playing on the radio when doing that live remote from the grand opening of that early KFC franchise.

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