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Did you ever hear of Virgin Cola, Virgin Vie, or Virgin Clothing?... Probabaly not - How about Virgin Cars or Virgin Flowers? You probaly haven't heard about any of these things becuase they are all businesses that Richard Branson started but then failed. Richard Branson has tried many business over his lifetime, in many different industries and many of them are now gone. Even though most of his business failed, he learned from his mother, not to give up and to look at the positive side of things. And becuase of this he sees loss as an opportunity over a failurue. He has said "recognizing a failure and recovering quickly" is the key to success" As a result he always pushed to figure out a solution or to quickly start over. Today Richard owns over 400 companies and is a billionaire.
Growing up Colonel Sanders had many problems. One problem was that his father died when he was only six years old. Being the oldest child, he took on the responsibility of feeding his younger brother and sister. As a solution to this problem, from the age of 10, colonel held down numerous jobs, a farmhand, an army mule-tender, a locomotive fireman, a railroad worker, an aspiring lawyer, an insurance salesman, a ferryboat entrepreneur, a tire salesman, an amateur obstetrician, an (unsuccessful) political candidate, a gas station operator, a motel operator and finally, a restaurateur. By age 30 colonel had finally decided what it was he wanted to sell, fried chicken. One big problem however was that no one would buy his chicken. In order to solve this problem, Colonel went door to door to get people to buy his home made fried chicken. He had to live in his car for a long time. Today Colonel owns one of the most popular fried chicken restaurants, which is known as KFC.
For cause and effect i believe that Vincent Van Gogh is a perfect example because. he had many mental diseases including Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Van Gogh was born with a brain lesion that many doctors believe was aggravated by his prolonged use of absinthe causing his epileptic condition. Dr. Gachet, another of Van Gogh's physicians, was thought to have treated his epilepsy with digitalis. This prescription drug can cause one to see in yellow or see yellow spots. This may have been one of the reasons why Van Gogh loved this color. Not only was yellow used in many of his paintings but it is a prominent color. instead of pushing his disease away, he took advantage of it to paint gorgeous paintings that are now on the market for over 45 million dollars. Although Van Gogh only sold one painting during his lifetime, he created 900 beautiful paintings and made 1,100 drawings and sketches which are now worth millions.
Oprah Winfrey has had 3 of her own shows and is known as one of the most powerful woman in the world. But it wasn't always this way. Oprah had a very troubling childhood including abuse. Btt instead of letting this stop her, she persevered through her adversities to have a successful career. One of her first jobs on TV was in Baltimore, Maryland, where she hosted the TV chat show People Are Talking. She was very good on this show for 8 years it became a hit. After this show she was recruited by a Chicago TV station to host A.M. Chicago. Phil Donahue was number one at the time but after many months, she had 100,000 more viewers and was the new number one talk show host. She was known for her “ open, warm-hearted personal style” which led to nationwide fame and a role in Steven Spielberg's 1985 film The Color Purple, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress”. Not only did she have a successful television show but she now has her own television station.