October 5, 1902 - January 14, 1984
Be inspired by these Ray Kroc quotes. Ray Kroc was the founder of the McDonald's franchise business. He put in place the operational systems at
McDonalds after he bought out Richard and Maurice McDonald. He had a vision of seeing McDonalds
franchises around the world. He tried many different jobs before he
found success - from an ambulance driver in the First World War to a Multimixer milkshake machine salesman - he never gave up!
When you look at the success of the McDonalds Resturants today,
Ray Kroc is an inspiration to us all.
It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is
to have principles when you're poor.
Ray Kroc Inspirational Quotes |
If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love
what you're doing and you always put the
customer first, success will be yours.
Ray Kroc Customer Service |
Perfection is very difficult to achieve, and perfection was what I wanted in McDonald's. Everything else was secondary for me.
Ray Kroc Achievement |
I have always believed that each man makes his own happiness
and is responsible for his own problems. It is a simple philosophy.
Ray Kroc, Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's Happiness |
When I saw it working that day in 1954, I felt like some latter-day
Newton who'd just had an Idaho potato caromed off his skull.
That night in my motel
room I did a lot of heavy thinking about what I’d seen during the day.
Visions of McDonald's restaurants dotting crossroads all over the
country paraded through my brain.
Ray Kroc Vision |
While formal schooling is an important advantage, it is not a guarantee
of success nor is its absence a fatal handicap.
Ray Kroc Success |
The quality of a
leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc Leadership |
Luck is a
dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.
Ray Kroc Luck |
You're only as good as the people you hire.
Ray Kroc Good |
We take the hamburger business more seriously than anyone else.
Ray Kroc Funny |
All money means to me is a pride in
Ray Kroc Accomplishment |
The more I
help others to succeed, the more I succeed.
Ray Kroc Helping Others |
None of Us is as Good as All of Us
Ray Kroc Teamwork |
The two most important requirements for major success are: first,
being in the right place at the right time, and second, doing something about it.
Ray Kroc Time |
Creativity is a highfalutin word for the
work I have to do between now and Tuesday.
Ray Kroc Focus |
Quotes about Ray Kroc:
You may not want to share this information with your teenagers:
Ray Kroc - the visionary behind McDonald's and one of the
most successful entrepreneurs in American history -
was a high-school dropout.
Will Peters, Leadership Lessons: Ray Kroc
Too many people are disheartened by the thought that their business is
too small to be taken seriously by the general public.
However, Ray Kroc took one such business and turned it into
a blazing success.
Richard J. Bowerman, Ray Kroc: 10 Leadership Lessons from Ray Kroc's Life
Words of Encouragement |
Mr. Kroc is one of the rare individuals who possesses both the charisma
of an extraordinary leader who is a great salesman and the
passion for detail of an able administrator.
Paul D. Paganucci, Intro to Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's