Ray Kroc: Is there a problem?
Harry Sonneborn: A big one.
Ray Kroc: Which is?
Harry Sonneborn: That you don’t seem to realize what business you’re in. You’re not in the burger business. You’re in the real-estate business.
- The Founder (2016)
It’s fun to imagine 52 year old Ray Kroc showing up to pitch McDonald’s to VCs - a founder currently selling milkshake machines, trying to convince people to eat out of paper bags and serve themselves. It’s a great reminder about how much of startup success is about persistence and a few chance encounters. Go see it.