A Place For Big And Small

Originally printed in the October 2018 issue of Produce Business.

Focused on business success,
We go to Orlando.
Did you know?
Mickey is turning 90 this year.
That is a big accomplishment.

Fresh Summit is themed BIG this year:
Big Topics. Big Voices.
And there is a place for that.

But, I confess, when in Orlando
I like to visit the Magic Kingdom,
The heart of Walt Disney World.
And I like to go to the heart of the park,
In front of Cinderella Castle.

There stands the Partners Statue
Depicting Walt Disney holding Mickey’s hand.

Walt used to say:
“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing…
That it was all started by a mouse.”

My dad used to like that quote.
It summed up his idea of business:
Focus on the small things,
The good ideas,
The perfect execution,
Delivering value,
Doing the right thing.
And the big things would follow.

As we come together.
We can raise a glass…or eat some cheese…

… To celebrate the Industry
And lessons big and small.