At one leadership training session, the main speaker narrated what he termed The Colonel's story.
Colonel Sanders had a small restaurant on a highway that he closed because of a new highway that was built nearby.
Broke at the age of 65, he had a recipe that he wanted to market to restaurant owners and hoteliers in return for some percentage in profits.
The Colonel had to go through 1,009 refusals before somebody finally agreed to his proposal.
His firm, Kentucky Fried Chicken, is now one of the largest food chains in the world.