Posts tagged: Inspired Ad Libber

Jamie Oliver’s Stuck Moment as an Ad Libber

| October 18, 2011
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His stuck moment: In the second season of his reality show “Food Revolution,”  Oliver aimed to revamp school lunches in Los Angeles, but the city revoked the permits necessary to film in its schools. 

He comes up with a game plan: Oliver invited students and parents to bring cafeteria food to his test kitchen. While there, he demonstrated how much sugar is added to the school’s milk every week by filling an L.A. school bus with 57 tons of white sand.

Unstuck result: The school system banned chocolate- and strawberry-flavored milk from their lunchrooms. 

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Chris Gardner’s Stuck Moment as an Ad Libber

| October 18, 2011
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His stuck moment: Trying to make ends meet in low-paying jobs after scrapping his dream of becoming a doctor, Gardner struggled to maintain his marriage and care for his son. 

He comes up with a game plan: Impressed by a man he saw driving a Ferrari, Gardner made a plan to pursue the same work as the driver, which turned out to be stockbroking. He met with managers at all the major brokerages and was ultimately accepted into the E.F. Hutton training program. 

Unstuck result: Fighting homelessness along the way, Gardner trained for and landed a full-time job, founded his own stockbrokerage, and wrote the bestseller “The Pursuit of Happyness.” 

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Mary Kay Ash’s Stuck Moment as an Ad Libber

| October 18, 2011
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Her stuck moment: As a working woman in the early and mid-20th century, Ash believed she was overlooked for business opportunities because of her gender. 

She comes up with a game plan: She retired in 1963 and planned to write a book to help women in business. The book turned into the business plan for her company, Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Unstuck result: Starting with $5,000 and a 500 square-foot store in 1963, Mary Kay Cosmetics is now a $2.5 billion business that employs more than 350,000 beauty consultants. 

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