Lessons in Grit: Colonel Sanders and KFC
His real life story is far crazier than the apocryphal one
Someone recently told us that Colonel Sanders founded KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) in his 60s when he was broke, divorced and quickly running out of options to survive. Throughout his life he had been a struggler – a terribly poor student who hopped around from one job to another without having a clue.
There are many versions of the Colonel Sanders stor…