L Scott's Open Road
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L SCOTT WEBSTER
The Fruit Company
If you're feeling insecure at all, it just means you're a driven person and you do want more.
- He was expected to enter the family's fruit business, so naturally, he originally wanted to get as far away from it as possible.
- Got a job in Boston, on the opposite side of the country, but still found himself thinking, "How could our family best sell our fruit?"
- Despite some tension between siblings, he went back to the family business.
- Launched The Fruit Company's first website, which has led to a tenfold boom in their growth.
- Soon afterwards, Oprah chose The Fruit Company's baskets as one of her favorite things and their website won a "Best of Web" award.
- At one point, he started having panic attacks due to stress.
- His doctor asked him what he did for fun and he realized he didn't have any hobbies-all he did was work.
- Ended up buying a motorcycle; stays open about health concerns to promote finding a healthy life/work balance.