Welcome to Episode 5 of the Preferred Shares Podcast.
In this episode
Immigrating to the Unites States
Pest control on the family farm
Experimentation with poisons
Winning early clients
The first leveraged buyout
Rapid, sustained growth
Reflections on seemingly unstoppable industry dynamics
Q3 2023 Letter: Introducing Rollins, Douglas Ott, 11/7/2023
Orkin Exterminator Company Gives You Surety Bonded Guarantee, The Atlanta Constitution, Vol 80 Iss 330, 1948
Chain Store Exterminator, Fortune, Vol 45 Iss 5, 1952
Termite Swarming Is a Warning—Call Orkin for Free Inspection, The Atlanta Constitution, Vol 82 Iss 271, 1950
Otto Slays 'Em on TV, Broadcasting Telecasting, 1955
Spot removes a stigma, Television Age, 1957
Otto the Orkin Man, TV ad, 1950s
Along with the resources above relating to episode 3, below are some pieces we’ve written independently that we think you’d like:
Peter Lynch’s Blossoms in the Desert, Lawrence Hamtil, 9/20/2018
British American Tobacco: Identity Crisis, Devin LaSarre, 12/10/2023
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