We were on a short road trip to see family and stopped in Georgia. This boarded up, old Chevron station caught my eye. Reminded me of the life cycle of businesses.
Around the back I found some trees.
This Crepe Myrtle tree wrapped with the moss stood out
And look, the four posts made a square
Then I saw these doors on an establishment that was NOT shut down; instead, this place had shiny new doors, a fresh paint job, and seemed secure.
Across the street there were doors to this ice machine. And after seeing a shut down business and then seeing a thriving business – I remembered the story in my old business book about how many of the ice making companies in the late 1800s failed to innovate.
Some of the ice companies in the late 1800s failed to innovate because they did not imagine that the electric ice box would replace the need for their services.
Day (2016) shared this little snippet (here) on Lnkedin:
“So what happened to the ice plants? They failed to recognize what business they were in. Oh really? Weren’t they in the ice business? NO!!!! They were really in the business of keeping food cold. When the first refrigerators came to market, the ice plants refused to recognize the future. Most ice plants were offered the dealership for the first refrigerators but they refused. No one could afford these new electric ice boxes. What an absurd idea.”
Thanks for your visit today and hope your day is going well.