Hamdi Ulukaya — Turkish Businessman born on December 30, 1972,

Hamdi Ulukaya is a Kurdish American entrepreneur and businessman. He is the owner, founder, chairman, and CEO of Chobani, the number one–selling strained yogurt brand in the United States... (wikipedia)

I didn't have a business degree. I didn't have experience to work in somebody else's office. I never built or ran a department. So I was on this journey, and when the time came to make a decision, I was just going with my gut.
Every small business will give you an entrepreneurial way of looking at things. I guarantee you that for every plant that closes, if you gave it to one small-business person in that community, he or she would find a way to make it work. The small-business attitude is you always find a way to make it work.
What happened was I saw this ad for a yogurt plant for sale. It was in my junk mail pile, and I threw it into the garbage can. And then about half an hour later, with the dirt on it, I picked it up from the garbage can, and I called out of curiosity.
Growing up in eastern Turkey, I was not really involved with the family business - sheep and cow farming, yogurt and cheese making. But I think I learned from my father the unspoken business language or instincts that go back thousands of years.
I'm not somebody who is going to build something for a few years, sell it, and then go off and just have fun.

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