The keynotes by Frederick Smith discusses the benefits that come from struggle for entrepreneurial ventures, and show the importance of persistence. Frederick Smith reflects on his experience with FedEx over the years, and he believes that a rebellious entrepreneurial spirit is the key to success.
Frederick Smith is a self-made billionaire who earned a degree in economics from Yale University. He was the president of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and the Skull and Bones society. He is the founder, chairman, CEO and president of FedEx, which is the largest company in the United States.
In 1998, Smith was admitted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame, and he has received awards such as CEO of the Year in 2004 by Chief Executive Magazine. Frederick Smith acknowledges those that struggle, and he places high importance on perseverance.