By Andrew Ianni
September 26, 2021
On April 17, 1973, fourteen small aircraft took off from Memphis and delivered 186 packages to 25 U.S. cities from Rochester, New York, to Miami, Florida and Federal Express was born (The picture on our home page is from Day 1 of operations at FedEx). The company was birthed as a disruptor as the first company to offer overnight delivery at-scale and the firm has continued to innovate as the creator of the “tracking number”, the first company to deploy hand-held scanners and trackers across its logistics network, and the first delivery company to offer its services online.
And as we continue to look back at our conversations with business leaders and innovators through the pandemic, we are pleased to revisit our conversation with Dr. Dan Neely, serial entrepreneur, author and Co-Founder of Bald Einstein and Rajesh Subramaniam, President & COO of FedEx Corp as they share their thoughts on FedEx’s history and birthing disruption, innovating-at-scale, and managing and leading through crisis and uncertainly. You may view the full interview below: