Holiday Inn and the Innovative Power in Memphis

Kem Wilson Jr., Principal and Executive Vice President of the Kemmons Wilson Companies and son of Holiday Inns founder Kemmons Wilson, spoke to the MTR on June 14th. Kem shared with us his father’s life story and the influence of Holiday Inn. Of most interest were the lessons that included (1) Hardship and difficulties are important and helpful in producing greatness and “success”; (2) The importance of vision and setting Big Goals; (3) The value of Hard Work; and (4) The understanding of how the creativity and innovation of one man in Memphis changed the way America traveled.