A Lesson in Business Scalability from Futurama


“Screenshot from Futurama, Season 3 Episode 5 – The Route of All Evil” 

The children of the Professor and Hermes, Cubert & Dwight are challenged by their fathers to get jobs. In their anger, they start a competing delivery service called Awesome Express – which delivers newspapers. Soon, the business expands and the kids are able to buy over their parent’s company. Soon they expand and mayhem ensues as their business grows too quickly….

This story shows the issue of scalability as well as the natural reaction towards industry competitors.

What other lessons of entrepreneurship did you pick out from watching this episode?

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