The year was 1970. John A. Ennis, Sr. was working in the electrical contracting industry, but wasn’t happy with how employees were treated. His boss at the time asked him to complete a challenging job, promising him a bonus if he succeeded. John drove more than 100 miles every day—each way—while working on the project, eventually finishing it under budget. While the client was pleased with the project, John’s boss didn’t hold up his end of the deal. John quit on the spot.