Ruslan Kogan just might be the Australian technology sector’s version of Richard Branson. The 27-year-old entrepreneur still has his youthful good looks and enjoys going out on the town, he is skilled at making millions, and everywhere he seems to go, he generates controversy.
Kogan told News.com.au this week he had applied for an entry level job with McDonald’s Elsternwick store so he could learn from the secrets of one of the world’s fast food masters.
“(McDonald’s) is one of the organisations that I respect the most in the world. The things they do are incredible, and also it’s a process driven business,” he said. “What makes a business so good is all of the processes and the way they can get people working there from all walks of life.”
But McDonald’s knocked him back. The company’s email:
Date: Wednesday 15/09/2010 2:05:53 PM
Dear Ruslan Kogan,
Thank you for your application.
Unfortunately at this time your application to McDonald’s Elsternwick has been unsuccessful.
Thank you for your interest in McDonald’s and good luck with your future endeavours.
We can’t blame McDonald’s for rejecting Kogan. After all, he might have ended up running the place, cleaning up its restaurants and making the food taste good with healthy ingredients, while keeping costs low. What kind of world would we live in if that happened? It would be like the sky had turned green.
Image credit: Kogan Technologies