Tariq Farid- CEO of Edible Arrangements

Tariq Farid discussed his journey to a group of just over 75 people early Thursday morning. Tariq came to the United States at the age of 13 and began working at a young age as a florist. A few years down the track and Farid decides to commercialize the art of fruit skewers and created Edible Arrangements. Edible Arrangements became a franchise and now has over 1200 stores internationally and revenues of close to $600 million. Farid was able to share some of his experiences on what he has learned over the years through his business. “Don’t chase money, do the right thing and money will chase you.”

“Knowledge is like water, flows downwards- Lower yourself to receive knowledge and walk humble”

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