Editor's note: An earlier version of this story included an incorrect title for Brett Morgan.
When Brett Morgan looks back on the impressive run of dealership acquisitions made by Morgan Automotive Group of Tampa, Fla., during the last five years or so, he can't help but think of his father, Larry, who led his son into the automotive industry.
"My dad had a tremendous impact on my career," said Morgan, 41, the group's CEO. "He's the hardest-working man I know, and I learn something new from him every day. He wakes up every morning ready to win but also wants to see people grow in their abilities and be able to provide for their families."
As a result, Morgan views most things in his life "through this mindset of foundational entrepreneurship," as he puts it.