Most amazing finds start with an accident or by chance. This inspiring story is not quite either of those but a compelling one about being in the right place at the right time. A quote that springs to mind "time and chance govern all" (M Green Snr a few years ago) is oh so true time and time again. Like most huge successes across most industries being in the right place at the right time with a little luck make things happen.
Being creative, innovative and always trying hard and pushing boundaries also helps.
Go forwards, try your best and make stuff happen.
Nestlé’s story proper begins in 1866, with the foundation of the Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company, which launched Europe’s first condensed milk. This was another life-saving product in an era before refrigeration, when fresh milk spoilt easily in transit. In 1905, Anglo Swiss merged with Nestlé’s company to form the Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, which evolved into Nestlé from 1977. The company’s early success was due to its investment in science-based products and modern factories to produce them efficiently. Railways and steamships gave Nestlé & Anglo-Swiss access to new urban markets worldwide, and it made savvy use of modern advertising media – newspapers, magazines, billboards – to educate people on product benefits. Namely, nutrition, quality, safety, affordability and taste.