Dear Future Entrepreneur: The Inc 500s' Messages to the Future

Robert X. Fogarty
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Reddy Annappareddy Founder and president, Pharmacare

While working as a pharmacist for Rite Aid, Reddy Annappareddy presented a plan to top executives on how the company could improve services to poor and incapacitated customers. They laughed in his face. So he left and created Pharmacare, a pharmacy chain that helps customers by, among other things, securing prescription-assistance grants. Pharmacare is now a $50 million business. "Some people thought it was too good to be true," says Annappareddy, "but you’ve got to have a dream."