Grinding It Out

The Making of McDonald's

Author: Ray Kroc

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250127513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 9035

"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.
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Grinding It Out

The Making of McDonald's

Author: Ray Kroc

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250127505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 8609

"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.
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Grinding It Out

The Making Of McDonald's

Author: Ray Kroc,Robert Anderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312929879

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

View: 5518

The founder of the McDonald's hamburger chain tells of his early business ventures and his success in developing a single restaurant in Illinois into an international operation
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Mcdonald's

Behind the Arches

Author: John F. Love

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439508442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

View: 3429

Discusses the people, the strategies, and the innovations that turned a hamburger stand into a multi-billion-dollar corporation that revolutionized an industry and influenced the culture of America.
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Big Mac

The Unauthorized Story of McDonald's

Author: Max Boas,Steve Chain

Publisher: E P Dutton

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 212

View: 824

Chronicles the rise and expansion of the nation's number-one fast-food chain and the Horatio Alger life of founder Ray Albert Kroc
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Ray & Joan

The Man Who Made the McDonald's Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away

Author: Lisa Napoli

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101984961

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 7655

The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald’s. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune? Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple. Ray & Joan is a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men–era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world’s most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply. Ray Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the 1950s—McDonald’s, it was called—when he entered a St. Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever. The attraction between Ray and Joan was instantaneous and instantly problematic. Yet even the fact that both were married to other people couldn’t derail their roller coaster of a romance. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray’s temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. Those close to them compared their relationship to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan’s transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. A force in the peace movement, she produced activist films, books, and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars, including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPR. Together, the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.
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Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds

Author: Paul Facella,Adina Genn

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071601422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4076

What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the undying respect and loyalty of its franchisees, vendors, and 47 million customers served daily, from Moscow to Evansville to Rio de Janeiro? And how does it continue to expand its products, retool its image, and become more popular with each passing year? Few authors are as qualified to answer those questions as company insider Paul Facella. Beginning behind the counter at age 16, Paul literally grew up at McDonald's. From counter, to grill, to Regional Vice President, he has, over the course of his distinguished 34-year career, developed an intimate knowledge of the fast-food giant's management practices and culture. He's also forged personal ties to its legendary leaders, including founder Ray Kroc and CEOs Fred Turner, Mike Quinlan, Jack Greenberg, former President Ed Rensi, and current CEO Jim Skinner. Everything I Know Ab out Business I Learned at McDonald's delivers an up-close-and-personal look at a company where talent is cultivated and encouraged to thrive, from the individual restaurant to the corner office. With the help of in-depth interviews and “in their own words” commentaries from company executives, franchisees, and vendors, he explores McDonald's result-driven culture, and reveals the core principles, first laid down by founder Ray Kroc in 1955, that have successfully guided the company for more than five decades. Finally, Paul distills all that knowledge and experience into powerful lessons on teamwork, leadership, integrity, communication, and relationship building that you'll use to achieve stellar results in your company-whether your goal is to build an international business empire of your own, or just the best darned shop in town.
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The Story of McDonald's

Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583416068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 2164

Discusses the history of the McDonald's.
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McDonald's

The Business behind the Golden Arches

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1512405930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4354

Discover the incredible story behind the world's largest fast food brand. Find out how McDonald's grew from a single restaurant into a globe-dominating chain. This book reveals: ? The bright business minds behind McDonald's remarkable rise. ? How the company's famous products—from the Big Mac to the Happy Meal—came to be. ? Which marketing and public relations strategies turned McDonald's into a powerful brand. From marketing relationships to the company's attempts to counter its critics, this book provides a fascinating look at McDonald's and at the fast food industry as a whole.
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Ray Kroc

Author: Margaret Hall

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781403432513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Examines the early life of Ray Kroc, shares the story of how he started the McDonald's chain of fast food restaurants, and discusses his contributions to charity, and his purchase of the San Diego Padres.
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Sam Walton

Made In America

Author: Sam Walton

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307763692

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 8495

Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure if his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.
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Story of Google

Author: Sara Gilbert

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN: 818495364X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 3086

Did you know... The first official Google office was in a garage that Larry and Sergey rented from a friend? Larry Page and Sergey Brin met on the Stanford University campus in 1995. Soon they began working together on a project to download the entire World Wide Web and figure out a way to search it using links, as a possible doctoral thesis. Many budget and design issues later, Google became an officially incorporated company. We bring you the story about the origins, leaders, growth and products of Google, the Internet company that was founded in 1998 and is today the world’s favorite online search engine. JAICO’S CREATIVE COMPANIES SERIES explores how today’s great companies operate and inspires young readers to become the entrepreneurs and businessmen of tomorrow.
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Dave's Way

Author: R. David Thomas

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425135013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 4289

The founder of Wendy's International uses anecdotes to reveal the secrets behind his success, offering his marketing and management principles and discussing the connection between family values and business strength. Reprint.
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Pour Your Heart Into It

How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time

Author: Howard Schultz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401304923

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 1177

In Pour Your Heart Into It, former CEO and now chairman emeritus Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into the largest coffee chain on the planet. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune).
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Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds

Author: Adina Genn,Paul Facella

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259584220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3681

What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the undying respect and loyalty of its franchisees, vendors, and 47 million customers served daily, from Moscow to Evansville to Rio de Janeiro? And how does it continue to expand its products, retool its image, and become more popular with each passing year? Few authors are as qualified to answer those questions as company insider Paul Facella. Beginning behind the counter at age 16, Paul literally grew up at McDonald's. From counter, to grill, to Regional Vice President, he has, over the course of his distinguished 34-year career, developed an intimate knowledge of the fast-food giant's management practices and culture. He's also forged personal ties to its legendary leaders, including founder Ray Kroc and CEOs Fred Turner, Mike Quinlan, Jack Greenberg, former President Ed Rensi, and current CEO Jim Skinner. Everything I Know Ab out Business I Learned at McDonald's delivers an up-close-and-personal look at a company where talent is cultivated and encouraged to thrive, from the individual restaurant to the corner office. With the help of in-depth interviews and “in their own words” commentaries from company executives, franchisees, and vendors, he explores McDonald's result-driven culture, and reveals the core principles, first laid down by founder Ray Kroc in 1955, that have successfully guided the company for more than five decades. Finally, Paul distills all that knowledge and experience into powerful lessons on teamwork, leadership, integrity, communication, and relationship building that you'll use to achieve stellar results in your company-whether your goal is to build an international business empire of your own, or just the best darned shop in town.
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Pizza tiger

Author: Tom Monaghan,Robert Anderson

Publisher: Random House Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 346

View: 6366

The founder of Domino's Pizza explains how he expanded his business into the largest pizza delivery company in the world, discussing how ingenuity and strict personal ethics have made the American Dream come true
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Taco Titan

The Glen Bell Story

Author: Debra Lee Baldwin

Publisher: Summit Group

ISBN: 9781565302990

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 547

Meet the 'Bell' in Taco Bell. At 16, Glen Bell rode the rails across America looking for work, he built an innovative restaurant near a drive-in owned by brothers named McDonald, who borrowed his ideas. His early partners were entertainer Phil Crosby and L A Rams football stars, he was a mentor to employees who later founded Wienerschnitzel and Del Taco. Glen expanded Taco Bell nation-wide, then sold it for $130 million and today at Bell Gardens, he uses wealth to benefit children, runs his own train, and battles disability with the same determination he used to build Taco Bell.
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