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HOUSE OF PLENTY

Dawson Carol

Oprawa:
MIĘKKA

Wydawca:
University of Texas Press

Data premiery:
2015-03-15

ISBN:
9780292726017

120,70 PLN
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Opis produktu

Carol Dawson is a writer in Austin Texas. She is the author of the novels The MotherinLaw Diaries Meeting the Minotaur Body of Knowledge and The Waking Spell. She has also written for Texas Monthly Southern Living Oxford American and a number of other publications.'''b'Winner Violet Crown Award Writers League of Texas 2007'br/'Citation San Antonio Conservation Society 2009'/b''/'''Scarred by the deaths of his mother and sisters and the failure of his fathers business a young man dreamed of making enough money to retire early and retreat into the secure world that his childhood tragedies had torn from him. But Harry Luby refused to be a robber baron. Turning totally against the tide of avaricious capitalism he determined to make a fortune by doing good. Starting with that unlikely even naive ambition in 1911 Harry Luby founded a cafeteria empire that by the 1980s had revenues second only to McDonalds. So successfully did Luby and his heirs satisfy the tastes of America that Lubys became the countrys largest cafeteria chain creating more millionaires per capita among its employees than any other corporation of its size. Even more surprising the company stayed true to Harry Lubys vision for eight decades making money by treating its customers and employees exceptionally well.'/'''Written with the sweep and drama of a novel 'cite'House of Plenty'/cite' tells the engrossing story of Lubys founding and phenomenal growth its long run as Americas favorite family restaurant during the postWorld War II decades its financial failure during the greeddriven 1990s when nonfamily leadership jettisoned the companys proven business model and its recent struggle back to solvency. Carol Dawson and Carol Johnston draw on insider stories and company records to recapture the forces that propelled the company to its greatest heights including its unprecedented practices of allowing store managers to keep 40 percent of net profits and issuing stock to all employees which allowed thousands of Lubys workers to achieve the American dream of honestly earned prosperity. The authors also plumb the depths of the Lubys drama including a hushedup theft that split the family for decades: the 1991 mass shooting at the Killeen Lubys which splattered the companys good name across headlines nationwide: and the rapacious overexpansion that more than doubled the companys size in nine years (19871996) pushed it into bankruptcy and drove president and CEO John Edward Curtis Jr. to violent suicide.'/'''Disproving F. Scott Fitzgeralds adage that 'there are no second acts in American lives' House of Plenty tells the epic story of an iconic American institution that has risen fallen and found redemptionwith no curtain call in sight.'/''ul' 'l'Chapter 1. Blood Sacrifice in Texas'/l' 'l'Chapter 2. Planting Seeds'/l' 'l'Chapter 3. Growing Season'/l' 'l'Chapter 4. First Harvest: Portrait of a Budding Magnate'/l' 'l'Chapter 5. Recruiting New Hands for the Second Crop: The Band Begins to Gathe

Data Publikacji: 2015-03-15
Wymiary: 229 mm 152 mm 25 mm 608 gr

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