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The Resource My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company, Cal Turner, Jr. with Robert Simbeck

My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company, Cal Turner, Jr. with Robert Simbeck

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My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company
Title
My father's business
Title remainder
the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company
Statement of responsibility
Cal Turner, Jr. with Robert Simbeck
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse. Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
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Turner, Cal
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Simbeck, Rob
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  • Turner, Cal
  • Turner, Cal
  • Businessmen
  • Dollar General Store (Firm)
  • Fathers and sons
  • Leadership
Label
My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company, Cal Turner, Jr. with Robert Simbeck
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781478992981
Lccn
bl2018085683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company, Cal Turner, Jr. with Robert Simbeck
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781478992981
Lccn
bl2018085683
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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