Format:
Book
Author:
Turner, Cal, author.
Title:
My father's business : the small-town values that built Dollar General into a billion-dollar company / Cal Turner, Jr. ; with Rob Simbeck.
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Center Street, 2018.
Description:
xiv, 255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape. Long time 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.
Subjects:
Turner, Cal.
Turner, Hurley Calister.
Turner, James Stephen.
Turner, James Luther.
Dollar General Store (Firm)
Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography.
Stores, Retail -- United States.
Retail trade -- United States -- Case studies.
Stores, Retail -- Kentucky.
Fathers and sons -- United States -- Biography.
Other Author:
Simbeck, Rob. author.
Notes:
Includes index.
Contents:
Scottsville, Kentucky: "The Center of the Universe" -- The Lessons of Adolescence -- Business: The Key Turner Dynamic -- "Every Day Is Dollar Day" -- Academic and Leadership Testing: Vanderbilt and the Navy -- Interning with The Real Cal Turner -- Dealing with Entrepreneurial Chaos -- Winging It with Wall Street -- Filling the Suit -- Scottsville Divided: The Teamsters Strike -- Expansion: Breaking the Commandments -- A Company Out of Control -- The Toughest Decision of My Life -- A Family and Company Divided -- Serving Others: A Mission That Mattered -- Selective Unscrewing -- My Dad's Final Years: Still Thinking About the Customer -- Exiting the Company: That Lonesome Valley -- Retirement: Redefining Who I Am
LCCN:
2017278813
ISBN:
9781478992981 (hardcover)
1478992980
Other Number:
1003316282
System Availability:
1
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
1
Control Number:
170687
Call Number:
B Turner
Course Reserves:
0
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1
# System items in:
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