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America's Corner Store: Walgreen's Prescription for Success

di John U. Bacon

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Praise for America's Corner Store "Who would have thought the story of a drugstore chain couldencompass so much vital and fascinating American history? Withsuperb storytelling skills, John Bacon gives us a vivid andinsightful chronicle of matters both large and small, from thebirth of the milkshake to the rise of America's consumer culture.America's Corner Store is a genuine treat." -James Tobin the National Book Critics' Circle--Award winner, and author of ToConquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race forFlight "Run the business with your head. Lead the family with your heart.Walgreens' history is filled with good values, strong principles,and immense courage. A family business classic." -Howard "Howdy" S. Holmes President and CEO, "Jiffy" Mixes "John Bacon has crafted a thorough, insightful, readable, andfascinating account of the development of Walgreens: one of theworld's most compelling examples of the creation of shareholdervalue in conjunction with good corporate governance... all in acompany run in a highly unique fashion as a 'family' business. Asthe store that everyone knows, Walgreens has become the envy ofcorporate America and the darling of shareholders, consistentlyproducing investor returns that place it at the very top among itspeers. This book will be required reading in my private equityclass at Michigan Business School." -Professor David Brophy Director, Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance,University of Michigan Business School… (altro)
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Praise for America's Corner Store "Who would have thought the story of a drugstore chain couldencompass so much vital and fascinating American history? Withsuperb storytelling skills, John Bacon gives us a vivid andinsightful chronicle of matters both large and small, from thebirth of the milkshake to the rise of America's consumer culture.America's Corner Store is a genuine treat." -James Tobin the National Book Critics' Circle--Award winner, and author of ToConquer the Air: The Wright Brothers and the Great Race forFlight "Run the business with your head. Lead the family with your heart.Walgreens' history is filled with good values, strong principles,and immense courage. A family business classic." -Howard "Howdy" S. Holmes President and CEO, "Jiffy" Mixes "John Bacon has crafted a thorough, insightful, readable, andfascinating account of the development of Walgreens: one of theworld's most compelling examples of the creation of shareholdervalue in conjunction with good corporate governance... all in acompany run in a highly unique fashion as a 'family' business. Asthe store that everyone knows, Walgreens has become the envy ofcorporate America and the darling of shareholders, consistentlyproducing investor returns that place it at the very top among itspeers. This book will be required reading in my private equityclass at Michigan Business School." -Professor David Brophy Director, Center for Venture Capital and Private Equity Finance,University of Michigan Business School

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