skip to content
Wedgwood : the first tycoon Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Wedgwood : the first tycoon

Author: Brian Dolan
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Wedgwood has been one of the most recognizable brand names in the world for more than two hundred years--the epitome of quality and luxury--and is also the Enlightenment's most remarkable success story. Born into a poor family of potters, Josiah Wedgwood amassed a fortune that would today make him a billionaire, and created a multinational corporate empire. He combined rationality with bold experimentation,  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dolan, Brian.
Wedgwood.
New York : Viking, 2004
(OCoLC)646106814
Named Person: Josiah Wedgwood; Josiah Wedgwood
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Dolan
ISBN: 0670033464 9780670033461
OCLC Number: 55085826
Description: xvii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Rivalry, 1730-1763 --
History, 1764-1769 --
Rebirth, 1769-1776 --
Wealth, 1776-1795.
Responsibility: Brian Dolan.
More information:

Abstract:

Wedgwood has been one of the most recognizable brand names in the world for more than two hundred years--the epitome of quality and luxury--and is also the Enlightenment's most remarkable success story. Born into a poor family of potters, Josiah Wedgwood amassed a fortune that would today make him a billionaire, and created a multinational corporate empire. He combined rationality with bold experimentation, revolutionizing the business model of his time with a series of innovations: organizing skilled labor in one of the world's earliest factories; encouraging employee loyalty by offering long-term contracts that included health insurance and pension plans; and changing the very notion of shopping by utilizing showrooms and traveling salesmen.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/55085826>
library:oclcnum"55085826"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/55085826>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2004"
schema:description"Rivalry, 1730-1763 -- History, 1764-1769 -- Rebirth, 1769-1776 -- Wealth, 1776-1795."@en
schema:description"Wedgwood has been one of the most recognizable brand names in the world for more than two hundred years--the epitome of quality and luxury--and is also the Enlightenment's most remarkable success story. Born into a poor family of potters, Josiah Wedgwood amassed a fortune that would today make him a billionaire, and created a multinational corporate empire. He combined rationality with bold experimentation, revolutionizing the business model of his time with a series of innovations: organizing skilled labor in one of the world's earliest factories; encouraging employee loyalty by offering long-term contracts that included health insurance and pension plans; and changing the very notion of shopping by utilizing showrooms and traveling salesmen."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/291587569>
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Wedgwood : the first tycoon"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.