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Time to get tough : how cookies, coffee, and a crash led to success in business and life

Author: Michael Joseph Coles; Catherine M Lewis; Jim Kennedy
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : University of Georgia Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Michael J. Coles, the cofounder of the Great American Cookie Company and the former CEO of Caribou Coffee, did not follow a conventional path into business. He does not have an Ivy League pedigree or an MBA from a top-ten business school. He grew up poor, starting work at the age of thirteen. He had many false starts and painful defeats, but Coles has a habit of defying expectations. His life and career have been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Michael Joseph Coles
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Joseph Coles; Catherine M Lewis; Jim Kennedy
ISBN: 0820354627 9780820354620
OCLC Number: 1030909455
Description: xiii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1.In the Shadow of Goliath --
2.Hey Kid, Do You Want a Job? --
3.It's All Sold --
4.What Strike? --
5.Do You Know How Many Cookies? --
6.From Cookie to Counter --
7.The Crash --
8.Inch by Inch --
9.Exit 666 --
10.TTGT --
11.The Reckoning --
12.That Was Pretty Fast --
13.Building a Brand Religion --
14.Fifty Percent to Go --
15.This Is the Battlefield --
16.Service, Service, Service --
17.Love Spoken Here --
18.The Last Five Miles.
Responsibility: Michael J. Coles and Catherine M. Lewis ; foreword by Jim Kennedy.

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Michael Coles explains how he started a $100-million company with only $8,000, overcame a near-fatal motorcycle accident, ran for the US Congress, and set transcontinental cycling world records. His  Read more...

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Reading this book will help you find courage and strength that you did not even know you had. Michael Coles was not a predictable success, which makes his story even more powerful.--Steve Koonin, Read more...

 
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