Grinding It Out

Author: Ray Kroc
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781250127518
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.

Grinding It Out

Author: Ray Kroc
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250127501
Release Date: 2016-08-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe. Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.

Grinding It Out

Author: Ray Kroc
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312929870
Release Date: 1992-04-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The founder of the McDonald's hamburger chain tells of his early business ventures and his success in developing a single restaurant in Illinois into an international operation

Mcdonald s

Author: John F. Love
Publisher:
ISBN: 1439508445
Release Date: 2008-06-26
Genre: Business & Economics

Discusses the people, the strategies, and the innovations that turned a hamburger stand into a multi-billion-dollar corporation that revolutionized an industry and influenced the culture of America.

Ray Joan

Author: Lisa Napoli
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101984963
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The movie The Founder, starring Michael Keaton, focused the spotlight on Ray Kroc, the man who amassed a fortune as the chairman of McDonald’s. But what about his wife Joan, the woman who became famous for giving away his fortune? Lisa Napoli tells the fascinating story behind the historic couple. Ray & Joan is a quintessentially American tale of corporate intrigue and private passion: a struggling Mad Men–era salesman with a vision for a fast-food franchise that would become one of the world’s most enduring brands, and a beautiful woman willing to risk her marriage and her reputation to promote controversial causes that touched her deeply. Ray Kroc was peddling franchises around the country for a fledgling hamburger stand in the 1950s—McDonald’s, it was called—when he entered a St. Paul supper club and encountered a beautiful young piano player who would change his life forever. The attraction between Ray and Joan was instantaneous and instantly problematic. Yet even the fact that both were married to other people couldn’t derail their roller coaster of a romance. To the outside world, Ray and Joan were happy, enormously rich, and giving. But privately, Joan was growing troubled over Ray’s temper and dark secret, something she was reluctant to publicly reveal. Those close to them compared their relationship to that of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. And yet, this volatility paved the way for Joan’s transformation into one of the greatest philanthropists of our time. A force in the peace movement, she produced activist films, books, and music and ultimately gave away billions of dollars, including landmark gifts to the Salvation Army and NPR. Together, the two stories form a compelling portrait of the twentieth century: a story of big business, big love, and big giving.

McDonald s

Author: Cath Senker
Publisher: Big Brands
ISBN: 9781512405903
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

How did the McDonald's logo become an iconic symbol for fast, inexpensive meals? Discover how McDonald's grew from one hamburger restaurant to one of the world's largest restaurant chains.

Everything I Know About Business I Learned at McDonalds

Author: Paul Facella
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071601429
Release Date: 2008-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

What is it about McDonald's that has enabled it to produce more millionaires from within its ranks than any company in history? What earns the undying respect and loyalty of its franchisees, vendors, and 47 million customers served daily, from Moscow to Evansville to Rio de Janeiro? And how does it continue to expand its products, retool its image, and become more popular with each passing year? Few authors are as qualified to answer those questions as company insider Paul Facella. Beginning behind the counter at age 16, Paul literally grew up at McDonald's. From counter, to grill, to Regional Vice President, he has, over the course of his distinguished 34-year career, developed an intimate knowledge of the fast-food giant's management practices and culture. He's also forged personal ties to its legendary leaders, including founder Ray Kroc and CEOs Fred Turner, Mike Quinlan, Jack Greenberg, former President Ed Rensi, and current CEO Jim Skinner. Everything I Know Ab out Business I Learned at McDonald's delivers an up-close-and-personal look at a company where talent is cultivated and encouraged to thrive, from the individual restaurant to the corner office. With the help of in-depth interviews and “in their own words” commentaries from company executives, franchisees, and vendors, he explores McDonald's result-driven culture, and reveals the core principles, first laid down by founder Ray Kroc in 1955, that have successfully guided the company for more than five decades. Finally, Paul distills all that knowledge and experience into powerful lessons on teamwork, leadership, integrity, communication, and relationship building that you'll use to achieve stellar results in your company-whether your goal is to build an international business empire of your own, or just the best darned shop in town.

Ray Kroc

Author: Joanne Mattern
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 161613559X
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the early life of Ray Kroc, the businessman who turned McDonald's restaurants into an international chain, explains how he built the business, and discusses his later life and the charities he supported.

Big Mac

Author: Max Boas
Publisher: E P Dutton
ISBN: STANFORD:36105036428204
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Business & Economics

Chronicles the rise and expansion of the nation's number-one fast-food chain and the Horatio Alger life of founder Ray Albert Kroc

Grinding it Out

Author: Ray Kroc
Publisher: Saint Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 0312923783
Release Date: 1990-06
Genre: Restaurateurs

A history of the fast-food chain and how it grew and prospered.

None of Us is As Good As All of Us

Author: Patricia Sowell Harris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470572590
Release Date: 2009-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

An inside account of how McDonald's turns diversity into success Everyone knows McDonald's, one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. But few know the extent to which McDonald's continued and ongoing success is due to the company's internal philosophy of inclusion and diversity. One of the biggest employers in the world, McDonald's staff is one of the world's most racially, culturally, and religiously diverse. In None of Us Is As Good As All of Us, McDonald's Global Chief Diversity Officer, Patricia Sowell Harris, offers the first inside look at the company's philosophy of inclusion and diversity through interviews with more than 60 key employees and leaders. These accounts, of franchisees, suppliers, and employees, reveal how McDonald's embraces all races, creeds, and cultures to create unity and business achievement. • Written by Patricia Sowell Harris, McDonald's global chief diversity officer • Serves as a template for any business that wants to embrace wider diversity and use it to prosper • With a Foreword by Jim Skinner, McDonald's CEO since 2004 • A first look at the inner workings of McDonald's impressive diversity and inclusion philosophy For any business leader who wants to embrace diversity and encourage team unity, None of Us Is As Good As All of Us offers inspiration and guidance.

Pour Your Heart Into It

Author: Howard Schultz
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 9781401304928
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: Business & Economics

In Pour Your Heart Into It, CEO Howard Schultz illustrates the principles that have shaped the Starbucks phenomenon, sharing the wisdom he has gained from his quest to make great coffee part of the American experience. The success of Starbucks Coffee Company is one of the most amazing business stories in decades. What started as a single store on Seattle's waterfront has grown into a company with over sixteen hundred stores worldwide and a new one opening every single business day. Just as remarkable as this incredible growth is the fact that Starbucks has managed to maintain its renowned commitment to product excellence and employee satisfaction. Marketers, managers, and aspiring entrepreneurs will discover how to turn passion into profit in this definitive chronicle of the company that "has changed everything... from our tastes to our language to the face of Main Street" (Fortune).