Robert Laidlaw: Man For Our Time
This is a second-hand copy of the book Robert Laidlaw: Man For Our Time by Ian Hunter.
From the back of the book:
Auckland 1909: A 24 year old business man, Robert Laidlaw, launches a mail-order business that will become the adventure of a life-time. In a few years it grows to the largest store in the country and sets new standards for what it means to be in business. Free buses to his store every seven minutes, a free car park, a Christmas parade, in-store give aways, prizes worth a years income, the highest quality goods at the lowest possible prices - few have ever seen a business like it. Nor does he stop there. His launch into chain stores predates his American counterparts. He is the author of one of the finest mission statements ever written, an early exponent of welfare work, and an efficiency expert before F. W. Taylor's classic Scientific Management, was even published. Behind it all, a carefully planned strategy for business success.
MAN FOR OUR TIME is an incredible blend of business genius and faith. From the highlands of Scotland to the shores of New Zealand, from Henry Ford's moving assembly line in Detroit to the beaches of Normandy during WWII, this panoramic biography of one of the 20th century's greatest business men is a story that will capture your heart and inspire you to action.
Condition: this is a used book. Someone has written a name and phone numbers in blue ink on the first page. Rear of book has a sticker with the 13 digit ISBN on it (when originally published it used a 10 digit ISBN number). Possible age spots on first page. So faint hard to tell if dust, a smudge from something, or foxing. Corners of cover slightly worn/scuffed.
Publisher: Castle Publishing
Published Year: 1999
ISBN: 958212406 / 9780958212403
Book Condition: used book (good)