Loading, please wait...
:

product description page

My Father's Business : The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company

My Father's Business : The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General into a Billion-Dollar Company - image 1 of 1

About this item

The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape that Dave Ramsey calls a must-read.
Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.
Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Business + Money Management, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Industries, Corporate & Business History, Business
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Grand Central Pub
Book theme: Retailing
Author: Jr. Cal Turner
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53506686
UPC: 9781478992981
Item Number (DPCI): 248-74-8949
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it. Report incorrect product info.
$19.04
MSRPReg: $28.00 Save $8.96 (32% off)
Shipping
In stock - free standard shipping with REDcard
Not in stores
Loading, please wait...

Ratings & reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.


*See offer details. Restrictions apply. Pricing, promotions and availability may vary by location and at Target.com.