Overview

“Horse Crystals” is the complete history of the Harmony Palace Trading Company, Ltd. First formed in 1960 and bankrupt by 1999, its stories are being published to gratify the egos of those who lived through the ordeal. Readers will discover the insight and outsight of what was determined to be their ignorance of the company’s founders.

This compilation – complete with a few illustrated examples of misguided advertising campaigns – was assembled by John Quick, PhD. (author, artist, MAC innovator, AAF veteran, ...
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Overview

“Horse Crystals” is the complete history of the Harmony Palace Trading Company, Ltd. First formed in 1960 and bankrupt by 1999, its stories are being published to gratify the egos of those who lived through the ordeal. Readers will discover the insight and outsight of what was determined to be their ignorance of the company’s founders.

This compilation – complete with a few illustrated examples of misguided advertising campaigns – was assembled by John Quick, PhD. (author, artist, MAC innovator, AAF veteran, management consultant to businesses prior to bankruptcy). Through the editorial assistance and persistence of Herb Wolff and Carol Robbins, “Horse Crystals” lays bare what happened to failed enterprises as: Banjo Pants Tap-Dancing School, Strange Cargo Store, Macaroni Huts, The Franklin Bees Wax Store, etc.

“Horse Crystals” – already disavowed by the Wharton School of Business – is certain to become a required textbook at Harvard Business School. But, available to you for only 1/1,000th of the HBS tuition.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015774634
  • Publisher: Very Best Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 523 KB

Meet the Author

JOHN QUICK (1931-2001)

After spending his early years in Port Orford, Oregon, John Quick attended high school in nearby Grants Pass (locally referred to as “Pants Grass”). Upon graduation, he attended the University of Denver, then served in the U.S. Air Force in the Far East during the Korean War. After his Air Force service, he returned to Denver where, at various times, he was a clown and co-host of a local children’s television program, and staff photographer for the TV station’s news department. He later worked as an actor in a summer theater in upstate New York.

In the late 1950s, John became a technical editor and audiovisual specialist for major companies working on aerospace programs. In 1966 he moved to New York City to take a position as Vice President/Creative Director for a division of an international advertising and marketing agency. From there he moved to Massachusetts to join Arthur D. Little. That position was followed by John’s developing his own consulting firm in Massachusetts and then Denver, focusing on business management and marketing.

John attended four universities and earned his Ph.D. from the Union Institute. All during his professional career, he was a prolific writer…the author of six books, including: Artists’ and Illustrators’ Encyclopedia, Dictionary of Weapons and Military Terms, three books on presentation skills, and Fool’s Hill, his memoir of his childhood in Port Orford. He was also an accomplished artist working with paint, clay, and light, with exhibitions throughout Colorado.
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