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Wisconsin born department store owner Harry Gordon Selfridge (1856-1947) transformed British retail. After visiting London in 1906, he decided that businesses would benefit by applying American principles to shopping centers. The strategy worked, so well in fact that his store was rewarded with a phone number consisting of only one digit: "1". In this book, first published in 1918, this self-made mogul offers a general tour of commercial history that evolves into a quotable summary of his own business maxims; e.g., "The boss drives his men; the leader coaches them." "The boss says 'I'; the leader, 'we'." Worthy of crossover readership.