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Six Tires, No Plan

Six Tires, No Plan

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by Mich Rosenbaum

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ISBN-10: 1608322572

ISBN-13: 2901608322571

Pub. Date: 03/28/2012

Publisher: Green Leaf Press

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Six Tires, No Plan: The Impossible Journey of the Most Inspirational Leader That (almost) Nobody Knows 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Harvey_Varsho More than 1 year ago
Wow! After reading Michael Rosenbaum's last book - Your Name Here Guide to Life: The book you'd have written, if only you had the time. - I knew that this guy could really write. I wasn't familiar with Bruce Halle, but after reading the description on Amazon, it sounded as though "Six Tires, No Plan" would make for an interesting read. Over a recent 16-hour plane trip, I both began - and finished - this book; I truly could not put it down. It was evident that Mr. Rosenbaum really completed his due diligence while collecting facts, stories, and testimonials for the Bruce Halle biography - and this came through in the way that this book really "pieces it all together." I learned much about Bruce's leadership approach through this book - and plan to test out several of his strategies as my career moves forward. Kudos to Mr. Halle and Mr. Rosenbaum!
Gregory_Paull More than 1 year ago
While I started off not knowing a great deal about Bruce Halle, I was truly impressed with his story. I found it most fascinating that Halle treats his employees as if they are family; he cares about them as individuals, and not just as assets to his business. This is something that is almost unseen in today's world, but throughout Michael Rosenbaum's detailed chronicle of Halle, it helps to explain why the business has been such a long-term success. After reading "Six Tires, No Plan," it's clear why Halle has been such a great accomplishment. This biography is a great read for entry-level employees and upper management alike.
Richie_Elliott More than 1 year ago
"Six Tires, No Plan" is the amazing story of Bruce Halle, a man who built Discount Tire Company from the ground up over more than 50 years. He knew from the very beginning that it's all about the people - the customers, the employees, and their families - and treating them with integrity, respect and style. There is so much to be learned from this book, all while reading an intriguing, interesting, can't-put-it-down adventure. Michael Rosenbaum did a remarkable job collecting a myriad of details about Bruce Halle's life and Discount Tire Company, and weaving into a masterpiece that can be enjoyed by all. This book is a MUST READ!
rbracket More than 1 year ago
It is an excellent overview of an entrepreneur at work.
Pucksaver More than 1 year ago
I've read a number of books by Michael Rosenbaum-he's a talented writer with a clear writing style and a good sense of messaging, light and interesting. "Six Tires, No Plan" tells a remarkable story and provides a lot of life lessons. I enjoyed the story, I got to know the characters, and by the time I was halfway through the book I felt as if I was part of the story-very engaged. I could see the characters doing what they were doing, hear them saying the dialogue. I was sorry I wasn't there being part of it first hand, but I felt pretty darn close to that! Michael did a great job of taking the entire life of Bruce T. Halle and all of the people in his life, and laying it out clearly for the reader. Not too fast, not too slow, the perfect amount of details to tell the story and move it along. Bruce Halle sounds like a great entrepreneur with big picture awareness and attention to detail. I will be using several of the ideas Michael described from Bruce's management style. And I will be recommending "Six Tire, No Plan" to my friends who just like a well written, interesting motivational story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Impossible Journey 6 Tires No Plan is about the life of a great man named Bruce Halle. Growing up in Berlin, New Hampshire, Bruce and his family had struggled and had a hard time making ends meet. Bruce eventually married and had 4 kids and had no way to support them. Bruce decided he had to start a business. He then founded Discount Tire in 1960, starting with 2 new tires and 6 retreads from his former job. He had a rough start, taking 3 days for his first customer and another 4 days to even sell a tire. He has now grown the business into a multi-billion dollar business with over 900 stores nationwide. He quickly learned that the key to customer satisfaction is having extreme respect for them and his staff, having a clean work environment that customers want to come into, and having short wait times. With the work environment he created he quickly earned the trust of every customer he encountered. Bruce Halle is all about giving. Whether it be money to help someone, or a chance at a career. Bruce has created careers for young men and women across the country. No matter what your background is or where you came from, Bruce tries to help everywhere he can. In this book, I really enjoyed learning more about his childhood and his life before Discount Tire. I never would have imagined someone who created such an amazing business would have come from a place like he did where his family struggled to make ends meet. Overall I really enjoyed this book. In the beginning though, it was a little slow and repeated some things that I believe it could have skipped over. I believe this book should be read by everyone because even though it is about a tire company, there is so much more to this book than that. It teaches people that you don’t have to have an elaborate plan for life to make something out of it. Bruce just kind of winged it and he has grown to be the founder of a great tire company that gives people a chance to have a career. Les Schwab’s Pride in Performance is a book about the founder of another company and what he did to create it. It is also about a man creating jobs for people who need a chance and is also a great read for those interested in the generosity that our society still has. Overall I would give 6 Tires No Plan a 5 star rating because it has some really good life lessons that everyone needs to learn.
T_Witom_1 More than 1 year ago
A puncture-proof business philosophy This review is from: Six Tires, No Plan: The Impossible Journey of the Most Inspirational Leader That (Almost) Nobody Knows (Hardcover) "Six Tires, No Plan" (Greenleaf Book Group Press) tells a remarkable account of how hands-on entrepreneur Bruce Halle built Discount Tire from the ground up into a thriving, respected national chain with some 800 outlets. For Halle, the long road to success was always linked to both employee and customer satisfaction. While others have paid lip service to these objectives, Halle has made them permanent cornerstones of his business model. This insightful business biography, well documented by consultant and author Michael Rosenbaum, makes compelling reading.