Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy

Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy

by Isadore Sharp
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Four Seasons : The Story of a Business Philosophy 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
TheAgencyReview More than 1 year ago
Isadore Sharp’s book Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy is typical of the problems with many “CEO memoir/business books”. For Mr. Sharp has three distinct stories to tell. First, there’s his personal story. The heartwarming tale of the plucky Toronto Jew who rose from being a day-laborer on his immigrant father’s building crews to running the most respected hospitality business on the planet. It’s a story that Horatio Alger would respect. Then there’s the history of the hospitality business itself. How Four Seasons, which began as little more than a motorlodge in downtown Toronto in 1960, leapfrogged goliaths like Hilton to become the non plus ultra in the hotel business. Where the richest and wealthiest on virtually every continent relax (it should be noted that there is not a Four Seasons on Antarctica. Yet.) And lastly, there’s the story of Four Seasons unique business model. The fact that in 1974 it (to read the rest of this review, please visit http://the-agency-review.com/four-seasons)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the relationship between creating and running a business and value systems. Mr. Sharpe's lessons and principles apply to all businesses and enterprises.
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