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Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

Time to Get Tough: How Cookies, Coffee, and a Crash Led to Success in Business and Life

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Overview

Michael J. Coles, the cofounder of the Great American Cookie Company and the former CEO of Caribou Coffee, did not follow a conventional path into business. He does not have an Ivy League pedigree or an MBA from a top-ten business school. He grew up poor, starting work at the age of thirteen. He had many false starts and painful defeats, but Coles has a habit of defying expectations. His life and career have been about turning obstacles into opportunities, tragedies into triumphs, and poverty into philanthropy.

In Time to Get Tough, Coles explains how he started a $100-million company with only $8,000, overcame a near-fatal motorcycle accident, ran for the U.S. Congress, and set three transcontinental cycling world records. His story also offers a firsthand perspective on the business, political, and philanthropic climate in the last quarter of the twentieth century and serves as an important case study for anyone interested in overcoming a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Readers will also discover practical leadership lessons and unconventional ways of approaching business.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780820354620
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Publication date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 1,133,922
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Michael J. Coles (Author)
MICHAEL J. COLES is an entrepreneur, businessman, and community leader. He is the cofounder of the Great American Cookie Company and the former CEO of Caribou Coffee. He is also the namesake of the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. He lives in Atlanta and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Catherine M. Lewis (Author)
CATHERINE M. LEWIS is the assistant vice president of Museums, Archives, and Rare Books and a professor of history at Kennesaw State University. She is the author, coeditor, or coauthor of thirteen books, including (with Sandra D. Deal and Jennifer W. Dickey) Memories of the Mansion: The Story of the Georgia Governor's Mansion (Georgia).

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