Truett Cathy has experienced poverty and plenty. Though the founder of Chick-fil-A, Inc., prefers times of plenty, he hopes never to forget the lessons he learned growing up poor. No overnight success story, Cathy worked with his wife, Jeannette, for 21 years behind the counter of their single mom-and-pop restaurant before he opened the first Chick-fil-A restaurant at the age of 46. His latest book, Wealth: Is It Worth It? explores the opportunities and responsibilities that accompany success.
|Publisher:||Looking Glass Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
S. Truett Cathy is a real-life Horatio Alger story. Growing up in a boardinghouse his mother operated during the Great Depression, he learned the principles of hard work, honesty, loyalty, and respect. When he opened a small restaurant in 1946 with his brother Ben, he put those principles to work and immediately began to experience rewards. Over two decades later, Cathy opened his first Chick-fil-A restaurant, which was unique in America in two ways: it served the first boneless breast chicken sandwich, and it was the first fast-food restaurant to operate in a shopping mall. Today, the more than 1,000 Chick-fil-A restaurants boast than $3 billion in sales annually while adhering to a policy previously unknown in the fast-food business: Chick-fil-A is closed on Sundays. Along with his wife, Jeanette, Cathy is also the founder of the WinShape Centre Foundation, which offers college scholarships, summer camps for children, a marriage retreat center, and homes for more than 130 foster children. The Cathys live in the Atlanta area. Dr. Ken Blanchard is a highly respected business leadership consultant and best-selling author. His book The One-Minute Manager (with Spencer Johnson) has sold more than nine million copies worldwide, and Raving Fans and Gung Ho! (both with Sheldon Bowles) are also best sellers, along with other books in The One-Minute Manager Library. Ken is the chief spiritual officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, a group of management training and consulting businesses that he and his wife, Dr. Marjorie Blanchard, founded in 1979. He is also a visiting lecturer at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Dave Ramsey is America's trusted voice on money and business. He's authored five New York Times best-selling books: Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover, EntreLeadership and Smart Money Smart Kids. And check out his new products: Financial Peace Junior and Junior's Adventures Storytime Book Set! "The Dave Ramsey Show" is heard by more than 8.5 million listeners each week on more than 550 radio stations, "The Dave Ramsey Show" channel on iHeartRadio, and a 24-hour online streaming video channel. Ramsey Solutions offers a suite of products and services to help people get control of their finances and other aspects of their lives.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I highly recommend this book. Truett really give you a lot to think about when it comes to the decisions we make with our wealth, how it works and multiplies when you give back. Loved the book