Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch a Business Empire

De (autor) Andrew Young Bob Andelman
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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – April 2014
Born into a blue-collar family in the Jim Crow South, Herman J Russell built a shoeshine business when he was twelve years old -- and used the profits to buy a holiday lot where he built a duplex while he was still a teen. Over the next fifty years, Russell continued to build businesses, amassing one of the nations most profitable minority-owned business empires. In Building Atlanta, he shares his inspiring life story and reveals how a humble boy overcame racism, poverty, and a debilitating speech impediment to become one of the most successful African American entrepreneurs, Atlanta civic leaders, and unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. Not just a typical rags-to-riches story, Russell achieved his success through focus, planning, and humility and he shares his winning advice throughout. As a millionaire builder before the civil rights movement took hold and a friend of Dr King, Ralph Abernathy, and Andrew Young, he quietly financed the civil rights crusade, putting up bond for protestors and providing the funds that kept Kings dream alive.He provides a wonderful behind-the-scenes look at the role the business community, both black and white working together, played in Atlantas peaceful progression from the capital of the racially divided Old South to the financial centre of the New South.
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ISBN-13: 9781613746943
ISBN-10: 1613746946
Pagini: 277
Dimensiuni: 155 x 231 x 25 mm
Greutate: 0.57 kg
Editura: Chicago Review Press

Notă biografică

Herman J. Russell is the founder, former CEO, and current chairman of the board of H. J. Russell and Company and Concessions International, as well as a nationally recognized entrepreneur, philanthropist, and Atlanta civic leader.Bob Andelman is the author or coauthor of 15 biographical, business, management, self-help, and sports books, including" Built from Scratch" with Bernie Marcus and Arthur Blank, the founders of The Home Depot and "Fans Not Customers" with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank among others.Andrew Young is a senior statesman and former activist, elected official, and diplomat.