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Title:
Leading American businesses : profiles of major American companies and the people who made them important
Author:
Benbow-Pfalzgraf, Taryn.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, MI : UXL, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
3 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary:
A collection of forty-five biographies of Americans who have achieved great success and had a great impact in the world of business, plus in-depth company profiles and shorter biographical sketches.
Language:
English
Contents:
v. 1. Amazon.com: Jeff Bezos. American Express: Henry Wells. AOL/Time-Warner: Ted Turner, Steve Case. Apple Computer: Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak. Avon Products Inc.: Andrea Jung. Ben and Jerry's: Bennet R. Cohen, Jerry Greenfield. Boeing: William E. Boeing, Phil Condit. Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.: Carl H. Ware. Daimler Chrysler: Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Lee Iacocca. Dell Computer Corp.: Michael Dell. Eastman Kodak: George Eastman. Eddie Bauer Inc.: Eddie Bauer. Famous Amos Chocolate Chip Cookie Co.: Wally Amos. FedEx: Fredrick W. Smith. Ford Motor Company: Henry Ford, Jacques Nasser, William Clay Ford -- v. 2. The Gap: Donald Fisher. General Electric: Jack Welch. General Motors: G. Richard Wagoner Jr., John F. Smith Jr. Hallmark: J.C. Hall, Irvine O. Hockaday. Harpo Productions: Oprah Winfrey. Hershey Foods: Milton Hershey. Hewlett-Packard: David Packard. Home Depot: Arthur Blank, Bernie Marcus. The Kellogg Company: W.K. Kellogg. Kmart: S.S. Kresge, Harry Cunningham. Levi Strauss: Levi Strauss, Haas Family. L.L. Bean Inc.: Leon L. Bean. Lucent Technologies: Patricia F. Russo, Alexander Graham Bell. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedi: Martha Stewart. McDonald's: Ray Kroc -- v. 3. Microsoft: Bill Gates. Motown Records: Berry Gordy Jr. Netscape Communications Corp: Marc Andreeson. Nike: Philip Knight. Pepsico Inc.: Donald M. Kendall, Herman W. Lay. Proctor & Gamble: James Gamble. SKG Entertainment: Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenburg, Geffen. Starbucks: Howard Schultz. Target Corp.: Hudson and Dayton, Bob Ulrich, Marshall Field. Tupperware: Earl Silas Tupper. UPS: Michael L. Eskew. US Steel: Andrew Carnegie. Vera Wang: Vera Wang. WalMart: Sam Walton. Walt Disney: Walt Disney, Michael Eisner.
ISBN:
9780787654283

9780787654290

9780787654306

9780787654313
Format :
Book

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Summary

This 3-vol. resource is written specifically for students in grades 5-12 who need biographical information on past and present American entrepreneurs and business leaders. "Leading American Businesses" presents 45 in-depth company profiles, 45 biographies on American businesspeople and 30 to 45 shorter biographical sidebars. Ranging in length from five to ten pages, each biographical sketch profiles a well-known or influential individual within the company, exploring their background, education, obstacles, achievements and impact. Entries include the context surrounding economically important events, birth and death information, a quote from or about the businessperson, "Notable Achievement" and "Impact" sidebars and sources for further reading. The company profiles include contact information, founding date, former names or "also known as" names, history, primary products and brands, financial information, strategy, international presence, a chronology of key dates, current trends, key advertising campaigns, standing within an industry, sales and more. Features include alphabetical arrangement, 180 black-and-white illustrations, leaders listed by field, a timeline placing leaders in the context of major events, a "Words to Know" section and a cumulative general index.