Grinding It Out
The Making of McDonald's
"He either enchants or antagonizes everyone he meets. But even his enemies agree there are three things Ray Kroc does damned well: sell hamburgers, make money, and tell stories." --from Grinding It Out
Few entrepreneurs can claim to have radically changed the way we live, and Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food-service automation, franchising, shared national training, and advertising have earned him a place beside the men and women who have founded not only businesses, but entire empires. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business man is Ray Kroc the man. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was fifty-two years old when he opened his first franchise. In Grinding It Out, you'll meet the man behind McDonald's, one of the largest fast-food corporations in the world with over 32,000 stores around the globe.
Irrepressible enthusiast, intuitive people person, and born storyteller, Kroc will fascinate and inspire you on every page.
Interesting and Fun
It is a wonderful window into the mind and soul of the person that was capable of such an amazing feat (building the McD franchise system). The attributes that made this possible are evident in the book. It is a good life learning.
A bit outdated and wow he can be arrogant.
I liked this book it tells stories that the movie didn’t but it became very clear this took place a while ago and also even more clear was how much ray kroc liked himself.