Most Unlikely to Succeed
No one who charted Bruce Halle’s early years would predict that the poor kid from New Hampshire might achieve greatness as an adult. Challenged in school and growing up in a struggling family, Halle looked like every other kid who would leave high school in the 1940s and disappear into a factory.
Instead, Halle created one of America’s most respected companies, rose to join the Forbes magazine list of the four hundred richest Americans and serve as the role model for the ordinary Joes who seek out success at Discount Tire Company.
Six Tires, No Plan maps Halle’s journey out of poverty and failure and reveals the deceptively simple values that drive success for him, his company and thousands of employees. Key among those principles is Halle’s commitment to passing on his good fortune to the thousands of employees who serve his customers every day. This is Halle’s true passion, and paying it forward to the ordinary guy is a cornerstone of Discount Tire’s ongoing success.
Avoiding the spotlight, crediting his employees for the success of the company, Halle demonstrates the incredible power of perseverance and fundamental values to create long-term success. His journey offers a roadmap worth following in both career and life.
Business consultant Rosenbaum offers a starry-eyed toast to Bruce Halle, who emerged from an ordinary childhood to achieve tremendous success with his multibillion-dollar business, the 800-strong retail chain, Discount Tire Company. Rosenbaum (Selling Your Story to Wall Street) follows Halle s humble beginnings in a middle-class Catholic family, his service in the Korean War, building a family, opening his first tire store, and creating his empire. Most important, says Rosenbaum, are Halle s efforts to create opportunities for his thousands of employees and his determination to help them succeed. Rosenbaum s fawning reaches uncomfortable heights as he waxes rhapsodic about everyday hero Halle s leadership, values, and charitable giving. Though Halle is undoubtedly a pillar of his community and a fine man, the book smacks of a vanity project, lacking the narrative drive or timeliness to justify itself. Unfortunately, the adoring tone comes across as soppy rather than respectful.
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Great book 👌🏻
This book has inspired me how to properly grow my business
Thank You Mr. Halle!
This book is amazing, definitely a must read. I am currently a Discount Tire Apprentice Tech at TXM02and will be going full time in a matter of months. I am really looking forward to this and had to read this book as was recommended by a previous co-worker "Sanchez". I am ready to embark on my journey and become as successful as I can. I can't wait to finally meet Mr Halle and personally thank him for this opportunity.