America's Corner Store: Walgreen's Prescription for Success
Praise for America’s Corner Store
"Who would have thought the story of a drugstore chain could encompass so much vital and fascinating American history? With superb storytelling skills, John Bacon gives us a vivid and insightful chronicle of matters both large and small, from the birth of the milkshake to the rise of America’s consumer culture. America’s Corner Store is a genuine treat."
"Run the business with your head. Lead the family with your heart. Walgreens’ history is filled with good values, strong principles, and immense courage. A family business classic."
"John Bacon has crafted a thorough, insightful, readable, and fascinating account of the development of Walgreens: one of the world’s most compelling examples of the creation of shareholder value in conjunction with good corporate governance... all in a company run in a highly unique fashion as a ‘family’ business. As the store that everyone knows, Walgreens has become the envy of corporate America and the darling of shareholders, consistently producing investor returns that place it at the very top among its peers. This book will be required reading in my private equity class at Michigan Business School."
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America's corner store: Walgreens' prescription for successUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Since Charles Walgreen, the son of Swedish immigrants, opened his first store in 1901 on Chicago's South Side, the pharmacy that still bears his name has grown to more than 4,000 outlets in 44 states ... Read full review
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