One Pilgrim's Progress: How to Build a World-class Company, and who to Credit

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Nelson Business, 2005 - Business & Economics - 223 pages

Bo Pilgrim had no college education, but he did have a big dose of Texas courage and a heavenly calling that led him to start his own business after World War II. Reggie Wallace, who worked with Pilgrim for fifty years, describes it this way: "All we had in the beginning was a two-wheel buggy, a shovel, some burlap sacks, and Bo's big ideas."

Today, Pilgrim's Pride is a multi-billion-dollar enterprise that employs more than 40,000 people and processes 30 million chickens a week. In One Pilgrim's Progress, Pilgrim shares the essential values he learned as a boy that are the foundation of his business success.

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Contents

Was Always Going Somewhere
1
Motivated by Survival and Captivated by Opportunity
17
This Little Chicken Went to Market
35
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Bo Pilgrim was born Lonnie Pilgrim on May 8, 1928 in Pine, Texas. He transformed a tiny feed and seed store into the Pilgrim's Pride Corporation, which produces high-quality chicken, turkey, and egg products. He retired in 2010. His memoir, One Pilgrim's Progress: How to Build a World-Class Company and Who to Credit, was published in 2005. He died on July 21, 2017 at the age of 89.

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