Master of the Big Board: The Life, Times, and Businesses of Jack C. Massey

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Cumberland House Publishing, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
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Jack Massey is one of the unsung heroes of American business. To this day he is the only person ever to take three companies to the New York Stock ExchangeoKentucky Fried Chicken, Hospital Corporation of America, and Winner's Corporation. According to Forbes, he "deserves credit for creating the modern fast-food industry." He should get credit for for-profit hospitals as well. The list of people who claim Massey as a mentor includes one U.S. senator, two former Tennessee governors, and the Wendy's founder Dave Thomas.Incredibly, Massey did all of this after he tried to retire. Massey spent his childhood working in his uncle's drugstore in small-town Georgia. Passing the pharmacy exam and receiving his license at age 19 (two years below the minimum legal age), Massey built up a chain of drugstores in Nashville, which he expanded into a surgical supply business in 1937, and became a bank director and head of Nashville's Baptist Hospital. In 1961 he sold his surgical supply company and retired."

 

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Contents

Delivery Boy
3
Balancing the Till
21
The Hospital Organizer
35
The Colonels Horoscope
55
Chicken Stock
67
The Stupid Seven
91
Chinese Money
111
Investments Galore
137
Dress for Success
177
The Old Man
199
Sunset
215
The Legacy of Jack Massey
231
Appendix I
243
Appendix HI
255
Notes
265
Index
275

Property Affixed to the House
159

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