My Father's Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General Into a Billion-Dollar Company

By Cal Turner
"This classic story told through the eyes of my friend Cal Jr. is instructive in almost every area of life. I simply could not put it down. Must-read!"
-Dave Ramsey, bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio show host

The first-person account of the family that changed the American retail landscape.
Longtime Dollar General CEO Cal Turner, Jr. shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, Cal Turner, Sr., and his grandfather, a dirt farmer turned Depression-era entrepreneur. Cal's narrative is at its heart a father-son story, from his childhood in Scottsville, Kentucky, where business and family were one, to the triumph of reaching the Fortune 300--at the cost of risking that very father/son relationship. Cal shares how the small-town values with which he was raised helped him guide Dollar General from family enterprise to national powerhouse.
Chronicling three generations of a successful family with very different leadership styles, Cal Jr. shares a wealth of wisdom from a lifetime on the entrepreneurial front lines. He shows how his grandfather turned a third-grade education into an asset for success. He reveals how his driven father hatched the game-changing dollar price point strategy and why it worked. And he explains how he found his own leadership style when he took his place at the helm--values-based, people-oriented, and pragmatic. Cal's story provides a riveting look at the family love and drama behind Dollar General's spectacular rise, pays homage to the working-class people whose no-frills needs helped determine its rock-bottom prices, and shares the life and lessons of one of America's most compelling business leaders.



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A fascinating glimpse into the philosophy and logistics of the dollar-store business model...--Chapter16.org
My Father's Business is the story of what it took to build Dollar General into a national retail chain from its rural, Kentucky roots and will encourage anyone with a dream of building a business.--Doug McMillon, president and CEO, Walmart
My Father's Business ought to be required reading in any business school . . . . a great book! --Peter Handal, President and CEO, Dale Carnegie Training




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Publisher Center Street
Publish date 05/22/2018
Pages 272
ISBN-13 9781478992981
ISBN-10 1478992980
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