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Author Hare, Bill, 1934-

Title Celebration of fools : an inside look at the rise and fall of JCPenney / Bill Hare.

Publication Info. New York, NY : AMACOM, American Management Association, [2004]


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Description 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages) : illustrations
Note Includes index.
Contents The founder -- The visionary -- The betrayer -- The end.
Summary Annotation JCPenney was the quintessential American company. Since James Cash Penney opened his first store in the small mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, in 1902, this unique institution has been an iconic part of the national landscape. Founded and run on the core principles of thrift, hard work, and good citizenship, the retail giant prospered throughout the 20th century, even during the Great Depression, as American citizens came to rely on it for its good values and service. But by the year 2000, its original beliefs arrogantly betrayed, JCPenney's Golden Age was, sadly, just a memory. Celebration of Fools is an insider's look at JCPenney's remarkable rise and fall, charting the people and events that have been the history of this American institution. Packed with captivating stories and compelling characters -- including the company's highest ranking woman -- Celebration of Fools offers valuable lessons applicable in today's business climate. With an engaging, narrative style, former Penney executive speechwriter Bill Hare tells a compelling cautionary tale with universal implications for all of corporate America. Casting new light and astonishing revelations on this American icon and the people who nearly destroyed it, Celebration of Fools will keep readers captivated from first page till last.
Note Print version record.
Subject J.C. Penney Co. -- History.
Penney, J. C. (James Cash), 1875-1971.
Penney, J. C., 1875-1971 (Penney, James Cash)
Penney, J. C. (James Cash), 1875-1971. (OCoLC)fst00090606
J.C. Penney Co. (OCoLC)fst00511207
Stores, Retail -- United States -- History.
Merchants -- United States -- Biography.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
Merchants. (OCoLC)fst01017057
Stores, Retail. (OCoLC)fst01134043
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Indexed Term Samfundsvidenskab Økonomi.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Hare, Bill, 1934- Celebration of fools. New York, NY : AMACOM, American Management Association, ©2004 0814471595 (DLC) 2003027324 (OCoLC)53932644
ISBN 0814427871 (electronic bk.)
9780814427873 (electronic bk.)
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