Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food service automation, franchising. The founder of the McDonald’s hamburger chain tells of his early business ventures and his success in developing a single restaurant in Illinois into an. A replica of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s franchise 14 April, is seen in The film is based on Kroc’s memoir Grinding It Out: The Making of.

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Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s by Ray Kroc

It was good hear Krocs version of what happened with the McDonald’s brothers. Published April 15th by St.

We must take the risks involved in our free enterprise system. They hit on an idea and in a relatively short amount of time rode grinving prowess and an economic wave to success.

I’m not really sure how this book ended up in my to-read pile, but it was short and so I grabbed it for a recent plane trip.

Because for better or worse, Ray Kroc created a global institution. Kroc begins by writing about his humble beginnings and his obsession with business and making good deals.

Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald’s

He is a Medical Doctor MD who graduated from the University of Ciudad Juarez as well as a full Professor of Anthropology and Head of the Deparment of Sociology and Anthropology at Mills College, and his credentials are impressive with both his undergraduate and graduate degrees in anthropology from U. So the book starts with a bunch of strange stuff from the early part of the century.


But, then what else you do, when you hit the goldmine. After making a series of bad mistakes, including working as a piano player for a bar that was selling illegal liquor, and then selling bad real estate, he decided to go back to selling paper cups. Quotes from Grinding It Out.

The Best Books of When you do that it will be easy to sell” p. Initially I debated whether it was worth reading this book, having watched the movie already. Anderson was also researching alternative medicine. He gets a job with a company selling real estate for a development. Back in Chicago, Kroc decides to only sell paper cups and only play the piano for ouy p.

Generally speaking, I find biographies boring, as, from what I’ve seen, there is too much emphasis on things that are not important or particularly relevant; this book is nothing like that. The stories herein have become semi-legendary and often debated, yet are entertaining nonetheless.

Apr 16, Amanda rated it it was amazing. He doesn’t donate to colleges because he believes they are not educating people properly.

He would say whatever was on his mind and that made him a very effective business leader. He knew how to get restaurants, soda shops, and even hot dog stand owners, to buy his paper cups and knew how to keep them in business with him. Jan 30, Jason Navallo rated it it was amazing.


Grinding It Out Summary & Study Guide

The rah-rah explanations he gives for his success dream big, insist on quality, value, and cleanliness, be willing to take big risks were fairly predictable. He knew what he wanted, he knew how things should be run, and he wanted to provide a stellar experience to all of his customers.

Robert Anderson is a physician-anthropologist who specializes in medical anthropology, including alternative medicine and healing, shamanism, and religion. In recent times, it seems that those who rise to success are always bright, young, and precocious. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Apr 09, Mike Adeleke rated it it was amazing.

Grinding It Out Summary & Study Guide

View the Lesson Plans. Looking for beautiful books? Kroc has a co-author, yet the text isn’t crisp. Kroc also had suboptimal health, three marriages, and no long time business partners. Account Options Sign in. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.