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celebration of fools: an inside look at the rise and fall of jcpenney
Celebration of Fools: An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney
byBill Hare ISBN:0814471595
AMACOM 2004

The author looks at JCPenney from its beginning in 1902 as a dry goods store, through its rise into a successful chain of full-service department stores rivaled only by Sears, Roebuck, to its fall into bankruptcy in the 1990s due to corporate bungling.

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Celebration of Fools”An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney
Introduction
Part I - The Founder
Chapter 1 - America's Famous Old Man
Chapter 2 - Kemmerer
Chapter 3 - Bumpkins in the Big Apple
Chapter 4 - All Their Managers Are Like Masons
Chapter 5 - The Bailout
Part II - The Visionary
Chapter 6 - Socratic Method
Chapter 7 - Their Own Thing
Chapter 8 - Batten's Ascent
Chapter 9 - The Common Touch
Chapter 10 - A Quiet Man
Chapter 11 - The Memo
Chapter 12 - The Transaction Recorder
Chapter 13 - Last of the Good Men
Part III - The Betrayer
Chapter 14 - New Blood
Chapter 15 - Bill Howell
Chapter 16 - The Taj MaHowell
Chapter 17 - The Designer
Chapter 18 - Showtime
Chapter 19 - The "Golden Crescent"
Chapter 20 - Onward and Upward
Chapter 21 - The Speech
Chapter 22 - Where Have All the Values Gone?
Chapter 23 - What If I Talk to W. R.?
Part IV - The End
Chapter 24 - Jimmy-O the Farmer
Chapter 25 - There's Nothing There
Chapter 26 - Standing in His Underwear
Chapter 27 - The Funeral and HCSC
Index
List of Sidebars



Celebration of Fools. An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney
Celebration of Fools: An Inside Look at the Rise and Fall of JCPenney
ISBN: 0814471595
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2003
Pages: 177
Authors: Bill Hare

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