[[ PDF / Epub ]] ☉ Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way Author S. Truett Cathy – Writerscompany.co.uk

Eat Mor Chikin: Inspire More People: Doing Business the Chick-fil-A Way I added this to my reading list long before the Chick fil A gay marriage brouhaha, simply because the advertising geek in me has long been interested in the company s marketing genius Those crazy cows You have to give them that I also deeply respect their commitment to remaining closed on Sundays, providing scholarships and other opportunities for young people, and providing good food in a clean and pleasant environment Fast food restaurants everywhere have a LOT to learn from Chick fil A I added this to my reading list long before the Chick fil A gay marriage brouhaha, simply because the advertising geek in me has long been interested in the company s marketing genius Those crazy cows You have to give them that I also deeply respect their commitment to remaining closed on Sundays, providing scholarships and other opportunities for young people, and providing good food in a clean and pleasant environment Fast food restaurants everywhere have a LOT to learn from Chick fil A It was interesting to readabout how the company got started and what has helped it stay successful.All of that being said, I thought this book was poorly written and if the number of typos I found is any indication apparently edited by a 4th grader I can t judge Truett Cathy for trying to do what he thinks is best But he kind of goes on and on about it I m a Christian, too but those last 50 pages or so were a struggle because it started to feel like the longest sermon ever So I don t know if I d go as far as calling this book inspirational, but it gave me some food for thought My two wishes are that I had read this book sooner and that it wasrecently published. There is probably no organization I respectthan Chick fil A Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick fil A, who died in 2014, writes that the lesson of his life is to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and that the history of Chick fil A is a series of unexpected opportunities When they responded to them, they often found themselves richly blessed To take advantage of unexpected opportunities, you must leave yourself available These opportunities almost always carry with them the cha There is probably no organization I respectthan Chick fil A Truett Cathy, the founder of Chick fil A, who died in 2014, writes that the lesson of his life is to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and that the history of Chick fil A is a series of unexpected opportunities When they responded to them, they often found themselves richly blessed To take advantage of unexpected opportunities, you must leave yourself available These opportunities almost always carry with them the chance to be a faithful steward and to influence others positively He tells his life story beginning with being born in Eatonton, Georgia in 1921 His nearly destitute parents left the rural life for better opportunities in Atlanta when Truett was three His father sold insurance policies and collected premiums, but never made enough from that work to support his family The Depression and his inability to support his family financially would affect him deeply He was very hard on his family and seemed to take joy in lashing out at his wife with his tongue Truett did not have a good relationship with his father, with neither of them ever telling the other that they loved them As a result, his mother, a hard worker, took in boarders Years later, Truett would use her concepts of marinating and cooking chicken when he developed the Chick fil A chicken sandwich Truett began selling Coca Colas door to door when he was eight years old He would later have a paper route, which he maintained until he went into the Army It was with his paper route that he first realized the importance of taking care of the customer, something that helped him when he got into the restaurant business After World War II, Truett and his brother Ben opened a restaurant called the Dwarf Grill later renamed the Dwarf House in 1946 From the beginning, the brothers chose to close on Sundays so that they could attend church, where Truett would also teach thirteen year old boys in Sunday School, something he would do for many years He writes that the key to their success was their commitment, indicating that when we re fully committed strange and unusual things happen Sadly, Ben and his other brother Horace, would die in a plane crash in 1949 Truett would marry Jeannette, who had a positive impact on his and their three children s spiritual lives A second Dwarf House would burn down After that, Truett would come up with a secret recipe for his famous chicken sandwich, which was initially sold through other restaurants Later, concerned about the consistent quality of the sandwiches, Truett would open his first Chick fil A restaurant, in a shopping mall in 1967 Their first standalone restaurant opened in 1986 and opened licensed restaurants on college campuses, business, hospitals, etc in 1992 Chick fil A is now one of the largest privately owned restaurant chains in the country He discusses the loyalty effect that has been created through a unique relationship with the Chick fil A operators Chick fil A s Corporate Purpose is To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us To have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick fil A It was interesting to read about the successful 1995 billboard advertising campaign that introduced the Eat Mor Chikin Cows, that are now so associated with the organization Below are some of the philosophies or principles that make Chick fil A such a successful and respected organization One of the most important principles Chick fil A lives by is that the family of the operators must come first Loyalty begins with trust Truett s policy has always been to select trustworthy people, and then trust them Success in any relationship or endeavor begins with trust It s amazing how much you can accomplish when you trust the people around you and they trust you The most important job an operator has is selecting their people When we hire, we always look for people who work well with others Work habits and history are important Most people feel that this isthan just a job They feel either a divine call or the satisfaction of a desire to make a difference in the world They feel a sense of significance A positive attitude is important Everyone from the operator to the newest hire must be willing to do any job in the restaurant prepare food, wash dishes, mop floors, clean restrooms Customers don t want surprises We give them what they expect when they come in consistent quality It is when we stop doing our best work that our enthusiasm for the job wanes We must motivate ourselves to do our very best and by our example lead others to do their very best To continue making a positive impact on the people around us, we must avoid complacency is all aspects of our lives Throughout the book, Truett shares many interesting stories He is passionate about his work with foster children and the WinShape Centre Sprinkled throughout the book are testimonies from several Chick fil A operators store owners about the principles of the organization affect the day to day operation of their restaurants Very inspiring book He stood up for what is right, not what was easy I can appreciate that An inspiring portrait of an influential and Godly man. Lives can be changed if we say the right thing at the right time with the right spirit S Truett Cathy, Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More PeopleThis book writes like an autobiography S Which is an abbreviation for his first name Samuel Truett shares how he started with his first restaurant to building a multi billion dollar business He also speaks to his philanthropic work with children in foster homes and his work as a Sunday school teacher Good counsel can be found in this book for anyon Lives can be changed if we say the right thing at the right time with the right spirit S Truett Cathy, Eat Mor Chikin, Inspire More PeopleThis book writes like an autobiography S Which is an abbreviation for his first name Samuel Truett shares how he started with his first restaurant to building a multi billion dollar business He also speaks to his philanthropic work with children in foster homes and his work as a Sunday school teacher Good counsel can be found in this book for anyone who is in business or is going into business Quick read Very interesting story Couple quotes I like A business neither fails nor succeeds, it s people that fail or succeeds and also, Take advantage of unexpected opportunities. Truett Cathy Is A Real Life Horatio Alger Story He Grew Up In A Boarding House His Mother Operated, Where He Learned The Principles Of Hard Work, Fairness, Honesty, Loyalty, And Respect When He Opened A Small Restaurant In With His Brother Ben, He Put Those Principles To Work And Immediately Began To Experience Their RewardsTwenty One Years Later Truett Cathy Opened The First Chick Fil A Restaurant, Which Was Unique In America In Two Ways It Served The First Boneless Breast Chicken Sandwich, And It Was The First Fast Food Restaurant To Operate In A Shopping Mall Today There Are Than , Chick Fil A Restaurants With Than Billion In Sales AnnuallyTruett Cathy Has Achieved His Success While Living The Life Of A Servant Leader From The Age Of Eight, When He Iced Down The Cokes He Was Selling At His Front Yard Drink Stand And Saw The Resulting Growth In Sales, He Has Sought Ways To Please Customers That Attitude Is Evident Today At Each Chick Fil A Restaurant, Where Operators And Team Members Have Been Inspired By The Founder S Commitment To OthersTruett Cathy S Commitment Reaches Far Beyond The People Who Work And Eat In His Restaurants Through The WinShape Centre Foundation, Funded By Chick Fil A, He Operates Foster Homes For Than Children, Sponsors A Summer Camp For Than , Children, And Has Provided College Scholarships For Than , StudentsIn Eat Mor Chikin Inspire More People, Truett Cathy Challenges Readers To Focus On People And Principles Then Good Success Will Surely Follow S Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick fil A In this book he tells his own story, with a primary emphasis on the founding and growth of the now famous fast food chain It is a quintessentially American tale, as Cathy comes from humble beginnings in rural Georgia, works hard at a number of jobs, discovers an entrepreneurial instinct in himself and eventually finds success, all the while sticking true to his values Rags to riches The American Dream.In the midst of the personal and business st S Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick fil A In this book he tells his own story, with a primary emphasis on the founding and growth of the now famous fast food chain It is a quintessentially American tale, as Cathy comes from humble beginnings in rural Georgia, works hard at a number of jobs, discovers an entrepreneurial instinct in himself and eventually finds success, all the while sticking true to his values Rags to riches The American Dream.In the midst of the personal and business stories, Cathy shares about his faith in God and describes how that sustained he and his family and business colleagues during some of the leaner times He is unapologetic about his Christian beliefs and how those have influenced both his business and personal decisions.True confessions I ve never eaten at a Chick fil A, but I read a number of business books and I am a Christian I am predisposed to appreciate Cathy for both his business success and his willingness to uphold his religious beliefs e.g keeping stores closed on Sundays Unfortunately, I found some of his God talk a bit unsettling Cathy s philanthropic instincts are strong and he and the company have done a number of wonderful things, especially for foster children, driven by what he feels are Biblical mandates However, Cathy writes as if he has rarely if ever had a moment of doubt or hesitation His conviction that he is right extends not only to his faith in God, but also to how that faith dictates that he act in the larger world There is little humility, especially in the latter stages of the book.Perhaps this is just a symptom of the journey I have taken in my own faith, but I can t imagine being so sure of every action that I would be as presumptive as Cathy seems to have been with some of his choices I couldn t help feeling that the late Mr Cathy must have had some significant personal blindspots There are times when his confidence in his rightness lead him to actions that I felt were not just wrong headed but downright cruel In the end, this significantly hampered my enjoyment of this book.Nonetheless, the story of Chick fil A is impressive and there are some interesting twists and turns along the way If you re a big fan of the chain, you might enjoy this If you re not already interested in Chick fil A, I d probably stay away Someone loaned this book to me over a year ago has sat on my shelf I finished it tonight after reading some each evening the past week I ve given the book 5 stars not because it is a literary masterpiece But because it has some wonderful life lessons in it Hard work, loyalty to people, the ability to respond to opportunities, a devotion God all add up to success for for Truett Cathy He was named for a famous evangelist he is an evangelist in his own right A preacher that trumpets doing Someone loaned this book to me over a year ago has sat on my shelf I finished it tonight after reading some each evening the past week I ve given the book 5 stars not because it is a literary masterpiece But because it has some wonderful life lessons in it Hard work, loyalty to people, the ability to respond to opportunities, a devotion God all add up to success for for Truett Cathy He was named for a famous evangelist he is an evangelist in his own right A preacher that trumpets doing things the right way, responsibility, the value of your name I thought I was going to get the standard business plan with lots of numbers projections for future growth What I got was a moving powerful philosophy of one man s life In spite of countless hours building a business Mr Cathy also built a home From hard beginnings, he has created a food empire still manages to please his God One of the best chapters for me was the introduction of Winshape Kids the relationship of the Cathy family Berry College Some people talk about thing, while others get things done Hundreds of students children helped after a commitment to help It was inspiring Without bragging, Mr Cathy, details how he has helped or tried to help countless young people I would recommend this easy read Even though I worked for CFA, there was much here that I didn t know


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