Autobiography of Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy...
|Title||:||It's Easier to Succeed Than to Fail|
|Number of Pages||:||192 Pages|
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It's Easier to Succeed Than to Fail Reviews
Good book on how Truett Cathy got started in his business. He persevered through pain and triumph not only to grow a great business but to help build people. His core values are Christian and he uses it to treat people right and to uphold good business principles. Chick Fila operators must have excellent principles. Not everyone is cut out to own one. He has made mentored his employees by setting up college scholarship.
Although I can't eat at Chick-Fil-A because their products contain MSG, I have always admired its founder, S. Truett Cathy, for running his business according to Christian principles. Reading this book has given me even greater respect and appreciation for both the founder and the company he built. It’s Easier to Succeed Than to Fail is an inspiring memoir of how God taught Cathy to be a “winner” and how he has inspired other winners throughout his life.Although this book is not in chronological order like a biography, it is filled with vignettes of Truett's personal background and how Chick-Fil-A was started and grew through the years. You learn how this man, with just a high school education, went from selling soda pop to neighbors for pennies apiece to running one of the most successful fast-food restaurants in the world. He shares not only the work ethic, perseverance and creativity that earned his success, but also how he has invested in others through his home and family, his church, educational scholarships, training programs and charitable works.Learn about the mission statement that provided the turning point for the company during an economic slump. See how, unlike typical fast-food chains, Chick-fil-A has a low turn-over rate in the management and workers of their stores, because of their sound business model, solid training of their independent Operators and the way they value and motivate employees. The company has experienced tremendous blessing from God and support from the general public, because Truett has maintained a commitment to running his business in a way that honors God, respects others and adheres to biblical principles.The price of the book is worth it to learn how Truett raised his three children to be leaders in his company and on the mission field. Leading by example, he and his Operators have not only built a successful business, but they have shaped many new leaders. Consistently refusing to open on Sundays, despite pressure to do otherwise, the company has exceeded sales of competitors because of their good food, great service and the way they value their customers and employees. The last chapter, "Important Things Do Not Change," is probably the best part, as Truett wraps up by explaining the importance of instruction, influence and image.If you want to learn more about how a godly man can balance home, work and service, It's Easier to Succeed Than to Fail is for you. I recommend it to teachers, coaches, parents and business persons--as well as anyone who has or wants to have a greater impact on others.
The book was a quick read and had many solid life principles in it. Mr. Cathy shares his life story and it is not an easy one. Mr. Cathy shares about success and how it relates to his relationship with his master (God), mate (Jeanette) and his mission (serving people through Chick-fil-A). He shares the Dwarf House and Chick-fil-A story and how he went from one store to many. He talks about his principles, such as, being closed on Sundays. I like that he quotes Proverbs 22:1 "A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches" and that the tone of the book is how to do something we are passionate about rather than quick money.
Truett Cathy sees the world in black and white. Where as most of us make things so complicated, he's able to break the world down to a simple "This is right and that is wrong." This book will let you inside his head a little. You will learn how he treats his employees very well and how he expects them to treat the customers the same. Most of it is repeated in his later books, "It's Better to Build Boys than to Mend Men" and "Eat More Chikin" which are both probably better written. This book, however, does give some insight to the early success of Chick Fil A in the pre-cow era.
hmmm. A good read...Reminded me of a few things but not sure it taught me anything.
If you've ever wondered why a Chick-fil-a sandwich is so good, the recipe of success is in this book.
There is no substitute for hard work.