Chrystal's Reviews > J. R. Simplot: A Billion the Hard Way

J. R. Simplot by Louie Attebery
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Mar 18, 10

really liked it
bookshelves: finished-in-2010
Read in March, 2010

It was interesting to learn more about the man/company my grandpa and mom worked for over a combined 50 years. Grandpa was always so impressed with him. I didn't realize before reading the book how multi-faceted the JR Simplot company was. It was really inspiring to learn more about how a man started with nothing, worked hard - physically and creatively - and built a legacy. I was a bit surprised by his comments about one currency/government/language, though. And his beliefs regarding God.

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message 1: by Amy (new)

Amy I find it interesting that he was able to do this. I don't think that we have the same opportunities as he did then, though. In so many ways our "way of life" is much more monetarily demanding. Bo and I were talking about this the other day. Thirty years ago you could start a masonry company with just a wheel barrow and a shovel, today you need workman's comp insurance, liability insurance, business cards, etc. For good or bad, there are a lot more regulations you have to jump through to become a successful business owner. Sorry I rambled... :p

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