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From Lucky to Smart: Leadership Lessons from Quiktrip

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From Lucky to Smart: Leadership Lessons from QuikTrip is a thoughtful, down-to-earth book that addresses the broad range of business decisions that spanned 50 years of growth. From the trials of rapid expansion to the groundbreaking introduction of self-service fountain drinks, Cadieux honestly explores the importance of addressing constant changes in the marketplace. He a ...more
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Mullerhaus Pub. Group
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Jesse Hale
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Chester provides a nice look inside the whys of how QT got to where it is at. I admire the company he helped to build. A good read indeed!
Trung Nguyen Dang
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A detailed management book on a retail (convenience store) business. I enjoyed it as it shows what makes it or a retail business ticks. There is so much resemblance to Walmart (as described in the book Made in America by Sam Walton) and Home Depot (as described in Built from Scratch by the 2 founders). The other two books are more about story telling while this book is more about management wisdom and lessons.
Highly recommended for investors who are looking at retail businesses or people interes
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Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was an informative book. For one who has been in the convenience store industry for several decades I found it very helpful.

Cadieux tells us how QT was lucky at first. They had some major problems. Basically, they did not know what they did not know.
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