Les Schwab s autobiography was a great read While it could ve used some professional editing and had a number of random stories included, it paints a good picture of Schwab s philosophy and how he built up his company over the years I think this would be an excellent read for anyone who is in leadership in a company. Amazing Ebook, Les Schwab Pride In Performance Keep It Going By Les Schwab This Is Very Good And Becomes The Main Topic To Read, The Readers Are Very Takjup And Always Take Inspiration From The Contents Of The Book Les Schwab Pride In Performance Keep It Going, Essay By Les Schwab Is Now On Our Website And You Can Download It By Register What Are You Waiting For Please Read And Make A Refission For You This is written by a true good old boy who made it A refreshingly simple and successful outlook on business without the bull shit. Schwabism Keep it going I read this out loud as a request by the hubs and son There are some interesting parts to the story mainly some of Les s personal history as well as long, dull stretches that go on and on about selling tires and building the Les Schwab business as you d expect Turns out Les Schwab is a really amazing and unusual company in how well the employees are treated and for all the programs the company offers its workers Knowing what I now know, I know where I always want to go to get my tires done, lol Overall, for ME, this was a terribly dry book that was hard to wade through and I would have skipped it had it not been for our family read aloud time the boys are thoroughly enjoying it though. Truly a great American capitalist Les Schwab was an interesting fellow He had lots of determination and owned up to his mistakes His profit sharing plan is a good model for businesses. Les was a self made man Good story about the rise to success of a paper boy from the depression days who turned out to be a multi millionare in the Tire Business He valued honesty, loyalty and plain old common sense and hard work His favorite saying was, Life is hard He kept it simple and it workded for him and his company I ve been a Les Schwab customer for many years I had heard that Les was a member of the Prineville Missionary Baptist Church I am a Missionary Baptist I was a little disappointed in the lack of spirituality in the book but the theme was Pride in Performance, one of the mottos of Les Schwab stores and Les showed very systematically what worked and what did not work for him in his rise to the TOP in the Tire Business here in the Great Northwest A Good read Larry K wrote this review Thursday, May 28, 2009. Excellent book goes into the specific details of how Les Schwab created systems that grew a practically commoditised business into an enterprise topping a billion of sales He dived into why and how he created his Trust Fund, shared profits with his employees, made it mandatory to plow earnings back into the business, and importantly 0n how he built his enterprise on trust and integrity as well as service over price, which allowed him to differentiate himself in a commoditised industry.
Les Schwab, Pride in Performance, Keep it Going In the late 1980s he gave up day to day control of the company In the early 1990s he and his wife donated funds to the local hospital to fund an expansion in honor of his son Then on Friday May 18, 2007 at the age of 89 Les Schwab died in Prineville after his health had begun to fail in late 2005.
- 239 pages
- Les Schwab Pride in Performance: Keep It Going
- Les Schwab
- 09 December 2018 Les Schwab