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The Baker's Son Hardcover – September 4, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
It is an inspiring story of the life of Lowell Hawthorne from his childhood in Jamaica to being one of the more successful entrepreneurs in America. Lowell's story has plenty of ups and downs. There were lots of times when it would have probably made sense to scale back or settle. One of the more impressive things about Lowell and the rest of his family is their drive to succeed.
This story will be extremely interesting to people who migrate to America from the Caribbean or other less developed areas. His story should be an inspiration and guiding light to minority Americans who want more and are willing to work hard to achieve more.
There are lots of valuable lessons in Lowell's story. But you will need to dig them out. This is not a step by step manual. This is the story of how he and his family achieved remarkable success. The lessons are imbedded in the story.
If you were to give an MBA class a resume of the people involved in the start-up of Golden Krust and the resources and methods and asked the class to predict the outcome and give the reasons for success or failure, in my opinion no MBA student would have come close to predicting the outcome.
All the family members grew up working in a small bakery their family owned in Jamaica - so they had first hand experience in working in all areas of the bakery. But that was a relatively small operation in a country where regulations were few and competition was limited. I am not sure the experience from Jamaica gave them much advantage when applied to the new operation in New York.Read more ›
Talk about true grit and fire in the belly! This book is a real inspiration to me. As soon as I was through reading this book I regain new strength and resolve. I immediately started seeing possibilities flashing before my eyes.
This should be a text book for schools.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellence family structure! It's show the unity of the family and their ability to achieve when the foundation is set by both parent.Published 6 months ago by Anisha Wood-Ellis
I am from a very similar family background so when I read this book it the story is very real to me. Read morePublished on March 19, 2014 by K. Thompson