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Gerry Harvey : Business Secrets of Harvey Norman's Retailing Mastermind - James Kirby

Gerry Harvey

Business Secrets of Harvey Norman's Retailing Mastermind

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Published: 3rd September 2003
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Gerry Harvey, the dynamo behind Harvey Norman is Australia's greatest retailed. He started out selling vacuum cleaners door- to door; today he runs a global company that stretches from Slovenia to Sydney.

Gerry was a multimillionaire by the 1980s, when he lost his first retail empire, the Norman Ross group, to Alan Bond. So he started all over again, this time with Harvey Normal Holdings, one of the most successful stocks ever to hit the Australian market.

The Harvey Norman story is one of the shrewd strategy, breathtaking gambles and a will to wind without betraying the basic principles of honesty and fair play. Despite his legendary status in corporate Australia, this is the first book about Gerry Harvey.

About the Author

James Kirby is one of Australia's most experienced financial journalists. He is managing editor of Australia’s most successful investment media site which he co-founded with Alan Kohler. He is also the author of the best selling Business Secrets series of books profiling leading Australian entrepreneurs the late Richard Pratt of Visy Group. Apart from regular television and radio commentary with the ABC and Sky Business, James is also a business columnist with The Weekend Australian newspaper.

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"An absolute must read. Riveting stuff"

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    "A really outstanding book about a truly inspirational modern day icon. If you want to know what an entrepreneur is, just look at Gerry Harvey, he's the ultimate entrepreneur. I thought I knew a bit about Gerry, but I came away with renewed admiration for this great but humble Aussie businessman. There's so much all of us could learn from him"

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    No wonder he is so successful

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      Talk about business savvy He deserves all his success. still going strong Good on You Gerry Harvey keep up the good work in teaching us all how to be successful

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      Brilliant book

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        Great insight into the workings of Harvey Norman.

        Great tips for retailers and business owners

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        Acknowledgements
        Meeting Gerry

        Chapter 1: Put people first
        Chapter 2: Keep it simple
        Chapter 3: Life's a gamble: roll the dice
        Chapter 4: Pay the pipers: they call the tune
        Chapter 5: Don't go with the flow
        Chapter 6: Flex your muscles
        Chapter 7: Walk and talk your brand
        Chapter 8: Leave nothing to chance
        Chapter 9: Move fast: they're right behind you
        Chapter 10: Relax, relate…communicate
        Chapter 11: Gerry by numbers
        Chapter 12: Ten tips for business the Gerry Harvey way

        One more thing…
        Endnotes
        Index

        ISBN: 9781740310697
        ISBN-10: 1740310691
        Audience: General
        Format: Paperback
        Language: English
        Number Of Pages: 151
        Published: 3rd September 2003
        Country of Publication: AU
        Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
        Weight (kg): 0.24
        Edition Number: 1