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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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      5.0

      "An absolute must read. Riveting stuff"

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        Comments about Gerry Harvey : Business Secrets of Australia's Favourite Retailer:

        "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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        5.0

        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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          5.0

          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
            Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.3
            Weight (kg): 0.24
            Edition Number: 1