Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them. His revolutions in food service automation, franchising. The founder of the McDonald’s hamburger chain tells of his early business ventures and his success in developing a single restaurant in Illinois into an. A replica of Ray Kroc’s first McDonald’s franchise 14 April, is seen in The film is based on Kroc’s memoir Grinding It Out: The Making of.

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This includes those over 52 too! He was more focused on making McDonalds the best it could be then making it better.

Grinding it Out : Ray Kroc :

Want to Read saving…. I was intrigued by the proposal, and I was impressed with Fideli and Gosnell. This book adds another dimension to the McDonald’s story that the movie does not do complete justice too. Since we were not obliged to renew licenses, at the expiration of the licenses the company could wind up operating all of the stores. To view it, click here. There are tones of loneliness in this book and his most frequent companion is work, which is his true love.

I am very impress Anderson was also researching alternative medicine. Books by Ray Kroc. These men were the McDonald brothers. Grindlng didn’t particularly find Ray Kroc “likable”. Love is supposed to be a good one: Ray Kroc was always good at business.

Is there a book out there that presents an alternate perspective on Ray Kroc? Generally speaking, I find biographies boring, as, from what I’ve seen, there is too much emphasis on things that are not important or particularly relevant; this book is nothing like that.

Grinding it Out : The Making of Mcdonalds

Then it gets into a bun This was kind oroc fun. If we have to resort to this-bringing in the government- to beat our competition, then we deserve to go broke. Kroc never sold anyone a cup he didn’t think they would not need. Where this is no risk, there can be no pride in achievement and, consequently, no happiness. But even more interesting than Ray Kroc the business legend is Ray Kroc the man Few entrepreneurs can claim to have actually changed the way we live, but Ray Kroc is one of them.


May 08, Joshua rated it it was amazing. However, I couldn’t help but be inspired by his enterprising spirit, his unique vision for a burgeoning industry, and the sheer discipline and hard work it took to create this global franchise.

Totally recommended this heartening auto biography.

Grinding It Out Summary & Study Guide

This study guide contains the following sections: Starting rqy a small restaurant in San Bernardino into an international operation with over 4, sites inthis book shows the rapid growth of McDonalds told by the man at its helm. One of many fascinating attributes about Ray, and this is true for Sam Walton, is his ability to speak in a straight-forward manner.

The story of how he discovered potatoes had to be ‘cured’ to get the wonderful taste was genuinely fascinating. His story is very similar to Sam Walton’s ‘Made In America’ and they both had similar approaches to grnding they ran their businesses.

Grinding it out: the making of McDonald’s – Ray Kroc, Robert Anderson – Google Books

It’s ha I was surprised how engaging I found this short, entertaining biography. This was an amazing read. They had no printed menu because there were just three entrees.: What an inspiring story about persistence!

He also strived to be fair with his store owners and with his suppliers and enrich everyone. It turns out that he was a salesman prior to his McDonald’s venture, with some successes and some failures. Not your typical self-made tycoon, Kroc was 52 when he met the McDonald brothers and opened his first franchise.


So this is obviously a little dated. Happiness is not a tangible thing, it’s a byproduct of achievement. It can’t happen so long as my influence and that of Freed Turner enforce the view that the corporation is in oug hamburger restaurant business, and its vitality depends on the energy of many individual owner-operators.

The fact that he was able to identify a winning formula for a franchise and pursue it, simply amazed me. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. I enjoyed the documentary more! But as the book states, he simply made it a habit to grind it out. An example is seen early on when in one of the first franchise stores the french-fries come out bland.

Return to Book Page. He’d manufacture the things, I’d handle the accounts receivable, and we’d split the profits. I’m definitely glad I picked this one up!

Who doesn’t dream to be able to launch a second career after his 50’s and build a billion USD corporation? Thanks for telling us about the problem. There is much to learn from, but not imitate in this book. This is why Kroc didn’t employ suits for his ventures that were complacent, he hired young outt and their families, one was a Jewish salesperson he found selling Bibles at his office to make a living for his family.

Not to mention, his relentless pursuit for business success brought him to manipulate virtually everyone he came into contact with. When you do that it rsy be easy to sell” p.