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The Resource The Bill Cook story : ready, fire, aim!, Bob Hammel

The Bill Cook story : ready, fire, aim!, Bob Hammel

Label
The Bill Cook story : ready, fire, aim!
Title
The Bill Cook story
Title remainder
ready, fire, aim!
Statement of responsibility
Bob Hammel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Bill Cook epitomizes the American success story. His business ventures in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, genetics, real estate, retail management, and travel services have made him a billionaire. Yet Cook continues to lead a modest life, involving himself in a variety of philanthropic activities that have included historic preservation and even a marching band. This compelling story is the first-ever biography of the entrepreneur who, working from the spare bedroom of his Bloomington, Indiana, apartment in 1963 with a $1,500 investment, began to construct the wire guides, needles, and catheters that would become the foundation of the global multi-billion-dollar Cook Group. Biographer Bob Hammel, with extraordinary access to Cook, his files, and his associates, has created a vivid portrait of this modern, multidimensional Horatio Alger - quirky humor, widely varied interests, and all. Informative and inspiring, this book celebrates an exceptional self-made individual."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
292683
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammel, Bob
Dewey number
  • 338.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5
LC item number
.H347 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cook, Bill
  • Billionaires
  • Businessmen
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
ready, fire, aim!
Label
The Bill Cook story : ready, fire, aim!, Bob Hammel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [399]-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing in Peoria -- The Canton High years -- A wide gold band -- Road to Bloomington -- Bedroom beginning -- Moving up -- Team taking shape -- Foothold in Europe -- Doctors -- Stents and suits -- Health -- The guidant fiasco -- Philosophy -- Religion -- Politics -- Cook clinic -- The future -- Power and opportunity -- Restorations -- A good time in our lives
Control code
5477188
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 411 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253352545
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn216935834
  • (OCoLC)216935834
Label
The Bill Cook story : ready, fire, aim!, Bob Hammel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [399]-402) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Playing in Peoria -- The Canton High years -- A wide gold band -- Road to Bloomington -- Bedroom beginning -- Moving up -- Team taking shape -- Foothold in Europe -- Doctors -- Stents and suits -- Health -- The guidant fiasco -- Philosophy -- Religion -- Politics -- Cook clinic -- The future -- Power and opportunity -- Restorations -- A good time in our lives
Control code
5477188
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 411 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780253352545
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008014308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, some color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn216935834
  • (OCoLC)216935834

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