Rated 5 out of 5 by ponyboy great epilogue.
I am still reading this book but read parts of the book including the epilogue. it at least has an index. I find that great so being I am a kid from a nowhere school. I would have loved to have read this book while treking to little bridge park on the bus and eating and relaxing with suzy my dog!
April 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Moe12345 excited about this
great read, definitely a good present for christmas~
November 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CShoreShopper Super quick delivery
As a high school librarian, I am asked to find the history of business leaders, and this one is a true story of American entrepreneur!
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeansRegular LLBean Business Model for Success
I have been a long time LLBean customer and have been fascinated with the absolutely charming and warm, helpful customer service staff. I have talked to several customer service reps, only to be told that,"Yep, we are a happy lot!".
This book is a wonderful read and a great look at the history of a successful business model built on an honest and strong set of values. After I read this book I gave it to my college-age son, who is looking to start his own business, and who gleaned many business tips from this book. Great reading for all who want to know what makes a business last and keep customers happy for 100 years.
Congratulations LLBean on 100 years of smiling customers!!
April 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by onlineshopperSE Interesting history and business
I received this book as a gift a year or so ago and soon had it read.
This book gives a good history of the company and its business practices. Great for anyone interested in the LLB Company and/or business practices/ management. Mr. Bean was a fascinating entrepreneur, as is Mr. Gorman. The book would make a great gift for a business major.
This was a nice surprise--thanks!
March 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by MaddieB Perfect birthday gift!
An ideal extra birthday surprise for my husband. He's been an L.L.Bean fan for many, many years. Since this past Christmas had several favorite Bean shirts under our tree, the history of the company was a perfect selection. My birthday "boy" is enjoying his new read!
February 1, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by LLBeanfanfromNJ Good history of LL Bean
I really enjoyed this book as a history of LL Bean and some of the successes and struggles required to maintain the company. I think it does have some good high level information on business management althought I did find parts to be a bit bland. Some of the info regarding the improvement of financial planning within the company and overall accounting were a little boring for those like me who were interested in understanding the company rather than the business. Overall, I would recommend the book for somebody that is interested in LL Bean history and understanding the transformation of retail sales and changes to the industry over the last 70 or so years.
January 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by billyburgbuddy ole' Dear Bean
I thank you very much for sending this a christmas present--what a surprise. It is even signed by Mr. Gorman! A collector's item, surely. Despite my not always agreeing with some of the changes, you're still heads above the rest in many respects and my favorite American company.
September 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Canadienne Light bedside reading
I have read this book twice. It's an easy and enjoyable read. Love the photos on the insert, which bring the book characters to life, as well as the thumbnails of LLB catalog covers throughout the company history. It's a very special book, a must have and a must read.
September 20, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Kiwimonsta What a Surprise!
What a surprise to receive this book as a gift from LL Bean! It's well written and with the added bonus of pictures and the fact that Leon and his wife travelled to New Zealand (my home country) just made the story even more enjoyable.
January 9, 2011