How to Build an Empire on an Orange Crate: Or 121 Lessons I Never Learned in School

By: Mirvish, Ed

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1550135066 220 pages. Author's signature and message upon verso of front endpaper. Edwin Mirvish is a shy, retiring, and modest man. Or he would be, except that he is also brilliant, original, and above all, honest. Because he is honest, he is obliged - forced, really - to admit to his extraordinary success. He built Honest Ed's, the fabulous bargain emporium on Toronto's Bloor Street West with the redemption value of his wife's insurance policy and a couple of hundred dollars in savings. He acquired the first of three great theatres (The Royal Alexandra) mainly because it was such a great deal. He then restored it to the glory of bygone days, and proceeded to make money and theatrical history at the same time. He built a complex of restaurants near the theatre, against the advice of every reataurant-owner he consulted, and now dishes out more than six thousand evening meals a day. He built an empire on an orange crate. And in the process, he learned a thing or two that no amount of schooling ever taught anyone. In this hugely entertaining, and utterly honest book, he offers a bargain no shopper should refuse: his story and 121 profound (and funny) lessons from life. Prior owner's gift greetings upon front endpaper.

Title: How to Build an Empire on an Orange Crate: Or 121 Lessons I Never Learned in School

Author Name: Mirvish, Ed

Categories: Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Toronto, ON, Canada, Key Porter Books Ltd: 1993

ISBN Number: 1550135066

ISBN Number 13: 9781550135060

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 46206204

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