Through The Fires: An American Business Story of Turbulence, Triumph, and Giving Back  -     By: Robert Owen Carr
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Through The Fires: An American Business Story of Turbulence, Triumph, and Giving Back

Dustjacket Media Group / 2015 / Hardcover

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Dustjacket Media Group
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0990938603
ISBN-13: 9780990938606

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Through the Fires is a triumphant comeback story in life and business. Robert Carr reflects decades of struggle that took him to the brink of financial ruin at age fifty. Carr would later make a fortune in the card payments industry only to lose almost everything in 2009 after one of the most devastating data breaches ever. Carr's story is a vulnerable and honest depiction of holding on and staying true to the values that in the end became pillars that supported the turbulent times and allowed him to breakthrough more than once to thrive in both business and life. This is a message of hope for aspiring young people just starting out in a career, the seasoned professional, and everything in between. Readers will cheer out loud for the way Carr shapes culture and fosters employee respect, incentive and growth and how that impacts motivation, productivity and, most importantly, loyalty

Author Info

Robert Owen Carr is the founder and chief executive officer of Heartland Payment Systems, one of the largest debit and credit card transaction companies in America. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in three years from the University of Illinois, and earned a master's degree in computer science also from the U of I the following year. Carr is the founder of Give Something Back Foundation, which provides financial support to college students from poor and working-class backgrounds.

Dirk Johnson is a former bureau chief for the New York Times and Newsweek magazine. He is the author of two other non-fictions books, Biting the Dust and Meth.

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