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The Pampered Chef - The Story of One of America's Most Beloved Companies

Doris Christopher

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At Berkshire Hathaway, we like companies that are easy to understand. Doris Christopher's "keep it simple" approach has a lot to teach anyone who is reaching for the American Dream. Frankly, if I can't understand a company's business, I figure their customers must have a pretty hard time figuring it out, too. I would challenge anyone on Wall Street to take $3,000 and do what Doris Christopher has done: build a business from scratch into a world-class organization. But follow the simple steps in this book, and it just might happen. Come see me in Omaha when you've put together your own recipe for success; we pay cash and Bershire's check will clear. In the meantime, read this book. Then, read it again. -- Warren Buffet from the foreword to The Pampered Chef The Pampered Chef is Doris Christopher's extraordinary account of how she turned an innovative concept and $3,000 investment into a business with annual sales approaching the billion-dollar mark. It is packed with real-life lessons and inspiring insights for small-business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. In 1980 Doris Christopher, a former home economist and teacher, was itching to get back into the workforce after an eight-year hiatus as a stay-at-home mom. Drawing on her personal and professional expertise, and determined to make cooking easier and more convenient for families, she started selling high-quality kitchen tools through cooking demonstrations to groups of women in their homes. Today, the company she started in her basement, The Pampered Chef, is celebrating its twenty-fifth anniversary and has grown into a corporation with tens of thousands of independent kitchen consultants. Now owned by Berkshire Hathaway, The Pampered Chef's Kitchen Consultants present more than a million Kitchen Shows a year, attended by more than 12 million people. THE PAMPERED CHEF is the story of the vision, energy, hard work, and chutzpah that drove Christopher and her company to the height of success. She describes her early days as a "one-woman show," chronicles

Language:

English

Length:

5h 3m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:00

Introduction
Introduction

05:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

03:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:56


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:10


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:17


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:46


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:16


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:07


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

03:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:04


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:08


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:56


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:45


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:40


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:09


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

03:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:55


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:55


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:28


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:26


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:48


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:00


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:17


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:51


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:56


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:29


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:55


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:50


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:29


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:42


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:36


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:49


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:38


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:15


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:42


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:53


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:24


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:03


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:00


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:09


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:51


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:14


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:53