Book Fair: Business Breakfast -Time to Get Tough
6600 W. Maple Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Michael J. Coles, the co-founder of the Great American Cookie Company and former CEO of Caribou Coffee, didn’t follow the conventional path into business: with no Ivy League pedigree or MBA from a top-ten business school. Coles grew up poor, started working at the age of thirteen, endured false starts and painful defeats – and defied all expectations. His life is a story of turning obstacles into opportunities, tragedies into triumphs, and poverty into philanthropy. His first-hand perspective on the business, political, and philanthropic climate in the last quarter of the twentieth century serves as an important case study in overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges.
Co-sponsored by Greater West Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce; Hollander, Ellison & Associates, PC