Book Fair: Business Breakfast -Time to Get Tough

Date: November 8, 2018
Time: 8:00 am
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Jewish Community Campus
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

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