One Last Great Thing

One Last Great Thing

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Richard Burke, known to many as a€œThe Big Guy, a€ was a legend. With his friend Bevil Hogg, he founded the Trek Bicycle Corporation in 1976 and then went on to establish the company as one of the leading bicycle companies in the world. He was a man who called his son, John, his best friend. Indeed, they did many great things together: ran the Boston Marathon, followed the Tour de France throughout France, and later ran Trek together. In March 2008, he passed away after complications of heart surgery. The Big Guy touched peoplea€™s lives in countless ways, and his passing was deeply emotional for many. Now John (current president of Trek Bicycle) has written a powerful tribute to the incredible life his father led and the ways in which he was an inspiring businessman, leader, and person. Taking readers deep into the history of Trek, John shares how his father taught, trained, and instilled in him the confidence and desire to be a leader. A portrait of a great man, the book culminates with John telling his father on his deathbed of their twenty greatest moments together. This is an intimate portrayal of a father-son relationship filled with poignant experiences and lessons on how to get the most out of life.The year 1995 turned out to be a historic year at Trek. Carbon road bikes started to catch on and we came out with a new blockbuster product. The Y Bike. The Y Bike was the first real ... By 1996 Trek had grown to over $300 million in sales.

Title:One Last Great Thing
Author:John Burke
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2012-11-13


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