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Around the Corner to Around the World

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Very interesting book. The author has chosen to divide the book into eras of 5 years each of his 30+ year journey of leading Dunkin Donuts. As the msot known brand, you will feel excited about all the things they got right and wrong. There's  lot about franchises too. As I kept making notes, which i thought were more technical and of interest to readers who like to read business books, I kept seeing that everything fell inot that bucket. So if you like to read a nd learn about business, great lessons. 
When to grow in other countries, too soon, then you do the research for others. Too late, you lose the opportunity.
Caters to both the founder values, humanistic side of how things that impact others lives are made.
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Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin' Donuts by Robert Rosenberg
Publisher: HarperCollins Leadership
Genre: Business & Investing
Release Date: October 13, 2020

Around the Corner to Around the World by Robert Rosenberg is a great resource for people wanting to succeed in the business world.

Growing up in Massachusetts, I could not pass up an opportunity to read about the history of Dunkin' Donuts. Dunkin' was an integral part of my life. "It's time to make the donuts."

The was a fascinating book about the history of Dunkin' and includes twelve lessons learned along the way. While I do not have any business aspirations, I did enjoy the journey home while reading this book.

I'm so grateful to Robert Rosenberg, HarperCollins Leadership, and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this ARC ebook in exchange for my honest review.
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There isn't much to say about this book. It wasn't really for me. I was hoping for more info about dunkins' food. This works very well as a business book it just wasn't what I was hoping for.
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Full disclosure:  I received an advanced copy of Around the Corner to Around the World: A Dozen Lessons I Learned Running Dunkin Donuts by Robert Rosenberg from Harper Collins Leadership via NetGalley in exchange for possibly writing a review.

If you are Dunkin Donuts aficionado and/or an entrepreneur, this book has something for you.  I'm not much of a business person, but I do work in a field that requires strong leaderships skills, and I love Dunkin Donuts, so I thought I would give this book a try. This could have been the type of book that makes your eyes glaze over, but I found the story of the company and the development of the donuts and coffee really interesting.  There's a really good reason why "America runs on Dunkin."

What surprised me most was how much I learned about franchising.  If I ever have a lot of extra money lying around, I just might try it!  I also appreciated that Robert Rosenberg doesn't sugar-coat his bad decisions.  We all make them, and it is an important part of development.  He also gives plenty of credit and praise to the people who helped make Dunkin a success.  

Fair warning:  You will want to eat donuts while you read this book.  I was craving Dunkin throughout and treated myself when I finished.
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A top-notch business biography.  Well-written and full of important lessons and advice for people in all walks of business life.
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