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- DescriptionThis is a triumphant story of comeback in life and business. Robert Carr experienced decades of struggle that took him to the brink of home foreclosure at age fifty. He would later make a fortune in the card payments industry, only to lose almost everything in 2009, after one of the most devastating data breaches ever. Daring to go public about the cyber attack, Carr saved his company from potential ruin and fought his way back to prosperity. A man who rose from a hardscrabble upbringing in the Illiis countryside, he kept a promise to devote his financial success largely to young people from modern backgrounds. The Give Something Back Foundation, which he created as an expression of gratitude for a $250 scholarship he received as a high school senior, is on pace to pay college costs for some 2,000 students. Not everyone will be happy with this book. In stark detail, Carr skewers the unethical business practices of many in the financial world that he believes prey on those who can least afford it. He challenges business schools to do more to promote the importance of fairness and honesty. He delivers and capitalist's critique of capitalism, as it is often practiced today, and challenges stockholders to hold companies to higher standards in the way they treat people.
- Author BiographyRobert Owen Carr is the founder of Heartland Payment Systems. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in three years at the University of Illinois, and earned a master's degree in computer science from that school in the following year. He created the Give Something Back Foundation that gives college scholarships to students from modest backgrounds. His website is: www.RobertOCarr.com. Dirk Johnson is a former bureau chief for the New York Times and Newsweek magazine. He is the author of two other nonfiction books, Biting the Dust: The Wild Ride and Dark Romance of the Rodeo Cowboy and the American West and Meth: America's Home-Cooked Menace.
- Author(s)Robert Owen Carr
- PublisherGsbf Media
- Date of Publication01/04/2016
- SubjectAutobiography: Business
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGsbf Media
- Out-of-print date12/05/2016
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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