All in the Family Business: A Personal Memoir and Corporate History

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This paradigm of American corporate history tells the interwoven stories of George Raymond's successful business career and his personal life. As a teenager, Raymond went to work for his father's firm, The Raymond Corporation. He rose to become its president, developed a revolutionary product, the narrow-aisle forklift truck, and made the company a premier manufacturer of materials handling equipment. Just as he was starting to enjoy his success, tragedy struck: a murder shattered his family. Having remarried and reached retirement age years later, Raymond picked as his successor a CEO who became an adversary. Finally, he was compelled to force the sale of his family-owned company. By all accounts, the book is a classic case history of a family business and a gripping personal memoir.

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George G. Raymond, Jr. spent his career at the Raymond Corporation, premier manufacturer of forklifts, conveyors and other materials handling equipment. A successful innovator and "organizational development" pioneer, he transformed his father's small business into a giant in its field. A civic leader as well, he was chairman of the board of Alfred University and founder of the Family Firm Institute. He lives with his wife in Naples, Florida and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

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