Beer School Bottling Success at the Brooklyn Brewery

ISBN-10: 0470068671
ISBN-13: 9780470068670
Edition: 2005
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Description: A journalist and a banker share the life and business lessons they learned while building a successful brewery in New York City"A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it.  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/9/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

A journalist and a banker share the life and business lessons they learned while building a successful brewery in New York City"A great city should have great beer. New York finally has, thanks to Brooklyn. Steve Hindy and Tom Potter provided it. Beer School explains how they did it: their mistakes as well as their triumphs."-Michael Jackson, The Beer Hunter"This account serves up more than the usual suds and foam-its counsel is sound and its prose lively, and it should appeal to both wannabe industrialists and beer drinkers, not that those categories are mutually exclusive."-Publishers Weekly"Great lessons on what every first-time entrepreneur will experience. Being down the block from the Brooklyn Brewery, I had firsthand witness to their positive impact on our community. I give Steve and Tom's book an A++!"-Norm Brodsky, Senior Contributing Editor, Inc. magazine"Steve Hindy and Tom Potter's Beer School may be the first business book ever that could set the cold heart of a Hollywood producer racing. This one has it all, Mr. DeMille, and if I owned the rights, I'd already have my people on the line with your people."-Jack Curtin, Celebrator Beer News"Beer School is a useful and entertaining book. In essence, this is the story of starting a beer business from scratch in New York City. The product is one readers can relate to, and the market is as tough as they get. What a fun challenge! The book can help not only those entrepreneurs who are starting a business but also those trying to grow one once it is established."-Michael Preston, Adjunct Professor, Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, Columbia Business School, and coauthor of The Road to Success: How to Manage Growth"The revealing story Steve and Tom tell about two partners entering a business out of passion, in an industry they knew little about, being seriously undercapitalized, with an overly naive business plan, and their ultimate success, is an inspiring tale."-Ken Grossman, founder, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

STEVE HINDY is President and cofounder of the Brooklyn Brewery. A former Middle East correspondent for the Associated Press, he is also a director of Brooklyn's Prospect Park Alliance and the Brewers Association. Hindy has a master's in teaching English from Cornell.TOM POTTER cofounded the Brooklyn Brewery in 1987. He served as its CEO and chairman until retirement in 2004. Previously, he was an assistant vice president at Chemical Bank, where he financed the acquisition of assets valued in excess of $1.5 billion. Potter graduated from Yale and has an MBA from Columbia.

Foreword
Preface Steve and Tom Introduce the Brooklyn Brewery
Acknowledgments
Steve Tells How Choosing a Partner Is Like a Second Marriage
Even a Dog Can Shake Hands
Steve Discusses the Importance of Building a Solid Team
Is It a Business or a Family Business?
Tom Talks about Creating the Business Plan: A Money-Raising Tool and More
The Business Plan Won't Be Graded on a Curve
Tom Asks, "What's the True Missio

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