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ISBN: 1585748773
Author: Geoffrey Norman,Leigh Perkins
Language: English
Publisher: The Lyons Press; 1st edition (January 1, 2004)
Pages: 216
Category: Professionals & Academics
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 135
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If you are an Outdoor Sportsman, his way may not be your way, even though his book makes enjoyable reading.

You may not have heard of Leigh Perkins, but any of us who have ever cast a fly, called a retriever to heel, or put our cheek to the stock of a fine 12 ga. double know about Orvis. This is the story of a man, Perkins, and the creation of that high minded sporting goods business whose ways smack of the trout streams of Ireland and the gun rooms of London. If you are an Outdoor Sportsman, his way may not be your way, even though his book makes enjoyable reading. And Orvis may not reflect the outdoor life as you know it. In my own book Postcards.

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In A Sportsman's Life, Leigh Perkins tells a vivid and passionate story. Written with Geoffrey Norman, the book should appeal to both business and outdoors types. Start by marking A Sportsman's Life: How I Built Orvis by Mixing Business and Sport as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Read by Leigh Perkins.

Leigh Perkins, Geoffrey Norman, Doug Ordunio. The sportsman who turned the failing Orvis company around relates the transformation of his passion for fishing into a financial gold mine.

How I Built Orvis by Mixing Business and Sport. A Sportsman's Life is the story of a man, his company, and his love of the outdoors, his commitment to conservation, and his infectious enthusiasm for the good life. A great treat for any angler or hunter - or those of us who just want to dress like one. People Who Liked A Sportsman's Life Also Liked These Free Titles

Perkins recognized the opportunity to make Orvis synonymous not only with fly .

Perkins recognized the opportunity to make Orvis synonymous not only with fly fishing but with an entire way of life, and greatly enlarged the product line into gifts and clothing. Today, Orvis has published a multitude of instructional books and podcasts, most often published or written by fly fishing mentor Tom Rosenbauer who has been with the company for 30 years. In 1966, Leigh Perkins launched a successful fly-fishing school in Manchester, eventually expanding into Missouri, Michigan, Virginia, Idaho and Massachusetts. As of 2006, seven Orvis schools had graduated about 40,000 students.

When Leigh Perkins bought the Orvis Company in 1965, the fly-fishing and bird-hunting outfitter was a sleepy business with annual sales that had leveled off at $500,000. Over the next thirty years Perkins built Orvis's annual sales to $100 million by revolutionizing the catalog retail industry and reshaping the company's tradition-bound culture. He achieved this by blending his love of nature with his business acumen and bringing the commonsense approach he learned in the streams and on his hunts to his boardroom decision making.The basic principles he used to run his business include: The Customer Is Always Right. . . Even When You Know Damned Well He's Wrong: Perkins put such a high priority on customer service that he would personally man the phones at the height of the holiday season each year to keep in touch with his customers.Product Excellence: Perkins made sure that everything Orvis sold was of the highest quality--even if that meant he had to fight the US government to get access to embargoed Chinese bamboo for fly rods. Empower Your Employees: By promoting from within, and by empowering his employees to solve problems without manager involvement, Perkins built a loyal and talented team.Living the outdoor life his catalog popularized, Perkins traveled all over the world to fish and hunt, from Argentina to New Zealand, while devoting his resources to conservation causes worldwide.

Comments:

Monam
The title of this book pretty much tells it all. You may not have heard of Leigh Perkins, but any of us who have ever cast a fly, called a retriever to heel, or put our cheek to the stock of a fine 12 ga. double know about Orvis.

This is the story of a man, Perkins, and the creation of that high minded sporting goods business whose ways smack of the trout streams of Ireland and the gun rooms of London. Frankly, to me as a westerner, it is a story of Back East and hunting and fishing that still wears a necktie and breeches. Yet it is an admirable story of a man made of good stuff and solid principles who combined his outdoor savvy with business smarts and pretty much did it like Frank Sinatra -- his way.

If you are an Outdoor Sportsman, his way may not be your way, even though his book makes enjoyable reading. And Orvis may not reflect the outdoor life as you know it. In my own book Postcards. Little Letters From Life there's a chapter titled "Open Season." It asks,"What's your sign, Orvis or Cabela's?" And goes on to detail some of the differences between those of us who pursue the sporting life.
DABY
A really fascinating look at Orvis and one man's drive and persistence to make this company what it is today...I thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Direbringer
Very enjoyable book about the journey of finding your passion in life and then doing something about it,
Iphonedivorced
A good read and will pass it on to others. He surely mixed sports and business together and enjoyed his life.

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