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Posted by philosophicalcat on Aug 05, 2010
The tale of a small, struggling business which finally makes it to the big leagues. The writing style was interesting, with grammar and idiom errors at the beginning but polished prose at the end, almost as if shadowing NOW`s humble origins and growth into a large, reputable and sophisticated company. This book has encouraged me to focus more on NOW products than formally, after learning about the care with which they treat their products, and the constant testing for quality control.
The story of NOW foods.
Posted by Leione on Apr 20, 2014
If you buy NOW products and would like to find out more about the company behind them or if you just like success stories of small family-owned companies, this book is definitely for you. It's pretty informative and easy to read.
Posted by Reviewer1426361 on Sep 25, 2010
This is a 'bathroom book' and it reads well in short snippets. Wish it shared more of how the products are top quality rather than how the business grew.
More informative than catching...
Posted by 5435528635808248389 on Jul 17, 2013
Not much of a Reader to begin With. I realised this was more like an information folder about the business idea behind NOW Foods than how to 'beat the odds' in other areas...
Great Story about how NOW came to be
Posted by Reviewer3352888 on Oct 29, 2009
Interesting facts and information about the NOW food and supliment company. Good read for anyone interested in the history of the company they buy from. Nice insight into a family company.
Posted by Reviewer1597868 on Sep 16, 2009
It's great to know the company behind the stuff we ingest with so much faith. This is also an interesting history of this family-owned company which goes back more than one generation. An American success story.
Humor and Lots of Love
Posted by RubiesHealth on Jan 10, 2013
This book not only tells of the ups and downs of a typical family business, it reveals to health supplement users the behind-the-scene struggles between business owner, suppliers, government bodies, media influence, and quite interestingly customers' buying frenzy or sudden lack of. It makes us realize how our informed and responsible usage of supplements affect the cost and supply of these products. With humor, the author also reveals how cheap some supplements really are (e.g. bran). The clear account of cherished past and present employees tells of a company that does business with their heart. I particularly enjoy the humorous poems written by the author's father (esp the one with a little sadness - Twinkies and a Coke). Where else can you find poems on xylitol toothpaste, maple syrup, sprouts, and chlorophyll? Find them all in this book!
Not what I expected
Posted by Reviewer3284958 on Sep 03, 2013
I was wxpecting a beating the odds of cancer, diabetes, heart attack etc. But it's a whole story of the NOW FOODS business journey, struggles and triumphs.
Posted by Reviewer1607228 on Dec 14, 2012
beating the odds
Posted by KiMaLi on Apr 30, 2013
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