Bill Cook epitomizes the American success story. His business ventures in medical devices, pharmaceuticals, genetics, real estate, retail management, and travel services have made him a billionaire.
Yet, Cook continues to lead a modest life, involving himself in a variety of philanthropic activities that have included historic preservation and even a marching band.
This riveting story is the first-ever biography of the entrepreneur who, working from the spare bedroom of his Bloomington, Indiana, apartment in 1963 with a $1,500 investment, began to construct the wire guides, needles, and catheters that would become the foundation of the global multi-billion-dollar Cook Group.
Biographer Bob Hammel, with extraordinary access to Cook, his files, and his associates, has created a vivid portrait of this modern, multidimensional Horatio Alger-quirky humor, widely varied interests, and all.
Informative and inspiring, this book celebrates an exceptional self-made individual.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 432 pages, 75 b&w photos, 25 color photos
- Publisher: Indiana University Press
- Publication Date: 26/09/2008
- Category: Biography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9780253352545