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The Resource Portrait of an American businessman : one generation from cotton field to boardroom, Carl Ware with Sibley Fleming

Portrait of an American businessman : one generation from cotton field to boardroom, Carl Ware with Sibley Fleming

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Portrait of an American businessman : one generation from cotton field to boardroom
Title
Portrait of an American businessman
Title remainder
one generation from cotton field to boardroom
Statement of responsibility
Carl Ware with Sibley Fleming
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Carl Ware is an American success story. Born in 1943 to humble Georgia sharecroppers, he faced hardship while growing up black in the Jim Crow South. His father made history as the first black man to vote in Georgia's Fifth Congressional District since Reconstruction. Ware worked his way through college, taking part in the Atlanta Student Movement. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he rose to become one of the most influential business leaders and philanthropists of his generation. Ware was elected to the Atlanta City Council in 1973 and later served as its first black president from 1976 to 1979. In 1979 he was named vice president of Special Markets for Coca-Cola USA. He founded the Coca-Cola Foundation and became known as the company's "Daring Diplomat." As the highest-ranking African American executive at the Coca-Cola Company, Ware would become the architect of his employer's South Africa disinvestment and the first American businessman to meet with Nelson Mandela after his release from prison in 1990. During this time, Ware proved instrumental in the fall of South Africa's brutal system of apartheid. In 1991 he was appointed deputy group president of Coca-Cola's Northeast Europe Africa group. In 1993 he became the company's first black group president, heading the Africa operations. Retiring from Coca-Cola in 2003 as head of global public affairs and administration, Ware served on the boards of Georgia Power, National Life of Vermont, Cummins, Chevron, and PGA Tours Golf Course Properties, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and as chairman of the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. Now, for the first time, Ware shares his incredible and inspiring story and how he rewrote the rules for power sharing in America. -- From Amazon
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ware, Carl
Dewey number
338.7092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HC102.5.W37
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fleming, Sibley
  • Mercer University Press
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  • Ware, Carl
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • African American executives
  • Atlanta (Ga.)
  • African Americans
  • Coca-Cola Company
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Men
  • Politics and government
  • Georgia
  • Georgia
Label
Portrait of an American businessman : one generation from cotton field to boardroom, Carl Ware with Sibley Fleming
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1109974535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 293 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780881467154
Lccn
2019286562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Portrait of an American businessman : one generation from cotton field to boardroom, Carl Ware with Sibley Fleming
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1109974535
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 293 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780881467154
Lccn
2019286562
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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