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The Bill Cook Story : Ready, Fire, Aim!, Hardback Book

The Bill Cook Story : Ready, Fire, Aim! Hardback


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
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
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  • Category: Biography: business & industry
  • ISBN: 9780253352545



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