- By Isaac F. Marcosson

Wherever Men Trade: The Romance of the Cash Register

  • Title: Wherever Men Trade: The Romance of the Cash Register
  • Author: Isaac F. Marcosson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wherever Men Trade The Romance of the Cash Register From the first edition dust jacket Note The late Seventies referred to below is actually the s since this first edition was published in It was man s age old desire for possessions and the pr

    From the first edition dust jacket Note The late Seventies referred to below is actually the 1870s since this first edition was published in 1945 It was man s age old desire for possessions and the problems of counting them that led from the primitive use of pebbles, ropes, notch sticks and the abacus to the invention in 1878 of the cash register In telling the storFrom the first edition dust jacket Note The late Seventies referred to below is actually the 1870s since this first edition was published in 1945 It was man s age old desire for possessions and the problems of counting them that led from the primitive use of pebbles, ropes, notch sticks and the abacus to the invention in 1878 of the cash register In telling the story of this great invention and its development, Mr Marcosson recreates the social, political and business conditions which characterized the march of our industrial revolution from the Prince Albert coats, bustles, gaslight and wooden Indians of the late Seventies to the streamlined civilization today Throughout, the pages are alive with great American personalities such figures as John H Patterson, industrial seer and prophet Colonel E A Deeds C F Kettering S C Allyn, and others directly connected with NCR Inevitably the growth of the cash register as a tool of business became a part of the change of business methods and philosophies, and these growths and improvements make a dramatic story as Mr Marcosson tells it What was good for American business, over, was equally good for business anywhere, and this gives the author the opportunity of describing the extension of American commercial techniques in the almost fifty countries where National Cash Register has carried its message of service and business efficiency Additional chapters deal with the humanizing of employee relations, the scientific training of salesmen, the building of an industrial democracy embracing both labor and management, the shape of machines to come and the new vision of the NCR future Here, then, is the inspiring story of a distinctly American enterprise, reflecting American courage, character and ingenuity, all mobilized for a far horizoned industrial achievement.

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    1. I love history and I love to read about business. This book is chock full of business history. Watson from I.B.M. started off at the National Cash Register Company. His idea for posting signs that said "Think" came from N.C.R.I loved every word in this book.Did you ever wonder where the word “Fire” meaning to terminate one’s employee came from? Well, company lore at National Cash Register has it that to make a point John Patterson, founder and then president of National Cash Register decid [...]

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