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Book Review | Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning

May 31, 2022

Its founder Jim speaks at length about values, religion, family and business culture – all through the lens that success was “All about Others”.

Book Review | Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning

By Nelson De Mestre | Associate Analyst at NAOS Asset Management

Co-Piloting: Luck, Leadership, and Learning That It's All about Others: Our Story by Jim Haslam, John Driver, Bill halam

This book is a short but interesting reflection on the decisions (and luck) that enabled Jim Haslam to build one of the largest fuel and convenience store chains in the United States, Pilot Corporation.

Its founder Jim speaks at length about values, religion, family and business culture – all through the lens that success was “All about Others”.

Haslam remarkably was promoted to Company Commander in Korea at the age of 23, going on to build a business that employs 28,000 across the US and was partially acquired by Berkshire Hathaway several years ago. The book offers contributions from Former NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning and Former Walmart CEO Lee Scott, amongst others.

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