Robert Laidlaw: Man for Our Time - Ian Hunter


As a young man of 25, Robert Laidlaw launched a small mail-order business. With daring courage he overcame world wars, economic depression and tragic loss to build one of the largest retail chains in the Southern Hemisphere.

From the highlands of Scotland to the shores of New Zealand, from Henry Ford’s moving assembly line in Detroit to the beaches of Normandy, this panoramic biography of one of the 20th century’s greatest businessmen is a story that will capture your heart and inspire you to action.

A must-read for business professionals.

ISBN: 0958212406

What They're Saying:

What a tremendous book about a tremendous person! This would have to be one of the most inspiring books I have ever read.
- Dick Hubbard (Former Mayor of Auckland, Managing Director, Hubbards Foods)

Man for Our Time is a remarkable book.
- Graeme Hunt (National Business Review)

[This] story, told by Ian Hunter, is a ‘whipper snapper made good’ classic of 100 years ago which matches the sharpest dot com story.
- Hugh Patterson (Small Business Magazine)

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