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In hindsight, she believes that Disney paid a bargain price for her business but she is happy with her deal. Aigner-Clark is still a consultant to Disney on the Baby Einstein brand. Bill, Julie, and their family live in Colorado. After homeschooling for several years, the children now attend a school for gifted children. Maybe the Baby Einstein videos will get them into Harvard after all. As he waited for service, he noticed an unusual club for sale.
Unlike the modern clubs around it, it had an oldfashioned wooden shaft, like the ones he had used as a teenager. He had been married four times and had had three children. It was a tiny company, but it was trying to do something different, which appealed to Callaway. And as a life-long fanatical golfer, he could think of worse things to do with his money than invest it in golf, so he bought the business and in relocated the factory from Cathedral City, California to Carlsbad, just north of San Diego, and renamed it Callaway Golf.
He dropped the hickory line, concentrating instead on drivers and in introduced the club with the least forgettable name in golfing history. To the typical hack golfer desperate for any assistance, Big Bertha was an instant fix—the Holy Grail of amateur golf. It created multimillionaires of its company officers, and millionaires of those lucky enough to buy stock when the company floated in it split several times. It turned the sleepy town of Carlsbad pop. It almost certainly improved the game of some five million golfers around the world, and was at least partly responsible for the boom in golf in the s.
Its success even brought it into bitter conflict with the highest authorities in golf, and made it a target for counterfeiters and thieves, who targeted numerous sports stores, taking only Big Berthas.
He had a privileged childhood: his family ran eight cotton mills and his parents were members of the Highland Country Club, where Callaway excelled on the fairway, winning the club championship from to When World War II broke out, Callaway joined the army, becoming the chief procurement officer for cotton goods.
After the war, he stayed in cotton, joining Deering-Milliken, selling cloth to the companies he had ordered uniforms from, turning his network of suppliers into customers. He was affable, refined, and easy to get along with, developing friendships in all sorts of useful places. But Callaway also had an entrepreneurial streak and a flair for marketing. At Deering-Milliken, he came up with an unforgettable stunt to demonstrate the water resistant properties of a new polyesterwool blend called Viracle.
He invited staffers from Life magazine to lunch at a country club, where he had dressed models in the new fabric. Just before lunch began, he soaked the models with a hosepipe; by the time the Life staffers had finished their meal the models were bone dry.
Callaway moved to Burlington Industries, where he became president at forty-eight, but, after he was passed over for CEO, he quit in to work full-time at a winery he had bought outside San Diego, the Callaway Vineyard and Winery in Temecula. It had been an usual place to start a winery: conventional wisdom in the industry declared the location too hot and too southern to make good wine. But Callaway called on expert advice and by was producing excellent vintages including a Riesling that was served to the queen of England at a bicentennial dinner in New York in The other major player at Callaway was a former pool hustler called Dick Helmstetter, who had parlayed a risky career playing the game with the likes of Minnesota Fats into a business making pool cues.
In , he went to Japan to find out how they were exporting cues to the United States so cheaply, and ended up moving his businesses there. Helmstetter lived in Japan for eighteen years and raised a family, but by the early s was planning to return to the United States so his two boys could attend college. By chance, on a visit to California he played a round of golf at the Vintage Club in a foursome that happened to include Ely Callaway. Something about Helmstetter impressed Callaway, who wooed him to come and work for him despite his lack of experience in the golf industry.
Puzzled, Helmstetter gave the University of California-San Diego engineering department a research grant to find out what made the clubs so different. The findings suggested a bigger head would produce better shots, so Helmstetter developed metal technology that would allow them to make a bigger club that was still playably light.
Dick Helmstetter hated the name from the get-go. I thought no woman would ever buy it and no woman would let her husband buy it, either. Callaway also knew the value of professional endorsement: he once targeted professionals appearing at a trade show by taking out an ad in the Wall Street Journal, then having a copy delivered to every hotel room in the area.
Word quickly spread: pro golfers got more distance, weekend hackers found they were suddenly hitting the ball better. Big Bertha changed the attitude of the masses from one of fear about the driver to one of affection. Callaway also persuaded a bizarre range of celebrity golfers to appear in advertisements for the club, including singer Celine Dion, rocker Alice Cooper, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, who had lunch with Callaway one day and agreed to do a spot that was filmed by the director of The Natural and The Right Stuff.
Not everybody loved Big Bertha. Traditionalists argued that amateur golfers should practice more, not depend on a fancy club to improve their game. The U. Golf Association was concerned that big-headed clubs acted like trampolines—as the metal faces tend to be springier—introducing a test in that it could use to ban nonconforming clubs from regulation competition. Ely Callaway took out full-page advertisements in the New York Times urging golfers to protest against what he claimed was a conservative backlash against the growing interest in golf among ordinary Americans.
By the end of the s, Callaway was losing a little of the market share it had gained so quickly as competitors caught up and the Asian economic crisis cooled demand a little. The company had attempted to expand into websites, publishing, and expensive swing analysis centers, all of which lost money, prompting Ely Callaway, who had retired in , to return as CEO in , cut seven hundred from the workforce and close down the ancillary businesses.
He still showed up at work at a. According to Mattel, , Barbie dolls are now bought every day and the typical American girl under ten owns eight Barbies. The youngest of ten children, Ruth went to Hollywood at the age of nineteen, leaving behind her life in Denver, Colorado. Her parents were Polish immigrants who had arrived in America on a steamship.
Handler and her husband, Elliott, had been running an industrial design business since the late s, when Elliott had set up a workshop and created a successful line of plastic homewares. In , the Handlers joined up with fellow industrial designer Harold Matson and created the Mattel Corporation.
The team began making picture frames and, ever resourceful, spun off a business making dollhouse furniture out of the picture frame off-cuts. After Handler attended the New York Toy Fair, they saw an untapped market for new toys and developed a range of novelty toys including a pint-sized ukulele and a popular burp gun. This deal tripled sales for Mattel and provided the capital for Ruth to develop the toy that would turn into a global sensation.
In , she noticed that her daughter Barbara nicknamed Barbie preferred adult paper dolls to childlike, prepubescent dolls. During a trip to Europe in , she came across a rather saucy German pin-upstyle plastic doll called Lilli in a shop in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Lilli was not made for little girls to play out their dreams for the future, but was more of a novelty doll with her measurements. Hausser only discovered Barbie in the early s, and was paid an undisclosed sum by Mattel when he pointed out the similarities between Lilli and Barbie. Real dresses with zips and buttons were commissioned, the hair was sourced, and a Japanese manufacturer was found to make the dolls.
Elliott was busy developing a talking doll and he and Matson believed Barbie would be too risky and expensive to manufacture. Handler persevered with her doll, however, getting the prototype and ever-important first outfit right, and Barbie was launched in The doll made a profit in its first year of production.
Wanting to keep the momentum up, Handler devised a heavy marketing and advertising schedule that has been a part of the Barbie sales strategy ever since. Handler wanted to make sure Barbie fans were never bored and proceeded to roll out all manner of Barbie scenarios, initially sticking to old-fashioned stereotypes involving pool parties, town houses, and campervans, but eventually allowing Barbie to take on more politically correct roles as the President and an astronaut.
The hugely successful supermodel and Totally Hair Barbies outsell the politically correct dolls, hands down. On a sad note, in , Ken and Barbie officially split up in a failed marketing attempt to boost sales following an 18 percent slump in quarterly Barbie sales following the rise of the Bratz doll.
Handler herself was a casualty of the Barbie success: Mattel kept growing and diversifying, and, as new management joined the company, Handler was sidelined and kept out of important decision-making. Mattel subsequently reported its first losses, battering the share price. Handler was going through a very rough patch, also recovering from breast cancer and a mastectomy.
After being appalled at the prosthetics available, she began developing a new range of prosthetic breasts called Nearly Me. Dream Doll: the Ruth Handler Story. Longmeadow Press, Hall, was already earning money to survive by the time he was eight in the small town of David City, Nebraska. His father, a true cad, left his wife and three children when Joyce was just seven. For Hall, hunger was a great motivator to make money. He dreamt of being able to eat a baked potato with three pieces of butter every day.
At sixteen Hall and his two brothers, Rollie and Bill, started an imported postcard business. Hall knew he needed to find bigger markets than a tiny Midwestern town. At the age of eighteen, in , Hall caught a train to Kansas City with two shoeboxes full of postcards and started his own card company. He sent packages of postcards to towns in the Midwest. Hall found new premises and, when his brother Rollie joined him in the big smoke, the pair formed their company called Hall Brothers.
As an added attraction for less articulate people, his cards would contain a heartfelt message. It has sold more than 30 million copies. Under JC, as Joyce was known, Hallmark introduced groundbreaking staff policies such as holiday pay, life insurance, and even paid bonuses to long-serving staff.
Today, the company remains privately owned. JC is remembered as a marketing genius for his constant monitoring of card sales performance and his fascination with the behavior of customers.
The family still owns two-thirds of the company stock, and Donald Joyce Hall Jr. Launched in in Austria, Red Bull now sells more than 1. Red Bull is enjoying up to 90 percent share of the energy drink market in countries where it is sold. It was Mateschitz who took a Thai drink favored by blue-collar workers, students, and drivers and turned it into a global phenomenon. While working in Asia, Mateschitz came across caffeine-filled energy drinks on sale throughout the region.
Often foul-tasting, the drinks typically contained exotic ingredients that promised to remedy ailments from flu to impotency. They were sold at a premium price in tiny bottles or vials. According to company history, Mateschitz got the idea for his business while sitting in the Mandarin Hotel in Hong Kong in , sipping on such a drink. Mateschitz started investigating the potential for energy drinks and began hearing about the fortunes being made from selling them locally.
He set about finding a formula he could take back to Austria. Chaleo Yoovidhya happened to be a Blendax licensee in Thailand, and met with Mateschitz in Bangkok and struck a deal so that Mateschitz could license the drink in Austria.
He was not deterred by terrible market research that told him his drink was truly disgusting. It is made primarily from synthetic ingredients, many of which are supplied by pharmaceutical companies. The debut of Red Bull in was an enticing market proposition at a time when a new wave of sports drinks were taking off in the Western market.
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