Such a deal!

A Forbes magazine shoot of Rose Blumkin, founder and owner of the first Nebraska Furniture Mart, in Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. B., was born Dec. 3, 1893, in Schidrin, a village near Minsk and passed away in August 1998 at the age of 104, in Omaha, Nebraska.

None other than Warren Buffett took such a shine to Mrs. B’s company that Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, purchased controlling interest of her operation in 1984.

Over time, Nebraska Furniture Mart has morphed into a retail giant, but Mrs. B’s credo remains at the forefront of the chain’s retailing dynamic:

”Sell cheap, tell the truth, don’t cheat nobody.”

©Eli Reichman, 2011. All Rights Reserved.


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