Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974

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Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences ... continued below

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143 p. ; 28 cm.

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Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard November 1974.

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Affiliated with the UNT Department of History, the Oral History Program records, transcribes, and archives oral history interviews in order to preserve local, state, and U.S. history. The program also trains UNT students in the theory and methods of oral history, conducts workshops for community members, and maintains partnerships with related institutions and organizations.

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  • Main Title: Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Richard Rogers, November 11, 1974
  • Added Title: Oral History Interview with Richard Rogers, November 25, 1974
  • Series Title: Business Archives Project

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Interview with Richard Rogers, president of Mary Kay Cosmetics. The interview includes Rogers' personal experiences about forming a company. Rogers talks about his mother's (Mary Kay) selling career and its impact on her own company, relations with sales personnel, marketing and sales motivation, the wig business, pricing, the dual management system, legal aspects and government regulations, his views on government regulation, self-regulation, consumerism, product quality, reasons for going public with stock, financing methods, contract and private labeling, budgeting, expansion, reasons for the success of Mary Kay Cosmetics, specialization vs. diversification, building a management team, and his views on motivational differences between men and women.

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143 p. ; 28 cm.

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The UNT Oral History Collection in the UNT Digital Library contains a selection of oral history transcripts covering World War II, politics, community activism, desegregation, recollections of life in Texas, and more. Access to these items is restricted to the UNT community.

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  • November 1974

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  • 1943 - November 1974

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  • July 15, 2014, 5:33 a.m.

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Caruth, Donald L. & Rogers, Richard. Oral History Interviews with Richard, November 1974, book, November 1974; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc306801/: accessed October 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Oral History Program.