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On March 24, 1980, Clean Harbors Environmental Services was born. Four employees, a used truck, and a wealth of determination and sweat equity have served as the foundation for what has become an amazing business success story.
With revenues of $5 billion, the Company today is North America's leading provider of environmental and industrial services. Clean Harbors serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of Fortune 500 companies.
Filled with honest, straight talk on the trials and tribulations of developing, managing, and growing a phenomenally successful business, Doing the Doing chronicles the professional, personal, and often humbling experiences of its CEO, Alan McKim. The book also serves as a thank you to the tens of thousands of employees who, through their talent and dedication, helped make Clean Harbors what it is today.
Hats off to Alan McKim. Doing The Doing is an amazing recount of personal and professional history, highlighting the highs and lows of starting and growing a company. While the story itself is captivating, McKim uses the trials and tribulations of his company, Clean Harbors, to teach anyone who may be interested in starting a company. Very well thought-out and executed. A must-read.
Alan is incredibly brave to open his Pandora's Box. He shares the good, the bad, and his personal sacrifice in building a world-class, world-leading company. Life lessons and insights worthy of anyone seeking to pursue their dream - whether in business or in life, are worth the read.
Reviewed in the United States on February 20, 2023
Being an employee of Clean Harbors in the 1980’s and 1990’s, I was excited to read Mr. McKim’s book. I was not disappointed! His honesty about the good, the bad, and the challenging was on every page! Although I did not always agree with everything when I was an employee, I was always proud to be an employee. After reading his book, I am truly in awe of what Alan McKim was able to accomplish over the last 40 years! And I am glad he was able to acknowledge the work, passion, and commitment of so many employees! Great book
Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2023
I couldn't put this book down and have read it twice! Throughout the book, McKim shares his own experiences as an entrepreneur and provides real-life examples of how he and his company were tested every day. From having hackers trying to extort $50,000,000 to a merger sold out from under him to take the company public, the story of Clean Harbors is a factual depiction of the tribulations of an entrepreneur in America.