Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. ~ Jack Welsh
Beth Macy, author of the National Best Selling book Factory Man, held an author talk and book signing in Steamboat Springs, Colorado a few weeks ago. I attended and bought the book. It is a narrative non-fiction about Bassett Furniture Makers. The story is jam-packed with complicated family relationships, history and a whole community of people whose lives depended upon the livelihood of the textile and furniture industry in the town of Bassett, Virginia.
At the foundation of the story is a “full of himself” character who often strained the family dynamic with his leadership style. Add to that the exodus of industry – furniture products being manufactured overseas more cheaply, and the battle that ensued in saving an American town. What do you have? An impressive and fulfilling tale to tell.
A very well-researched book that award-winning journalist Macy writes in a compelling and “you’ve gotta hear this style.”
Business people in every industry at all eschelons of power will glean something from this story about a multi-generational family furniture dynasty.
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