- Paperback: 450 pages
- Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (March 26, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439225109
- ISBN-13: 978-1439225103
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
A01 Professor Dugan is currently the Chair of the Business School at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Previously he was the President and CEO of Henredon Furniture Industries, a position he held for 17 years. Widely recognized by insiders as an industry pioneer and marketing guru, he played the lead role in building the Pennsylvania House brand and co-founded his own furniture company, Jamestown Sterling. He is a contributing editor to "Home Furnishings Business" magazine and writes book reviews for the "Hickory Daily Record." A frequent guest lecturer at other colleges and universities, Dugan teaches a graduate course in Leadership and an undergraduate course in Marketing at Lenoir Rhyne. His business career involved working with many influential people including Polo chief Ralph Lauren,long time Bloomimgdale's ceo, Marvin Traub, and designer Barbara Barry. A graduate of the University of Toronto, where he majored in English Literature and Medieval Philosophy, he holds an MBA degree from Syracuse University.
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Mike recounts his story from a 1st person perspective only with the added touches that comes from an initial outsider who through his career marketed and oversaw furniture operations, both under his direct supervision, and as a competitor brought in initially from outside the good old boy network that spawned the furniture industry's southern roots after World War II..
Mike's acumen and insight tells the story of intrigue within and outside the industry as entrepreneurs. financial holding companies and large conglomerates like General Mills over estimated their abilities to manage and grow the furniture industries individual plants and market niches into larger profit centers...
Primarily, I got the message that there was not much trust within the industry as the changes started in 1970's the original owners either retired or sold off to large conglomerates that did not understand their market niches and became lost in a sea of sameness that allowed China and those off-shore take the opportunity to fill a void from leadership lacking in the US from an industry that was always fragmented.
Mile gives excellent personal and side bar anecdotes to the emotional undercurrents throughout this time, comparing many times to Sun Tzu's The Art of War, coming I think from his historical background in the Liberal Arts field and writes with a flair that reflects history and lessons in business that remained unlearned during the tumultuous time that lead to the Asian Invasion....
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This book provided a more holistic internal picture of the furniture wars lacking from Factory Man.Read more