Weaving Dreams: The Joy of Work, The Love of Life

Weaving Dreams: The Joy of Work, The Love of Life

by Tami Longaberger
     
 

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The Longaberger Company, now one of the largest direct-selling organizations in the United States, began with Dave Longaberger's dream that he could market fine, American-made baskets. Even when others said it couldn't work, the company persevered and overcame doubters by sticking to a core set of principles. These principles of success still guide the company

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The Longaberger Company, now one of the largest direct-selling organizations in the United States, began with Dave Longaberger's dream that he could market fine, American-made baskets. Even when others said it couldn't work, the company persevered and overcame doubters by sticking to a core set of principles. These principles of success still guide the company today, under the leadership of Dave's daughter Tami. Then and now, the center of that success has been Longaberger's highly creative and engaged employees who, together with Tami, carry forward the company's one-of-a-kind culture.

With great tenderness, transparency, and candor, Tami Longaberger opens her heart, offering readers a glimpse of her unique American Dream—the kind not handed down or given freely, but earned by hard work and fierce tenacity. Whether sharing memories of her childhood in Appalachia or accounts of reaching out to businesswomen in the MIddle East, Longaberger evokes a balanced nostalgia for the sweetness of the past commingled with a passionate call for hope for the future.

Weaving Dreams prompts readers to dream bigger, think more broadly, and risk taking the road less traveled. The life lessons remind us that we are all much more similar than distinct, that we have much for which to be grateful, and that the love of family is a treasure to be valued above all else. In Weaving Dreams: The Joy of Work, The Love of Life, Tami Longaberger emerges as a clear voice of encouragement and inspiration, challenging us all to live each moment to the fullest.

Filled with common sense and wisdom that defies today's slick, impersonal business culture and lays the foundation for long-term growth, Weaving Dreams shares reflections from the heart of American doggedness, ingenuity, and entrepreneurship that will inspire you to new heights in business and life.

The Longaberger Company is the premier U.S. manufacturer of handcrafted baskets and provider of other home and lifestyle products. It was founded in 1973 by Tami Longaberger's late father Dave. Since 1999, Tami has served as president, chair of the board, and CEO of The Longaberger Company. One of the largest direct-selling organizations in the country, it provides considerable income opportunity, as well as trips, recognition, and incentives to its 40,000 independent consultants.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470630037
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/07/2010
Pages:
251
Sales rank:
1,407,255
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Tami Longaberger, The Longaberger Company's CEO and chair of the board, has led the organization through significant growth, product diversification, facilities expansion, and new technologies. She is the former chair of the National Women's Business Council, a federal council created to advise and recommend policy to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues important to women business owners. In 2004, she also served her country as a member of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights held in Geneva, Switzerland. Tami previously chaired the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University. Her proudest accomplishment is being the mother of two bright and talented children, Claire and Matthew.

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