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Game changers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Carroll   

ImageMomentous events have changed the course of history. When asked to list the most significant in recent years, most of us would immediately think of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001; the recent tsunami in Japan; the ‘Great Recession' that began in late 2008 and doesn't seem quite over; or, the global influence of the Internet. These examples are ‘game changers'. Once they occurred neither business nor life in general was ever quite the same.

Good sales reps are needed today more than ever PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Carroll   

ImageAt one time, a number of industry experts said that by the year 2000 human sales people would be obsolete. Technology would take over the role of the professional furniture sales representative. With the advent and increasing popularity of the Internet and smart phones, the consumer would have instant communication with the retailer or the factory or both. No longer would the ‘rep' be needed to physically go to the store, order pad in hand, to write up the sale.

Why some furniture stands the test of time PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Carroll   

ImageI recently received a telephone call from a reporter for a luxury jewelry magazine. She was investigating the elements that contribute to "timeless design" and why certain objects endured while others became passing fads. She thought because I have written a few books encompassing a number of furniture styles (the Perfect Home series) that I might be able to provide insightful answers.

The legacy of Larry Moh PDF Print E-mail
Written by Joe Carroll   

ImageI'm sure many of you remember the name Larry Moh. You may not have met him personally but his contributions to the furniture industry are without parallel. Larry was a Chinese businessman, who turned his Hong Kong-based plywood company into a global empire with the creation of a company in 1959 he called Universal Furniture.

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