“If launching a store that sells only containers is any indication, Kip Tindell has always thought outside the box.
The 61-year-old chairman and CEO of The Container Store founded the quirky retailer in 1978 with two friends and an initial investment of $35,000. Today, it has 6,000 employees, 67 locations in the US, and annual sales of nearly $800 million.
How has a wild idea from Dallas, Texas, achieved such growth? Tindell attributes the company’s success to a few simple-yet-unexpected rules, like women make the best executives, business is personal, and companies have a moral obligation to their employees.”