141: How Kip Tindell used "Foundation Principles" to Help The Container Store with Fast-Growth Issues - From Founder To CEO Podcast
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Kip Tindell, Co-founder & Former CEO - The Container Store
Since I was a kid I really enjoyed being organized. Maybe I was a bit unusual. I organized my closet once a quarter. My desk had everything in its place. Even the books on my shelves were categorized my topic. So, when I interviewed Kip Tindell, Co-founder and now former CEO of The Container Store, he said something that really resonated with me. He said, "Life is better if you are organized." I couldn't agree more.
Kip's enthusiasm for life is infectious. And, his leadership principles are inspirational. You may be hard pressed to find many people who put the words "love" and "business" in the same sentence. But, Kip does just that in this interview and shares so much more about his personal journey from Co-founder of a small retail store to CEO of a business with 6,000 employees and more than 80 stores across the United States.
We recorded this interview in August of 2016 a few months after he stepped down as CEO, a role in served in for many years. We talked about a very challenging time during the fast-growth stages of his company and what he did to overcome them. And, we also talked about his decision to step down as CEO.
If want to year what successful entrepreneurial leadership through hard work and humility sounds like, give a listen to this interview with Kip Tindell. My bet is you'll feel uplifted just like I felt while I interviewed him. Let me know what you think: firstname.lastname@example.org.