DALLAS - The Container Store (NYSE: TCS), the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products, today announces the launch of Chairman and CEO Kip Tindell’s first book, UNCONTAINABLE: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives (Grand Central Publishing, 10/7/2014). UNCONTAINABLE is available for purchase at The Container Store’s 67 store locations, online at uncontainable.com and anywhere books are sold and is available in Hardback, eBook or Audio Book. Tindell will kick off the launch of his book when he speaks this afternoon at the World Business Forum gathering at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The Forum is attended by over 4,000 senior executives representing more than 900 companies from over 50 countries.
According to the retailer, UNCONTAINABLE is an inspiring message of hope that it's possible and joyful to create a business where everyone associated with it thrives. The Container Store’s seven Foundation Principles and the tenets of Conscious Capitalism provide the roadmap that guides readers through the book. UNCONTAINABLE is filled with real-life stories and examples featuring many of the company’s stakeholders - employees, vendors, customers, investors, and community partners - who have been touched and inspired by its way of doing business. The company believes that entrepreneurs, students, seasoned business leaders or simply loyal fans of The Container Store will enjoy the book’s message of crafting a harmonic balance of win-wins and enjoying the most profitable, sustainable and fun way of doing business.
Here’s what others are saying about the book:
"At root, Uncontainable is almost a "fairy tale" story of how some quixotic seers created a marvelous retail business with the fundamental objective of marketing empty products in their stores to generate empty spaces in their customers' abodes. Moreover, they defied historic retail convention by filling their employees' lives with good pay; job security; superb training; happy interrelationships; intuitional empowerment; and imaginative sales expertise, while turning their vendors into devotees. Uncontainable gives a contrarian and sprightly portrayal of the creation and success of one of the great entrepreneurial and humanistic adventures in business history, a success in large part achieved because the author, Kip Tindell, TCS Chairman and CEO, is himself – UNCONTAINABLE."
– HERB KELLEHER, CO-FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN EMERITUS, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES
"Uncontainable brings to life The Container Store's values-driven Foundation Principles and their synergies with the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. It's an important book about how staying true to what a company stands for, operating with a higher purpose and servant leadership comes together to create wide-spread love and passion for a brand. The world and the world of business is fortunate to have Kip and The Container Store as an inspiration and example for doing what's right, and in doing so, creating vast opportunity for all."
– JOHN MACKEY, CO-FOUNDER & CO-CEO, WHOLE FOODS MARKET; AUTHOR OF CONSCIOUS CAPITALISM
"Uncontainable is an inspired journey that is fueled by Kip Tindell's passionate, purposeful leadership and the unique culture that he has created. The Container Store is more than a store; it is truly "the promise of a better happier life" and an example of how to achieve sustainable success and impact through soul vs. sell."
– MINDY GROSSMAN, CEO OF HSNI
"It's not about what you sell; it's about simultaneously delivering happiness to customers, employees, community, vendors and shareholders in a long-term, sustainable way. Uncontainable explains how anyone can build a conscious and culture focused company."
– TONY HSIEH, NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF "DELIVERING HAPPINESS" AND CEO OF ZAPPOS.COM, INC.
If you've ever wondered why you love The Container Store – well after you've loved the containers themselves – then you need to read Uncontainable. Kip Tindell's eminently readable memoir lays out his personal pathway towards creating a beloved, best-in-class business in which every stakeholder ends up in a better place: the embodiment of Conscious Capitalism.
– DANNY MEYER - AUTHOR, SETTING THE TABLE: THE TRANSFORMING POWER OF HOSPITALITY IN BUSINESS, CEO UNION SQUARE HOSPITALITY GROUP
"Kip has done a masterful job of tracing his journey with incomparable story-telling style to relate how Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism built The Container Store. While the business may be selling seemingly empty boxes, clearly they contain timeless truths about how to treat your employees and customers alike."
– KAREN KATZ, CEO OF NEIMAN MARCUS
"Uncontainable is a love story. Kip and Sharon's love for each other, their precious family, their business journey of joy and, most of all, their pure and uncontainable love for their employees and their families is clear and happy proof that the future of business is building love cultures. Oh, and when you have love on the inside customers shower uncontainable love back at ya from the outside. Love on brother!"
– ROY SPENCE, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO GSD&M IDEA CITY AND THE PURPOSE INSTITUTE
About The Container Store
The Container Store (NYSE: TCS) is the nation’s leading retailer of storage and organization products and the only retailer solely devoted to the storage and organization category of retailing. The company originated the concept of storage and organization retailing when it opened its first store in 1978. Today, the retailer has 67 store locations nationwide that each average 25,000 square feet. The Container Store has over 10,000 products to help customers save space and, ultimately, save them time. As the pace of modern life accelerates and being organized is not a luxury anymore but a necessity, The Container Store is devoted to making customers more productive, relaxed and happier by selling customized, complete solutions. Since its inception, the retailer has nurtured an employee-first culture and couples its one-of-kind product collection with a high level of customer service delivered by its highly trained organization experts. The company has been named to FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies To Work For® – 15 years in a row. Visit www.containerstore.com for more information about store locations, the product collection and services offered. To find out more about The Container Store’s unique culture, Foundation Principles and devotion to Conscious Capitalism, visit the retailer’s blog at www.whatwestandfor.com.
Source: The Container Store
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