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Rick Goings, CEO of Tupperware: “Passion and Purpose are the keys to a successful career.”

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At the recent Peter Drucker forum in Vienna, I was lucky enough to catch up with Rick Goings, CEO of the Tupperware Brands Corporation, a multi-brand, multi-category company. The company achieved great success by distinguishing itself through direct sales and its famous Tupperware parties. The company was founded just after the Second World War when it was all about ‘plastics’.  During the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s Tupperware went through wonderful years until it hit a wall. But Goings is passionate about the company and since he joined Tupperware in 1992, its fortunes have revived. Today it employs 13 500 people and has revenues of $2.3 billion.  

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An interview with Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO (Part 2)

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At the Peter Drucker Forum in Vienna,  Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, shared some of his insights with me. The Palo Alton based design firm is famous for having invented such things as Apple’s first mouse and the Palm V PDA. It shot to fame when ABC Nightline made a short documentary on how they designed a new shopping cart. Tim Brown describes the company as “a group of people that come from many different backgrounds that use design thinking to tackle a broad range of systems to level challenges from all kinds of organisations.”  With such a wide-ranging team, Ideo has become famous for the diversity of its employees.

In the second part of this interview, Tim Brown talks about the international aspects of the firm and gives some career advice to students on their future career choices. Continue reading

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