Monday, January 26, 2015

Mailbox Monday: American Dreamers by Ken Austin

Thanks for joining me for Mailbox Monday! MM was created by Marcia, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring event. Mailbox Monday has now returned to its permanent home where you can link to your MM post.

I got one book last week, and I am very excited to read it:

American Dreamers: How Two Oregon Farm Kids Transformed an Industry, a Community, and a University by Ken Austin with Kerry Tymchuk, published by OSU Press.

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build A-Dec, a multi-million dollar international business, guided by a core set of principles and the tireless support of his wife and partner, Joan. A-dec is one of the largest dental equipment makers in the world.

In addition to the story of "the A-Dec Way," American Dreamers tells of the Austins' personal adventures and obstacles, including Joan’s conjuring of The Allison—a world-class resort spa—in the middle of Yamhill County, to Ken's battle with alcoholism.

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