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In this month’s Executive Connection, Direct Selling News Publisher and Editor in Chief John Fleming speaks with Dr. Jorg Mittelsten Scheid, Chairman of Vorwerk’s Supervisory Board, about leadership, innovation and the power of interpersonal relationships.
The Direct Selling Association’s incoming President, Joseph Mariano, is often fond of explaining the strength and purpose of a trade association by comparing it to fasces, the Roman symbol of strength that still adorns many of our nation’s historical monuments. The fasces, a group of simple reeds bound together, symbolize strength in unity and numbers. Individually the reeds can easily be broken—bound together as fasces they are almost indestructible.
Few college students view summers as the foundation for their future. But each year for about 3,000 ambitious young people, that’s exactly what it is. They’re the young adults who spend their summers running their own businesses as they sell Southwestern’s educational learning system to families.