If you’ve ever looked into Tom’s slides, you’ve heard of our new Cool Friend, Maxine Clark. She calls herself “Chief Executive Bear” of her company, Build-A-Bear Workshop®, Where Best Friends Are Made®. If you know any children under the age of twelve, you’ve probably seen one of the bears. Maxine has written a book to tell her story: The Bear Necessities of Business: Building a Company with Heart, which we talk about with her. Here’s a sample of what she has to say:
I do believe in the power of possibility. If you want to do something badly enough, you can find a way in today’s world. You can change your life by finding the right company to work for, the right company to do business with. I feel very fortunate to have grown up in a time when there was so much going on in the world. How could I not be an optimist? There’s been so much wonderful change and so many possibilities unfolding right before my eyes.