Category Archives: mattresses

The Story Behind The Story

About two years ago in Telford, England, I gave a keynote speech at the National Bedding Federation’s gala awards dinner. A guy by the name of Simon Spinks was sitting in the audience and he approached me later to tell … Continue reading

Beat Down Your Fear

Like you, I am doing some self evaluation to figure out where I am going to spend my time trying to improve myself in 2015. In my case there are many things I want to work on, so it is … Continue reading

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Brand Blur

My first job in the mattress industry was with Sealy/Stearns and Foster. Back then they taught us how to leverage the Sealy brand to gain floor space and improve market share. To do this, they armed us with a notebook … Continue reading

How Much Do You Value Your Bed?

Do you think that people in the United States value their mattress? I mean do they REALLY appreciate the bed they sleep on? Remember that this is the place they go to rest and restore themselves, spend time with their … Continue reading

Homeless and Happy

I have been working with Watered Gardens here in Joplin for the past several years. Watered Gardens is a homeless shelter that provides a roof and food for people in need, which is not all that uncommon in most communities, … Continue reading