Can A Small Giants Philosophy Help Revitalize American Manufacturing?

Courtesy of Forbes. By Paul Spiegelman

Growing up in upstate New York, David Dussault was one of seven kids living in a three-bedroom home. His father was a factory worker, his mother didn’t work outside the home, and their family was quite poor. But what David’s family lacked in material goods, they made up for in strong relationships, great values, and genuine love. His father was home every night for dinner, and his parents took great care to instill strong moral character in their children.

“We were always working,” recalls David. “My father taught us the value of hard work and integrity, and he made sure that we outworked everyone we were working next to. We had those values built into us from an early age.”

Throughout his childhood, David developed into a person of action. His upbringing required that he worked, and David began to understand that he would have to earn his living. He started his own lawn-mowing company at age 13, he bagged groceries at the market, and he hauled stone for a local contractor. Even when he wanted to quit, his family wouldn’t stand for it. For David, working as the lowest man on the totem pole in several jobs sowed the seeds of integrity and respect that would be the foundation for his future endeavors.

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