Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale Shares

Do you need to be inspired? Then this two-part podcast is exactly what you need to hear today!

Legendary Houston entrepreneur, Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, started Gallery Furniture in 1981 with $5,000 and a pickup truck. His distinctive energetic, fast-paced sales style originated from an incident that occurred early on in Gallery Furniture’s history. Faced with financial difficulties, McIngvale invested all his remaining money, approximately $10,000, in a television commercial to be aired on two stations. While watching the commercial being produced, he became dissatisfied and ad-libbed a sales pitch, speaking rapidly because of the limited amount of time available. The commercial proved very effective and memorable, thanks in large part to Jim’s memorable tag line, “Gallery Furniture saves you money!”

The “saves you money” phrase caught on and has become well known throughout the greater Houston community. Thanks to McIngvale’s omni-channel marketing strategies and shrewd message orchestration, Gallery Furniture has been consistently ranked in Furniture Today’s “Top 100 Furniture Retailers” for some time and currently ranks as the Sales-per-Square-Foot leader for independent retailers in the United States.

In segment #1 of his conversation with Jobs Pipeline Radio co-hosts, David Foster and John Mitton, Jim McIngvale talks about the opening of Gallery Furniture’s newest location, then quickly moves to sharing a life changing event and the impact it continues to have on his business empire. (Hint: It involves W. Edwards Deming philosophy about running a successful business and creating “turtles with a fast twitch.”)

In segment #2, Jim continues the conversation, sharing his thoughts about Innovation, Leadership, Making a Difference, and his strategy for life: “Late to bed, early to rise, work like hell, and advertise!

We know you are going to enjoy these podcasts with Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale of Gallery Furniture!

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