Williams Sonoma’s culture of transformation

Williams Sonoma, the US homeware brand, prizes its culture of entrepreneurialism, which stems from the company's historic ability to pursue successful new ideas.

Laura Alber, CEO of the American retailer Williams Sonoma, took the top job in 2010 following the retirement of the previous chief executive and board chairman Howard Lester. Lester it was who had bought Chuck Williams’ relatively small catalogue business in 1978 and turned it into a $3bn dollar national brand and Alb

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