- Posted by Dustin Hillis
- On September 23, 2020
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- Business, leadership, overcome adversity
Chris Capen, President of Southwestern Publishing House, discusses overcoming adversity, taking ownership and selling 50 million books in the process. Join us for this wide ranging conversation about leadership, books and business.
“The greatest opportunities have come from the most challenging of times.” – Chris Capen
“If you do not take ownership of a challenge, your team will not follow.” – Chris Capen
“Sitting and waiting for change to come to you is not the way to do it. You must take ownership.” – Chris Capen
More About Chris Capen
Chris Capen joined Southwestern Publishing House in 2008 and became president of the company in 2016. With more than 25 years of book publishing experience, Chris has long been recognized as an innovative leader in this field and is proud to work with a core publishing team that has been together for over 20 years. As the head of the company’s strategic, financial, and business development activities, Chris has launched three new publishing imprints and has acquired three publishing companies. He has worked with hundreds of authors, organizations, and retailers, and his best-selling, award-winning books have sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Prior to joining Southwestern, Chris was the president of Tehabi Books, which specialized in creating and selling high-quality illustrated books for leading brands, traditional book publishers, and major book retailers. Chris also pioneered the development of strategic book publishing programs that filled vital marketing, communications, and merchandising needs for corporations.
Chris received his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and lives in San Diego, California.
The Action Catalyst is a weekly podcast hosted by Dustin Hillis, CEO of Southwestern Family of Companies, and Co-Founder of Southwestern Consulting. As a record setting salesman, entrepreneur, and CEO of a multi-business company, Dustin has a wealth of knowledge to share on how to make better use of time to achieve life, sales, and other business goals. Each week, he interviews some of the nation’s top thought leaders and experts, sharing meaningful tips and advice. Subscribe on iTunes and please leave a rating and review!