The Story Behind It All In 1984, it was just me (Phillip), working in the shop with my sons, Noah, who was 6, and Daniel, who was 5. A local hospital had just offered me an opportunity to do extensive cabinetwork for them.
In the latest F.A.T.E. profile, we spoke to Phil Cohen Founder and CEO of Cohen Architectural Woodworking. Phil has quite a story of addiction and manic depression. He grew up in Chicago, Miami, and Atlanta, left home and wandered the country. At the age of twenty-five, Phil’s father committed suicide. He then ended up in rural Tennessee, where he started … Read More
Phillip Cohen knows woodworking, and knows about second chances, too. The 68-year-old Cohen overcame an abusive family situation, heavy drug use, and the depths of depression to build a highly successful millwork and commercial custom cabinetry firm, Cohen Architectural Woodworking in St. James, Missouri.
A successful company starts with a strong office culture. But some businesses prioritize the wrong aspects of a successful business environment, or forget about it altogether. This idea has been subject to scrutiny from thousands of business experts. The root of the matter, however, often gets lost. From ping-pong tables in the office to Google’s bike meetings, it seems companies everywhere … Read More