This is a remarkable story about a German youth that went from dishwasher to owner of the United Furniture Warehouse chain. Having achieved financial success John Volken then sold the business and founded the Welcome Home Society. This is an organization that creates a free long-term residential peer community for men who are committed to changing their lives. Their problems can include substance abuse, difficulty with the law or behavioural challenges.
They are provided with jobs in the Society's sizeable Price Pro discount store in Surrey BC, motto: "Save Money, Change Lives."
Story source: Surrey Now
What a wonderful story compared to successful tycoons going from rich to richer to jail. What makes people so different?