Founder's Rules: Marriott to Put Copies of Bible and Book of Morman in Starwood/Westin/Sheraton Hotels...
There's a lot of pros and cons about working for a company that's still controlled by a founder. For me, I think the pros dramatically outweigh the cons. Every once in awhile, a little company grows into a giant that's still controlled by the founder and because they still call the shots, things get interesting related to what's important to them.
Case in point - Chick-fil-A - while the founder has passed away, the company is still run by the son - Don Cathy, who's conservative Christian views have been front and center in recent years. There was past drama related to the Cathy's views on same-sex marriage, etc. Since the company is still thriving, you have to guess that the service and food is still so stellar that the controversy didn't make an impact.
Here's another founder-controlled company with some new ripples - Marriott International plans to place copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in 300,000 rooms of its newly acquired Starwood, Westin, and Sheraton hotels, the Associated Press reports:
The big picture: The number of hotels that offer those kinds of religious materials fell 16% over 10 years, per the AP. Starwood-owned hotels haven't offered religious materials at all until being acquired by Marriott. But Marriott requires "its 6,500 properties to have the books in each room."