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Max De Pree lives in two worlds. Looking at the shelves on the east side of his office, you might think you were sitting in a pastor's study. Theological and church history books stand in testimony to Max's faith. The western shelves, however, tell of his vocational interests: business and management, among others. Max has shown leadership and vision in both worlds.

Former CEO and now chairman of the board at Herman Miller, Inc., Max De Pree came up through the ranks of the furniture company started by his father in 1923. His vision is part of the reason Herman Miller consistently appears on Fortune magazine's list of the twenty-five most admired companies in the U.S. Max, for his part, has been named by Fortune to the National Business Hall of Fame.

Max De Pree also is an active church member and serves on the boards of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, and Hope College (Reformed Church in America) in Holland, Michigan.

Max's best-selling books, ...

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