Quinntessential reflection on decades of success
Published 11/05/2016 | 02:30
Superquinn founder, outgoing senator and Irish Independent business columnist Feargal Quinn has launched his latest book, 'Quinntessential Feargal', with an event at Leinster House.
In the deeply personal memoir the Superquinn founder shares his memories of the ups and downs of business and public life in Ireland over seven decades.
Feargal Quinn is best known as the founder of the Superquinn supermarket chain, which he sold in 2005 and is now part of Musgrave's SuperValu chain.
His previous books include 'Crowning the Customer', which has been translated into ten languages, and 'Mind Your Own Business'.
Since selling his retail chain he has presented the television series 'Retail Therapy' and 'Local Heroes: A Town Fights Back'.His highly regarded advice column for business owners, especially those in the early stages of getting enterprises off the ground, appears every Thursday in the Irish Independent Business Week supplement.
In his latest book, published by O'Brien Press, Feargal Quinn recalls his family's commercial and political roots, his childhood at Red Island holiday camp and his battles to succeed in the face of personal tragedy. The book includes reflections on the culture of innovation he introduced in Superquinn, and his decision to sell the company that bore his name.
He has received a Fellowship, five Honorary Doctorates, the French Ordre national du Mérite and a Papal Knighthood. He is Adjunct Professor at the National University of Galway and was an independent Senator for 23 years.