Case Study: Trailblazer: From the Mountains of Kashmir to the Summit of Global Business and Beyond




Client: Farooq Kathwari

Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power” - Farooq appeared on Bloomberg TV’s “Balance of Power” with David Westin (former president ABC News), for a 7 minute 25 secs. interview on his memoir/life story.


HFN’s The Inside Scoop - Farooq sat down for a podcast discussion with HFN’s Allison Zisko for a 36 minute 12 secs interview about the ever-evolving nature of retail, his key leadership principles and his treasured pet, Pashmina.


Knowledge@Wharton - Farooq was interviewed for 25 minutes and 49 secs. on Knowledge@Wharton. Farooq discusses his unusual path from Kashmir, to Wall Street, to becoming the head of the iconic American furniture company.


CNBC – Squawk on the Street - Farooq appeared live on CNBC’s Squawk on the Street with Jim Cramer, Carl Quintanilla, and Sara Eisen on Sept. 3, the morning of the publication date of his book, Trailblazer (Greenleaf Book Group Press).

He also appeared live on CNN — Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin and Poppy Harlow on September 4th.

He appeared the following week on CNBC – Closing Bell with Sara Eisen and Wilfred Frost. - Robert Reiss included a quote from Farooq in his piece,

“Farooq Kathwari the Chairman, CEO & President of Ethan Allen add a fitting exclamation point to our series on Leadership. “The main job of a leader,” he says emphatically, “is to help people become better. If your leader doesn’t do this you have a right to revolt! And I mean that very seriously.”


CNN International  -   Farooq had an interview on CNN International’s “The Express” with host Zain Asher during the Noon hour on September 6th.   We are still waiting for a clip and will send it around to Farooq and EA team as soon as we have it.   (CNN International doesn’t post most links to interviews)


i24news - Farooq appeared on i24news’ flagship evening show “Clearcut” with Michelle Makori on the evening of September 4th.  


The CEO Forum magazine - Stemming from the 9/03 interview with Robert Reiss, Farooq was featured in their October issue online and in print


Counterpunch - Farooq’s brother, Rafiq, wrote an article for Counterpunch online magazine about Trailblazer, published on December 30, 2019


Tablet - Farooq appeared on Unorthodox Podcast on Tablet online magazine in conversation with Rabbi Joseph Telushkin for an hour and 25 minutes.


Business of Home - Farooq appeared in Business of Home online magazine and their BOH podcast for an interview that lasted an hour and 6 minutes.


FUTURE OF WORK PODCAST - Farooq conducted an interview with Jacob Morgan on Thursday, August 1 at 3:30pm ET.


Asia Society - Farooq sits for a wide-ranging interview with Asia Society President Josette Sheeran. (1 hr., 20 min.)


Talking Transformation - Farooq Kathwariwas interviewed onTalking Transformation (PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM).


CEO Radio (WCBS in New York) - Farooq was interviewed in a series on CEO Radio (WCBS in New York)




I just wanted to say thank you to everyone at PTA for handling David Champion's Satellite TV Tour in a professional, results-oriented way. Everything went like clockwork in the studio yesterday. We hit 20 TV stations in three hours—including numerous major markets. There were no problems.
— DOUGLAS LOVE, Communications Counsel, Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports