The Sunday Times says Poppulo is pressing all the right buttons
— January 28th, 2019
Andrew O’Shaughnessy is not one to ignore the lessons of the past.
“If you go through something painful you can either get stuck in it or you can learn something from it,” says the Poppulo boss, reflecting on one of the more difficult periods of his life.
Fresh out of college in the mid-1980s, O’Shaughnessy went to work for Dripsey Woolen Mills, founded by his great-grandfather 80 years earlier. He worked at the venerable textile mill for only a couple of years before the company went out of business, undercut by cheaper overseas competitors.
It taught the young O’Shaughnessy to “read the signs, to adapt”.
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