Frank Farwell is the founder and former president of the WinterSilks catalog (now www.wintersilks.com), which was a three-time INC.500 honoree. In 1995 WinterSilks won the catalog industry’s top customer service award. His book, "Chicken Lips, Wheeler-Dealer and the Beady-Eyed M.B.A.: An entrepreneur's wild adventures on the new Silk Road," was an initial nominee for the 2011 Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year award. Farwell received a B.A. from Trinity College and studied in the M.B.A. program at Northwestern University.