At a time when workplace cynicism is in vogue, Successories is the anti-Dilbert. The company makes personal motivation and self-improvement items, including awards, books, coffee mugs, computer and desk accessories, framed desk and wall decor, greeting cards, and pens. Products produced by Successories are sold through the millions of catalogs it mails each year, its Web site, and a handful of retail stores in Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, and Texas. Successories was founded in 1985 by Arnold (Mac) Anderson. It published its first catalog in 1988, went public in 1990, and was taken private in 2003. TWS Partnership acquired the company in June 2009.