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6 Career Lessons We Can Take Away From Ralph Lauren

6 Career Lessons We Can Take Away From Ralph Lauren

As of 2011, Forbes estimates his wealth at $5.8 billion dollars which would make Ralph Lauren the 173rd richest person in the world. But this Bronx boy, originally Ralph Lifshitz, didn’t just wake up one day and say I’m gonna put a giant pony and jockey on a shirt. He used strategy, hard work and determination to build his amazing empire and redefine America style. In 1997, Polo Ralph Lauren became a public company and the brand went from strength to strength. In 2007, it was reported that there were more than 35 Ralph Lauren boutiques across the United States. As Oprah said, “In so many ways he designed the fabric of America the way we know it.” Let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can take from business mogul Ralph Lauren. More »

Jenna Lyons: “Hubris Is Not Cute”

Jenna Lyons: "Hubris Is Not Cute"

Jenna Lyons, creative director for J.Crew, recently sat down with New York Magazine to talk about her more than 20-year career with J.Crew. The author presents compliment after compliment on Jenna’s far reaching impact of Jenna’s taste on American women. However, the humble Jenna doesn’t look at it that way. “My goal is not to be a tastemaker,” she says. “It has never been that. I don’t consider myself that at all. The idea that you can make taste or influence someone’s taste is a very precarious and overly presumptuous concept. Hubris is not so cute.” More »