Always In Fashion: From Clerk to CEO -- Lessons for Success in Business and in Life

Always In Fashion: From Clerk to CEO -- Lessons for Success in Business and in Life

by Mark Weber

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780071849395
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 01/09/2015
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,272,789
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

MARK WEBER began his career at Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation (PVH), becoming president, board member, and CEO. He joined LVMH in 2006 as Chairman and
CEO of Donna Karan International Inc., leading the growth of the Donna Karan and DKNY brands in emerging markets, notably China and India.


Table of Contents

Preface: Human Nature xi

Introduction: Work Is Work If It's Work xiii

Act I In the Beginning

1 I Wasn't Supposed to Have This Career 3

2 I'll Take Luck Wherever I Can Find It 7

3 What a Difference a Day Makes 15

4 Youth Is Wasted on the Young 19

5 The Godfather 21

6 Ask Not What Your Company Can Do for You 23

7 Climbing the Ladder 27

8 Once in My Life I Was Brilliant 33

9 Life in the Fast Lane 39

10 The Solid Gold Rolex 43

11 Pearls of Wisdom 45

12 You Can't Always Get What You Want 49

13 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back 55

14 Packaging Yourself Is as Important as Packaging Your Products 59

15 Maybe Twice in My Career I Was Brilliant 63

16 Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 67

17 Negotiating with the Master 71

18 Run Away! 75

19 Who's That Weirdo? 79

20 We Liked Everything We Saw but Nothing We Heard 85

21 My Friend Gene 89

22 The Termination 93

Intermission: The Search

23 It's Not How Far You Fall; It's How High You Bounce Back 103

24 The Headline That Changed My Life 111

25 "I Think You'd Be Great for Dior" 123

26 The Media Barrage 133

ACT II The Best Is Yet to come

27 From Madison Avenue to Paris 141

28 I Like to Think My Gray Hair Brings Wisdom 145

29 Licensing Is a Double-Edged Sword 151

30 My Favorite Word Is "No" 155

31 Working with Celebrities 161

ACT III Weber's World

32 We Are in the Want Business 167

33 It's All about Fashion 169

34 On a Scale of 1 to 10… 171

35 The World Series Versus the World Cup 175

36 Indefensible 179

37 Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover 183

38 Mentoring Talent 187

39 Don't Forget to Thank People Who Help You 193

40 It Pays to Have Friends 195

41 My Friend Bill 199

42 The View of the Eiffel Tower 201

43 Just in Case You Weren't Paying Attention… 207

My Job Hierarchy 213

Acknowledgments 215

Index 217

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