By Ann Mincey | Updated: 07/15/2010 10:14:04 AM
In recent weeks I’ve been reminded of how important it is to keep on learning. One
such reminder came while dining at the glorious reception celebrating
the marriage of Shiri Sarfati (Repechage) and her new husband
Lawrence. I had an opportunity to have a “keep on learning”
conversation with Paul Dykstra. Paul is the executive director of
America’s Beauty Show in Chicago. If you’ve visited the show, I’m
certain you’ll agree he organizes a first-class event.
By Ann Mincey | Updated: 07/09/2010 11:04:59 AM
Has your business been up lately? Does it have you feeling rich? When
was the last time you felt like you were living large? I found myself
thinking about these questions at the recent Orlando Premiere show,
which was chock full of exceptional businesspersons. There was even
more than one millionaire in attendance.
By Ann Mincey | Updated: 07/02/2010 9:18:51 AM
Stuart Gavert ... his name commanded rapt attention and respect. My
earliest recollection of Stuart was in the mid ’80s when we were still
Redken Laboratories, Inc. in Canoga Park, California. Stuart
had been tapped by our research and marketing group to test our newest
innovation “Color Blend” which eventually morphed into Shades EQ.
By Ann Mincey | Updated: 05/27/2010 10:25:12 AM
The first time I heard the word “SWAG,” it was from my former colleague
and friend, Sandra Humphries. She always planned the best sales meetings
and gave the greatest SWAG! After any given meeting, she’d have our
hotel-room nightstands packed with delectable objects of desire. It got
so that if Sandra was involved, we were as trained as Pavlov’s dog to
check our nightstands for our rewards.
By Ann Mincey | Updated: 04/20/2010 2:00:00 PM
The first time I ever heard of John Steinberg was from my friend,
Stefany Reed, of Profound Beauty fame. At the time, John was visiting
New York and according to Stefany, he was an incredibly fascinating
person—a must to meet.
By Ann Mincey | Updated: 03/31/2010 8:00:00 AM
But walking with Mary, I saw that our once-familiar beach looked like a
moonscape more than a beach. The constant ebb and flow of the tide had
taken a huge portion of the sand away. Then, we discovered the
unimaginable. Huge boulders that previously had been covered with sand
stretched the length of a football field. Their sudden exposure was
unfamiliar and unsettling.