SPOS #711 – Pauline Brown on Aesthetic Intelligence (The Other AI)

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Welcome to episode #711 of Six Pixels of Separation.

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #711 – Host: Mitch Joel. There’s nothing harder than getting up onstage to speak in front of a room full of CEOs that run the world’s largest associations following one of the most successful business people from the luxury goods space. I felt like a bum in my black jeans, pseudo dress jacket and sneakers. Pauline Brown had just finished her long stay as the Chairman of LVMH North America (Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton) working with a portfolio of over 70 brands in five different sectors across 100 markets. I made a joke about my clothes, we all laughed (she was probably being very kind and polite about my sad state of fashion affairs), but I was engaged and hanging on to her every word. Pauline is renowned for acquiring, building, and leading some of the world’s most influential brands. Now, she is striking out on her own. Moving from business leader to thought leader with her amazing new book, Aesthetic Intelligence (which she has brilliantly called “the other AI”). Her book is based on a course that she designed and taught at Harvard Business School. Pauline began her career as a Consultant at Bain and subsequently held senior executive roles at Estee Lauder, Avon and The Carlyle Group. She currently is an Executive-in-Residence at Columbia Business School and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute. I’ve become a raving fan of her work/thinking (which you can also hear on Sirius XM show, Tastemakers, on the Stars channel). Enjoy the conversation…

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #711 – Host: Mitch Joel.