A baton was passed Tuesday evening as Leonard A. Lauder talked about lessons he learned in his storied career building the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., while giving pointers to a roomful of new leaders about the need to read the future.
“You have to have a vision of where you want to be,” he said. “You can’t get anywhere by saying, ‘Oh I’ll see how it goes.’ You have to have a passion to do what you think is right. A business without a vision isn’t a business, it’s just a pastime.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"