“Don’t underestimate Walmart and other ‘corporate beasts’ like it.” | Dumbo Feather
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Tyler Brûlé’s retail projections: Bullish on Walmart, bearish on Farfetch.

On the back of Walmart’s aggressive e-commerce acquisition spree, and Farfetch’s newfangled Store of the Future concept, we spoke with the Monocle man about why US and European retail is failing, how it can be fixed, and why the Japanese still to get it right. (1,267 words)

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TLDR – A decade into BoF, chief Imran Amed is all the rage.

GQ published a killer profile on the fashion world’s new media darling, the “bird-like” Imran Ahmed. We’ve broken it down to bring you the key TLDR highlights. Remix! (933 words)

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A big name in the MLC space gets the NYT treatment | Recode
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TLDR: The toplines from Kirsten Green’s stellar NYT profile.

With the Jet.com and Dollar Shave Club exits, Forerunner Ventures is on a tear. Partner Kirsten Green gets profiled by the NYT and we break it down. (529 words)

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He's got a new target | CNBC
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Chip Wilson has a new target: Under Armour (and Kevin Plank).

It’s been a rough 2017 for Kevin Plank. This latest potential headache is the last thing he needs. (200 words)

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Spiegel listens as fellow media maven Michael Bloomberg speaks | Vanity Fair
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Spiegel the contrarian.

In another life, Spiegel sounds like he could’ve been a great MLC founder. (196 words)

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Steven dishes out sound advice for MLCs | Trevor Smith (Citiphile)
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Steven Alan warns emerging brands: “Don’t become a slave to your valuation.”

The highlights from Steven’s conversation at Loose Threads. (990 words)

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The one thing that gets overlooked about Glossier’s Emily Weiss.

Few influencers have figured out how to turn their power into product-based, scalable companies. (285 words)

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Fear the beard | PSFK
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Outlier CEO Abe Burmeister: “Scale doesn’t make problems go away, it makes them bigger.”

Burmeister discusses why scale is a false benchmark, why Google has him obsessing over product quality, and the reasons behind his hot ‘n heavy Apple fetish. (950 words)

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Made in America, without the political baggage | SF Business Times
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American Giant’s Bayard Winthrop: “Customers don’t really care much about stores anymore.”

Like Kevin Plank, American Giant CEO Bayard Winthrop is fiercely in support of the American-made approach. Unlike Plank, he’s wisely kept politics out of it. (1584 words)

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Air Canada, now properly kitted out | Howard Slutsken
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Quick fire: 7 questions for Tyler Brule about that sharp, new Air Canada makeover.

It’s rare to come across projects of this magnitude from design firms today. We thought Lean Luxe readers would enjoy a closer look at the details. (493 words)

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