Estee: A Success Story

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The best Estee: A Success Story Creat Estee Lauder are Kindle Estee Lauder Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Estee: A Success Story book, this is one of the most wanted Estee Lauder author readers around the world. . Estee A Success Story, by Lauder, Estee. Popular Books Estee: A Success Story I greatly admire women who start with almost nothing and build multi-million dollar businesses. There have been more than a few of them in the beauty business: Madam C J Walker, Helena Rubenstein, Elizabeth Arden, and Estee Lauder.Some of their stories are fascinating. Canadian Elizabeth Arden, born Florence Nightingale Gardner, got the name of her company from a partner, Elizabeth Hubbard, and Tennyson’s poem, “Enoch Arden.” She sold a lipstick during World War II, Montezuma Red, that matched the red on the uniforms of women serving in the armed forces. She was briefly married to a Russian prince.Helena Rubinstein was born Chaja Rubinstein in Krakow (the house where she was born still stands.) She was an industrial cosmetics chemist and moved to Australia (having no money and speaking no English) in 1902 when she was in her 30s. As she became successful she moved to Paris with her husband who ran the small publishing house that published Lady Chatterly’s Lover. She famously dismissed Marcel Proust: “He smelt of mothballs.” Her vicious rivalry with Elizabeth Arden is legendary. She was married at one time to a Russian prince.Madam C J Walker was born Sarah Breedlove in 1867 Louisiana, the daughter of freed slaves. She was the first woman to become a millionaire by her own achievements and she mentored other women who wanted to start businesses. She donated much of the money to save the Anacostia, DC, house of Frederick Douglass. She did not marry a Russian prince.And so we come to Estee Lauder. She was born in 1906. Or 1902 or 1908. Accounts vary. She was named Josephine Esther Mentzer. She was to have been named Esty after an aunt but the clerk recorded the name wrong. Or not. Accounts vary. Her parents were wealthy Hungarian immigrants. Or poor Hungarian immigrants who ran a small hardware store. Accounts vary. She worked with her uncle to sell a skin cream he developed. Or she stole the formula from him. Accounts vary. She was without doubt a very successful saleswoman who believed that putting her creams and makeup on her customers’ faces herself created a bond between them. She pioneered the “free sample with purchase,” a technique the company uses today. She did not marry a Russian prince but she did marry Leonard Lauder twice.Throughout her life, Estee Lauder was very cagey about her age, her youth, her family, the origins of her company, and much more. She was, like the other women cosmeticians, a social climber and she was very successful at it. Her family still runs the firm, and many other cosmetic and perfume brands that they have bought over the years: Aramis, Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan, Kate Spade, MAC, Michael Kors, Missoni, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, Tom Ford. Her son, Ronald Lauder, who apparently isn’t very good at business, collects art from the Vienna Succession and founded the Neue Gallerie in New York, which owns the famous Klimt portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer. His significant support for Israel led to a short-lived and unsuccessful boycott of the company by pro-Palestinian activists. Estee Lauder died in 2004, a date we are sure of.Estee Lauder: Beyond the Magic is an expose in the Kitty Kelley style by Lee Israel that fails because its “revelations” were nearly as questionable as the rumored details of Estee Lauder’s life. No steamy love affairs, no tangles with the law, no unethical business practices, no marriages to Russian nobility.Estee: A Success Story, written by Estee Lauder herself was published at about the same time as the Lee Israel book (1985) in order to blunt interest in that book. Less objective about Mrs Lauder’s age, family background, and other details of her life, it reads much like a company history written by a PR firm. There is very little of the actual woman in it.Neither book is worth reading unless you have been reading a string of books about successful women in the cosmetic industry and need to complete the set. Estee Lauder did not lead a particularly interesting life; her business was her life. And neither book gives significant hints about what made her so phenomenally successful – except for a lot of hard work.2011 Nos 80 and 81

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  1. I greatly admire women who start with almost nothing and build multi million dollar businesses There have been than a few of them in the beauty business Madam C J Walker, Helena Rubenstein, Elizabeth Arden, and Estee Lauder.Some of their stories are fascinating Canadian Elizabeth Arden, born Florence Nightingale Gardner, got the name of her company from a partner, Elizabeth Hubbard, and Tennyson s poem, Enoch Arden She sold a lipstick during World War II, Montezuma Red, that matched the red on [...]


  2. I requested this book based on a recommendation from an esthetician It is a quick and entertaining read Knowing what I know about cosmetic companies and ingredients, I did roll my eyes as I read Lauder s repeated insistence that she uses only the pure, natural, and clean ingredients but that is not relevant to the book Lauder gives the reader some background information parents, childhood, etc , but I was most interested in how she developed and built her eponymous line I skipped chapter 11 Livi [...]


  3. An impressive story of how the Estee Lauder skin care kingdom came to be I enjoy getting the back ground stories on famous people She loved her husband and two boys who supported her as she gently but firmly made her way into the industry competing with Liz Arden, Revlon and Rubenstein I can t relate to the life style or the money but I admire her as a strong, independent woman who built a strong company I like the tips for skin care she gives too may even try out her products one of these days. [...]


  4. This was an inspirational book for me Estee Lauder began her company in her kitchen using recipes from her scientist uncle It was from that humble beginnings that she grew her business to a mega success.Estee was a remarkable woman who used her charm and determination to win over her customers.Today, this personal involvement and excellent customer rapport seems to be missing from our society I was so impressed with this story that upon finishing, I went to an Estee Lauder cosmetic counter to pu [...]


  5. A true American success story she lived well but she earned it all, starting with nothing We tend to think of men when we think about American business successes Graceful beautiful Estee Lauder, who is still making women beautiful all over the world She is proof that persistence pays off no matter the field She says so herself in this book She amazes me, and this should be required reading for young women and business students alike.


  6. I really enjoyed this read A self penned biography Engrossing Big business story Impressive lady Intrigueing how the beauty Industry is pictured from within by a self made business woman who in a globalized environment managed to hold on to and expand a highly profitable and successful familyventure.


  7. I read this book because I happened upon it in the library and desperately needed something to keep my mind functioning outside of toddler activities But you know, it was really good It was a great personal story as well as a remarkable tale of how this woman made it in a difficult business and some of the bizarre stuff she put up with as her company grew and faced competitors.


  8. I read this many years ago and would really like to read it again sometime It was interesting to hear about the extent to which cosmetic companies go to protect their formulas I also enjoyed hearing about how Estee Lauder began her career quite humbly and made it big in a very competitive business.




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