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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

Bloomberg Radio New York

06:37 min | 2 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York

"Is Bloomberg law with June gros from Bloomberg radio. I've been talking to intellectual property litigator Terrence Ross about the Supreme Court excepting Jack Daniel's trademark case over a dog toy, an attorney VJ choke, wrote a brief encouraging the high court to hear the case and it said our biggest issues is not necessarily how the 9th circuit applies the Rogers test, but when it applies to Rogers test, quote, as far as I can tell, the 9th hasn't declined to apply Rogers to any case this decade. Well, that's factually accurate, but very limited. It completely ignores the fact that the second circuit, the fourth circuit, the 7th circuit, and the tenth circuit have all been faced with cases involving commercial products and have refused to apply the Rogers test. And indeed, there's a case in the fourth circuit that so similar to the case here that it's on a shocking, it was a lawsuit in 2007. The caption was Louis Vuitton versus haute diggity dog and it was about a Chewy viton dog toy that was put out as a parody of Louis Vuitton's trademarks. And the fourth circuit in that case did not even deign to consider the Rogers test. It simply said, look, the way you approach a case like this is to consider whether or not consumers are likely to be confused. That somehow this Chewy vatan dog toy is put out by Louis Vuitton, the fashion house. And that's the way you approach this, indeed, it just went back this morning. Look, the Rogers tested not even mentioned by the fourth circuit. So in a very real sense, the 9th circuit is the first federal palette court to consider and to apply the Rogers test in the context of a commercial product such as a dog toy as opposed to applying it only with respect to expressive works like songs, movies and books. So, I mean, looking at this, no one is going to confuse this dog toy with Jack Daniels, and apparently the VIP products also sells parodies of other popular alcoholic bottles, including Stella arpa, which mimics beer maker stellar artois. And Heinz sniffing, which resembles Heineken. What's the danger here? I mean, why is Jack Daniels going so far here? So it's not just a question of trademark infringement. It's also a question of trademark dilution. So the lanham act protects against unfair competition trademark infringement where you use somebody's mark in order to commercialize your own product. And also where someone does something that is dilutive of the brand. So that it brings the trademark into disrepute amongst consumers. And this same company put out a chew toy for dogs that was in the shape of a beer bottle that had the title on it. But wiser. And looked very much like a bud wiser, beer bottle, and Budweiser did not want its beer being associated with people's bottoms and went to court sued and won. And that product is no longer on the market. Similarly, here, if you look carefully at the shoe toy, it's got references to poop and to other derogatory terms that seem to suggest that a bottle that looks like Jack Daniels has animal waste in it. And that's exactly what the trademark dilution act was intended to stop from happening. What will the court decide here whether to use the Rogers test or not, or what's the question the court is going to decide? So this is exactly the problem that many of my friends in academia have discussed with me, we don't really know why all of a sudden the Supreme Court wants to look at this and that raises fears. The only difference in the law between 2021 when the court rejected this case, the first time and November 2022 when the court decided to accept it. Second go round is that the composition of the Supreme Court has changed. And it only takes four votes amongst the justices to hear a case and we've had at least my account if I've got it right. Two new justices see that since then. So one can't help but wonder if that is the driving force here. Is that the new justices have a different view of how trademark Washington applied. But the fear amongst academics and practitioners who follow this closely is that the Supreme Court might start with a much bigger picture and ask, does the Rogers test even exist? The important thing to remember here is that there is no Rogers test in the lanham act, the trademark law. It was created by judge Newman at a whole cloth in 1989 in Rogers V grimaldi. It's judge made law and there's also this fear that there's a number of justices on the court now who are antithetical to judicial lawmaking who believe that that's the province of Congress. And they arguably have some support. That thinking. And they may be wanting to revisit this. Remember, in the copyright act, this would be handled by the fair use doctrine. Fair use doctrine is statutory. As you want to, it's actually in the copyright act. There is no equivalent here in the trademark cloth. So one fear is that the Rogers test may not be accepted by the court. This will be the first time it's ever considered. Does the Rogers test even exist? The second question that I think if they agree that there is some sort of Rogers test, what is the makeup of that test? I mean, it's a fairly simple test. With respect to expressive works is the use of trademark artistically relevant to that work and not explicitly intended to mislead. It's simple straightforward test, but it was also very narrow originally. It was designed to gear toward protecting celebrity names, not trademarks with broadly. Could the Supreme Court say here? That we're going to have a very narrow Rogers test and applies to names and names used entitled and not to broadly to trademarks used on products. And then if we get past that, the third question, which I think is the one that they absolutely will consider is, does the Rogers test

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:02 min | 6 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

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And I think he <Speech_Female> will do it. <Speech_Female> I'd also mention <Speech_Female> ruiji villasenor, <Speech_Female> the designer of <Speech_Female> rude, <Speech_Female> Jerry <Speech_Female> Lorenzo, <Speech_Female> who designs fear <Speech_Female> of God, <Speech_Female> those are the <Speech_Female> younger <Speech_Female> people I would say are <Speech_Female> really <Speech_Female> exciting, at least <Speech_Female> to me <SpeakerChange> at the

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

02:06 min | 6 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"I mean, there's the combination of good vibes, good values. Is that how luxury fashion gets its hooks into Gen Z because, I mean, this stuff isn't cheap, right? I mean, and that's part of its sort of long-term appeal, I suppose you could say. Yeah, well, I think you've had a lot of the introduction that younger people have had to these luxury brands are through these kind of connectors, whether it's someone like Virgil Abloh, who, of course, designed at Louis Vuitton, or if it's a brand like supreme, which is certainly not a luxury brand, but is a streetwear brand, and their t-shirts sell for under a $100. And yet there are these huge lines to this day outside of the stores to get their products when they release them on Thursdays. And I think that that sort of idea of creating hype around a product and telling a story, which is what, in a way, hype really is, is creating this narrative in this excitement around a product which may be a simple T-shirt, but says more, that is something that the luxury industry has started to adapt itself. And in some ways, that's because they're creating similar streetwear Staples, but in some cases it's because they are hiring designers like Virgil Abloh or Luigi villasenor who's going to Bali. And really just bringing these designers into their universes. We're talking about these legacy design houses and how they're staying fashion forward and we're not just talking about what they're selling in stores either. We're going to be digging deeper into that aspect of the industry, but first another quick break will be right back with more of this edition of business wars. There are no hosts staying with you in a verbal vacation home. Don't get us wrong. We love our hosts. But if the owner of the place is there, sitting with you in the living room,

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:38 min | 6 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Well, I think what this reflects is a real desire on the behalf of consumers to experience world building. And we're seeing that happen at the smallest level and also at the largest where there are these kinds of clients who really want to have that experience of everything reflects this brand that they feel in some way reflects their identity and helps them to sort of construct a sense of who they are in the world. So interesting. Gucci Gucci is not only creating these objects for your pets, but they make actually very cool things for your home, so they make furniture, they make silverware and porcelain, plates, and this is not all that unusual. I mean, Louis Vuitton makes a lot of objects like this as well. And in fact, during the NBA awards season, the trophy cases are made by Louis Vuitton. Which is, I think, an interesting kind of branding connection between the world of sports and the world of fashion. I want to loop back to something we're touching on a little bit earlier. When we were talking about Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs and these terrific designers, these iconic designers, really, from these two places, Louis Vuitton and Gucci. What about the designers driving these labels today? For example, that's a Louis Vuitton's creative director. How would you describe what he's bringing to the brand? Well, Nicola jaskier is an incredible designer, really a once in a generation talent. When I talk to other designers and say, who do you admire? Who are your kind of icons, especially younger designers and their 30s. They always say Eddie Salman, who is the creative director of Celine, and Nikola Jessica. Interesting. And what's interesting too about Nikola is that, you know, he was one of the first designers in the early 2000s to build this sort of almost posse of it girls around him. You know, Jennifer Connelly was a woman who he's dressed for a very long time, but he's also very interested in women who are famous on YouTube and on TikTok. You know, he was one of the first, if not the first fashion designer to dress Emma Chamberlain, who is a huge star on YouTube. And I think that's really interesting that a designer in his early 50s who's at the biggest luxury house in the world is fascinated by this younger generation and really seems to understand who is influential and resonates, which is something that I think a lot of designers and brands struggle with. Let's talk about another fairly well-known name Virgil Abloh, former artistic director for LV's menswear collection. Before his death in 2021, had a massive following for his work.

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

04:42 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Way up to assistant creative director under jeanine, and now, at 42 years old, he's in charge. For this one show, anyway. Michelle walks over to one of the Taylor dummies and strips it of its drab pea coat, tossing the coat across the room. Those have got to go. If he's putting together a show, it's going to have bright colors and pizazz. He grabs a long piece of pink silk and begins draping it over the bust until it forms a blouse. Michelle leans back, admiring his work. He likes the androgyny of the piece, but there's something missing. He studies it. His hand rubbing over the scruff of his beard. I know. He cuts a strip of the fabric and ties it around the bust's neck, forming a pussy bow. There it is. He lets out a loud, giddy laugh. He's going to do this. He's going to completely redesign this show in less than a week. And he is going to show the world what Gucci will look like under him. Critics won't call it boring, that's for sure. He's going to put Gucci back on the map. Alessandro Michel's debut menswear collection is a hit. And a huge departure from Janine's state work. He's named the permanent creative director two days after the show. His gender bending fashion makes Gucci a hit with Gen Z icons, including singer, Harry Styles. In March 2018, Louis Vuitton fires back against Gucci's play for the youth market. They hire Virgil Abloh as their artistic director of menswear. The first black man to hold the position at the company. Trained as an architect, Abloh is the founder of the brand off white, and Kanye West's former creative director. He brings a hip street style to the brand, keeping the company fresh, and drawing in a younger Mayo customer. But while Louis Vuitton still has the most total sales. By 2019, Gucci is the fastest growing luxury brand in the world. By 2021, Gucci was valued at over a $1 billion more than Louis Vuitton, and considered the hottest luxury fashion and accessory company in the world. But in November 2021, ablo dies from a rare form of cancer. And further uncertainty is also ahead for Louis Vuitton. Bernard Arnault, who has steered the company for over 30 years, is now 73. All 5 of his children currently hold positions within the LVMH empire. But who will officially be named his successor is very much an open question. And whether they can fill the paw prints of the wolf in

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

08:22 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Any moment now. In the 6 years she's been at Gucci, Demarco is her fourth CEO. But this is her first time going through the transition since she's been in the role of creative director. She fully expects to be out of a job by the end of the meeting. The relationship between CEO and creative director is so close. CEOs tend to want to bring in their own person for the role. The intercom on her phone buzzes and her assistant's voice comes through. Mister Demarco is here. Jenny takes a deep breath and answers. Thank you. Please send him in. Janine stands up and smoothed down her skirt and heads to the door. Demarco strides in his dark hair flops over his forehead brushing against his small wire rim glasses. Jeanine's caught off guard by just how handsome he is. She'd seen photos of him online, but they don't do him justice. Jenny sticks out her hand. I'm Frida. Nice to meet you. Patricio, likewise. Jeanine indicates a couch against the back wall of the office. Please have a seat. Demarco sits down, sinking into the low couch. Jennie takes a seat in the chair opposite him. She towers above Demarco, liking the feeling of power the height gives her. She points to a thick leather portfolio case sitting on the coffee table. I put together a portfolio of all my designs I've done as creative director. I'm happy to walk you through them and tell you my intentions behind each of them. Wow, you're very prepared. I wasn't expecting anything so formal in this initial meeting. Well, I heard that when you were preparing for your interview for the CEO role, you put together a 150 page document about everything you would do as head of Gucci. I found I should follow suit. Touche. He smiled at her. His eyes twinkling. Jeanine smiles back, surprised to find she might actually like this man. Demarco brushes a hand through his hair. But seriously, I did my homework. I'm familiar with your designs. The press hasn't been too favorable about them, have they? Jeanine shrugged defensively. Critics have dubbed her designs retro and uninspiring. They saw well, customers like the throwback to the classic era. It's true. I think the bigger picture is that our boutique managers are filling their stores with cheap goods that feature the GG logo. You know what? Your designs are getting lost. We need to change that. We? Yes. I don't want to create a director who is constantly pushing the envelope. I think that's arrogant and pretentious. Relying on classic designs from the archive is a smart move in my book. Jeannie smiles. Ah, that's not what I was expecting to hear. So it's agreed. We'll keep working together. Yes. I'd like that. Great. Now I need to ask you a question. Can we move to that table over there? He points to the round table in the center of the room where jeanine typically holds meetings. Jeanine nods, she doesn't feel the need to assert her power over him anymore. Jeanine stays on in her role as creative director, and continues to rely on the archives as the inspiration for her designs. A year later, Janine and Demarco start a personal relationship in addition to their professional one. But Gucci's decision to rely on the archives for their designs. Risks, customers, and critics, finding the designs boring, and unimaginative. When Louis Vuitton finds itself in search of a new creative director, they take a different approach. And a new player makes her voice known. It's 2013 Paris. Delphine arnould sits at a conference table at LVMH headquarters. Across from hers her father, Bernard Arnault, and Louis Vuitton CEO, Mark Burke. The three of them have been spending the afternoon going over candidates to head up women's wear for Louis Vuitton. After a 16 year run as creative director, Marc Jacobs has left the company to focus exclusively on his own label. Burke shifts in his seat. No matter who he hire, they'll be compared to Mark. I think we need to find someone who is naturally quite different from Mark. Our no shakes his head. But we need to keep some consistency, our clothes can't suddenly take a left turn. Delphine leans forward, ready to weigh in. Delphine is arno's oldest child and only daughter. She was named VP and executive director of Louis Vuitton earlier this year. Many people see the appointment as a sign that she's her father's heir apparent. But Delphine knows it's no sure bet. She has four younger brothers. They're all in contention. But this, this is a moment to make her mark. I think we have to see this as an opportunity to refocus our brand on exclusivity. We should create lines that are more than just fashionable clothes and handbags. But collectibles, that's what Marc Jacobs did so brilliantly with his collaborations. Arno and Burke nod. Delphine narrows her eyes. But to do that, we need to hire a designer with a singularly striking vision. Arno gives a half smile. The rest of the world may think you have a poker face Delphine, but I know you. You have someone in mind. Who? That's an interesting idea. Nikolai jaskier is the former creative director of Ballon shaga. He's known for bold hip designs that feature surprising contrasts. He's credited with turning Ballon jaga around and making it one of the fastest growing brands in the world. Delphine rubs her hands together. Hiring jaskier would be a clear signal that Louis Vuitton isn't relying on its past. We won't be digging into our archives. We're focused on the future and creating the fashion of tomorrow. Arno and Burke exchange a nod. All right, Delphine. You convinced us. Louis Vuitton hires Nicolas jacquier as their head of women's wear. Delphine's prediction is spot on. The fashion industry approves of the choice commenting that Louis Vuitton's transition from Marc Jacobs feels well thought through, and invigorating. Meanwhile, Gucci's bet on its past has backfired. But out of the ashes, Gucci. Is about to rise again. It's January 2015, Florence. Alessandro Michel walks through Gucci's empty design studio. Taylor's dummies outfitted and muted cashmere sweaters and tasteful pea coats are scattered about. Michelle's mind is swirling. He's just been told that his bosses Gucci creative director Frida giannini and CEO patrizio Demarco have been fired. Sales have been slumping and critics have been tearing apart Gucci's clothes. So Francois pinault cut bait. He's named Michelle, interim creative director. Michelle's now in charge of the menswear show they're putting up. Do whatever you want Pino told him. The only catch is that the show is in less than a week. It's the break Michelle has been waiting for since Tom Ford hired him at Gucci back in 2002 to design handbags. He worked his

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:57 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Is 2000 Paris. Marc Jacobs excitedly paces in front of Louis Vuitton CEO eve carcel and his second in command. Jacob speaks passionately so much energy coursing through him. You can practically see it humming in the air around him. There is a precedent for what I'm suggesting. Think of Marcel Duchamp defacing the Mona Lisa. There's power in getting rough and dirty with an iconic image in creating something new, but equally as powerful. The executives in front of him share an uneasy glance. Carcel interweaves his fingers in places his hands in front of him on his desk. I just don't know. I just don't know. Jacob's clenches his fists and shakes them in front of him. I'm telling you if we do this right and transform your venerable logo into something modern and cool. We will bring in a whole new audience. People who wouldn't currently come near Louis Vuitton with a ten foot pole. The second in command leans forward. Okay, so how would you ensure that we did this right? And really did create something that is a modern and cool. Well, I wouldn't do it alone. I'd bring in Steven Sprouse to collaborate. Steven Sprouse is a fashion designer who rose to prominence in the 1980s by marrying high fashion with punk aesthetics. Sprouse will knock this out of the park and just having him on board will bring massive press attention. Carcel nods and turns toward his second in command, speaking in a low voice. The press angle does sound promising. His second in command nods. We could just produce the bag for fashion shows and photo shoots. We don't have to put them into production. Yes, yes, that sounds like a good compromise. Carcel turns back to Jacobs. Okay, let's try it. Yes. Jacob's collapses hands together and bounces up and down on the balls of his feet. This is going to be big. He can feel it. Jacobs and Sprouse work together to design a handwritten looking font that they use to scrawl the words Louis Vuitton over a variety of bags, giving it a feel that the logo has been graffitied on. It's a lowbrow pop punk aesthetic that turns people's image of Louis Vuitton on its head. And it's an immediate hit. As soon as the bag debuts at the 2001 show, it's a sensation. So many people call wanting to buy a bag with a new logo, Louis Vuitton puts the line into production. The collaboration is credited with bringing in $300 million worth of new business to the company. And while Jacobs is generating new excitement for Louis Vuitton, Gucci, finds itself at an unexpected crossroads. Its 2004 London Frida giannini sits across from Francois pinault, running her hand through her long blond hair. She hopes she doesn't look as nervous as she feels. Pino looks over her portfolio. For the past two years, jeanine has been Gucci's head handbag designer. But today, she's interviewing to become head of women's wear. This would be a major step up. And it's one she didn't expect to be taking so soon. But shocking everyone, Tom Ford and domenico de Soleil have left Gucci to start their own label after negotiations over their new contract, stalled out with Pino. Jeanine heard that didn't want to give the two men the degree of control they wanted. It's a huge change for Gucci and a huge opportunity for jeanine. Pino looks up from her portfolio and smiles. Really impressive work. Let's just jump into it. You get named as head of women's wear. Your first show, what do you do? What's your vision for Gucci? Jeannie smiles, she's ready for this. First of all, I need to state the obvious. I'm not Tom Ford. I'm not going to be able to do what Tom Ford did. But I think that's a positive. Tom's a genius, no doubt. But he has a very aggressive, very sexy style that turns off as many customers as it turns on. There are customers who want a more classic, more refined look. I would design clothes for them. And you know I think you're absolutely right. We need someone who's going to take Gucci in a new direction. We're not looking for someone to imitate what Ford did. And I think there are assets that Gucci has that haven't been taken advantage of. Gucci is over 80 years old. It has decades of archives to use this inspiration. I don't want to reinvent the wheel. Let's look at what Gucci did in the past that worked. And see how we can refresh it. To work for now. That's really smart. Janine smiles, confident sweeps over her. She thinks she's going to get this. Jeannie is named head of women's wear. But filling Tom Ford's loafers is a tall order. And whether jeanine is up to the task, is a big question. Especially while Mark Jacobs and Louis Vuitton.

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Business Wars

07:14 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"It's February 1999, London. Bernard Arnault roots around in his jewelry case, hunting for the Thai pen he wants to wear. The round one with the reeded edge. In about an hour, he's meeting Tom Ford for lunch. It's a meeting our no has been wanting to happen for a variety of reasons. One of which is because Ford owns 2 million shares of Gucci stock. If he aligns with our no, then it's lights out for domenico de Soleil. Our no finds the pin he wants, and sticks it through his maroon tie. Arno puts the back on the pin and answers a phone. Are no speaking. Mister I know we have mister Ford calling for you. The small tendril of worry wraps itself around our no. You can't imagine a good reason that Ford would be calling him just an hour before they're set to meet. Thank you. Please put him through. Before our no can even talk, he hears Ford yelling through the receiver. What kind of games do you think you're playing? Arnold shoots a glance over to pile of newspapers on the bedside table that he had the hotel delivered to him that morning. Peach colored pages of the Financial Times stand out among the gray of the others. Are no suspects Ford is calling about an article in the times that detailed Ford's compensation package with Gucci and also reported that Ford was meeting with our no. I don't know what you're talking about. Oh, please. The article. Oh, yes. I did see that. Of course you saw it. I know it was leaked by LVMH. What's wrong with you? That's my private information. What did you think of DOM found out about his meeting? He'd be so mad. I'd be forced to align with you. And let me tell you something. It's going to take a lot more than cheap tricks like that to break me and DOM apart. Look, let's just talk about all of this over lunch. I'm not going to lunch with you. I'm going to war. Arno hangs up the phone. His attempt to defuse the DOM Tom bomb has just blown up in his face. He needs to figure out his next move. Stat. Meanwhile, the esop has bought de Soleil time and he's been using it to make his own moves. Its March 1999, London domenico de Soleil paces in the living room of a townhouse owned by Morgan Stanley. Tom Ford is by his side. In front of both of them leaning back on the couch is Francois Pino. In his early 60s, Pinot has thinning hair and bright blue eyes. He's the owner of the largest retail business in Europe. He's also diso lay in Ford's best option as a white knight. A friendly buyer to take over Gucci instead of arno. They've approached several potential white knights in the past few weeks, but they've all turned them down. They're quickly running out of options. De Soleil gestures between himself and Ford. Over just 5 years, Tom and I grew Gucci from a company doing $200 million in sales to doing a billion for steps forward. But we know that we won't be able to grow to $2 billion in sales by doing the same old thing. It's so late shakes his head emphatically. No. For Gucci to get to the next level, it will need to become a multi brand company. We're looking for a partner who shares our vision. Pino smiles. Well, you know from my background that I do like to build things. For no dropped out of high school to work for his family sawmill. He took it public in 1980. With that capital, he expanded his empire. For no would buy converse the sneaker brand, samsonite the luggage company and Christie's the auction house. He's now the 35th richest man in the world. But in France, there's one businessman who vastly overshadows him. Bernard Arnault he knows largely stayed out of the luxury space, but he feels that it's time to change that. I bet a lot of people you've met with are afraid of going up against our no. Right. Well, I'm not. Why should our no have all the fun in the luxury sector? To Soleil in Ford exchange and excited glance, this is exactly what they've been waiting to hear. Pino shifts in his seat. There is one thing. I understand from the media that the judge has ordered you to restart negotiations with LVMH. This Soleil nods. Yes, next week. Where are they? Let's seal the deal before next week. Diso lays eyebrows, shoot up his forehead. Before next week, yes, if we can't get it settled before you restart negotiations with LVMH, then the deal is off. Sound good? Did Soleil and Ford exchange a glance. They don't know if they can pull this off. But they don't have another choice. Yes, absolutely. Fantastic, great idea. The three men shake on it, and get on the phone with their lawyers. They'll need to pull a lot of all nighters. If they're going to get this done on time. It's march 19th, 1999. Paris, France. Bernard Arnault storms into a conference room at LVMH headquarters. He was delivering a speech at a Louis Vuitton executive retreat at Euro Disneyland when an assistant passed him a note. It told him that Francois pinault had just bought Gucci. He rushed back to headquarters for an emergency meeting with his top executives. Arnaud flings himself into a chair at the head of the table, looking around the room. There's only one move left. Pierre godet, his second in command, looks at him warily. Are you sure? Of course I'm sure. We're putting in a bid for the entire company. I'm not going quietly into the night. They're going to have to fight me to the bitter end. Okay. How much do you want to offer per share? $81. That's more than $8 billion total. Yes, I can do the math. Do you really think Gucci is worth that much? It's worth what I'm willing to spend, go day raises his eyebrows skeptically. But keeps his concerns to himself. Will

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Good Guy With a Gun Stops Indiana Shopping Mall Shooter

The Officer Tatum Show

01:20 min | 7 months ago

Good Guy With a Gun Stops Indiana Shopping Mall Shooter

"So to shoot it goes into the mall, the Greenwood park mall, some of you guys from Indiana know exactly what that model is at, the forgotten man, my producer, was telling me about an experience that he had at the mall and thank God he had a license to carry a gun. So the interesting thing, Indiana, just allowed for people to pretty much carry without a permit. And so a young man 22 year old man is now carrying in the mall and the food court where the 20 year old suspect who's now deceased entered into the mall, went into the bathroom, he was in there what they were report over an hour, I guess he finally got the courage to come out with two long guns for those who don't know what long guns are. AR-15s. And he began shooting. He said he fired over 24 rounds, killing three people and injuring two other people, a 12 year old girl was one that was injured as well. She suffered non life threatening injuries. But the good Samaritan, with his girlfriend, going to the mall, shopping, hopefully at Louis Vuitton. And he sees the suspect, the suspect is firing that other individuals and he takes it upon himself to eliminate the threat.

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:53 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Slipped, though with such diverse holdings, LVMH on the whole is doing well. The lights dim and the first model struts down the runway. A brown hair framing her face, she wears a white trench coat that goes down to her knees. Are no nods. He likes this piece, but his eyes go to her hands. Their empty. His wife notices two and leans over. Shouldn't she be carrying a handbag? She should. Yes, Louis Vuitton is launching a ready to wear line, but luggage and handbags will always be the bread and butter of the brand. Are no watch them showcased. But he decides to give Jacobs the benefit of the doubt. I think he's just being unpredictable. I'm sure the next model will carry one. But the next model comes out in a knee length black skirt, a lavender sweater in ballet flats. No purse. Our no fumes. Maybe he made a mistake hiring Jacobs. He wanted his own Tom Ford, but maybe he should have just gotten the actual Tom Ford. Hell maybe he should just buy Gucci. He sits up straighter. Gucci's stock price is taken a tumble due to their losses in Asia. Taking over Gucci is. Feasible. As yet another model walks down purses, are no fields his muscles relaxing. He knows what he's going to do. Make Gucci part of the LVMH empire. Whether they like it, or not. Today's episode is brought to you by Thorne. You know, it seems like there are two extremes in healthcare right now. It's either the traditional focus on disease. Or navigating the overcrowded wellness industry on your own. But Thorne is offering another way. Through a variety of at home tests and high quality nutritional supplements, Thorne is empowering people to live healthier for longer. To get started on your personalized health and wellness journey and take 10% off your first order. Visit Thorne dot com slash U slash BW ten that THORNE dot com slash U slash BW one zero. It's January 1999. Domenico de Soleil walks into a room in Morgan Stanley's Paris offices. He feels like a gladiator walking into a ring, but where the other fighter is twice his size and twice as strong. The Soleil is dreading the fight. Over the past three weeks, Bernard Arnault has acquired over 30% of Gucci's stock, spending over $1.4 billion. Gucci is currently valued at $3 billion, indicating Arnaud is willing to overpay on stocks to get a significant piece. To Soleil knows a hostile takeover when he sees one. He's been desperately trying to find a white knight to ward off our nose advances. But no one wants to go up against him. And now, arno has asked for a meeting. When de Soleil enters the office, arno is already there. He's dressed in a full suit to Soleil feels self conscious in his slacks and sports coat. Arno stands and smiles at him. Thank you so much for coming. Our no gestures to a chair. Please have a seat. Let's not beat around the bush. I know you think I'm engaging in a hostile takeover. I want to assure you I'm not. De Soleil raises his eyebrows skeptically. You bought up quite a few of our shares this year in the years, only three weeks old. Yes, but you didn't even be concerned. I think what you and Tom Ford are doing at Gucci is incredible. Truly, the clothes, the bags, they're all gorgeous. And the deals you're making, genius, why would I want to change that? However, thank you. But things can't keep going as they are. You sucking up stocks every week. It's not fair to the other shareholders. Can you either halt your buying or make a bid for the entire company? Or no, shrugs. I really can't commit to anything at this time, but I'm not an unreasonable man. We can work this out. We just have to keep talking. This Soleil nods. He spoken to his wife, Eleanor about the situation at length. A former IBM executive she had urged a Soleil to do what was right

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

08:21 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Long shot. She doesn't even know why she's here. Lancia is the director of human resources for LVMH. CEO Bernard Arnault has dispatched her to New York to interview practically every designer in the city to see if they're the right fit to become artistic director of Louis Vuitton and oversee designing the company's first apparel line. For the past two weeks, Lancia is trapped around Manhattan, conducting meetings, but none of them have been right. She doubts Jacobs will be right either. He is young, brash, and provocative. He's most famous for putting together a grunge collection when he oversaw women's wear at Perry Ellis. Jacob's dressed models in flannel shirts, beanies, combat boots, and granny dresses. The collection was controversial, and a commercial failure. Perry Ellis fired him shortly after the show. He doesn't seem like the kind of guy who will excel at a place like Louis Vuitton, which places strong emphasis on creating products for people with refined tastes. Lancia reaches Jacob studios. She pauses for a moment to catch her breath before going in. Through the glass door, she spots Jacob sitting on his desk, talking on the phone. His hair is pulled back into a ponytail, a cigarette dangles from his lips. He's dressed in blue jeans that are cuffed over a pair of black converse sneakers. His T-shirt has the Reese's pieces logos splashed across the front. But even in his casual attire, he looks elegant. Lancia gasps. She can't identify what it is. But much to her surprise, every cell in her body is saying, this is the guy. She feels so confident she reaches into her purse and pulls out her cell phone. I know speaking. Bernard, it's concetta. I found our artistic director. Fabulous. Who? Marc Jacobs. Really? That's not who I expected, but if you're sure, then seal the deal. Lancia pauses. This is crazy. She hasn't even spoken to him yet, but she's sure. On it. She hangs up and walks into the studio. Now, she just has to convince the bad boy of fashion that venerable Louis Vuitton is the place for him. Jacob strikes a deal with LVMH that he will split his time between Louis Vuitton and his own eponymous label. Spending 6 months of the year in Paris and 6 months in New York. His hiring send shockwaves through the industry. Louis Vuitton is coming to play. But meshing Jacob's style with Louis Vuitton's. Isn't easy. It's June 1997, Paris, France. Marc Jacobs stands in front of Bernard Arnault in arno's office in the Christian Dior headquarters. He's presenting initial ideas for his upcoming spring collection. There are dark circles under his eyes in his cheeks or sunken. He's been working around the clock on this presentation for weeks. But it's not going well. He doesn't know our no well yet. But he can tell the older man is not impressed. Jacobs holds a large sketchbook with his left hand, and then places a fabric swatch next to it with his right. And finally, we have this a line skirt paired with an oversized blazer. Or no nods. It's good. Jacob's raises his eyebrows and tilts his head, imploring our no to say more. But our nose stays silent. Jacob's size and crosses his arms. He really wishes he had a cigarette right about now. But it's not great. Or no shrugs. It's not bold, is not changing the conversation. Jacob's bites down on his lip, trying desperately not to explode at his boss. But it doesn't work. He has to let it out. You people are impossible. Every day I get a new mandate, preserve the Louis Vuitton tradition. No, actually, we want you to rock the world. Well, yes. We want both. Jacob's throws up his hands in frustration. What Louis Vuitton wants from him is impossible. Maybe taking this job was a mistake. It's September 1997, Hong Kong. Domenico de Soleil strides through the lobby of one of the best hotels in the city. He's fresh off the plane from Italy. Despite the long flight, he's upbeat. He's upbeat most of the time now. Things have been going great for Gucci. Tom Ford shows continue to bring amazing press and attention to the company. To Soleil has renegotiated the licensing deal with one of the perfume companies they work with and bought out their watch manufacturer. The Tom DOM teams being hailed as one of the greatest teams in fashion. And The Wall Street Journal called Gucci, the hottest name in luxury goods. And now, de Soleil is in Hong Kong. He loves going to Asia. Gucci does 45% of its business there, and it's exciting to be where the action is. But as he makes his way to the check in counter, he gets an eerie feeling. The lobby is deserted. And he only spots one person at the bar. The Soleil stated this hotel several times before. And he's never seen it this empty. It's usually bustling with business travelers and wealthy tourists from all over Asia. The Soleil approaches the desk and apprehensive feeling in his chest. The clerk greets him with a warm smile. Welcome to Hong Kong, sir. May I have the name for your reservation? Domenico de Soleil. Where is everyone? The clerk doesn't answer. Just busy himself checking de Soleil in. He hands over the keys to de Soleil's room. We hope you enjoy your stay. Just Soleil heads toward the elevator. Soon, his mind pivots to thinking about the shower and nap, he's going to enjoy as soon as he enters his room. But later that night, he goes to dinner at one of his favorite restaurants in Hong Kong. Another high end establishment. It, too, is completely empty. By the time he gets back to his room, he's sure the Asian economy is on the verge of collapse. Lying in his bed that night, he doesn't feel upbeat anymore. He's convinced that things are about to get very bad for Gucci. All the work he's done stabilizing and growing the company in Maurizio's wake. Will be erased. And when things are bad for Gucci, that provides an opportunity for Bernard Arnault and LVMH. Its spring 1998, Paris, France. Bernard Arnault sits next to his wife in the front row of Louis Vuitton's fashion week show. Arc Jacobs is about to debut his first collection. Arnault hopes this makes the splash the company needs. He's still not completely sold on Jacobs, but the two men have found a way to work together. The economy in Asia has cratered. Louis Vuitton sails have

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

03:34 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"And that's a big

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

08:07 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Rocky may would be furious. I'd be stabbing him in the back siding with his nemesis after he brought me in. Sure, but if you align with Guinness and mo at Hennessy, there won't be anything he can do about it. Arno stares at the banker, working through the pros and cons in his head. Then he nods. Kal chevalier will see if we can work out a deal. Over the next week, arno strikes a deal with chevalier and the moet Hennessy families. He forms a holding company with Guinness and together, they purchased 25% of the shares. But rock amay gets word of our nose betrayal. He rallies the Louis Vuitton heirs to increase their shares, bringing their holdings up to 33%. It's not enough to control the board, but it's a large enough share that it's considered a blocking minority. Arno and Guinness will need the vuittons to move forward with any decisions. When rock amaze strides into the first LVMH board meeting since Arnold teamed up with Guinness and chevalier, rocka May's confident that he's outmaneuvered the trader Bernard Arnault. But arno has more tricks up his sleeve. It's 1988, Paris, France. Alan chevalier pounds a small gavel on the conference table at the LVMH headquarters. Bernard Arnault sits on one side, Henri raca may, on the other. Rock amaze stares daggers at our no, but our no pretends not to notice. I call this board meeting to order. First on the agenda, we have a vacant position on the supervisory board. Bernard Arnault leans forward. I nominate my father, Jean Leon Arnaud to the position. Chevalier nods. I second, shall we put it to a vote? Leans back in his chair crossing his arms. You're of course welcome to call a vote, but keep in mind that the Louis Vuitton family has recently increased its shares to 33%. I speak for the family when I say we oppose this nomination. And we'll use our voting power to block it. I nominate Jean viton to that position. One of the vital family members sitting next to him raises his hand. I second. Rock a may looks around the room. Finally landing on our no with his smirk. Rocky may can't help but feel a bit of pride. Arnold thought he could stab rock a man in the back, but the old man still got it. And shall we call a vote? Are no clears his throat. Pardon me, Henri, but you are operating with some outdated information. The arno Guinness company recently increased our shares as well. We now own 37.6% of LVMH stock. I do believe that means we control more than the vital family. Of course, we can still go ahead with a vote on Jean if you would like. He smiled serenely at rocka may, whose face has turned bright red. When did you do this? Over the past three days, rocka may quickly does the math in his head, calculating our know has just spent roughly $600 million on LVMH stock. Arno looks around the room. I move that we go forward on the vote, naming my father to the supervisory board. Any objections? No one objects and the vote moves forward. Rocky may stares straight ahead, fuming. There has to be a way to stop this. He brought arno in. He can find a way to push him out, too. Rock a May in our no launch into an all out war. Rock he proposes dividing up the company, but our no takes offense. He bought into this company fair and square. He's not getting it divided out from underneath him. As a response, he buys even more stock. He spends an additional $500 million, bringing his control up to 43.5%. Chevalier, who owns no stock personally, resigns. He sees nothing good coming from being caught in the crossfire between Arnaud and rock amme. With chevalier stepping down, arno becomes chairman of LVMH. One of his first moves is to suggest an amendment to the bylaws, requiring executives retire at age 70. Attempting to force the 76 year old rock ame out. Furious, rock a maid takes the fight to the courts. He asks the judge to nullify our nose last stock by arguing that it was insider trading. The court bans are no from holding any shareholder meetings until the matter is resolved, forcing LVMH into a state of limbo. Rock amay has earned a reprieve. But with the internal fighting becoming so public and the company unable to make any major decisions. LVMH is in a vulnerable state. It's December 1989, Milan, Italy. Mauricio Gucci sits in a courthouse. It's cold day, but he feels hot and constrained in his gray double breasted suit. He keeps his hands clasped, resting on the table in front of him. It takes all of his willpower not to fidget. This is the final hurdle to get through, and then he can run Gucci, his way. At last. Any second now the judge will walk in. He will either uphold the conviction that Mauricio forged his father's signature on stock shares to avoid paying inheritance tax. Or he will absolve him. It's hard not to feel like Maurizio's fate is in the judge's hands. If his conviction is upheld, not only will he have to pay a hefty fine, his name will forever be besmirched. Besides, he promised invest corp, the company he brought in to buy out his family that he would clear up all his legal troubles. Mauricio needs this judge to overturn the conviction. A buzzer blares through the courtroom announcing the judge's arrival. The judge takes his place behind a high bench, looking down at the courtroom below him. B seated. Mauricio sits down. His heart pounds sweat, forms on the back of his neck. His future Gucci's future is on the line. It only takes a few seconds for the judge to pull out a pair of reading glasses and get settled. But to Maurizio, it feels like it takes hours. The judge holds up a piece of paper and begins to read. In the name of the Italian people, the Court of Appeals of Milan overturns the sentence issued by the lower court and absolves Maurizio Gucci of all charges against him. Mauricio leaps to his feet and throws his arms around his lawyers. Tears stream down his face. He did it. His family threw everything they could at him. They forced him to spend two and a half years in exile. But he's won. Nothing can stop him now. He's going to make Gucci the best luxury brand in the world. And with Louis Vuitton stymied by its own infighting, Mauricio has a good shot. But whether he has the business skills is.

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

07:18 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"United States. Bringing in new customers who still viewed the company as a symbol of wealth and success. Grew more ambitious. He began buying up champagne and perfume companies to expand his reach. Eventually merging Louis Vuitton with drinks giant moet Hennessy. At Gucci, Mauricio Gucci had concerns that the company was over licensing its name and putting out too many products, diluting the value of the brand. But in fighting with his relatives, prevented him from making any changes. Finally, fed up with all the family rivalry, Mauricio teamed up with an outside investment company to buy his family out, giving him control of Gucci. Once and for all, now, rock a May and Mauricio will learn that the transition from family owned company to a corporation with outside investors. Is more complicated than they ever imagined. They both find themselves getting pushed off the runway. This is episode two. The wolf in Kashmir. It spring 1988. Paris France Henri rakim plays a piano duet with Bernard Arnault. A slight man nearly half rock amaze age and size are no looks like he could be rocking my son. The two man's hands dance over the keys. Rock Emma struggles to keep up with our no, whose hands fly with skilled precision. Sweat forms on rock amaze brow. He doesn't want to embarrass himself. He's been searching for a white knight to counterbalance along chevalier and his plot to fold in beer giant Guinness. He's reached out to the chairman of other luxury brands, including eve saint Laurent, and Hermes, but hasn't found any takers. They're all intimidated about going up against the moet Hennessy families and Guinness. But rock a has high hopes for the ambitious arno. Our nose started his career as a property developer. But four years ago, he moved into the luxury goods market by taking over legendary fashion house Christian Dior. He's been nicknamed the wolf in cashmere by the French press. And that's exactly who rocka may needs to win this fight against chevalier. They finish the piece. And rock a may reaches for his class of cognac sitting atop the piano. He shakes out his right hand, which aches from hopping between octaves. You're quite talented. Did you ever consider playing professionally? Are no takes a sip of his drink before answering. He's 39 years old with dark hair and bushy eyebrows, arch so dramatically that he looks perpetually surprised. As a child, yes, but by the time I was a teenager, I realized I would never be the best. So what was the point in continuing to pursue that road? Rock a maid gives a half laugh, but arno is dead serious. Rock a drops his smile. Should I be nervous then that you've made the move into luxury goods? You see a path to be the best? Or no shrugs. Actually, I should thank you. You're the reason I got into this business. What you did with Louis Vuitton was remarkable. It proved that these family businesses could become more powerful moneymakers. Louis Vuitton's margin of return is what, 40%? Is it not? Yes, it is. Unbelievable. Most luxury companies have a margin of 15 to 25%. But you showed that there is potential for more. It's inspiring. Oh, well, we've had a good run. Unfortunately, Louis Vuitton is not fully appreciated in our present arrangement. Arnold arches, one of his prominent eyebrows. Is that so? Rock a stands up from the piano bench and crosses to the opposite side of the room, running his hand over a row of old hard cover books on a shelf. I'm sure you've heard the rumors about Guinness spying LVMH stock. Or no nods. Let's just say that I'm looking to bring in someone to balance the scales. Someone who is equally committed to high end accessories. Good. Louis Vuitton should never be taken for granted or pushed aside. Rock a may looks at our no dead in the eyes. You know, I'm an old man. I can only do this job for so many more years. Whoever came in with me on this steak would be the obvious choice for successor. Is that's something you'd be willing to put in writing, make an official part of the deal, rock a may, nod slowly. Or no stands up and crosses to rock a. Then let's work together to make sure luxury goods get their respect it deserves. He sticks out his hand. Rock and make clasps it firmly. He's found his white knight. But ra kame is about to learn that arno wasn't dubbed the wolf and cashmere for nothing. He's a shark. Who looks out for himself above anything else. It's a Sunday Night in June, 1988, Paris, France. Bernard Arnault sits in the Christian Dior headquarters, Fannie himself with a folded up Manila folder. A cross from him is his banker and trusted business adviser, sweat, seeping through his white shirt. Paris has been baking in a heat wave for almost a week. Many of the city's rich have fled to the Alps for the weekend, but our no has stuck it out in the city, preparing to make his bid for his stake in LVMH, the following morning. Arnault runs his hand through his damp hair. Is everything all set for tomorrow? Yes, we're ready. But I just want to make sure you really want to do this. This is a tinderbox. Chevalier and moet Hennessy especially with Guinness backing them have a lot more financial resources than you. They could make this really ugly and worse if it looks like LVMH is in disarray and even bigger player could swoop in. Or no shrugs. I want this company, and if I have to fight for it, then I'll do it. The banker looks out the window. The sun is setting, but the air hasn't cooled. You know, there might be another way. What do you mean? Chevalier is against this deal because he knows that rockaway is using it to push him out. You assure him that he has a job. He can bring the moed Hennessy families on to your side. Or no, considers this..

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

04:01 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Has become the chairman of one of the world's most prestigious luxury brands, and that's in large part, because he's skilled at reading people, and at diplomacy. But in the year they've been working together, he and rock amay have clashed over everything from stationary design to hiring decisions. Chevalier takes a deep breath and answers calmly. I said, I think we should let Guinness by 20% of our stock. Despite merging our two companies, we're still vulnerable to being rated. And I've noticed increased trading activity in our stock once again. Now, if we bring in Guinness, we reduce the odds of a takeover to close to zero. We already share distribution with Guinness and their chair is a close friend. It just makes sense. Rock a closes his eyes and counts to ten, getting his anger under control. I already agreed that it made sense to bring Guinness in for all of the reasons you listed. But I agreed to selling them 3% of the stock, not 20. This isn't about preventing us from getting rated. This is about the drinks sector of our company pushing baggage and accessories out. In other words, it's about you pushing me out. Chevalier holds up his hands. Henri, please, don't be paranoid. This is about what's best for the company as a whole. You don't understand because the Vuitton family always votes as a block, but the moet Hennessy families are not as unified. The right person comes in, they can pick some of those family members off and we'd be in real danger, giving 3% to Guinness doesn't prevent that. 20% does. Rocka may can't sit here and listen to this spin one second longer. He knows the truth. Chevalier is annoyed that he hasn't retired yet. So he's found a white knight who will come in and help force rocky out. But two can play that game. Rock a leans over chevalier, pointing his finger in chevalier's face. You've just started a war. If Guinness is chevalier's white knight, then rock a May is going to find his own. One that will allow Louis Vuitton and rock ame to claim their rightful place at the top. Chevalier, doesn't know what he started. Support for business wars comes from Capital One, with a spark cash plus card from Capital One, you earn unlimited 2% cash back on every purchase, and it has no preset spending limits, so you're purchasing power can adapt to meet your business needs. Let me give you a great example from a real local business in my backyard. You know, I live in Austin, Texas. Well, there's this place called antonelli's cheese shop. The antonelli's chose the spark cash plus card because it gives them unlimited 2% cash back on everything they buy. And they use their 2% cash back to help cover their employees healthcare costs. How about that? That's how the antonelli's take care of their most valuable asset. Their people. Capital One. What's in your wallet? Find out more at Capital One dot com slash spark cash plus. Terms and conditions apply. Today's episode is brought to you by Thorne. You know, it seems like there are two extremes in healthcare right now. It's either the traditional focus on disease. Or navigating the overcrowded wellness industry on your own. But Thorne is offering another way. Through a variety of at home tests and high quality nutritional supplements, Thorne is empowering people to live healthier for longer. To get started on your personalized health and wellness journey and take 10% off your first order. Visit Thorne dot com slash U slash BW ten. That's THORNE dot com slash.

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

02:11 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Odeo claps is rock a may spins around on the bench. He gives a small bow. His eyes sparkle behind the large glasses that take up nearly half of his face. Thank you, thank you. But I know why you're really here. You want to know if I did that favor you asked me before I started goofing around on the piano. I can't tell a lie. Well, I am ever the dutiful husband. I have indeed reviewed Louis Vuitton's books. And rock amaze sits next to her on the couch. In a word, dodgy. Unless some radical changes are made, Louis Vuitton sales will continue to drop. As you know, it's steadily losing ground to its competitors. What kind of changes? Well, Gucci recently opened two stores in Japan. It's a smart move. The economy is booming there and while consumers in Europe see Louis Vuitton as stayed in Japan, it's still a strong symbol of wealth and style. Louis Vuitton should aggressively pursue the Japanese market. I'm happy to go over all of this with Henri and Claude. Odile size and looks down shaking her head. They won't listen. They'll have to if they want the brand to continue into the 21st century. Or maybe my brothers aren't the right leaders for the company anymore. Rock a pops off the couch. No. I just sold my steel company. I want to play piano. Go for walks, travel. You know? ODL stands, placing her hand on rockaway's forearm. Please, your family. There's no one else my brothers would even consider letting run the company. Rocka may rubs his temples. Odile can tell he's wavering. Henri, please. This is my family's legacy. I can't let it fail on my watch. Rock a closes his eyes. Fine. Just for a few years to write the ship. Odeo throws her arms around him and kisses him. Thank.

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"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:54 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"Wondery, I'm David.

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

Business Wars

05:05 min | 7 months ago

"louis vuitton" Discussed on Business Wars

"It's 10 o'clock at night, February 1999, Paris, France. Tom Ford pulls back the curtain and peers out the window of his apartment. Snow falls against the dark sky. Ford squints his narrow brown eyes to get a better look. Ford is the creative director of Gucci, the storied luxury brand. He's considered one of the most exciting fashion designers working. His clothes are bold and sexy, almost dangerous. But recently, that danger has followed him into his real life. Below him, the street bustles with pedestrians and cars, but Ford is focused on one black vehicle parked across the street. He still there. For its partner, Richard Buckley joins him at the window and looks out. Are you sure? I don't see anyone inside the car. Ford points through the window. He's leaning back, but you can see the top of his head just above the window. How long has he been there, 8? 9 hours? Buckley follows Ford's finger and sees what he's referring to. I mean, it's weird that he's still there, but I think it's a leap to think he's staking us out. Do you really think Louis Vuitton would send someone to watch you? They hired a private investigation firm to investigate Gucci executives. I don't know why they wouldn't watch me too. This thing is ugly. A little over a month ago, the owner of Louis Vuitton moet Hennessy, the largest luxury brand in the world, started buying up Gucci stock in an attempt to take over the smaller Italian company. Gucci's CEO is doing everything in his power to prevent the takeover. Including engaging in some dirty legal tricks. It's turned into a nasty fight with low blows and mudslinging on both sides. Ford keeps his eyes trained on the man in the car below. I told you we have security team sweeping the offices to make sure LVMH hasn't planted microphones, right? Buckley nods. Ford turns and looks at him sharply. You haven't let anyone into the apartment recently, no workers or anyone? No. You're sure. Yes, I promise. Ford relaxes momentarily. I'm not paranoid. It wasn't even four years ago that Mauricio was gunned down on the street. This business is crazy. In 1995, Maurizio Gucci, the grandson of Gucci's founder and the former CEO of the company, was murdered in front of his office building in Milan. Buckley puts his hand on Ford's shoulder. I know, and that was shocking, but Mauricio was shot by his jealous ex-wife. Remember? The only reason Louis Vuitton wants Gucci is because of you. You brought that company back from the brink. They're not going to harm you. Ford nods. But still keeps watch. During the past 9 years, he's been a Gucci. He's learned that behind the glamour, the luxury goods market is cutthroat and tumultuous, with more backstabbing than fine stitching. And who knows how bad this rivalry? Could get. Some things are inevitable, like allergy season. But while you can't avoid it, you can at least save on your prescription allergy medications by checking out good Rx. Over 24 million people used good Rx just last year to save on their medications. And I'm one of them. With good Rx I instantly compare prescription prices at pharmacies in my neighborhood and find discounts that have saved me up to 80% for simple smart savings on your prescriptions, check good Rx, go to good Rx dot com slash BW. Good Rx is not insurance, but can be used instead of insurance. Medicare and Medicaid. In 2021, good Rx users saved 81% on retail prescription prices. Good Rx dot com slash BW. Imagine having a whole extra day every week, more time to cook healthy meals, work on that novel or just eat some good snacks in front of the TV. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Well, right now it's all possible. With click up, the productivity platform that'll save you one day a week on work. Guaranteed. And it's built for teams from one to over a thousand. Join the more than 800,000 highly productive teams using click up today, use code BW to get 15% off, click ups massive, unlimited plan for a year. That means you can start reclaiming your own time for under $5 a month. Sign up today at click up dot com and make sure to use code BW. From.

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How Should Elites Treat Their Country?

The Charlie Kirk Show

01:59 min | 10 months ago

How Should Elites Treat Their Country?

"Treat their country? How should the people in charge of their country and the economic elites or in cultural institutions or in the movies or in any form of power? How should they treat their country? Well, a hundred years ago, Carnegie Mellon and chase, they were some of the wealthiest people ever in the history of the planet. Now there is no doubt that they were powerful and that they had wealth, but they used that wealth largely to try and preserve America, build hospitals, libraries, build YMCAs, build things that actually helped the well-being of the nation. They wanted a strong America. Now, over the last couple of years, a common lament from this program has been the fact that the people who are in charge of our country, the wealthiest people, are involved in this pattern of self hatred. They're engaged in this relentless pattern of not doing what's best for the country of engaging in ideas for the World Economic Forum, the suppression of free speech, woke ideology, the suffocation of the individual, we have talked about how people like Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos and George Soros and the Google people and the Louis Vuitton guy. They seem to be so fixated on using their unlimited wealth to do things that actually hurt the cause of liberty. Not help the cause of liberty. That hurt the strength of America and weaken America. This has seemed to be almost overwhelming, especially the last couple of years. We've been complaining about how AstraZeneca Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Moderna. They cooperate with Fauci and the FDA and Bill Gates and it seems like the elites have it all figured out. That they always have each other's back and basically the only thing that we have left is the truth, which matters and common everyday people fighting for that. We felt outnumbered and for good reason. We turn around and we

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Mark Levin Agrees With Al Sharpton on One Thing

Mark Levin

01:26 min | 1 year ago

Mark Levin Agrees With Al Sharpton on One Thing

"Well I have to tell you something I agree with something else sharpton said I know Once in a lifetime all this stealing Louis Vuitton bags and so forth the mobs now Because of these prosecutors because they've undermined the cops because you're not allowed to defend property anymore or even yourself How sharp and of all people cut 14 go That kind of politics is what is going to resonate because at one level you want criminal justice to be criminal justice but you do not want to have this kind of bedlam and lawlessness First of all no one has fought for giving people reform in terms of how their sentence to bail Mornay have put a guy on ladies stealing a Louis Vuitton bag is not somebody that needs social uplifting This is somebody that is really causing us more of a problem These latte liberals that justify this he has nothing to do with poverty just has nothing to do with you couldn't get a job These are people that can go back in the neighborhoods where Louis Vuitton bag is not unusual And they can just fit in and many of it for gag and they hurt the cause of those that want criminal justice reform So at one level they hurt these stalling at another level They hurt us that are trying to get a break in the criminal justice system which is why I agree with you Very good

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French Artist Says 'Posessions Are the Enemy of Freedom'

Mark Levin

01:38 min | 1 year ago

French Artist Says 'Posessions Are the Enemy of Freedom'

"There's an artist that's oftentimes cited by the designer for Louis Vuitton I forget his name but the guy's name is Cristo and he's a French artist and when he's unveiling his latest exhibit you gotta hear the stuff that he's talking about I mean it's almost like he ripped it right out of some sort of 1960s radical book You picked the book It could be the alinsky book It could be the original Marxist manifesto I mean you name it He just talks about how possessions are the enemy of what he calls freedom Now that fascinates me because we started the show talking about life liberty and personal property And that's what liberty is That's what we declared independence from England England to fight over To protect that fascinating to me listen to this This project there about freedom This project exists not because some president of the republic like to have them or some corporate executive this project is still demonstration of creativity Nobody can buy this project Nobody can charge tickets for this project Even our cell Jean Claude myself we don't own this project This project there is so free this is why they can not stay because freedom is enemy of possession and possession is equal to permanent Wow That was deep Freedom is the enemy of possession This is some serious Marxist BS

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Google, LVMH Unveil ‘AI Partnership’ for Luxury Online Shopping

Bloomberg Business of Sports

00:25 sec | 1 year ago

Google, LVMH Unveil ‘AI Partnership’ for Luxury Online Shopping

"Wealthy customers with a personalized experience when they shop online. Google will also work with individual brands like Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior. To enhance demand forecasting and inventory management and help better recommend targeted products to clients. AI will increasingly be embedded into every part of the operation. Karen Chase Bloomberg Radio. What's the true value of your custodial relationship? Ben Harrison of Bien Y. Mylan's Pershing

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Talent Photographing Talent. James Anthony and his Hollywood Shutter

This Week in Photo

02:37 min | 1 year ago

Talent Photographing Talent. James Anthony and his Hollywood Shutter

"James anthony welcome to the show man. How's it going. Thank you look. Everything is good good good to Speak to create another shooter out here but yeah thanks to me about you and i spoke about a week ago and when we had that conversation you were right on the heels literally running in the house from the oscars right you dislike literally set down and zoom coming from an oscar party or from something oscar related less before we dive into your background. Let's start there. Let's let's do you know how the in films since you're you're in tinseltown down there in films deals often start a movie halfway through the movie and then go back to the beginning. Let's start air. What was that. Like as a photographer shooting the oscars and being having that level of access well a little bit of surreal. A little bit of lag. Yeah should be here. You know like. I put a so. It's always that dance whereas like what this is crazy. And then as i know you've been putting in blood sweat and tears over year so this is where you should be so it's twenty when those moments kind of take over but a just working with the talent that i was working with regina king on our everything is out there but posing the photos regina king in awesome talented actress in director oscar. Award-winning actress indiana. I'm shooting her in hers. Her sweet and then aldus hodge who is also equally talented actor in also one of the stars of her film. When night in miami he comes in unexpectedly to me but then he jumps in the some of the shots in wherever the capture. Some almost between regina and and em would just work with a talent like hers in being also in the presence of the brand that of the drugs issues wearing so you had louis vuitton rep there You had your in correspondence. Virtually with vogue because their wait. They're waiting for the first drop of the images so a little bit of pressure just knowing that you have to go in there execute Had these images ready as soon like these images had to be ready edited within forty five minutes of me

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Forbes releases its longest list of wealthiest people in the world

Mojo In The Morning

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Forbes releases its longest list of wealthiest people in the world

"I don't even know why they make these lists anymore. But i guess we talk about it. So that's the reason. Forbes's annual billionaires includes a record-breaking two thousand seven hundred and fifty five billionaires with amazon founder jeff bezos topping it for the fourth consecutive year. This year's billionaire spike are worth a combined total of thirteen point one trillion dollars. Fun fact they all paid less lower tax rate than we did. And you did. In tesla chief executive elon. Musk jumped into the second spot on the list. Up from thirty first place last year were are no. He is the chief executive of the luxury goods brand. Lvmh louis vuitton Bill gates mark zuckerberg rounded out the top. Five of the world's richest

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Why Gaming Is A Creative Brands Paradise With Gravity Road Founder Mark Boyd

Esports Network Podcast

07:17 min | 2 years ago

Why Gaming Is A Creative Brands Paradise With Gravity Road Founder Mark Boyd

"Weeks ago to announce a new marketing practice and I enjoyed the conversation so much that I had to have them on the show dead. So Mark, I think the first question when it comes to the new practice, why was now the perfect time getting food poisoning the perfect time I think are always about time is I think we were feeling there was just such a momentum coming from clients is is is is one off a bit. So I think we could see the kind of client-side demand. I think you know 2020 was uh, I think a particular with a kind of extraordinary conditions in that year and people being at home just saw our kind of a sort of Tipping Point in a game that Assumption of of of gaming we might have play time that people were kind of evolved in so I thought I think that was kind of important but I think fundamentals Like we just saw a shift from gaming becoming being a subculture into culture itself more generally. I'm fascinated by the amount of whether it's kind of cross over into the aesthetic of gaming coming into fashion and similarly into sports. You might have talent pool areas investing in the gaming space. It really kind of crossed over and I think particularly young adult culture but culture more generally is so confused by informed by Gaming at that moment. It was the right thing for a kind of culture energetic creative business to to to be in and and you know final trigger points, where were some wins on home in the in the gaming space particularly develop a Brands. We just wanted to wanted to get involved. I also think as you can see that kind of tip report and the market maturing wage I'll point of view always with marketing is is is it's not an overly complex proposition. It's the clues off the talk to us but markets and that's about understanding people and although gaming is new and exciting and we're bringing we brought in at some really interesting people and team work on that, etc. Etc. The the fundamentals are still the same and what we were getting pushed on by both clients outside gaming wanted to get approved in in that kind of space. Some of this is bigger us Brands and international Brands but also by businesses and the gaming space is they wanted to see some of that kind of best practice and the kind of disciplines of marketing and communication brought to to gaming and that it's not a it's not a kind of dark heart wage. And you know feedback we were getting was there was a bit of there's a bit of smoke and mirrors around this and you know, uh, some of the fundamentals marketing, you know are just as relevant there so long, you know, all of those things coming together, you know, just you know made it's made us very excited about it. Absolutely. You mentioned the convergence of cultures with gaming and it's truly remarkable. When you think about what really are the pillars of culture and entertainment you have the music world. You have the film and T world you have passion you have sport you have all these different things and their Myriad of examples for every single one of those and what they've done in gaming over the last year Travis Scott in fortnite marshmallow in fortnite Avengers in fortnite from the film and T World Terminator. I believed. Yeah, it's all Epic Games in fortnite. But then you also have Louis Vuitton in League of Legend who have take your pictures. For sports athletes playing video games. I just saw NFL player trying to figure out who the best war zone player is and War Zone people lining up to play with him and the amount of money it all seems to run through gaming and it feels like that only started happening, maybe three or four or five years ago, you know soundtracks were always a huge part of video game. So that was the thing and there were some brand jeans here and their surrounding the gaming world, but it feels like a light switch went off. Is that your feeling about it to what was a a moment where you started to see? Okay, the floodgates opening and Brands and everybody else is figuring out a gaming strategy. Yeah. It's interesting. You you you mentioned some of those consumer Brands and and you know musicians and and the fortnite work is on Sabine sort of predicted chemical and and as good everybody excited better. I I think it's particularly interesting when you see dead. Brands like Louis Vuitton and lvmh getting involved. You'll seeing financial services and change Banks and and and and and the automobile category when they're moving there at scale. It's clear some things going going on. But this crossover has been happening while you know, you look at you know senior Netflix execs joining riots and things that it's not just these are not this convergence is is is is more than skin-deep. This is a significant shift and I think it was kind of important to realize his it's not just about people commenting coming to gaming I think my boss the aesthetic of gaming the visual look and feel and sounds and and the user interface all that kind of the ux all that kind of stuff comes to is coming to The Forum off. Culture more generally and I think that's what's that's what's kind of interesting. So, is there a Tipping Point? I mean, I think we'll kind of reflect the conditions of twenty twenty years with everything else just drove a kind of digital acceleration and I think it I think you know twenty or Twenty will be a kind of significance just move in terms of the muck need Services Industries appreciation of gaming and maybe somebody joke to me the other day that it was actually quite often people in marketing Services back in at home and seen their young or too seen that teenage a children playing gaming but I think actually I think with that that actually those statements actually frustrating cuz the lies of sorts of prejudice about gaming and that is just teenagers that do it and I think that's also the marketing industry's kind of wake up and realization you dead. You have a streamer is is is is 34 just now, you know, lots of people have got into gaming when their teenage teenagers but but

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How Fashion Can Leverage the Audio Appeal of Clubhouse

The Business of Fashion Podcast

09:44 min | 2 years ago

How Fashion Can Leverage the Audio Appeal of Clubhouse

"Earlier this year. Silicon valley became obsessed with a new app called clubhouse and audio bay social network where people can spontaneously jump into different chat rooms to together launched amid the pandemic since day one. The app has attracted the kind of funding controversy and hype that's ruffled feathers and made headlines. The social audio space is booming. Investors are piling in and recently twitter revealed that it's launching. Its own take on social audio space. That's currently being dominated by clubhouse one of is super users is none other than virgil abloh. Louis vuitton men's artistic director and creative director of off. White virgil joins us at voices twenty today from chicago alongside clubhouse founder paul davidson who is in san francisco. Welcome to you both. Thank you so much. Glad to be here liquors lurk whereas going and run. Get to see you again. Virgil i'm gonna. I'm gonna start with paul. Because i think everyone in the silicon valley world has heard of clubhouse but you know there are people watching who may not yet have understood what this is. So in the first instance. I'm gonna ask you the question you know. Why do we need another social media. What is it that clubhouse offers to the world. That isn't already out there. Yeah happy but that one slight correction the clubhouse house with my friend row on Clubhouse it's a new type of social network. That's based on voice where people around the world come together to talk. Listen and learn from each other about topics ranging from fashion to retail music and sports and social justice. It's sort of like hallways of this conference anywhere where it's all on your phone. There's no video but you can. You can reconnect with people you can learn or you can just be applying the wall and i think that connection is an inherently human thing. We're wired to connect invoice is a very different medium. We've seen it grow recently because of things like airpods and smart speakers an in-car integrations of this technology. But but it's it's in some ways the oldest medium in the world right. We were talking long before we were writing or taking photos or shooting videos but in the world of social media. It's a new thing and we find that allows people to connect in a different way you have all of the fidelity and authenticity and bids an asks an emotion. But you don't have any of things zaidi of video worrying about what you look like. Or how messy your houses and so it creates a different type of experience that is more about connecting with people in and having conversations than about getting likes or follows or projecting a certain view of yourself to the world. So we think it's a pretty different experience in what's out there right now. Burs let me let me turn to you. Because as i mentioned in the intro you've become a clubhouse super user and they might conversations of the. I know you're a busy guy. We were talking michael wolff earlier today. Who says like the average person is spending thirteen hours a day on their technology devices. You know why are you carving out time and you're very busy schedule to use clubhouse what do you get out of clubhouse. That's different from what you can get elsewhere. It's one of those things where i rationalize it like this. I'm in the design community. Which basically means that. I'm a part of the uber. Small percentage of people that get to dictate web pants. You wear next year. Look like you know like. I have an opinion. I'm in a part of a collective that decides. What the in like a trend for your car or your your interior of your home. They look like you know that's to me. Take that as a huge responsibility. This is like shelving away all the things like the fun side of the job or something like that. So i think it's a part of my responsibility of my craft to be knowledgeable to know what's going on in the world like if i locked myself in my studio and i sit in a place where i think from my sort of like shielded view of the world. This is what i think. The impact the lives of others. I think that's the wrong path. So when clubhouse comes around which i believe is a is a forward thinking concept from amazing people with great hearts and good vision. Like it's a no brainer. You know. And i project that out and so my friend told me adjust carballo from heist. Nobody was early user of clubhouse and he was like. Hey this is something i know you'd be into. You should try it out. And that's how. I became a user. An i've been a fan of the operation ever since two other quick. Things said that. I might add one. That because it's audio you can multitask and so it takes advantage of a lot of found time. it's not something where you're staring at a screen and just scrolling for hours and doing nothing else. People are using it while. They're walking while they're driving while they're in bed at night while they're folding laundry while they're doing all sorts of other things and the second thing i'd say is a big goal for us is to ensure that when people spend time on clubhouse it is time well-spent where were they can spend spend time on it enclosed the app at the end of the session feeling better than they did when they opened it because they deepen friendships. They've met new people they've learnt. It's a participatory different experience than than sort of scrolling screen purely consuming got it so virgil let me take it back to you for a minute. Your as you said your top designer in the industry now you can dictate what pants or as we'd call trousers in. Hey what you'd wear. Trousers wear next season. But what do you think. Fashion brand louis. Re tong could use or learn from clubhouse. How could fashion brands make use of this tool. They've found different ways to use instagram other other social media apps. But you know what could a fashion brand us clubhouse for you know. This is just something that i was just like reflecting on an essence. Obviously there's this in the fashion industry. There's hyper sort of like attention. Paid towards digital space. You know e commerce web impressions content photos videos data when at the end of the day. You know it's an extreme metric and tool to engage. And i think with the with the advent of clubhouse sort of refocusing on audio. It's it's an interesting case. Study and seeing like making sure that brands have something to say. You know you when you can't escape to creating an image that looks like fashion so then people consume it as fashion or a video. That looks glossy looks like moving. Image of fashion ambience. Like i for one. Think it's a like a new landscape to hear what brand about you know without the use of image or without that the the adjacency to say a product within that image. Like what do you have to say. And that becomes compelling as a fashion industry when we can use our voice to create engagement. Yeah that's that's really interesting because of course it's like second nature for the fashion industry to communicate through imagery. But how does how does a fashion company communicate through sound. I don't know paul if you have anything to add their think it's such an interesting contrast when you're talking about the fashion industry right. I mean extensively. Fashion is visual. It is curated. this is literally the opposite. You can't fake. You can't have a social media manager post the clubhouse right you're talking and the community aspect is a really big part of it. Because it's so participatory in your calling people from the audience here engaging with the people that care about your brand you have people in the industry sourcing creatives for shoots and and and talking about trends in what's happening in the news it's just a. It's a very different experience. So i love the fact that virgil has it enjoyed using the product because on its surface that contrast is just so fascinating to me like the division curated versus the the raw and intimate. Yeah all all the conversations that i have hosted or been part of on clubhouse related to fashion imron in a weird way. Have been more in depth than than interviews or sort of regular format sort of media. You know because the audience is getting to hear what they can't see on instagram too. Many characters to type. Obviously none of us are person like me. I'm not media trained to be able to like sound by. Have my ideas go through instagram. So that people exactly get the nuance and a medium like like clubhouse is where as a designer i can talk about the inspiration that i only usually talk about press

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How to Stand Out From The Competition

The $100 MBA Show

06:38 min | 2 years ago

How to Stand Out From The Competition

"I can tell you from firsthand. Experience that being a competitive market can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. Bit intimidating and worrisome. My software company. Webinar ninja is in a very competitive space. Since i launched in two thousand and fourteen. There's been a slew of competitors have come out so people lose sleep off the fact that there's so much competition out there but there's a mean your business is going to die doesn't mean that you can't compete it just means you need to have a strategy to compete. And that's what today's lessons all about. How do you stand out. And i wanna make sure that you stand out not because you're just different because you're better one of the easiest ways to stand out in a competitive marketplace is tunisia down to speak directly to a particular niche or corner in the market. A lot of people worry about niching down because they feel like they're going to say no to business just because you speak directly to a particular niche doesn't mean other niches are not going to buy your product. It just means that you're really going to resonate in. Stand half the crowd because you stand for something. for example. our company women are ninja. Our webinar software really is targeted to creators. Two coaches trainers to people that teach and pass on a new skill to other people. If you're that type of person that's your business you're gonna love our software because we built for you. People want to know that you have a solution for them and if you can actually tell them hey. I built the solution exactly for these needs. They're gonna feel your special your better than the competitors competitors might not speak directly to them or speak to a different audience so niching really helps you really differentiate. What else can you do to stand out and be better. You don't really need to do everything different. You actually can just deliver something in a different way. Your product can be uniquely different in one aspect. An all you need to do is highlight that aspects. Let me give you an example kia. The car manufacturer gives an highly competitive space. The economic low cost car for the family. Right one of the things that they really flex the things that they really promote is a differentiator which is their seven year warranty. They have a seven year warranty on all their new cars. They're always talking about the always. Have it on their website. They always have it in their commercials. Why because other car manufacturers don't offer that long of a warranty basically telling customers if you buy this car. You don't have any worries for the nick seven years. You don't worry about anything. We'll fix any of the problems because it'll be under warranty for seven years. All you gotta do is just do regular maintenance and service but everything breaks down will take care of it so people that are looking for peace of mind people that like reliability if people want to not have a money pit you know out of pocket expenses. That's really something attractive to them so they really get front and center and say hey we have this great warranty. That comes with every car. Didn't reinvent the car right. It's four wheels and a steering wheel and gas pedal on a break right. It's very similar to other cars in the marketplace similar price similar sizes similar features similar horsepower. All that kind of stuff. But the warranty is something that they can flex promo- and differentiate. What can you do with your business. Well we've done this webinar ninja and what we've done is twenty. Four seven live chat support. We noticed that our competitors do not do this. They don't have around the clock support. They don't have their back and we constantly pushed as we say. Hey when you buy our software we always have your back. You can chat with us right inside of the software. Any time can answer your questions. We can make sure that you have a successful webinar. The other guys don't do this again. It's a very small thing but it makes a big difference and it could be just the difference. Your customer needs to choose you remember when people are buying your product or service or looking to buy your body service. They're going to be shopping around. They're going to be comparison shopping. They're going to be looking at your competitors and if there's something that really stands out that you promote that has value it's gonna make your product look superior. Here's a little secret. A lot of companies do not promote their unique features. In fact some companies might have the same features as you or my have something that's similar to yours but people don't know about it but because you promote it because you put her front and center people know out and they say hey. This company has this. I like that so just getting in front of it and making sure people know about it can make a huge difference another way you can stand with your marketing take a look at how your competitors market often all your competitors will mark the same way it could be either over sales or to corporate what have you marketed in a completely different way in a refreshing way in a funny way in a personal way in a educational way. You're just stand up by the way you mark bilby like. Wow this is different. I like this commercial. I like this video. I like the way they Put this post together on facebook. Let me check them out. Don't underestimate the power of cool. Something being cool is a differentiator and your marketing can be cool. Another way you can stand out is with your pricing. A lot of people they try to compete with their competitors with price to try to stay in the same price bracket they try to stay in the same price range. One way you can do is to go either extreme. You can lower your prices where it's like you knock him out of the park. Which is very dangerous. because you know Your profit margins will very be very thin if any or you can go. The other way and be a premium product and be a little bit more expensive or even a lot more expensive than the competitors. Some people like the expensive choice. They want to go premium. They want to spend money on a product. Humane believe this but it's true. This is why luxury brands like louis vuitton and fendi and tom ford end mercedes. They don't go out of business because they have a good audience that love to spend a bit of money on something and feel like they actually bought something of value because it costs money. I know this may seem strange. But this could be just a differentiator. You need where you just price your products higher than your competition.

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Supreme Sells to VF Corp. Will it Sell Out?

Business Wars Daily

04:47 min | 2 years ago

Supreme Sells to VF Corp. Will it Sell Out?

"It's an entrepreneur's classic dilemma. Can we keep the culture that makes us unique and made a successful and still sell our company. Nowhere is this dilemma more stark. Then with underground street where companies supreme which recently announced that it selling to fashion conglomerate. Vhf corp you know. Vf the ten billion dollar company that owns nineteen brands including north face vans and timberland well in case she were doomed scrolling in miss the big news last week. Vf announced its deal to acquire supreme. For a couple billion dollars it's bs big acquisitions since it bought timberland and twenty eleven also for just over two billion dollars bloomberg reported. Now you've probably heard of supreme but just in case it's a streetwear company. It sells branded. T shirts hoodies hats and their fashion. Ain't cheap. The label launched with a single skateboard shop. In new york city in nineteen ninety-four the brainchild fashion designer. James jeb jeb. Lia will remain at the helm of the brand supreme at big by doing everything. Mass market brands don't do it. Amplified scarcity in a big way. Supreme spent almost nothing on marketing building. Up word of mouth instead. According to cnbc it opened brick and mortar stores. So slowly that. Today there are only twelve around the world and you couldn't just walk in to make a purchase. No the only way to get supreme. Fashion was to follow them on social media like a hawk waiting for them to announce random drops of merchandise. Today those drops our weekly getting a spot in line for the privilege of buying anything was intentionally almost impossible at the height of their popularity. Wannabe customers would camp out in tents or sleep on the street to get a spot in line. The next morning teens also commonly spent a couple of hundred dollars to purchase online bots that notified in the second clothing dropped but that notification guaranteed nothing products could be sold out in less than a minute that strategy in turn created hot resale market t shirts and hoodies that originally so for sixty to eighty dollars could fetch up to a thousand bucks on ebay and other resale sites. The supreme red and white brand became so magnetic that the company seemingly could sell just about anything by slapping the logo on it from kayaks to a pyrex measuring cup to a brick literally. You can still buy a supreme branded brick resale sites stock x. It'll set you back. One hundred and thirty dollars though according to cnbc and just for fun and unbranded brick currently cost sixty six cents. At lowe's the company also pursued its famous collapse strategy. Working in tandem with the f. Corpse vans timberland. North face to create supreme branded footwear and apparel partners included designers like gucci and louis vuitton even colgate toothpaste has a partnership with supreme for vf. The deal signals a strategic. Step forward in what it is called a transformation plan in recent years. Bef has begun. Divesting less edgy products. Like work. where it's off wrangler into its own company and is building on its prowess in athletic streetwear. Its stock price surged on the supreme announcement. Its biggest gain in more than thirty years according to bloomberg. But here's the really big question. Can supreme keep expanding by making its products. Hard to get under the umbrella of a fortune five hundred company with its eye on global growth. Bfce's the street where market is a fifty billion dollar opportunity. Supreme reportedly earned half a billion in revenues last year the f. plans to add new supreme stores around the world. The new york times asked kent supreme. Stay cool while going corporate seemingly. The answer is yes. After all one of the country's biggest private equity firms the carlyle group bought about half of supreme for five hundred million dollars in two thousand seventeen that deal prompted the same kinds of questions about authenticity but supreme continued to grow. Not everyone sees a smooth path forward. However matt powell is a senior industry advisory at retail consultancy npd group. He told the website high snow by the streetwear market is based on scarcity scarcity and growth are oppositional. Oh and one other challenge ahead for vs. It'll continue to allow supreme to do its famous collapse with partners outside the f- like for instance the f. rivals levi's and nike from the outside. That looks like letting your new spouse still collab- with other partners does it. Not and of course we all know how well that can work out in the end. Success will rest on whether the acquisition will juice revenues and profits for both partners. The f. is confident that supreme can become a billion dollar brand. If that is supreme can hang onto the cool rebellious image it's cultivated since his unassuming launch or than twenty five years ago

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Happy 40th Kim Kardashian

Daily Pop

06:29 min | 2 years ago

Happy 40th Kim Kardashian

"Hey everyone. It is Kim Kardashian West fortieth birthday. We're kicking off the party right here right now on daily Pop Justin is out today's Morgan and I are joined by Kisha Knight Polio he's an actress kick ass mom and of course you know her from house of pain and as Rudy from the cosby show Kisha we're so happy you're joining us. Thank you so much for having me. We have so much to get to today we're going to be celebrating throughout the entire show you're going to hear from Kim's famous family. We're GONNA read breaking down Kim's most shocking moments and we cannot talk about him without talking about fashion. They go hand in hand the celebration is going on all day here on e- with the keeping up with the Kardashians marathon and Kim's fortieth birthday special that airs tonight at ten PM. The first Kim has always been an open book and she's made plenty of surprising confessions along the way watch this. You should just be who you are say what you want entrepreneur makeup mogul wife's mother and all around boss I'm going to do whatever I want Kim K. West confessed. There isn't anything she's afraid to do and her mind she has done it all and her crazy confessions don't stop there I. Love it during a livestream. Qna Kim admitted problem member of the Mile High Club she wants had sex in a public movie theater she goes commando almost all of the time wave TMI and she's still owns though seventy five, thousand dollar diamond earrings made her totally lose it. We Know Kim has been working on getting her law degree, but it sounds like she's mixing a little business with pleasure in a new questionnaire for e she revealed she likes a shot of Tequila with a cheeser when she said he's life with about being happy and when she's not hitting the books, she's heading gym her morning ritual includes a five fifty am start time to work sweat. Obviously, all that hard work has done a body. Good. It's not easy at all, but it's not all work and no play her favorite thing to do during her downtime. Text people with lots of glitter sparkle emojis. You could probably guess who he's in contact with most family I no matter what Kimmy also confessed she likes to treat yourself to a little. TV. But the mom of four go to guilty pleasures aren't exactly what you'd expect. I need your help help MTV's catfish is at the top of our list or she likes to unwind with some hoarders on a any. Other crazy Kim Confessions. Everything is always so public. She claims her hidden talent is smelling cavities and there's one celebrity whose beauty left her starstruck. No need to share Kim loves you. She's proved over and over and over again it's just a vibe and the confessions don't stop there. Kim told people she has models drowned her clothes so she can plan outfits in advance and she's spray tans her scalp. So her middle part has that extra glow. Oh that's a good ted. Have, for years, wargin timoth favorite Kim moment all my God. This is the hardest question I've been asked all year producers brought this up yesterday I'm like, how am I going choose but I think it has to be and I know Chris over this but it has to be when she's taking fees when chloe is on the way to jail like that's just know psychotic Kim to me it is it never gets old it so delusional and it's just amazing and why we fell in love with her in the first place it's the best it's that's definitely one of my top wants Kisha what am I okay I'm I'm going to go on the other end of the spectrum you know Kim. been doing things for a long time but you know I have to say it's all of the work that she's been doing to get convicted. Felons out of prison. The fact that she's taking a completely different turn and really helped us her platform to to affect people's lives in a positive way. One hundred percent. That's that's a really huge one and I'm going to it back to something a lot more superficial. I got. My favorite moment is when we just saw in that lovely package, Kim crying over her diamond earrings because honestly girls I relate if I had seventy thousand dollars, diamond earrings and I lost one that's probably exactly how I would react I've had mad but got ensure your jewels have to China and. Ensure those goals. All right. Well, caves fashion has changed so much over the years. So we're going to go deep into the archives. Take a look at Kim style evolution Ooh can really I am be our L. Y. Kardashian. K.. A. R. D. A. S. H. I. A.. Look. Very nice where do you win? Gucci and Jimmy, Choo Shoes and Louis. Vitton back to mix it up a little bit him style started out young and fun experimenting with Different Designers Have Wearing A. Skirt and a La Perla top a wonderful. Share. That'd be the not shoes I want to find something that is young and fun and fresh but still you know how classy and conservative this is my. She transformed into a sophisticated ladies setting the trends that posing Christian Louis, Vuitton he also, I'm wearing Eliah and Lorraine Schwartz I weren't accustomed gown I'm wearing our Kardashian collection leggings put this big waistband. To do we have favor Lon Max Mara when she became apparent this hot mama put her curves front and center. This is John Paul Go. Ta and I love her sparkly. It was it is. And you know I love it I just wanted to really go for it and be kind of like a robot a Blinky Sexy Robot I'm wearing address from revolve. Long Sleeve and it's hot out here. But whatever looks good. It was distressed by Rick Win. All made this for me and I love it him. You'll trade who you wearing. Where we wearing this evening, I'm wearing Vivienne Westwood now. has become so economy or calling it the Kim effect. This

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LVMH Scraps $16 Billion Deal, Leaving Tiffany at the Altar

Business Wars Daily

01:24 min | 2 years ago

LVMH Scraps $16 Billion Deal, Leaving Tiffany at the Altar

"From wondering I'm David Brown of this business wars daily on this Wednesday September sixteenth. Well folks today we have another sad story of love gone bad after months of planning the marriage between venerable jeweler, tiffany and company and the world's largest luxury conglomerate. lvmh has been called off. That's right. Tiffany has been left at the altar and that leaves big questions about its future. Well, as we told you in December, it seemed like a match made in Heaven after years of. Struggle tiffany would be part of an organization that included brands like Louis Vuitton Fendi Christian Dior to name just a few for tiffany. That Union represented more financial stability for the Paris based Lvmh the move would bolster their fine jewelry sales in the US according to a report in business insider. Then last Wednesday lvmh issued a statement saying it was calling off the sixteen billion dollar deal. So when we're wrong apparently, the governments of each company's home country were to

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LVMH pulls out of $16 billion Tiffany deal, citing tariffs

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:42 min | 2 years ago

LVMH pulls out of $16 billion Tiffany deal, citing tariffs

"Time now to get around up of some of the day's business stories with Bloomberg's union pulse UN first of all more details about a breakdown of the world's biggest ever luxury deal. It says here. Yeah, a breakdown involving tiffany jewelry. Now, the deal was between Lvmh the French of Louis Vuitton Christian detoro Kristen do many other luxury brands actually the world's biggest luxury company at eight had planned to buy tiffany of the US sixteen billion dollar deal the biggest in luxury history and yesterday we found out that deal is to break down a little bit of war of words broken out over why exactly it's broken down Bloomberg reporting. A scoop tonight, the album make chairman asked the French government for help in an effort to put out of the deal to buy. Tiffany is only by the company spokesman Coney at militias and totally on founded. Now, we understand that said the chairman off the French government to help out with this in NFL to renegotiate a low price in the wake of the grown of ours pandemic and the protests in the US which have been. Going on now, this is a deal which really took the luxury world by quite some surprise. It was a big big deal. There is no break-up feed has been agreed. So in theory, I could walk away without any costs, but it might hate the. Press the reputation of the chairman he's up his reputation is actually Franz's richest man by building this company into a luxury mammoth. He's done a lot of acquisitions. His time, but this one seems to have gone sour

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Chromebooks Gain Share of Education Market Despite Shortages

Snacks Daily

03:27 min | 2 years ago

Chromebooks Gain Share of Education Market Despite Shortages

"Four our first story pandemic has been huge for laptops and Google secret profit is winning it all chromebooks because we got, we got a whip out the history books here. We've come a long way with the old laptop computer my first computer ahead to live with my legs because it was a gateway, it was like to metric ton the only computer with a cow theme I think that's what they were going for their and then compaq laptops. I'm pretty sure doubled as a bulletproof like storm shield. Yeah, they were. Very Bruce Wayne, and then you had the dude, you're getting a Dell Guy. It's going to cost three thousand dollars. You better get a mortgage for that del. Ted Day the laptop market has changed in ways that might surprise you out. chromebooks are officially becoming the unofficial laptop of over Nineteen Jack. I noticed that because learning is happening remotely schools have been snatching up just the cheapest laptop option out there for kids and you know chromebooks are coming in at like two hundred fifty on the bottom of this is like a skinny computer with no hard drive it's basically a. Lego, it's a physical reincarnation of a chrome web browser that's about it oh, and if you're curious about getting one there sold out, it's a five-month way. Schools are snatching these up at such a rapid rate in preparation for distant learning that crumbs global market share for computers has climbed to ten percent from eight percent last year, which brought Jack and I do a key question. We found fascinating what Tech Company is. Dominating for laptops right now, this same tech company that was dominating for laptops three years ago Nick Microsoft. If there's a Microsoft makes its own laptops, but it's windows software still powers get this eighty three percent of laptops globally we're not just talking about those surface tablets. We're all seeing commercials for now Dell HP Lenovo, most of them are running on windows just like they were thirty years ago and you like look around a college philosophy class and see a lot of silver rectangle or apple macbooks not the winner smack books have just a tiny market according to the. Just, seven percent of global computers are Max ask because Apple has become the global club for high income people who pay in to get the fancy apple laptop. Attackers for the rest of the world, they're using windows or android or chromebook or something cheaper. So Jack, what's the takeaway for our buddies over at Google operation get kids hooked on our chromebooks, smackers most chromebooks in the world those belong to school at this shocking stat sixty, nine percent of all the computers bought this summer by K., through twelve schools in preparation for remote. Learning were chromebook. That's insane. Sixty nine percent. Koumba. Become like the modern day version of the OLA blue calculators used to have to the library did did you have those two? They're like ti like zero, zero, zero one the most fisted function on these things was all clearing before he could graduate to the eighty-three calculating absolute zero with those calculators. Now, Alphabet the company that owns. Google they benefit as kids start using chrome and Seymour. Google ads are also benefiting though by hooking kids at an early age into the Google ecosystem because if you're google docking in your google driving your google chrome booking since you're a seven, you're gonna live a different lifestyle potential. Yeah. If you've been since your seven, you're more likely to pick an android over an iphone. When you turn seventeen and finally get a phone maybe as early as Caney air by the way. Quick shoutout to all the teachers out there the new frontline workers of this country

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Justin Jacobson - The E-sports Observer

The Business of Esports

09:49 min | 2 years ago

Justin Jacobson - The E-sports Observer

"We have just Jacobsen on the podcast he's an e sports and entertainment attorney in New York City who works with professional athletes, gamers, musicians among other creative talents He was also recently appointed, and this is where we talked about or at least his company the manager of Ford models newly formed E. Sports and gaming. Talent Division. Justin. Welcome to the PODCAST. And the things we said about four miles although I don't think we said anything bad. We just wanted to get signed to Ford models. Yeah. I. I'm still waiting just I hope that's why you came on the podcast is well, you know you're trending in the right direction shirt you're wearing a nice presentation going on. Yeah I brushed my hair for this. I'm not gonNA live like species I. figured I figured it was time to show up in my best so Are you implying that Williams the better looking one between the two of us because I'm about to be wearing. Dressed up for me. now, Justin look I know our listeners actually the question I get from my students actually recently has been all about talent agencies in that part of the business I'd love for you to tell our listeners a bit what you do how you got into East sports what you're doing at Ford models now just some of the background. We as been an entertainment attorney for over a decade working primarily in music and sports and fashion, or than about five years ago I kind of really transitioned working the East sports in gaming world started working with a bunch of different East sports, town agencies, both in house an outhouse the really familiarize myself with the different players in the team's how the deals are structured and how you kind of engage in. That and for the last few years I've kind of just been doing that on my own helping different players and teams and brands as well as other management firms. kind of would their legals, trademarks, copyrights contracts also do some visa and immigration work for players. So really just kind of all the legal and business side of the industry and you know, as you mentioned Ford, they're pretty established town agency. Primarily in kind of the model in high fashion world but in other markets including in Latin America they had a very strong more traditional talent platform representing musicians and professional athletes, and we just kind of good looking people and obviously in light of what's going on in the world, they're kind of more shifting toward Damore global platform they already had an established digital. influencer division where they had you know beauty and fitness and wellness models and really were able to kind of expand that into the sports and gaming world and you know as I said, I worked with many of the top teams I've done deals and overwatch really call do pro-lee fortnight's he has go halo of these big major games all the major teams across. The industry and from there I was really able to kind of have my own connections with different brand representatives and really kind of take this approach that I learned from the more traditional entertainment and sports agents that I've worked with and kind of apply to this bigger sports and gaming world. So now we signed initially ten talent and kind of looking at some other ones and really try to have a bunch of different people across the board who really what we're looking at is people that kind of transcended they weren't just gamers. They'd had other things going on whether they were coach for a team or they were caster or they really like sneakers and fashion or you. Know. They also just had this really his unique history or known hip hop game where he's really being hot ninety seven's world kind of on the red carpet interviewing these celebrities and you know really kind of having all these musicians and athletes actors gaming with him like almost every day of the week. So really kind of look for unique talent that we can kind of takes Ford's existing ecosystem and the brand even decades and really start offering you know unique Colin. That may be you know has his gaming know fortnight stream or are they play warzone there to touquet player, but they also have other things going on and we can start integrating some of their products into what? You know these sports players have been doing. I mean so you basically just described me and William. So I'm doubly doubly offended now and I would put my sneaker collection up against anyone's Now I. Know You maybe on my radar now? Jet. Mentally, Paul has a poppin sneaker collection. But here's the question like maybe you could talk to a couple of the the initial players you signed and what you know truly was sort of the thesis in your mind why you sign them and more importantly. Like what the future how do you develop these guys? How do you know how do you monetize them? How do you look at the next two to five years for them? We you know we kind of have like a really big take top gaming creator and someone who's kind of a coach also has his own podcast and really trying to figure out new ways that are maybe not solely related to streaming or you know like this is what I do extreme all day I'm going to compete in tournaments like how do we build these other avenues? So like we're helping them setup merge and finding unique designers to kind of give them their own kind of brand identity beside think that you know what I Learned from the more music world and some of the athletes it's all about kind of finding what's unique and highlighting it, and we have some talks with some brands that kind of are looking to get into the space. So we're really kind of focused on more than non endemic ones I see there's you know some of them are starting to come in when you have Lori L. Prod or Louis the con- but you know there's just a ton of more from you know more hair care products and face care products and you know. Even the high end luxury brands that are maybe looking at it, but don't really know how to go about it, and maybe they don't. WanNa. Spend a lot of money and do the wrong thing and it come off bed because as we know, that's not what you do. That's how you lose the market instantly. So it's you know hoping a familiar face in Ford that they kind of know the level that they come from and kind of someone like me who's really understand how you activate properly how you kind of find the unique. Stories. Like we sign this female Gamer who you know one of the best go players in the world and we're kind of figuring out ways to maybe develop you know training camps or interactive ways where she can have these how to get better female. She go camps to K. Coaches, kind of teaching than youth in how you kind of the next generation. So we're trying to look at how we can build around what their interests are and bring them some unique opportunities that you know maybe some of the other people in the world. Town Industry. Kinda can get do. You wanted to ask something. Yeah I'm just curious about like. So do you see the Ford Models Niche? Basically as there are a lot of talent agencies that represent Tammy, sports today right and you know I put many of the minute category, which is like Gamer I write basically their job is they represent people who are great gamers get on top pro teams. They got them a good salary on that team, etc right and those tend to historically those have been smaller East sports bespoke agencies have grown up from the community. Now that's changed quite a lot and you have other major talent agencies coming in like a and others that are taking really active role so and I kind of put those other. Than another category as well. Sort of these larger more established players. So given that ecosystem, right? He kind of sports specialists, some of the bigger agencies is it right to say you think Ford's models benefit is to connect with the classic fashion brands. So I'm going to sign with Ford models versus CAA because you can get me Louis Vuitton sponsorship because you can get me the you know what's Mascara Company, L'OREAL or revelry Al f you can get me the revlon like eyeliner deal is that really the value add is in the traditional fa or Did you see it as a broader piece of I. Think kind of is both I think that you know we're able to help some of four traditional models and other high in fashion influencers. Kinda come into the space maybe kind of acted properly, and then we really can be the bridge with some of these high fashion brands. But now also approaching it from the traditional one talking with hyper accessing the G. Fuels and no. As I said, I've been doing these deals with these teams. You know about once a week for the last couple of months. And years. So it's like I'm very familiar with them and it's really kind of being able to find talent who compete at this high level but also have other things that we can build around and you know the the C as in the UTA's in a one thing I've noticed. Yeah. You can have like fifty, one hundred however many players but can you really spend the amount of time servicing them and giving them the proper attention and you know it's great if you have fifty overwatch players but unless you're the top three or four or five. or You really spending your day pushing deals for the number fifty, number forty two and you know. So it's like we're looking at finding people that we can really focus on and develop because ultimately that's how you give them staying power and longevity and much more where it's not just based on how well the game goes I mean like you mentioned someone like cloister who you know champion one day and dropped the next like that's pretty tough and you know if you don't have other avenues and don't have other things going on and you know like. Tabs was about not expansion in the league aren't him anymore teams and everyone's dropping a player if you know supply and demand. We just don't have room for all these kids that compete at this high level and. Going to do now, you go to another game you so don't revalorised. You know you try to do content creations like we're trying to create these other avenues. The way, a traditional age in the other

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Trump to Deploy Military to Quell Riots

Mike Gallagher

09:09 min | 2 years ago

Trump to Deploy Military to Quell Riots

"Pain a lot of despair a lot of violence in America again last night in New York City the iconic Macy's department store was breached I saw a video of looting taking place in the streets of Manhattan the big fancy apple store the the glass doors shattered in Las Vegas a police officer was struggling with a suspect and somebody else came up behind officer shot him in the head that officers reportedly on life support as we speak four officers shot in St Louis police officers and first responders all over America are under siege sort of feels like one of those Hollywood movies like the purge and the president is of course trying to navigate this country in a way that very few presidents have ever been it's been challenged the president was mocked and taunted for supposedly hiding in the White House so yesterday he came out from the White House addressed the nation and talked about his responsibility to keep Americans safe the president from the rose garden talked about mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military a lot of people are expecting that he is going to invoke the into the insurrection act which I I I cannot imagine why governors or mayors or anybody would object to the U. S. military assisting law enforcement attacked and keep people safe here's the president said yesterday from the rose garden I am mobilizing all available federal resources civilian and military to stop the rioting and looting to end the destruction and arson and to protect the rights of law abiding Americans including your second amendment rights you know speaking of the second amendment rights there was a video that went viral of a Florida sheriff that I had a pretty powerful message sheriff Grady judge of Polk County Florida reminded the looters anarchists and violent people to think twice before heading out to the suburbs of Polk County Florida but we have received information on social media but some of the criminals we're going to take your criminal conduct into the neighborhoods I would tell them if you value your life you probably shouldn't do that in Polk County because the people of Polk County like guns they have guns I encourage them to own guns and they're going to be in their homes tonight with the guns loaded and if you try to break into their homes to still the set fires I'm highly recommending they blow you back out of the house with their guns that's a sheriff of Polk County Florida now all of course on social media full who are anti gun people who are against the second amendment are livid at that share of making that suggestion but that's just the reality for a lot of homeowners and a lot of residents I've seen all kinds of video of homeowners in their driveways fourteen and pushing back violent people from their property there there's there's nothing easy about any of this because the most important take away is that the message behind the anger and the hurt and the heartache of George Floyd's death is being obscured by all the violence and my big fear is that there are a lot of people who don't really see a difference they believe that burning down somebody's store maybe a a an immigrant or or I'm a minority owned business is somehow acceptable I'm afraid that there are peaceful protesters who really don't mind the threat that the White House was under and continues to be under over under frankly it seems to me that people were angrier about the president visiting St John's Episcopal Church last night than they were looters in violent people trying to burn it down and that's very that's a very bitter pill to swallow this is a historic church Abraham Lincoln worship there before he went to forge unity was assassinated every president has prayed there trump went over there and held up a Bible his Bible apparently and the left went crazy they were livid what would you say you're angry that he's hiding in the White House the language he leaves the White House of course they have to clear the protesters out of the park for him to get there they got a clear path for him to go anywhere what is going to do the guests in a motorcade drives to to the to the airport or whatever he does I mean for crying out loud if protesters are blocking a park and I and I get the optics of it I really do I can appreciate somebody saying well you know they're they're clearing out of park using tear gas to clear the way for the president to go visit the church the president decided to have a very symbolic act I'm supporting a house of worship but even the bishop whose diocese includes that church condemned president trump for what he did and that's that's hard for millions of Americans understand quite frankly that's hard for people to accept one would think that demonstrating a viable the need for a return to our faith and even prayer one would think a bishop would welcome that but that doesn't that doesn't really compute when you hate the president this much when you hate the president was such a burning passion you don't care what it what he does you're you're gonna complain if he's in the White House hiding in the bunker as people of like to put it you're gonna complain it becomes out delivers an address to the to the nation of of trying to keep America safe there's nothing he can do we know what trump haters expect they don't even want to be defeated on November third they wanted to just quit they wanted to resign right now and anything short of that is unacceptable and I challenge trump haters you're listening to the show to tell me that I'm wrong you don't want to wait for the election if you did why would you what I have this kind of reaction to the president supporting St John's Episcopal Church president could invoke the insurrection act it makes no sense to me quite frankly what the what the delay is and we're gonna break this down for you just a moment what the insurrection act means that was signed into law by president Thomas Jefferson all the way back in eighteen oh seven the president seems to suggest that he's doing just that short of him the the formality of invoking the insurrection act here's what the president said yesterday we have a city or state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them do you know how many governors have already lined up to say thanks but no thanks start with New York governor Cuomo apparently one on CNN and said nope not here as if the NYPD can't use the help I don't know governor Cuomo has seen but they are they have their looting all throughout Manhattan they're they're they're breaking into stores stealing apple computers a Nike shoes and Louis Vuitton bag overtime bags they're breaking down order and law governor of Illinois said apparently the same thing these

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Designer Virgil Abloh Addresses Backlash Over Comments and Donations

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Designer Virgil Abloh Addresses Backlash Over Comments and Donations

"Do believe we disagree on one story the Virgil abloh donation stories. That's going viral if you don't know Virgil he is. The head designer for Louis, Vitton he designs Nike sneakers called off white which are like. One of the biggest sneaker. Things of the past. You know five whatever ten years. Big Time Conyers Yeah Connie's friends. You know he was a streetwear guy who kind of let legit with Louis Louis Vuitton, so in the street where all the secret world. You know the name Virgil. If you wear off whites, you certainly know him recipe. And anti-gay performing. Also, the at is he was a DJ I. was you guys like? To. I think he's DJ I. 'cause I remember I went to Coachella set. List was or whatever you call. It was released. I was like what the fuck is. Just show sneakers and I ended up. Deleting next week is going through like A. tweet like. I don't care that I didn't know of the DJ. Mentions to be. Think. They're the smartest person alive because they knew that, so I just deleted it or it was. People were very upset. That I didn't know virgils. Yeah, I mean I

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