No Small Feat: Lessons on Entrepreneurship from Shoe Designer Stuart Weitzman

Stuart Weitzman is one of America’s most famous shoe designers, known for outfitting countless celebrities (think Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and Kate Moss) but — perhaps more importantly — women across the globe who aspire to quality, class, and style. Here, he shares the lessons of his entrepreneurial adventure — which concluded with the 2015 sale of the company for $574 million — including how he built an iconic brand and formidable company in ways that departed from the conventional manufacturing model.

Speakers: Stuart Weitzman
Festival: Aspen Ideas 2018

Share this page

Audio/Video: Visual

Two leading American sculptors (Guy Dill and Janet Echelman) talk about the challenges of creating powerful and... See more
A one-on-one with 2009 Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence Chuck Close, one of the most celebrated and iconic artists of... See more
Has Western American Culture become a kitsch culture? To what extent does kitsch affect Western art, politics, religion... See more
Beauty and science: Are they compatible? Does beauty have anything to do with science? According to physicists, the... See more

Pages