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Always in Fashion

From Clerk to CEO - Lessons for Success in Business and in Life
Narrated by: Mark Weber
Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

An exclusive guided tour of the fashion industry - from the inside up.

Mark Weber is the ultimate fashion insider. Starting his career as a clerk in a clothing store, he worked his way up to the big time in New York City, becoming CEO of Phillips-VanHeusen (PVH)/Calvin Klein and then CEO of LVMH Inc. (USA) (Louis Vuitton/ Moet Hennessy) and chairman and CEO of Donna Karan International.

In Always in Fashion, Weber walks us through his fascinating career, providing an inspirational and instructional story of his rise to the top, his career disappointments, and his incredible journey back to the top of the fashion industry. Weber shares his insights and thoughts on how to:

  • Begin a future
  • Select a career path
  • Prepare for interviews
  • Stand out from your coworkers
  • Find ways to make an impression on management
  • Determine your best skills and follow that course
  • Dress for success - and how not to
  • Never give up

In addition to his keen business insights, Mark Weber reveals a wealth of insights and mind-opening anecdotes from inside fashion but that apply to any consumer-product industry. He talks about his career-changing interactions with boards of directors and famous designers, and he illustrates mistakes, disappointments, key insights, and, most importantly, how he picked himself up when things were down and successfully repositioned himself to build an even brighter career.

Part memoir, part career guide - and a gripping listen every step of the way - Always in Fashion is a must-listen for anyone with a passion, a talent, and a dream.

©2015 Mark Weber (P)2015 McGraw-Hill Education

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Beautiful journey of Mark Weber

I love this audible book. Mark weber has given the most inspiring lessons and shared million dollar business tactics and values. A great listen for young fashion business students and current clothing business owners.

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great audio book

very interesting, goes into depth on how he managed his way up from the bottom. what to focus on in fashion, even though it's aimed at employees, I thought there was a few good insights for business owners .

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  • Lee Ward
  • 07-01-19

Being serious about one's career.

We don't all know how to promote ourselves in life. Mark Weber knows what he's doing, and he's as serious as it gets. This means focusing on the hard things and doing what is difficult, and making others aware of it all the time.

Weber is the guy you'd want as CEO, because he's going to enforce discipline throughout the entire organization. You don't have to like him. He's a martinet and a peacock. I think he'd be likable if he had more humility.

Weber seems to have never wasted time in his career. It's not in his DNA to get too comfortable with a situation. There's a lot to learn from this man, and I liked his narration. Tough guys often narrate their own books, and he's a tough guy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-03-18

Great Book - Highly Recommend!

Great book for anyone aspiring to be a business executive. Especially good for those in the business of fashion however key principles / takeaways can be applied by employees of any business regardless of the industry. Highly recommend.

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  • 28-01-18

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What made the experience of listening to Always in Fashion the most enjoyable?

The narrator's/author's take on business - relatable.

What about Mark Weber’s performance did you like?

It was actually real - not an actor or professional narrator.

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  • Lincy
  • 05-06-17

Fashion Inspires..

This book is a motivator filled with great advice and values. It's a tool for success...

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  • Quiet Storm
  • 10-08-16

Great and insightful book!

I loved the book. It is very insightful and helped me see an indepth side of fashion. My biggest take away was his advice and emphasis on being great. I loved the fact that, I learned something. Other fashion books don't show the business side of fashion... This one does. The actionable insight given in, the end, was great. Mark just gained a new fan. I have new things to look at and learn on my fashion journey. 😆

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  • Paul Cronin
  • 05-04-16

Great story of Leadership, Determination & Passion

Being in the Menswear industry for just under 30 years, I feel cheated never having had the opportunity to work with and support Mark's success! Trust me, he did fine without me.
In the inspirational book, Mark is challenging and direct, like any outstanding leader should be. He really delivers here and I hope it's a "best-seller" because it's motivational and clear message can inspire not only me, as it did --- but others who get into this business and will soon realize "a kick in the a (dot, dot), is a step forward!! Listening to Mark's story & guidance, made my weekend and set me up for my next 15 year run, hope to see him at the top! Paul Cronin.

Ps.. Seems to be a great Dad & Husband too.