Q: Patti, how did you go from Harvard Business School to Skincare?
A: I’ve always lived by the advice my dad once gave me early in my career:
Don’t take a job for prestige and/or money. Always pursue your passion.
Of course, this came much to his chagrin when, after graduating from Harvard Business School, I took a job in the beauty business. “Why can’t you be an investment banker or consultant like everyone else?” he wondered… I was always drawn to beauty and luxury goods, I just had to get my MBA to do it right.
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