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Denmark's New Female Billionaire Goes with the Success of ECCO Shoes

Denmark's New Female Billionaire Goes with the Success of ECCO Shoes | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
Hanni Toosbuy Kasprzak makes her debut among the world's richest, nearly 50 years after her father first started making shoes.


The story began nearly a half century ago. That’s when Hanni's father, Karl Toosbuy, gave up his secure job managing a shoe factory in Copenhagen to strike out on his own.


He had a clear vision, namely to make functional, comfortable shoes designed to fit the foot.


Toosbuy turned that simple idea into global shoe brand Ecco. He died in 2004 but his legend lives on in his company, thanks largely to his daughter, who is chairman and owner of Ecco

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I was at one of the Ecco stores at the Venetian in Las Vegas this April.  It's easy to see why the Ecco brand has enjoyed such solid growth despite the economic downturn.  ~  D

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Retail Revolution: Change, We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

Retail Revolution: Change, We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

Explosive change in E-commerce that the veterans didn't see coming.


At a massive "Super Session" at the 2012  National Retail Federation "Big Show." panelists Jennifer Hyman of Rent, The Runway and Doug Mack of One Kings Lane made one thing clear:


E-commerce business models have not matured.  Nay, we are witnessing a veritable explosion of new ones.


Powered by local, mobile, and social media, online retail is becoming something that no long-time NRF member might reasonably have anticipated.

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