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Life outside of the rat race is what you want it to be

By Astrid Wendlandt
18/09/22
Stanislas de Quercize, Natalie Massenet, Pierre Denis

Stanislas de Quercize, Natalie Massenet, Pierre Denis

Many people in the fashion and luxury industries focus on jockeying for power and trying to land the top job. Few know how good life can be outside the rat race because they are still in it. It is only when they leave that they realize how pleasant it is not to have to deal with office politics or report to others, whether shareholders, a chairman or an organization. Life after being a CEO can be more rewarding and interesting than you expect, say those who have moved on successfully from being a star to becoming a more low-profile but no less prolific entrepreneur, investor or coach. They include Pierre Denis, the former Jimmy Choo CEO, Stanislas de Quercize, the former Cartier and Van Cleef and Arpels CEO, Natalie Massenet, the founder and former CEO of Net-A-Porter, and Philippe Pascal, the former head of watches and jewelry at LVMH.

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