We attracted leaders from many other fields — tech entrepreneurs, educators, multi-passionate creatives, attorneys, restaurateurs… you get the idea. We were also lucky enough to hear from like-minded professionals in retail — shop owners, designers, professional craftspersons, and many more.
After gathering feedback, synthesizing the conversations, and pulling together the insights and resources from our presenters, five things jumped out to me as principles everyone needs to know about retail and manufacturing.
Here are the 5 things everyone needs to know about retail and manufacturing:
- (Retail) history repeats itself
- We crave humanity
- The impact of weather is undeniable
- Success is not formulaic
- The values of a business are worth more than its parts