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So bringing my full self to work meant being openly sad. The way colleagues supported me drove home the need for better policies for bereavement and sick leave. Taking care of people when they need it most is not just the right thing to do, it is the smart thing to do. Timing is everything in science, like it is in most things in life. I nearly flunked out of high school, and I decided not to go to college even though I had a swimming scholarship. I ended up in Vietnam. After, I had to start my education over from scratch. I had this English teacher, Bruce Cameron.
We became lifelong friends. He taught me to ignore the assignment and write what I wanted. I ended up getting my Ph. I learned that most people fail in science because they talk themselves out of doing the experiment. Ideas are a dime a dozen. What makes the difference is the execution of the idea. That taught me to recognize when it was time to adopt new technologies to understand genetics and then even to sequence the human genome.
Once, I was too early: I started trying to create synthetic life a decade before the world was ready for it. The success of LVMH is built on creativity, quality, entrepreneurship and, most importantly, long-term vision. For instance, I remember the first time I visited China, in I arrived in Beijing — I saw no cars, only bicycles, no tall buildings. Nonetheless, we decided to open our first Louis Vuitton store in China.
Today Louis Vuitton is the number one luxury brand in the country and across the world. We have been seeing for the past 25 years a growing desire for high-quality products and an acceleration of buying power. Nowadays, the internet makes the planet much smaller. Product launches now need to be global in order to be successful. That requires higher investment — which gives us an advantage. Creating increasingly desirable new products and selling them worldwide is what LVMH does best.
Do you know what the most desirable job was at the beginning of my career, in the s? All the hotshots went into advertising. Investment banks? They were begging for people. I was interested in stocks from an early age, so I really wanted to go into investment banking. The fancy way in was to go to business school and then get into the investment banking department of one of the firms, but I started as a stockbroker. The pace of technological change is significantly faster than historically — every industry today has to fight complacency, prepare to see the disruption coming and then be flexible enough to adapt swiftly.
Artificial intelligence will provide many societal benefits, including self-driving cars and improved medical diagnostics. However, with AI we may be summoning the demon and could create an existential risk to humanity. If a digital superintelligence were inadvertently optimized to do something detrimental to humanity, this could have catastrophic consequences.
It could be something like directing the AI to get rid of spam, and it concludes the best way to get rid of spam is to get rid of humans. Or a financial program decides the best way to make money is to increase the value of defense stocks by starting a war. The question: Can we get ahead of it? We need to learn as much as possible and should create a government agency to regulate AI. Ultimately the private sector will have to take the lead in building safe and useful technology that benefits humanity.
Everything was going as planned in the early days of FedEx, until the Arab oil embargo hit in Suddenly our costs spiked and our cash evaporated. Right around then I went out to Vegas with this high roller I knew. We went to the casino and he got me a line of credit. I knew how to play blackjack from my days in Vietnam.
It was a horrible war with a bad strategy and terrible consequences, but I met some great people and played a lot of cards. The problem is most people get chicken and pull their money off the table exactly when they ought to be doubling down. The myth says that money alone saved FedEx. But it lifted our confidence at a time that we needed it.
No business school graduate would recommend gambling as a financial strategy, but sometimes it pays to be a little crazy early in your career.
Companies sometimes hire 10 people to do the job of three. Now, how does this work? John Paul Mitchell Systems is in almost countries. My turnover is less than people. Only two people have even retired from our company.
Why do people keep coming back? We never want to leave.
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