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Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson cofounded Gilt Groupe with Kevin Ryan, Mike Bryzek and Phong Nguyen. Previously, Maybank had launched eBay Canada and eBay Motors; Wilson had worked for Merrill Lynch, Louis Vuitton, and Bulgari. Both have BAs from Harvard College and MBAs from Harvard Business School. They live in Manhattan with their husbands and children.
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Table of Contents
|Preface: Relationships. Execution||p. xi|
|Introduction: Zac Posen in Daniel Island, South Carolina?||p. 1|
|The Perfect Complements: Our Journey from Cambridge to New York (Featuring eBay, Louis Vuitton, Plenty of Sample Sales, and One Fabulous Wedding in Miami)||p. 7|
|The History of an Idea: Dreaming Up Gilt Groupe||p. 31|
|From the Best of Friends to Business Partners: How to Know When You've Met Your Match||p. 40|
|An Idea Becomes Reality: Starting Your Business at the Right Time||p. 61|
|Networking Our Way to a November Launch||p. 77|
|Changing the Look of E-commerce: Photos, Curation, and Gilt Groupe's Visual Branding||p. 90|
|Dating, Marriage, and How to Get the Right Venture Capitalist to Fall for Your Start-up||p. 99|
|From College Fashionistas to Urban It Girls: Planting the Seeds of a Viral Phenomenon||p. 122|
|The Ground Game: Insider Marketing and How to Keep a Growing Business Exclusive||p. 136|
|Cubicles, Cappuccinos, and How We Built an Effective Start-up Team||p. 150|
|In Which We Face a Supply Crunch, Are Momentarily Tempted to Compromise Our Integrity, Struggle to Satisfy the Appetites of a Growing Membership, and Come Face-to-Face with a Worldwide Recession||p. 165|
|How We Developed Our Own Leadership Styles-Even as Gilt Groupe Grew and Our Roles Evolved||p. 189|
|Hypergrowth, Exhaustion, and One Hilarious Japanese Press Conference||p. 221|
|Growth, Partnership, and the Future of Fashion and E-commerce||p. 241|
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