The Assemblist Letter 23 - All Together Now
I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE TWO REALLY AMAZING BOSSES WHEN STARTING MY CAREER IN FASHION.
One was Stacey DiPersia when I worked at Cynthia Steffe, and the other was April Uchitel from my DVF days. I loved working with both of them as they both challenged me to get out of my comfort zone, but also appreciated my work ethic and love of business analysis - haha! Obviously the most important relationship that I have formed is the one with my business partner Alex (pictured above), he really has some great and inspired ideas. One of the biggest ones was starting Brand Assembly! We have really created a great balance, and have been able to expand on that initial idea to evolve into a multifaceted company.
With that in mind, I love the idea of having meetings just dedicated to creative ideas. We have touch bases with our team at least twice a week, in which we go through task-lists, challenges, ideas, and more. My mind moves at 1,000 miles per minute so sometimes I just share ideas that I generated in the shower, or when falling asleep, or when listening to others – I think that is the best way to develop a good idea into a great idea.
In my mind, creative collaboration is the only way to push a business to the next level. The biggest lesson I've learned as a result of this, is the art of patience. No explanation necessary! Reflecting on this further, below are a few dynamic duos who in my opinion embody this idea to the fullest extent.