The Estée Lauder Companies is one such corporation, and the journey of their iconic founder, Estée Lauder, is nothing short of a great American business story, with new chapters developing over the decades. She recognized early on that they needed to seize opportunities quickly, take innovative risks, and nurture a creative culture...one that continues in the company today.

As a student of business history, I am impressed with family-enterprise organizations that continue to have family members involved, even after they are public and may not have controlling interest in the company. Having been a board member of a few family-enterprise companies, I admire the brands who have stood the test of time and expanded into global powerhouses, by relentlessly rebooting their growth, through creative-innovation at scale, while many of their competitors withered away into obscurity, irrelevance and decline.

The Estée Lauder Companies is one such corporation, and the journey of their iconic founder, Estée Lauder, is nothing short of a great American business story, with new chapters developing over the decades. She recognized early on that they needed to seize opportunities quickly, take innovative risks, and nurture a creative culture...one that continues in the company today.

"No one ever became a success without taking chances… One must be able to recognize the moment and seize it without delay." Estée Lauder

Listen in to one of the most thoughtful global leaders I know, Raheel Khan, Estée Lauder’s Head of Innovation Strategy, as we discuss how he helps the companies, with a $14 billion portfolio of over 25 prestige makeup, skin care, fragrance and hair care brands in 150 countries, drive growth and innovation throughout the world, from an often overlooked perspective that infuses strategy, measurement and data into the business of creativity.

About The Reboot Chronicles Podcast

Hosted by Dean DeBiase. The Reboot Chronicles is a popular no-holds-barred podcast on iHeart Radio, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and YouTube that has been bringing together CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, and global leaders, for over a decade, to discuss how organizations are rebooting their leadership-competitiveness of everything from growth, innovation, and technology to talent, culture, and governance. Tune in wherever you listen to podcasts or at https://www.revieve.com/rebootchronicles.

About Dean DeBiase

Named a Growth Guru" by Inc. Magazine, Dean DeBiase is a Faculty Member at Kellogg School of Management and Silicon Valley serial CEO, where he has served in chief executive and chairman roles of more than a dozen emerging growth companies, CEO of Fortune 500 subsidiaries, and a director on public, private, family-enterprise, CVC, PE and VC boards. He is a Technology Fellow at Northwestern University, a Board Leadership Fellow at The National Association of Corporate Directors, and an Advisor to the National Science Foundation. A Forbes Contributor and co-author of the best-selling book The Big Moo, Dean, is working on his next book, Dancing with Startups. Connect with Dean here: www.linkedin.com/in/FollowDean.

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