I never thought I would see the day where I wrote about Vacheron Constantin, and the post was anything other than glowing praise. Many will already know how much I love the brand, and although I only own one watch from their collection, I had, and perhaps still have every intention of owning more of them (although they probably won’t sell me one again). I think the Vacheron executives have become too arrogant, too quickly, and it is extremely disappointing; Even if this behaviour is par for the course with hype brands, people who have seen and experienced the ‘old Vacheron’ have every right to feel disappointed. Sure, this will perhaps become the new normal for the brand, but let’s talk about it anyway.
Hedgehogs and Foxes in the watch industry
To summarise the concept; some people see the details in everything they do, like the fox, while others are great at having a singular vision, like the hedgehog. Going back to a critical distiction in the definition of the concept, Jim Collins says it perfectly: The Hedgehog Concept is not a goal to be the best, a strategy to be to be the best, an intention to be the best, a plan to be the best. It is an understanding of what you can be the best at. The distinction is absolutely crucial.
Indie watch brands should treasure customer relationships
Most collectors of independent watch brands will tell you that they love the watches, but more often than not, they deeply value the close connection or relationship they can build with the brand and the founders.
4 ways to quiet imposter syndrome and start believing in yourself
This was quite a timely read for me. I, unfortunately, work on a team where nobody at a working level is quite sure what we are collectively trying to achieve; i.e. the longer term goals of the team, and indeed the corporation, are simply not clear to anyone. Repeated attempts to urge leadership to work…
The 6 People You Need in Your Corner
Nothing incredible is accomplished alone. You need others to help you, and you need to help others. With the right team, you can form a web of connections to make the seemingly impossible practically inevitable. The Instigator: Someone who pushes you, who makes you think. Who motivates you to get up and…
6 Exercises To Strengthen Compassionate Leadership
Want loyal, dedicated, and passionate employees? Be a loyal, dedicated, and passionate boss. Here are some tools to develop well-being in your workplace through better communication. When you use compassionate communication in your conversations, something quite surprising occurs: both your brain and the brain of the person you’re talking to begin to align themselves with…