Like most entrepreneurs, passion was at the core of cosmetics tycoon Estee Lauder. From a young age, Lauder was obsessed with beauty, and it wasn’t before long that she turned her dreams into reality. With the help of her chemist uncle, Lauder developed creams and other products that she would sell to local beauty stores in her hometown of Queens, N.Y. In 1946, Lauder officially launched her now world-renowned beauty company Estee Lauder with her husband Joseph Lauder. The business skyrocketed to success.
“Risk-taking is the cornerstone of empires.” -- Estee Lauder
“Projecting your mind into a successful situation is the most powerful means to achieve goals.” -- Estee Lauder
“Each businessperson must find a style, that voice that grows clearer and louder with each success and failure. Observing your own and your competitors’ successes and failures makes your inner business voice more sure and vivid.” -- Estee Lauder
“I am a visceral person by nature. I act on instinct, quickly, without pondering possible disaster and without indulging in deep introspection.” -- Estee Lauder