“The Other AI” That Will Transform Business

For more than 30 years, Pauline Brown has acquired, built, and led some of the world’s most influential global luxury brands. Along the way, she developed a rare insight into the power of aesthetics to transform businesses and, in some cases, entire industries.

In this ExecuNet Master Class session Pauline discusses the art and science of brand-building under the rubric of Aesthetic Intelligence or, as she calls it, “the other AI.”

You will learn how executives, entrepreneurs and other professionals can harness and apply their own personalities, preferences and tastes to their businesses. In so doing, they not only will unlock value, but also will lock in a long-term sustainable advantage.

Here’s What Some People Who Attended the Class Live Had to Say:

  • “Out of the box thinking”
  • “Reminds us that there is value beyond the numbers and standard business metrics.”
  • “Everyone needs to hear this.”
  • “Relevant to anyone who is proactively trying to drive value for his/her organization – whether it be a large corporate or start-up endeavor.”
  • “I was not sure what to expect and I was delighted!”
  • “Excellent speaker, very eloquent and persuasive, and highly thought-provoking!”

Pauline Brown served as the chairman of North America for the world’s leading luxury goods company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where she provided regional leadership for some 70 brands in five sectors.

Prior to LVMH, Pauline was a partner at the world’s leading private equity firm, The Carlyle Group, where she specialized in buyouts in the consumer and retail sectors.

Earlier in her career, she held senior executive positions at leading global cosmetics companies, including Estée Lauder and Avon.

In 2016, Pauline left the corporate arena for academia, joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where she designed and taught a new interdisciplinary course called “The Business of Aesthetics.”

She currently is an Executive in Residence at Columbia Business School.  In addition to writing and lecturing, Brown hosts Tastemakers, a weekly lifestyle show on SiriusXM, and she serves on several corporate boards. Since 2008, Pauline has been a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and, in 2013, she joined the board of the Henry Crown Program. She also currently sits on the board of the Parsons School of Design and previously served on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Cosmetic Executive Women and Fashion Group International.

She received an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Dartmouth College and is a member of Wharton’s Executive Alumni Board. She lives in New York along with her two children.



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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