Black Friday Sales – 8 Urgent Lessons For Brands and Retailers

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 have come and gone. If they are cited as two distinct days, de facto, they have almost merged to become at least a long weekend, if not a week-long bonanza. Presumably each brand who participated will now be going over the results with a fine tooth comb. All those with heavy online selling are…

Digital leadership with Kevin Ryan, Chairman and founder of Gilt, Business Insider and more

Minter Dialogue Episode #118 — This interview is with Kevin Ryan, a serial and highly successful entrepreneur. Kevin is the founder and Chairman of GILT, the luxury flash sale members-only site with over 9 million members, as well as the founder of Business Insider and co-founder of MongoDB (open source database software). Previously, Kevin was CEO of…

Luxury online: a subtle balance between aesthetics, innovation and practicality

The web is wonderful if you are happy to be transparent, collaborative, everywhere, fast, free and fluid.  Moreover, it's better to have low resolution videos and images for faster load times.  Taken individually and, worse, as a group, these are not the most likely qualifications for a luxury brand.  And hence, the challenge of creating…

Interview with Kevin Ryan, CEO and founder of Gilt flash sale eCommerce

Minter Dialogue #36 This interview is with Kevin P. Ryan, entrepreneur, business leader and angel investor. As CEO, he helped build DoubleClick basically from scratch into a multi-billion dollar business. Kevin has since gone on to invest in a number of winning adventures and co-founded with Dwight Merriman (the former CTO of DoubleClick), the Alleycorp network that includes three…