Part 3: “The Front Man” My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part of that “living” that Charles does so well is as the front man for the band, “Charles P. Ries and The Minktronics”. An accomplished writer with both a novel and five published books of poetry to his name, Charles began doing public readings to aid in selling his book and his poetry. Kismet would … read more

Part 2 “Move Beyond” My Conversation With Charles Ries in Four Parts

Part 2 “Move Beyond” This need to create has long existed in Charles. As a boy, growing up on a mink farm in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Charles began exploring outside the daily norm of farm life. “When I was thirteen or so, I started making skim boards out of plywood planks in our basement. The Lake … read more

“It’s About The Experience” – Part Two

Unlocks…an experience. Think about that. There is a stark difference between the concepts of creating an experience  vs.  just trying to sell you a piece of apparel. Since that last meeting with Rebecca Minkoff, I have been inspired by her continued work to create a new kind of retail experience through accelerated technologies and an … read more

“It’s About The Experience” – Part One

 “I have run, I have crawled, I have scaled these city walls…these city walls, only to be   with you. But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.” – “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” – U2 I love music. I have a daily connection to it. It drives me, it motivates me. … read more