Last November, The Estée Lauder Companies celebrated the launch of its Chairman Emeritus and former CEO, Leonard A.Lauder’s highly anticipated memoir, The Company I Keep: My Life in Beauty (HarperCollins, 2020).
In the book, available at the Classic Bookshop in Palm Beach, Mr. Lauder recounts his extraordinary life, from growing up in New York City during the Great Depression, to helping his mother and the company’s founder, Mrs. Estée Lauder, grow her business into the global powerhouse it is today.
Along with keen insights from his time in the beauty industry, Mr. Lauder also shares his takeaways in leadership, accountability and collaboration from his time in the U.S. Navy, how he developed his passions for art and postcard collecting and his approach to transformative philanthropy.
“The process of writing this memoir has been so meaningful to me, and above all, has reminded me of all the outstanding people I’ve been surrounded by my entire life. The Company I Keep provides an overview of my journey and that of this incredible Company, the one I grew up with and one that continues to inspire me day in and day out,” said Mr. Lauder.
Last week, Beauty Industry Insider George Ledes interviewed Mr. Lauder via Zoom for TheSociety of the Four Arts. In their moving conversation, Mr. Lauder revealed some of his earliest memories of coming to Florida as a child and his life in Palm Beach. Click below to view!