"Remain true to yourself and your philosophy. Changing in the face of adversity will in fact diminish your credibility with your customers.
[…] you can’t become credible overnight just on the basis of huge advertising campaigns.
[…] To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail."
Fair weather tactics will only take you so far. (and so will fair weather relationships). Short cuts will only net you ill fitting clothing.
Admittedly I combined a few things Armani said in interviews in this quote. His creations and work ethics have remained incredibly disciplined over the years. One detail at a time have now formed a instantly recognizable pattern and style.
Like another fascinating figure in Italian commerce and craftsmanship based in my region (Emilia Romagna), Enzo Ferrari, Armani started his venture in mid life -- Ferrari was 48, he was 41.
Overnight success more than twenty-five years in the making.
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