Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You
Serial entrepreneur Christiane Lemieux describes the new rules of entrepreneurship and business, arguing that visionary startups leverage the concept of "frictionless" to beat their competitors.
Based on interviews with dozens of startup founders, experts and scholars on entrepreneurship, Frictionless provides readers with a wide-ranging education in starting companies that thrive in the world of frictionless commerce--made possible by new technologies, a new mindset, and new demands from Millennial consumers. Working with bestselling author and journalist Duff McDonald, Lemieux also shares her own story--lessons learned, failures absorbed--at the helm of DwellStudio (which was acquired by Wayfair) and her latest venture, The Inside.
Some founders profiled in the book are reducing friction in their own business models, others reduce friction through improved customer experiences, and still others are revolutionizing their operations to create frictionless organizations. Readers will glean lessons from the founders of well-known companies such as Instant Pot, Bonobos, Hims, and Halo Top--as well as upstarts Billie, Dame Products, and Convene.
Frictionless outlines the groundwork necessary for getting a company up-and-running and explains how companies make and market products and services while meeting the demands of their customers and employees today. Frictionless is the essential handbook for creating tomorrow's mind set and competitive advantage.
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About the Author
Christiane Lemieux is founder and CEO of The Inside, a direct-to-consumer Home Furnishings Brand, and also operates and designs her namesake brand Lemieux et Cie. She is the author of Undecorate and The Finer Things, and is a frequent contributor to Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other design media. She lives in New York City.
Duff McDonald is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Firm: The Story of McKinsey and Its Secret Influence on American Business, Last Man Standing: The Ascent of Jamie Dimon and JPMorgan Chase, and The Golden Passport and the coauthor of The CEO, a satire. A contributing editor at the New York Observer, he has also written for the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, New York, Esquire, Fortune, Businessweek, GQ, Wired, Time, Newsweek, and other publications. He lives in New York.