I recently sat down with Yildiz Blackstone on The UNCAGED Show to talk about her career from her days as President of Luca Luca to her latest enterprise Yildiz Aylin that re-invents the fashion re-tail/e-tail experience. This is an edited excerpt from our discussion.

Bant Breen: I’d love to talk to you a little bit about your background. Certainly, you were the president of one of the great fashion retailers Luca, Luca, and now you’ve gone on to disrupt the model with your present business. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your career.

Yildiz Blackstone: Sure, where shall I start? I was folding sweaters at Benetton when I was thirteen if I want to start from the beginning. I grew up in Izmir, Turkey and I come from a line of women in fashion in my family from my great grandmother, my…


A high-energy discussion with the author, coach, and entrepreneur JM Ryerson on The UNCAGED Show to talk about best practices in leadership, vulnerability, and teamwork. This is an edited excerpt from our discussion.

Bant Breen:

JM is the Co-founder and CEO of Let’s Go Win. He’s a published author of several books that explore mindset coaching, leadership development, executive coaching, and life coaching. Today he’s going to coach us on how to live and work better. So, JM, with that set up tell us a little bit about yourself and your career.

JM Ryerson:

Yes, well a couple of years ago I wrote a book that was originally meant for my kids. The book, Let’s Go Win was all about taking lessons from my mentors, my parents, my grandparents, authors that I’d read…

Bant Breen

Marketing and media executive, entrepreneur and academic. He is the Founder and Chairman of Qnary.

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