Edward Leaman has 30 years of global retailing background in Europe, Asia and America, focusing primarily on brand, design and customer experience. He has connected global retailers with new opportunities in licensing, franchising, cross-border expansion and marketing. Clients have included GAP, Nike, The Body Shop, Marks & Spencer, Gloria Jeans Coffees, Giorgio Armani and many Japanese retailers.
Edward originally developed Growers and Nomads to illustrate that brands are formed through the visual and verbal languaging of core beliefs and values and the movement of these through products, processes and people. He believes that connecting customers to each other through beliefs and values is the most authentic and modern way for customers and companies to hold real and meaningful conversations.
The end of summer is a time of huge transition. I find it one of the most difficult times of the year, and I am wondering why. I think it has to do with the pictures I put in my brain—around May—of… More
When I was a boy, a teacher whom I revered introduced me to a simple idea—the difference between schooling and education. In the former, the purpose is to have the student do what the school wants… More
“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” —Maya Angelou... How true those words are in our new era of… More
It is hard to navigate through turbulence. Indeed, sometimes it is more about holding on than heading forward.
I have deeply felt this as I have fought to understand what the changes wrought by these… More
Three weeks ago, my eldest son had his Bar Mitzvah. I know he had a wonderful time (and now has more cash in his bank account than I do), but for me, it was the single happiest day of my life. That is… More
Of all the pictures and ideals we carry with us about our homes—as sanctuary, refuge, haven, castle, fortress, rest stop, pit stop, growers and nomads or whatever—none of them is a snapshot… More
I fly a great deal, and like many other people, I have come to hate it. I have been flying, as part of my career and life, for about 30 years, and that I feel as I do about such an integral part of my… More