Hi there, Mr. Jannard. . . or RED Team members who might know the answer to this one:
I'm a college professor (finance and economics), and I'd love to know a bit about the inside story on your/Mr. Jannard's dealings with development and customers in a very high tech field (RED) versus a your/his dealings in a more "fashion driven" field (Oakley). What are the similarities? The differences? Did Oakley's success surprise you/him? Has the reception for RED been different than you/he expected? What roadblocks did you/he run into along the way the first time? This time?
I'm certain there is a great documentary in here somewhere. I would be fun to be a part of it.
I know, to give any justice to these questions, would take more time than they are worth, but I'm certain that a lot of people would love to know the answers. Maybe tomorrow's entrepreneurs could learn something valuable.
If you ever want to talk about a book, I'm all ears.
Stephen Pruitt, Ph.D.
Arvin Gottlieb/Missouri Endowed Chair of Business Economics and Finance
Henry W. Bloch School of Business and Public Administration
University of Missouri—Kansas City