We don’t need
What we need is
to feel more alive.
Aesthetic Intelligence is not simply about beauty; it’s about delight. It’s about the pleasure we perceive through our senses. Aesthetic Businesses don’t just sell goods or services that meet the needs of their customers; they create experiences, memories and connections that last.
Aesthetic Intelligence may be the only advantage
we humans still have over machines.
That’s why we call it “the other A.I.”
And that’s why it matters.
We are a learning platform designed to boost your Aesthetic Intelligence, apply it to business and unleash value. We help you tap into and refine your aesthetic abilities and turn them into a strategic advantage. We also provide you with an opportunity to learn from leading tastemakers through their own experiences and insights.
Aesthetic Intelligence: The Foundation
Build lasting value for your business by using your taste as an asset and tool for expressing richer stories and forging deeper connections with customers.
Longtime luxury goods leader and pioneer of the “Business of Aesthetics,” Pauline Brown brings her knowledge, experience and methodologies to teach the fundamentals of Aesthetic Intelligence.
“Aesthetic Intelligence emphasizes how important it is for people to develop a strong voice.”
Donna Karan, Fashion Designer
“Aesthetic Intelligence shows executives and entrepreneurs how to harness and apply their personality, preferences and taste to their companies, and, in so doing, create long-term sustainable advantage.”
John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market
“In Aesthetic Intelligence, Pauline Brown shows how you can apply critical lessons from fields like fashion and beauty to transform all types of businesses.”
Walter Isaacson, Best-Selling Author
“Pauline Brown opens up a new area of inquiry as she highlights the power of aesthetic intelligence as a success factor for business leaders today.”
Dan Nordstrom, Consumer Investor and Former Retail Leader
“My mission is to humanize the business world and to show executives, entrepreneurs and other professionals why and how to put human delight at the heart of their strategies.”Learn more
Pauline Brown, Founder
Share a Toast to Good Taste! A Virtual Wine Tasting Event
We invite you to join us on July 12th at 3pm ET for a one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience. This immersive experience will be facilitated by Pauline, who picked up a few tidbits of her own, while overseeing the U.S. market for the LVMH Group, including Veuve Clicquot, Dom Perignon and Hennessey, among other premium wine & spirits brands.
Unlock your Aesthetic Advantage
When it comes to Artificial Intelligence, are you an optimist or a pessimist? Will A.I. unleash immense progress for mankind? Or will it destroy all of humanity? There is only one thing we know for sure: the way to outperform machines is by investing in our Aesthetic Intelligence or, as we call it, “the other A.I.”
Conquering A.I. with “the other A.I.” – Workshop
ChatGPT, Dall-E, Bard… A.I. is exponentially improving our ability to process data. But, is it improving our understanding? Our judgment? Or our imagination? To learn more about uniquely human forms of intelligence — how & why they matter, now more than ever — register for our upcoming workshop.
On the Substance of Style
Pauline Brown reflects on the importance of style as a tool to showcase your best self – not despite your flaws, but because of them.
The Aesthetics of Thanksgiving
What does Thanksgiving feel like If you are American, it probably tastes of turkey and cranberry sauce, smells of a relative´s perfume, looks like 50 shades of orange and sounds of a mix of family excitement and mediation. But for most of the other 17 countries that designate a holiday to show gratitude, their day is a different sensorial experience. Their narrative is different to the Plymouth pilgrims and this plays out in the aesthetics that mark their holiday.