6 traits we must develop to face the challenges of life & succeed | Lakis Gavalas | TEDxThessaloniki

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Lakis Gavalas is a famous and very popular fashion entrepreneur. A business failure resulted in him spending 16 months in prison. Lakis depicts with humor this very difficult and challenging time in his life. Looking back at his childhood years until today, he shares with us the 6 characteristics that we need and we can all develop as we grow up; traits that will become crucial ammunition in our encounter with life, with the obstacles and challenges that may lay ahead in our professional and personal pathways.

6 χαρακτηριστικά που πρέπει να αναπτύξουμε για να αντιμετωπίσουμε τις προκλήσεις της ζωής

Ο Λάκης Γαβαλάς είναι ένας διάσημος επιχειρηματίας στο χώρο της μόδας. Μια επαγγελματική αποτυχία είχε ως αποτέλεσμα να βρεθεί ο ίδιος στη φυλακή για 16 μήνες. Ο Λάκης αναφέρεται με χιούμορ σε αυτή την πολύ δύσκολη και γεμάτη προκλήσεις περίοδο της ζωής του. Κοιτάζοντας πίσω, από τα παιδικά του χρόνια μέχρι και σήμερα, μοιράζεται μαζί μας τα 6 χαρακτηριστικά που χρειαζόμαστε και μπορούμε όλοι να αναπτύξουμε κατά τη διάρκεια της ζωής μας. Πρόκειται για στοιχεία που θα αποτελέσουν καίρια εφόδια ώστε να αντιμετωπίσουμε τη ζωή, τα εμπόδια και τις προκλήσεις με τις οποίες θα έρθουμε αντιμέτωποι τόσο στην επαγγελματική μας όσο και στην προσωπική μας ζωή.

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Lakis Gavalas was born in Piraeus, Greece. He studied dance. After working as a dancer both in Greece and in Italy, he choreographed fashion shows for Armani, Trussardi etc. Shortly after, he became Sales & Image Manager for the Trussardi Showroom in Paris. He studied Visual Merchandising in Milan & Paris and got acquainted with the Pret-a-Porter vendors.
After 9 years in Paris, he returned to Greece and opened a showroom in Athens, importing affordable & commercial collections. 2 years later, he started a successful cooperation with famous designers like Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana, and Burberry. Thanks to his personal relationship with the designers, they visited his fashion events, the largest ones Greece had seen so far.
Up until 2011, Lakis Gavalas PLC was a model company, in terms of partnerships and turnover boasting established partnerships with major companies from abroad. In 2011, as the economic crisis deepened, the company faced problems in financing and eventually dissolved. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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