Editorial

At The Mark Twain House, A Pen Befitting The Man

By Dan Haar On October 11, 2012  |  The Haar Report  |  Hartford Courant     What would Mark Twain say about a commemorative fountain pen made in his honor, that cost $2,520? That’s easy — he’d mock the company that made it, and promptly buy a handful for friends, and...

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The Close – Interview with Jan-Patrick Schmitz

Montblanc North America's CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz joins Michael Hainworth to take a look at how the company is fairing in an uncertain luxury goods market. About: The Close Michael Hainsworth guides you through the vital last half-hour of trading, where anything can...

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Bloomberg TV: MoneyMoves with Deirdre Bolton

See the Pablo Picasso Pen That Retails for $33,000   Sept. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Montblanc North America CEO Jan-Patrick Schmitz talks about the demand for luxury products. He speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television's "Money Moves." (Source: Bloomberg). About...

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Montblanc banks on selling splendor

  By RICHARD MULLINS | The Tampa Tribune Published: September 16, 2012 Updated: September 16, 2012 - 5:48 PM       TAMPA --   Walk into the newly expanded Montblanc store in Tampa, past the glimmering display cases, past the sparkling cabinets full of jewelry, and...

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CMO Interview: Brand Management

The CMO.com Interview: Montblanc North America's Jan-Patrick Schmitz PUBLICATION: CMO.com Exclusive DATE: June 13, 2012   LINK:  Original Article AUTHOR: Tim Moran, Editor In Chief, CMO.com   Tim Moran, editor in chief of CMO.com, recently sat down with Jan-Patrick...

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Rosie Perez Brings Urban Arts Partnership to LA

The New York based organization emphasizes the importance of arts in school By Lolita Lopez NBC Channel 4, Southern California |  Thursday, May 17, 2012  |  Updated 8:58 PM PDT "Fat lard, Fat Albert, fat diabetes kid, only some of the names I would be called...

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Luxury Stores Pull Out Mandarin Phrase Books

By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD, published in the NEW YORK TIMES on April 14, 2012 Over five days in January, a group of visitors to New York was treated to a private concert with the pianist Lang Lang at the Montblanc store, cocktails and a fashion show attended by the...

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A Place of Darkness

t is one of the most chilling places on our planet. One cold December morning, I drove to Dachau, a small town in the periphery of Munich. Clouds were fighting with the sun about who would dominate the day: a diffused dark...

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CNBC Consumer Market Outlook

Luxury Retail Continues to do Well: CEO CNBC  |  THU 22 DEC 11 | 05:40 AM ET Jan-Patrick Schmitz, CEO of Montblanc North America, told CNBC, "when you look back at 2011 you see that in particular the luxury segment has done quite well compared to the...

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Time Capsule: November 20, 1923

Learning from History Between 1850 and 1914, world trade grew tenfold. The trend was driven by several factors: faster and bigger ships, transcontinental railways, and the establishment of international news and information systems, most prominently the telegraph,...

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Urban Arts Master Class

his week, I spent an afternoon at the UAP's new partner school, Urban Assembly Gateway School for Technology in New York City, for a Master Class on portrait photography with students in the after school...

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Mark My Words

MARK MY WORDS was a once-in-a-lifetime event which was made possible under the patronage of Montblanc. It was a conversation between three of America’s most popular and beloved authors.  Moderated by author and community activist Malaak Compton-Rock, this was a unique...

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8:46 a.m.

  Sunset or Sunrise? Beginning or the End?     I am sitting in an airplane somewhere above the Atlantic, racing back to New York. Home. Ten years ago, in the evening, I was working in my office in Tokyo when my wife called asking to join her - at once - to watch a...

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John Lennon Educational Bus

Urban Arts Master Classes The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus Visits New Design High School!   For three days, from May 25th-27th, three groups of New Design High School students had the opportunity to write, record and create a music video based on their original...

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2011 Leadership in Retail and Consumer Products Forum

2011 Leadership in Retail and Consumer Products Forum (Chicago) Thursday, May 12, 2011 Jan-Patrick Schmitz President & CEO Montblanc North America   Interviewed by: Lisa Gudding Executive Vice President GfK Custom Research North America Link to Transcript   [Lisa...

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