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Skodzinski: What is the best business decision you have made during the past year or two?
O'Connor Abrams: To create a vice president level, thus streamlining the reporting structure for everyone. This gave me fewer direct reports and empowered a level of executives who are capable of leading the organization with me.
Skodzinski: What keeps you awake at night?
O'Connor Abrams: The number of opportunities we are still assessing and our ability to take advantage of them. There are only 44 people who comprise Dwell Media, and we do it all. There is no such thing as seasonal business anymore, so it is imperative that we take time to breathe and take stock in all we have done so that we don't feel the need to create something new for the sake of creating something new.
Skodzinski: What helps you sleep?
O'Connor Abrams: The belief that this international design brand called Dwell is only 10 years old, and today it has become more successful than any one part of the brand. That gives me great pleasure and a sense of peace until that alarm sounds at 5 a.m. again!