Jonathan Goldman on Carrying on the Management Tradition His Dad Started 70 Years Ago

This year, Jonathan and Richard Goldman will celebrate their 40th year in the jewelry business; the brothers serve as CEO and president, respectively, of Frederick Goldman, the New York City–based company founded by their father in 1948. The Goldmans have turned their business into an industry powerhouse with an enviable stable of brands, from ArtCarved to Scott Kay. Recently, Jonathan spoke to JCK about what he learns from his children, what this industry can learn from others, and his father’s unusual method for laying out shirts. Have any business books inspired you? I spend a lot of time reading a lot of books about different leaders within different industries. One book that I am reading that I think is terrific is The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone. I liked the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson. Next up on my list is the book about

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