M.M.LaFleur: Sarah LaFleur : How I Built This with Guy Raz When she was working corporate jobs in New York City, Sarah LaFleur hated getting dressed in the morning; the choices in her closet felt overwhelming, many items didn't fit right or wore out too quickly. So in 2011 she launched a line of clothing for working women that would be simple, elegant, and well-tailored. She had no experience in fashion but partnered with a top-line designer, Miyako Nakamura, to create M.M.LaFleur. Today it's a multi-million dollar company with loyal customers from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley. PLUS in our post-script "How You Built That," Taylor Mali explains how he created Metaphor Dice, which ease the pain of writing the first line of a poem.
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M.M.LaFleur: Sarah LaFleur

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M.M.LaFleur: Sarah LaFleur

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Sarah LaFleur is the co-founder and CEO of M.M.LaFleur.
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When she was working corporate jobs in New York City, Sarah LaFleur hated getting dressed in the morning; the choices in her closet felt overwhelming, many items didn't fit right or wore out too quickly.

So in 2011 she launched a line of clothing for working women that would be simple, elegant, and well-tailored.

She had no experience in fashion but partnered with a top-line designer, Miyako Nakamura, to create M.M.LaFleur.

Today it's a multi-million dollar company with loyal customers from Capitol Hill to Silicon Valley.

How You Built That: Metaphor Dice

Taylor Mali wanted to help his students write with flair, so he created Metaphor Dice, which supply the nouns and adjectives that form the first lines of a poem.

How You Built That: Metaphor Dice

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