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Rhode Island's Alex and Ani jewelry empire hit it even bigger than we thought: The company grew 1454% in the course of three years, a success due in no small part to its founder, Carolyn Rafaelian. This Inc. article covers a conversation with Rafaelian and CEO Giovanni Feroce, where the latter shares how he dealt with a mass employee exodus after he signed on. (Clearly it hasn't been a setback for them.) [Inc.]