“I haven’t read it yet,” admitted Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein at Monday’s book party at The Lambs Club for Carol Loomis’s Tap Dancing to Work, a collection of Warren Buffett’s wit and wisdom as published in Fortune over the years. (Mr. Blankfein strode briskly away when the Transom asked his thoughts on the upcoming “fiscal cliff.”)
Jed Hartman has just been named group publisher of news and business at Time Inc. He will oversee ad sales and marketing at Time, TIME.com, Fortune, FORTUNE.com, Money and CNNMoney.com. Mr. Hartman has been the publisher of Fortune and CNNMoney.com for the past two years. Before that, Mr. Hartman was the publisher of The Week.
Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch emailed editors at Reuters and Fortune today to let them know that he won’t be contributing columns to either publication going forward.
While Mr. Welch’s email, published at Fortune, merely notes that he and wife Suzy, with whom Mr. Welch pens his columns, get better “traction” at The Wall Street Journal, Fortune senior editor Stephen Gandel notes that Neutron Jack’s resignation follows reporting by the two organizations on a certain somebody’s jobs report tweet on Friday.
Only a couple years ago, just as the economy started to tank, magazines took a strange tact with their web teams: they laid them off. Fortune.com, during the heart of the financial crisis in 2008, laid off the bulk of its web team, and put the site back in the hands of the folks at Read More
Hugh Wiley was named publisher of Bloomberg BusinessWeek today, completing a trifecta of recent changes to business-side leadership in the magazine world.
Mr. Wiley was at Time Inc. for nearly 25 years, most recently leading the business side at Fortune.
At BBW Mr. Wiley replaces Jessica Sibley, who left earlier this Read More
In the March 16 issue of Fortune magazine, which will hit newsstands on March 9, the magazine is issuing an apology to its readers for plagiarizing a New York Times Magazine article from 2004.
“In our Feb. 2 issue we published a story about Lukoil and its president titled “Russia’s Read More
Last week in Off the Record, we wrote that some magazines, faced with the same unenviable task of having to let some staff go, are choosing to get rid of their Web-only contributors first. Fortune is one of the magazines that has disbanded the vast majority of its Web-only team.
In last week’s story, Read More
Soon after Lehman Brothers fell, and New York business writers found themselves smack in the middle of the biggest story of their careers, Fortune’s managing editor, Andy Serwer, convened a staff meeting on the second floor of their Sixth Avenue home.
He wanted to say thank you! Not only did the Read More
What did Dov Charney do in the financial crisis?
Readers of the November issue of Portfolio, Condé Nast’s lavishly produced business monthly, might well ask the question of their magazine’s cover star this month.
Of course, there wasn’t much time between the dark day when Lehman Brothers Read More