When we were invited to a book party at Marquee, we figured it must be a new indie bookstore or some ironic bar, not the nightclub.
The confusion was understandable: We have received emails for hundreds of book launches, and none of them have ever been thrown at a nightclub. Then again, most books don’t use Marquee as a case study in a chapter on the nightlife industry.
John Byrne, who at BusinessWeek in those happy bygone days of the 1980′s helped start a huge business school ranking system, is back at the game. On Monday, his new site Poets & Quants went live, giving the “brutal truth about facilities, teaching methods and reputations” at the nation’s best b-schools, as he Read More
It was a decade ago when Saffronart, an online auction house specializing in modern and contemporary Indian art, held its first sale. “We sold $125,000 in art and we thought that was amazing,” said the house’s co-founder Minal Vazirani, 38. Six years later, when just one online auction made $17 million, the Harvard Business School Read More
Like an ambassador from an alien land populated with smarter, taller and richer blond bombshells, Louise T. Blouin MacBain stood behind a podium in a Columbia University auditorium. She asked the assembled spectators if the leaders of the planet Earth did “not require a new, more creative brain in this new evolution of mankind?”
The Read More
President George W. Bush’s opposition to stem-cell research is grounded in his belief that life begins at conception. For him, government financing of the destruction of embryos for any purpose is tantamount to state-sponsored mass murder. This position suggests that the millions of infertile couples who have sought out new reproductive technologies which produce unused Read More
this oneA little over a year ago, the acronyms B2B and B2C stood for a lot more than the Internet business models they referred to. The implications of the terms “business-to-business” and “business-to-consumer” went far beyond the executive summaries of the Internet business plans they defined. In those byte-sized symbols, neatly wrapped around a number, Read More
Recently over lox
and eggs at Barney Greengrass, I told my father I wanted to write an article
about how intimacy can be deceptive.
”I’ve got a such a
good story for you,” he said, laughing. “When Mom and I started dating, she had
a bust out to here”- he straightened
his arms away Read More