On a recent afternoon, Suzy Wetlaufer walked into her kitchen and started screaming.
“Oh my God!” she shrieked, staring at a large cardboard box that had arrived via FedEx from Saks Fifth Avenue. “It’s my wedding dress! It’s my wedding dress!” She turned to the housekeeper. “Maria! Unpack it and hang it in my closet. Read More
To the satisfaction of many, the bitch got hers. That’s how many people reacted to the news that Martha has been indicted for a trashy bunch of unimpressive federal charges. Martha is a bitch.
Even in her made-for-TV movie, they have scenes of Martha being richly bitchy to others, especially underlings. Stories abound of Martha Read More
The Productive Narcissist: The Promise and Peril of Visionary Leadership , by Michael Maccoby. Broadway Books, 298 pages, $26.95.
Reclaiming narcissism as a good thing might seem an odd cause célèbre , but that’s the very restoration project that psychologist and business guru Michael Maccoby has taken up in his latest book. As Mr. Read More
Which stars burn brightest in the firmament of a high-school senior’s imagination? Surely the answer is Harvard, Yale and Princeton, the Ivy League threesome so often mentioned in one breath as the Holy Trinity of American higher education, trailed slightly by the remaining Ivy luminaries, Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Penn and Cornell. But according to a Read More
After the recent revelations by The Wall Street Journal that Suzy Wetlaufer, the editor of the Harvard Business Review , was romantically involved with former General Electric chairman Jack Welch, it seemed only a matter of time before the Review would announce her resignation. After all, she had reported and written a story on Mr. Read More
As Tom Friedman told it in his Feb. 17 New York Times Op-Ed column, he and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, were in the middle of a long, off-the-record conversation over dinner when the de facto leader of the wealthiest Arab nation mentioned that he agreed with Mr. Friedman’s Read More
Until recent events in Salt Lake City, I thought a half-pipe was
the nicotine-delivery system my ancestors used back in the ould sod. Ach, they
were so poor they had to settle for a scrawny little half-pipe while the lords
and their ladies sat around tables groaning with fine meats and exotic wines
while they Read More
To support our troops overseas, New Yorkers don’t have to search for war bonds. They can simply nestle in between the Cézanne-inspired murals at the Josephina restaurant across from Lincoln Center and order the almond-crusted crab cakes. That’s because every meal ordered at Josephina supports the restaurant’s principal owner and chef, Louis Lanza, and his Read More
Jack Welch was on one of the political talk shows the other night, answering questions about life and money-making in the post–Sept. 11 era. Mr. Welch delivered his wisdom in the blustery manner befitting a great corporate executive with a best-selling book to promote. His inquisitor paid him all due deference, as one might do Read More
Jack: Straight from the Gut, by Jack Welch (with John A. Byrne). Warner Business Books, 479 pages, $29.95.
This is a pretty interesting book, though not as a business or how-to manual in quasi-autobiographical clothing. Don’t buy this book thinking it will turn you into a demon C.E.O.; it might, but most probably won’t-any more Read More