You would think that a book sporting the subtitle How Successful People Do It—And What We Can Learn From Them is about being hideously successful and how to get there. But at the book party for What Makes You Tick? Wednesday Night at the Condé Nast Building, co-author Michael Berland made sure to Read More
It’s Wednesday, and yet already this has been a long week for some people in the media business. Sure, it’s not as bad as the last week of October, which saw the closure of Radar and 02138, a 10 percent cut in The Los Angeles Times‘ newsroom, across the board cuts at Condé Nast, Read More
Mort Zuckerman, the chairman of Boston Properties whose months-long economic doomsdaying was vindicated this September with the demise of Wall Street, has put on his prognosticator of prognosticator hat yet again, this time in an appearance on Intelligent Investing with Steve Forbes.
Here are some excerpts from the conversation (you Read More
Forbes will, indeed, announce today that it’s leaving its longtime Greenwich Village home in favor of a new, to-be-constructed headquarters somewhere in Manhattan. Forbes.com confirmed this morning the rumor that started floating around on Thursday.
Forbes will sell the eight-story 60 Fifth Avenue, its headquarters since 1965, for one simple, very New York reason, Read More
Eliot Spitzer, shifting from the Day 1 Everything Changes motto, said yesterday, “It takes a bit more than one budget cycle to get us down to the spending levels we want.”
“The record-high, $123 billion budget deal neither reforms nor reshapes,” according to Fred Dicker.
At a press conference yesterday explaining Read More
Did anyone catch a glimpse of Steve Forbes at the Republican National Convention in Philadelphia? He was there, all right-but nowhere near the First Union Center. Instead, he dropped by the Union League Club across town one morning to headline a sparsely attended breakfast meeting hosted by the supply-side political action committee Club for Growth. Read More
The only spectacle more offensive than the raising of the Confederate battle flag over public buildings in the United States is the cravenness of the leading Republican candidates who pronounce that act acceptable. How sickening that in their ambition, these inheritors of the party of Abraham Lincoln would cater to those who uphold the banner Read More
They’re duking it out on the airwaves in Iowa and New Hampshire. No, the combatants aren’t Gov. George W. Bush of Texas and his main rival, Senator John McCain of Arizona. The bitter contest is between publisher and New Jersey resident Steve Forbes and a group called the Republican Leadership Council, which, ironically, consists of Read More
It must drive Steve Forbes crazy (and that’s if you didn’t find the wealthy editor in chief-turned-free-spending Presidential Don Quixote a bit unhinged already). Here he is selling off shares in the family publishing business, trying to spend his way into a two-man race with Republican front-runner George W. Bush. And who is soaring past Read More
Time was when the J-school media critics would complain that political campaigns were covered as though they were horse races. This remonstrance was followed by lamentations about the failure to cover the issues–but it’s easier to bitch about the lack thereof than to define them.
That’s old stuff these days. Now we cover campaigns Read More