Before Elon Musk, before Steve Jobs, Lee Iacocca made the business of American business seem like the greatest adventure on the planet. Born Lido Anthony Iacocca in 1924 to immigrant parents who ran an Allentown, Pennsylvania, hot dog restaurant, Iacocca possessed the soul of a salesman, the preening ego of a rock-band frontman and the pluck of a champion poker player. In his 46-year career, he transformed the car industry with inventive new models like the Ford Mustang and the minivan, but he also played politics smoother than a Chicago alderman. Along the way, Iacocca became the country’s highest-paid executive, published an autobiography that stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for 88 weeks, and was ranked the nation’s third-most admired person in a 1985 Gallup Poll, just behind President Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II. Long before Donald Trump made his cross-over move, Iacocca thought about taking a shot at becoming our first businessman president. Like … [Read more...] about Lee Iacocca, the Businessman President Who Wasn’t
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With an entrepreneurial can-do mindset, the four Hollywood vets have built a business with soaring sales and global impact. Amy Wilkinson Published 8:00 am CDT, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Photo: Nigel Parry Photo: Nigel Parry Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Nigel Parry Kristen Bell and Her Cofounders Built a Company to Save Lives. But Growing It Wasn't So Simple. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Four Hollywood actors had a big idea: Launch a snack bar and use the sales to help feed malnourished kids around the world. They had a big name, This Bar Saves Lives, for their company. And as they sat around their office -- which was really just one of their condos -- in the early days … [Read more...] about Kristen Bell and Her Cofounders Built a Company to Save Lives. But Growing It Wasn’t So Simple.
'I wasn't academic and university seemed alien to me. I just wanted to work and ski...' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Gareth Murphy, the man behind the We Are Vertigo empire, has a thing about the education system here. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/big-interview/i-wasnt-academic-and-university-seemed-alien-to-me-i-just-wanted-to-work-and-ski--37852947.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article37852945.ece/94c54/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-26_bus_48283521_I4.JPG Email Gareth Murphy, the man behind the We Are Vertigo empire, has a thing about the education system here. Weekly Business Digest Newsletter He believes schools "have a responsibility to harness individual talents" instead of imposing the same curriculum for every child. Its a view he's held since growing up with two older siblings who he describes as incredibly academic. He says he "struggled in a classroom environment" and found the idea of third level education as an option the … [Read more...] about ‘I wasn’t academic and university seemed alien to me. I just wanted to work and ski…’
One of the most decorated luxury hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab in Dubai has frequently been called “the world’s first seven-star hotel” and “the most luxurious hotel in the world” by travel writers and critics. I recently visited the hotel on a trip to Dubai to try out the Burj Al Arab’s flagship restaurant, Al Mahara, a seafood restaurant helmed by Michelin-starred British chef Nathan Outlaw. Like the gold-and-marble covered hotel it is housed in, Al Mahara can be an over-the-top experience with extravagances like caviar and truffles finding their way into numerous dishes and checks that can easily top $US400 or more for two people. While the restaurant is no doubt delicious with fresh ingredients and a few inspired dishes, truthfully, I’ve had much better meals, with tasting menus, for less. At times, it feels like you are paying for the gold-covered locale. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to eat where the … [Read more...] about I ate at the flagship restaurant of the $1 billion hotel considered ‘the most luxurious in the world’ and quickly realised the $500 price tag wasn’t for the caviar and oysters
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Wade Roush December 27, 2018 Just because we have choices about technology doesn’t mean we always choose well. Walking in my neighborhood in East Cambridge one day, I stumbled across an obscure plaque put up by the Cambridge Historical Commission more than 40 years ago. I was astonished to learn that Cambridge had been home to one of the world’s first monorail systems — an experimental track in place from 1884 to 1894.It was envisioned as the prototype for a regional rapid transit system that would have made Boston into a kind of steampunk utopia. The city would have been criss-crossed by marvelous tubular trains that looked like they were designed by Captain Nemo. But we never got that version of Boston, because in 1887, the East Cambridge monorail project got abruptly. . . derailed.At any given moment in history, we humans have multiple … [Read more...] about The Cambridge monorail that wasn’t