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Duke Magazine

Igniting The Power of She

The Duke network fuels the birth of a platform and reality show aimed at supporting young female entrepreneurs.
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Travel + Leisure

The New Goodwill Tour

More and more travelers are spending their money—and limited vacation days—on trips that help make the world a better place. Here’s how you can join them

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IBM THINK

Katrine Bosley, CEO Editas Medicine, On Curing The Uncurable With Genome Editing

The budding field of genome editing holds dizzying possibilities for medical research, and could even unlock cures for previously untreatable genetic diseases.
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Barron's

Photography: A Gateway to Collecting

Just a few decades ago, the word “photography” alongside “fine art” and “collectible” provoked sneers and derision. No longer.  
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The Hollywood Reporter

Broadway Costume King William Ivey Long On Designing For ‘Murder On The Orient Express’

The wardrobe wizard chats about his approach to costume design and his take on the character of Princess Dragomiroff.
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Barron's

Belperron Resurrected

A father and son revive one of the 20th century’s least-known jewelry geniuses, Suzanne Belperron.
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Barron's

Penta Millionaires: The New Rising Class

Families with over $5 million in investible assets surpass one million for first time
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IBM THINK

Interview: COO of Stitch Fix, Julie Bornstein

The data that will disrupt the fashion industry
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Fortune

Why Estate Jewelry Is Sparkling

No longer considered Grandma’s leftovers, vintage and antique baubles are in high demand.
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Fortune

The Mystery Behind Wall Street’s Wildest Party

Who is Omar Amanat, why was he arrested—and what did he have to do with a Hamptons bacchanal?
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Barron's

Commissioning Classical Music

Los Angeles has become a hotbed for new compositions
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Bloomberg Businessweek

Satisfying the Fetish for Italian Shoes

M.Gemi peddles luxury footwear on a fast-fashion schedule
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Fortune

Classy Watches That Won’t Break the Bank

A whole new crop of stylish timepieces are direct-to-consumer. Think Warby Parker for the wrist.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Watch Collectors, Watch Out! The Bling Ring Is Coming For You

"I get depressed just talking about it," says 'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary — a three-time burglary victim — of the rise in luxury theft, a common hazard for timepiece lovers (including Ben Silverman and Regina King).
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Inc.

The Real History of America’s Most Authentic Fake Brand

A mogul from Texas is using the country's least aspirational city as the backdrop for his next global lifestyle company--a $225 million experiment in manufactured authenticity.
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Barron's

Making the Holocaust Relevant to Today’s Issues

Lawyer David Goldman’s philanthropy challenges students to apply WWII lessons in today’s world.
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Fortune

Swiss Watches Are Getting More Affordable

To surf one of the many unauthorized watch “dealer” sites, better known as the “gray market,” is to find a horological bounty at bargain prices.
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Forbes

The ‘Zentrepreneur’: The Republic Of Tea Could Be Worth $125M, But Its Exec Is Still Not Selling

Sitting amid a slew of colorful tea canisters, Ron Rubin, executive chairman of the Republic of Tea, hits the delete button on his computer.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Art & Hollywood: How Collectors Can Land a Financial Windfall by Lending Their Artwork

Parking private works at museums boosts value and often gives tax breaks...
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Barron's

New York Comes Down on Art Collectors

After more than a decade’s lull, the opaque world of buying and selling art is once again under scrutiny ...
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Barron's

Freeports in Freefall?

The crackdown has begun.
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Barron's

Clamp Down on Freeports

Freeports, a sort of maximum-security safety-deposit box with tax benefits, have become the vault of choice for global collectors ...
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Barron's

The New York Philharmonic Tunes Up

Wall Street’s Oscar Schafer tries to whip the legendary orchestra into shape.
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Barron's

Caring for Aging Parents

How private banks are tackling the financial and emotional issues that affect older parents.
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Bloomberg Businessweek

From Farm to Face, With Help From Sephora

A rare plant discovered 16 years ago has led to a line of skin-care products
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Fortune

This is bad news for people who spend millions on art

In the high-stakes art world, a fear of lawsuits is putting a muzzle on authenticators.
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Marie Claire

Rider Beware

Since its launch five years ago, Uber has become a startup supernova, with 160,000 drivers in the U.S. alone and a staggering $41 billion valuation. (That's more than Southwest Airlines and JetBlue combined.) Yet amid mounting criticism that the company
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Barron's

Rockefeller & Co. Invests to Save the Seas

The $19 million Ocean Strategy fund owns companies helping to sustain the globe’s water resources.
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Fortune

Pop goes the art market

Prices have inflated to record levels—but that may not be good news for Sotheby’s and Christie’s.
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Barron's

Billionaire Sells Artworks to Help Fund Harlem School

William Louis-Dreyfus puts his 3,500-piece collection to a noble use, supporting disadvantaged kids.
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The Hollywood Reporter

Art Collectors, Beware:

Even Steve Martin Got Sold an $850,000 Forgery


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Barron's

Billionaire Art Museums

While coffers have been replenished, fund raising has grown more complicated.
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At $15.6 million, the world's most expensive watch is up for grabs
Fortune

At $15.6 million, the world’s most expensive watch is up for grabs

On Nov. 11th, the Graves Supercomplication watch will go on the block at Sotheby’s in Geneva. The low-end estimate is 15 million Swiss francs, making it the most expensively priced timepiece in history.
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The New York Times

How an Entrepreneur Learned to Sell Quinoa in the Land of Grits

The R. Thomas Deluxe Grill, an Atlanta Health-Food Restaurant, Took 10 Years to Become a Success
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Behind The Scenes At the Getty
Barron's

Behind The Scenes At the Getty

Why the world's richest art institution is fund raising for the first time.
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Trouble In Paradise
Fortune

Trouble In Paradise

Almost as fast as entrepreneur Omar Amanat and Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin teamed up to buy ultraluxe Aman Resorts, the partnership exploded in acrimony and litigation. As the two battle for control, it's up to the courts to decide: who
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Businessweek

Interface’s Quest to Make Carpetmaking Cleaner

When Ray Anderson, founder of Interface, spoke at the industrial carpet maker’s annual meeting in 1995, he skipped the usual talk about margins and inventories. Instead, the chief executive officer slammed his slide carousel down on the table and said,
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TIME

The Smarter Home

Macy Miller's Tiny Home
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Fortune

Patek Philippe Crafts Its Future

The storied, 175-year-old watchmaker has a young leader at the helm and a “moon shot” division that’s bringing 3-D printing to its atelier. The private, tightly controlled company opens up — about growing up.
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Businessweek

American Caviar No Longer Draws Sneers

In a small complex of nondescript concrete buildings, wedged between a pair of rice farms, thousands of white sturgeon slowly circle inside 75,000-gallon tanks. It’s harvest time, and the mature females are being readied for selection. Once sedated, the fish,
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Time

Built in Detroit

A new wave of high-end ventures like watchmaker Shinola helps revive manufacturing in the Motor City.
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The New York Times

As Minimum Wages Rise, Businesses Grapple With Consequences

Dolores Riley has many questions and few answers. Along with every other employer in New Jersey, she woke up on New Year’s Day to a new minimum wage — $8.25 an hour, up from $7.25.
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For Some, Paying Sales Commissions No Longer Makes Sense
The New York Times

For Some, Paying Sales Commissions No Longer Makes Sense

At the start of 2012, ThoughtWorks, a software company based in Chicago, decided to upend one of the sacrosanct principles of sales. It eliminated commissions and placed its entire sales force, a team of 40 stretching across 12 countries, on
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Financial Times

Behind the scenes at Patek Philippe’s service centre

Laurent Junod, wearing a spotless white lab coat and a pair of antiseptic white Crocs, swipes his security card and enters the inner sanctum of Patek Philippe’s After Service Center, high above the Rockefeller Center in New York.
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Hair America
Time

Hair America

Women are increasingly outsourcing their beauty routines. Now Drybar is turning the simple blowout into a pampering ritual.
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The Daily Beast / Newsweek

An Iconoclast’s Next Act

Noreena Hertz was the darling of the anti-globalization set with her 2001 bestseller, "The Silent Takeover." Now, with her newest book, she's looking to shake up a whole new field: the expertise industry.
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Fearing Obsolescence, a Company Charts Its Reinvention
The New York Times

Fearing Obsolescence, a Company Charts Its Reinvention

It may be the most terrifying moment a business owner can face: the realization that what you have been doing successfully, possibly for years, no longer works. For Clint Smith, co-founder and chief executive of Emma, a Web-based marketing and
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Winders' Keepers
The Wall Street Journal

Winders’ Keepers

MECHANICAL WATCHES are exquisitely superfluous instruments. They keep time based on 15th-century spring technology. They require daily winding. The manufacture of a high-end complicated wristwatch, depending on the number of features, can involve more than 1,000 painstaking steps. A single,
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The Wall Street Journal

Has Time Run Out For Watches?

In the annals of horology, the Graves Supercomplication, an 18-carat gold double dial pocket watch is undeniably a masterpiece of watchmaking. Commissioned around 1925 by the secretive New York financier Henry Graves, Jr., in a bid to one-up his rival,
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Queen Noor and Julia Bacha on ‘My Neighborhood’
The Wall Street Journal

Queen Noor and Julia Bacha on ‘My Neighborhood’

Queen Noor of Jordan began supporting filmmaker Julia Bacha and her production company Just Vision in 2009 after they were awarded the King Hussein Foundation Leadership Prize for the documentary “Budrus.” The film tells the story of how a group
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‘My Neighborhood’ Prompts Discussion of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Wall Street Journal

‘My Neighborhood’ Prompts Discussion of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

In the first few minutes of the documentary “My Neighborhood,” Mohammed El Kurd, a bright and energetic 11-year-old Palestinian boy, says, “I live in Jerusalem in Sheik Jarrah.” As the opening scene unfolds, the camera follows him as he attempts
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Should the First Lady Eat Burgers?
The Wall Street Journal

Should the First Lady Eat Burgers?

As the country now knows, First Lady and healthy-eating crusader Michelle Obama stepped into the new Washington, D.C., Shake Shack during lunch on Monday and ordered a hamburger, fries, a chocolate shake, and a Diet Coke. Almost before the cashier
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A Shining City On a Hill
Time

A Shining City On a Hill

Sitting in his ramallah office, Bashar Masri, the managing director of Bayti Real Estate Investment Co., watches the construction of the first planned city in Palestinian history — which is going on 9 km away — in real time on
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National Economy
Time

A National Economy — Without A Nation

West Bank entrepreneurs are building businesses in case peace breaks out.
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Virgin's Richard Branson Circles His Wagons
Time

Virgin’s Richard Branson Circles His Wagons

Just weeks after the airline troika of American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia gained antitrust immunity from U.S. and E.U. regulators to expand its transatlantic alliance on flights between the U.S. and Europe, it was Sir Richard Branson who was
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Translation Advertising: Where Shop Meets Hip-Hop
Time

Translation Advertising: Where Shop Meets Hip-Hop

Steve Stoute, the marketing force behind boutique advertising shop Translation, has made a living by pretty much ignoring the barriers Madison Avenue has traditionally drawn around demographics and ethnicity.
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In Israel, Commerce amid Conflict
Time

In Israel, Commerce amid Conflict

The city of Nazareth — a town of 65,000 residents, bearing the weight of more than 2,000 years of history — sits at the southern end of Galilee, at the bottom of a sloping bowl formed out of a chalky
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Radical Green
Time

Radical Green

Towering 88 m above frigid waters, scarcely 5 m from the seawall south of the industrial area of Avedore Holme, near Copenhagen, stand two prototypes of the largest and latest generation of offshore wind turbines. With blades stretching 59 m,
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The Day That Changed Watch Collecting
Businessweek

The Day That Changed Watch Collecting

On an unseasonably warm December afternoon 10 years ago tomorrow, everyone who was anyone in the obsessive world of watch collecting—formally known as horology—packed Sotheby's seventh-floor, wood-paneled auction gallery in New York. The group of collectors gathered there from around
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Los Angeles Magazine

Postscript: In-N-Out Burger

Writer Stacy Perman recalls the most surprising aspects of reporting on the fast food giant


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Autopsy of an Indie Bookseller
Businessweek

Autopsy of an Indie Bookseller

For decades, Cody's Books was a Berkeley (Calif.) institution with an international reputation as a modern-day agora. From the start, the independent bookstore was about more than selling books—it was also about the ideas they represented and the people who
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Businessweek

The Last Typewriter Repairman?

Every business day, as he has done for the past 49 years, Paul Schweitzer, 69, travels the streets and skyscrapers of Manhattan making "house" calls, carrying his black leather tool bag by his side
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Businessweek

Doing Business in Afghanistan

Rangina Hamidi's Kandahar Treasure helps Afghan women sell embroidered goods in a war-torn country where security is a constant concern
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Businessweek

An Entrepreneurial Path to Peace

By providing small businesses with incubators, Israeli industrialist Stef Wertheimer hopes to give Israelis and Arabs economic opportunities that will lead to peace
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Businessweek

Israel’s Winemaking Revolution

International consumers used to shun Israeli wines, but Golan Heights Winery managed to create a market for world-class wines—and retool an industry
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Tablet Magazine

Intimate Stranger

Margot Singer’s debut collection explores one woman’s quest to connect
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Tablet Magazine

The Right Questions

German conceptual artists find provocative ways to confront the Holocaust
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Businessweek

A Movie Studio Grows in Brooklyn

Filmmakers are flocking to Brooklyn's Steiner Studios for NYC authenticity, competitive pricing, and state-of-the-art facilities
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Guilt & Pleasure Literary Quarterly

Hang Ten For Ha-Shem

A Hasidic rabbi who surfs isn’t just eccentric; he’s verging on heretical. But Rabbi Nachum Shifren sees a deep connection between halachic law and the call of the Big Kahuna, and he wants to take his message to a beach
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Businessweek

Sammy Hagar’s Tequila Dreams

The former lead singer for Van Halen opened a bar in a tiny town in Mexico as a lark. Today, his Cabo Wabo Enterprises is a booming business
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Businessweek

United Oil’s High-Octane Design

Company president Jeff Appel spares no expense ensuring Southern California fueling stops' artful architecture stands out from the humdrum pack
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Businessweek

Making Time with the Watchmakers

To combat a shortage of skilled horologists, Rolex is underwriting a free school in Pennsylvania to teach the craft to a new generation
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Businessweek

Design Meets Diplomacy

Doug Suisman's Arc project isn't a roadmap to peace in the Middle East—it's a blueprint of what a peaceful Palestinian state would look like
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Los Angeles Magazine

Learning Curve

With His Green Dot Schools, Steve Barr Is Trying To Teach LAUSD A Lesson
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Los Angeles Magazine

Fat Burgers

How the Snyder family has kept In-N-Out hot for half a century
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eCompany Now

StartUp Nation

Israel Has More Startups Than Anywhere Outside of Silicon Valley. What's Fueling the Internet Boom? Soldiers, Officers, Code-Breakers, and Spies.
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eCompany Now

Beautyscene’s Ugly Slide

The Costmetics e-tailer launched in September last year; it imploded eight months later. What happened?
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