The entrepreneur and CEO of Related Companies shares his best advice
As the Chief Executive Officer of Related Companies, Jeff Blau heads one of the country’s largest private real estate developments: Hudson Yards, a more than 25-acre hub on Manhattan’s west side. The planned home of corporate headquarters, residences, a public school, parks, public artworks, and more, the site, Blau explains, ... More
Somewhere outside Sequoia National Park—and somewhere inside a yurt—a group of more than 50 turban-adorned women, clad in all white, are laughing uncontrollably. One of them is kicking drugs. Another is reeling from the dissolution of her 25-year marriage. Two are pregnant. And then there’s the famous face in the ... More
National Enquirer Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard shares what he’s learned on the job at the 90-year-old publication
“You need look no further than the supermarket checkout to appreciate the impact the National Enquirer has had on modern journalism,” says the tabloid’s Editor-in-Chief Dylan Howard. The publication recently celebrated its 90th birthday—a feat that doesn’t seem as impossible when you consider that the paper came into the ... More
Sitting in a Los Angeles boardroom surrounded by cutting-edge engineering experts, you can find Neha Assar absentmindedly sketching henna designs in her notepad instead of running numbers.
“I feel like I have an eye for art. Anything that I see is artwork—it can be a pattern on a tile. It could ... More
It's no easy task to go from life behind a desk to life behind bars, but a good prison coach can make all the difference
For plenty of C-suite executives, having a consigliere—whether to assist in greasing wheels in Washington or counsel on the intricacies of international expansion—is a necessity. So, when Masters of the Universe find themselves facing time behind bars, many of them hire a prison coach.
Los Angeles–based consultant ... More
The truth behind America's favorite tabloid proves just as juicy as the stories in its pages
In 1971, the sleepy Florida town of Lantana, population 7,000, was best known for its state hospital and a short stretch of beach fronting the Atlantic Ocean. But on July 19 of that year, Lantana woke up—and stayed awake. On that day, a mysterious office building that had been swiftly ... More
Never mind the toys. This is where the Oscar-winning director gets serious
Of all the mementos Ron Howard keeps in his Beverly Hills work space, the most eye-catching isn't an award, it's a can of beer.
"I did a couple of cameos on The Simpsons that I'm particularly proud of," Howard says, explaining the tallboy of the cartoon's fictional brew on his desk. ... More
This hard-charging matrimonial lawyer, who's as charming as he is smart
When Ivana Trump famously advised women everywhere “Don’t get mad, get everything” in the ‘90s dramedy The First Wives Club, she wasn’t entirely kidding. The original Mrs. Trump’s oft-repeated catchphrase refers to the Donald’s scandalous affair with Marla Maples and the resultant divorce that saw the Trumps battle it out over the ... More
Social media has changed the modeling industry big time—here’s an inside look at how agencies like One Management are keeping up with the times
It’s safe to say that social media changed the world, and the modeling industry in particular has seen a major transformation. If the late 20th century gave birth to the supermodel—women like Janice Dickinson who became so important in the fashion world that they reached widespread celebrity status—the 2010’s seem to ... More
Carolyn Rafaelian has built Alex and Ani from a side business to a fully-fledged powerhouse, but is all that glitters really gold?
It’s early afternoon on a Thursday at the headquarters of Alex and Ani, and the scene in CEO Carolyn Rafaelian’s office feels more junior-high slumber party than corporate strategy session. Five women crowd around a black stone desk embedded with protective crystals to talk about the ways—myriad, it turns out—one ... More