Profiles

Tristan Walker on the Roman Empire and Selling a Start-Up to Procter & Gamble

January 22, 2019

Frustrated with the “ethnic beauty” aisle and products that didn’t work, he built a company for the demographic future. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Tristan Walker for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other…

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James Dyson: “The Public Wants to Buy Strange Things”

January 19, 2019

He made billions selling vacuums. Now he is backing Brexit, building an electric car — and making antiquated comments on “racial differences.” Here is David Gelles’ profile of James Dyson for The New York Times. To read the complete article and…

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Michael Evans of Alibaba on Singles Day and Olympic Rowing

January 7, 2019

A longtime Goldman Sachs banker now helps oversee the Chinese e-commerce behemoth. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Michael Evans of Alibaba for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here.…

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Mark Hoplamazian of Hyatt Hotels on Airbnb and Why Stupid Questions Are Smart

November 13, 2018

A lifer within the Pritzker organization, Mark Hoplamazian reorganized the family business during an acrimonious feud, then took over the hotel chain. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Hoplamazian for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check…

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Dan Schulman of PayPal on Guns, Cash and Getting Punched

October 28, 2018

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Dan Schulman for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Mike Cohen for The New York Times * * * A New Jersey…

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Eileen Fisher: “When Was Fashion Week?”

October 22, 2018

Here is an excerpt from David Gelles’ profile of Eileen Fisher for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: Ariana McLaughlin for The New York Times * * * The founder of…

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Mark Bertolini of Aetna on Yoga, Meditation and Darth Vader

October 16, 2018

Here is an excerpt from David Gelles’ profile of Mark Bertolini for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: Cole Wilson for The New York Times * * * Not long after…

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Chris Paul: Point Guard, Activist, Union Boss

August 3, 2018

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Chris Paul for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * CP3 plays many roles in the…

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Marissa Mayer Is Still Here

July 30, 2018

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Marissa Mayer for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: Matt Edge for The New York Times * * * The former Yahoo chief is renting…

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Abraham Lincoln & Willpower: A Profile

July 3, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Nancy Koehn for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In Forged in Crisis, She offers a brilliant discussion of five quite remarkable people, each of whom is indeed a…

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