Profiles

Reid Hoffman: “You Can’t Just Sit on the Sidelines”

June 5, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Reid Hoffman for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * Reid Hoffman’s fingerprints are all over Silicon Valley. A Bay Area…

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Gwyneth Paltrow Is All Business

March 22, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Gwyneth Paltrow for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The Oscar winner…

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Julia Hartz Founded Eventbrite With Her Fiancé. Then She Took His Job.

February 16, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julia Hartz for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * * The California native…

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Julie Sweet of Accenture Could See Her Future. So She Quit Her Job.

February 6, 2019

Now, as Accenture’s chief executive of North America, she helps major companies figure out the future. She is also working on creating true gender equality at the office. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Julie Sweet for The New York Times.…

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Hadi Partovi Was Raised in a Revolution. Today He Teaches Kids to Code.

February 5, 2019

The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” one that future doctors, lawyers and politicians should all possess. Here is David Gelles’ profile of Hadi Partovi for The New…

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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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