Since Susan Lyne made a big name for herself at the top of ABC Entertainment and then Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO), her move to the CEO position at tiny Gilt Groupe seems to be a head scratcher. Have you heard of this year-old startup? I hadn't. My younger, fashionable colleagues say it's a big thing: an online marketplace of excess luxury goods that is already shaking up the fashion MOREPatricia Sellers - Sep 16, 2008 2:43 PM ET
When I give talks on the best CEOs and their career strategies, I pass on this advice: Think of your career not as a ladder but as a jungle gym. Particularly in today's tumultuous and unpredictable environment, who knows where the best opportunities will lie a year from now--or even next week? If you navigate your career as if you're on a jungle gym, you use your peripheral vision and MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 11, 2008 12:24 PM ET
"Anytime you have a fiercely competitive, change-oriented growth business where results count and merit matters, women will rise to the top."
- Carly Fiorina said this 10 years ago this week, when I interviewed her for the very first Fortune Most Powerful Women in Businesss issue. Then a senior exec at Lucent, Fiorina was virtually unknown outside the telecom industry. In fact, she had had only one profile written about her, MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 1, 2008 12:49 PM ET
To get a take on how Barack Obama plans to fix the economy, you can read my colleague Nina Easton's terrific story, as well as an interview with Obama and John McCain, in the current issue of Fortune.
For another take on Obama, you can read the new guest post, "The leader and the moment," by Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn. She wrote an insightful piece about Obama that cleverly avoids MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 30, 2008 12:35 PM ET
High-placed media-industry sources tell me that Susan Lyne has been in touch with Oprah and her folks about running OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network. Lyne, who quit the CEO post at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) last week, won't comment. Nor will Oprah. But the cable startup—a joint venture of Oprah's Harpo Inc. and Discovery Communications that's due to launch in September 2009— would be a natural fit for Lyne, MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 18, 2008 2:59 PM ET
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