by Jessica Shambora
Who's hiring? Hardly anybody, yet. But as you dream about recovery, you'd better be thinking about how to upgrade your talent. You'll be hiring again someday. Really.
We talked about hiring at the recent Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, where this year's theme was "Betting on the Future." A session called "Building a Standout Start-up" was led by two CEOs who are in major hiring mode. We thought we'd MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Oct 7, 2009 1:55 AM ET
Shoppers may have fewer dollars these days, but they still want to make the most of them. That's the idea behind Gilt Groupe, the members-only shopping site featuring daily deals, or "flash-sales," on limited quantities of designer goods. (Click here for a post about Gilt CEO Susan Lyne, formerly head of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia).
Now Gilt is bringing the same formula to the luxury travel sphere with a new site MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Sep 30, 2009 4:19 PM ET
Time Warner Cable's DVR "upgrade" is a downgrade.
If you're a customer of America's second-largest cable company, as I am, you came home one day recently to find that the new "Navigator" DVR system has taken over your TV--and taken your TV viewing hostage.
You used to be able to watch a show live and--let's say, you dashed to the kitchen and missed that touchdown pass--rewind and watch it in repeat.
Now MOREPatricia Sellers - Aug 31, 2009 4:17 PM ET
New York City is second fiddle to Silicon Valley when it comes to tech start-ups. But one intriguing new Internet company is about to launch here in Manhattan in two weeks.
Have you heard about Hunch? This morning at a Women in Media breakfast, I ran into Caterina Fake, the entrepreneur best known for co-founding Flickr and selling it to Yahoo (YHOO). Last time I saw her was at the home MOREPatricia Sellers - Jun 2, 2009 3:05 PM ET
"One plus one equals three." That's what Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (MSO) chairman Charles Koppelman said last July after the company appointed Wenda Millard and Robin Marino co-CEOs.
I -- and many investors -- expressed skepticism. Co-CEO set-ups are so unusual that during the past decade, among Fortune 500 companies, only 15 such arrangements have existed. Koppelman literally wagered that the co-CEO set-up at his company would flourish. "I'll bet you MOREPatricia Sellers - Apr 21, 2009 12:21 PM ET
I've shared pictures and videos and stories of Warren Buffett in action at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit--his idea of "heaven," he told the 350 women who gathered in California in early October. But there was much ado beyond Buffett at our 10th Summit, which drew, despite the market mayhem, a lineup of leaders that reflected our theme, "Extraordinary Talent." Here are a few glimpses of the talent on MOREPatricia Sellers - Oct 28, 2008 3:05 PM ET
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
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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