A collection of favorite assignments.
Iconix CEO Neil Cole built a career fixing up labels like Candie’s and London Fog. He’s betting a hit movie can do the same for Peanuts.
Isaac Larian is in a fight to the death with Mattel. On the way, he’s become a billionaire.
Alan Shortall spends his time pumping his 11-year-old medical-device company. Did anyone hear the word “profits”?
Need a leading indicator that a real estate bubble is storming back? Armando Montelongo will make $50 million this year from leading borrow-and-buy seminars.
In an era when iPad apps and video games practically demand children’s attention, Mattel continues to lead by innovating with its old-school plastic playthings.
Gunmaker Sturm, Ruger was in a deep slump when Mike Fifer arrived six years ago. First off, he talked with customers, then rebuilt a thriving company around what they wanted to buy.
Inc. magazine and Inc.com
The Boston Globe
The Newark Star-Ledger
This story ran without a headline on the newspaper’s front page. Instead, the lede I reported and wrote was featured in super-sized font and ran above the fold.
The Syracuse Post-Standard
The Buffalo News