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OFFICIALS ARE WARNING about the possibility of large aftershocks in the San Francisco Bay area after a magnitude 4.5 earthquake was felt across the region Monday night. The earthquake, which occurred at 10:33 p.m. local time, was centered in the Walnut Creek and Pleasant Hill areas of California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was...
Few business topics seem to receive more media attention than talent and, in particular, preparing talent to be the workforce of the future. So it was surprising when we surveyed CXOs around the globe last year about their “readiness” for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including the changes it would bring to the workplace, that executives were not regularly discussing...
As a coach who has worked with individual Forbes billionaires and their families, I've been hooked on two excellent TV series that are, in my experience, excruciatingly, forensically, true to life.  But do they help us understand how billionaires experience the world? 'Succession', from HBO, created by Jesse Armstrong, centers around the Roys, a...
Nuvata gets it. From the cheery and brightly colored outer housings and oh, so intensely flavored oils, to their uniquely potent, proprietary strain balances, let’s just say that these memorable oils get me stoned! I’m excited about the taste and the smell and of course the buzz as they do it all for me. Nuvata makes my...
According to the various news reports, the New York Attorney General has claimed that various members of the Sackler family, of Purdue Pharma infamy, have lately been involved in transfers in the neighborhood of $1 billion from the company to Swiss accounts. Which means that I'm getting e-mails from folks inquiring as to whether these transfers might be fraudulent...
edia billionaire Rupert Murdoch is having a media moment. He’s theinspiration for Logan Roy, the bullying corporate chieftain on HBO’s Succession. He’s a softer, more checked-out boss on Showtime’s The Loudest Voice, about Roger Ailes and the creation of Fox News. But only the Broadway play Ink brought up a disturbing crime from Murdoch’s past in which an attempted kidnapping for ransom of his...
n Tuesdays at 10 pm, Glenn Stearns graces television screens across the U.S. from the streets of Erie, Pennsylvania. Stearns, as the star of the new Discovery Channel show, “Undercover Billionaire,” is tasked with turning $100 into a million-dollar company in 90 days, aided only by a cell phone and a pickup truck. The first of eight episodes aired...
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross did not cut ties to a shipping fund he promised to divest, according to a new financial disclosure report obtained by Forbes. He still owns an interest in Starboard Recovery Associates LP worth $1,000 to $15,000. Under the liabilities section of the filing, Ross also lists a “capital commitment” to a related company for...
Topline: In the latest effort to release the president’s elusive finances, New York state prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed eight years of Trump’s personal and corporate tax returns, according to a new report. In an article on Monday, the New York Times confirmed that the subpoena was issued late last month to Trump’s accounting firm, Mazars USA, seeking...
(Updates with response from Unsworth’s attorney.) Elon Musk’s legal team in the defamation suit filed against him by a British man whom Musk called “pedo guy” in a tweet said he didn’t mean to accuse him of being a pedophile as he had a different understanding of the term. The billionaire CEO of Tesla and...