Business

Cover story

Lighting Africa

Akon discusses how his musical journey inspired his project, Akon Lighting Africa, which provided over 500 communities in 17 African countries with solar-powered electricity. You know ...
Daniele Kihlgren
Social Business

Restoring the beautiful country

Italian entrepreneur Daniele Kihlgren is on a mission to save Italy’s medieval ghost towns with authentic restorations  It is no secret that Italy is a ...
John Dabrowski
Profiles

Mental toughness

Author and basketball player John Dabrowski explains how successful people manage stress Stress is how you feel when the pressure you’re under exceeds your ability ...
Dev Patel
Cover story

True story

Dev Patel talks to GC about his upcoming film, Hotel Mumbai, that revolves around the 2008 terrorist attacks at The Taj Mahal Palace Hotel Gone ...
Irina Bokova
Profiles

Meet UNESCO's Director-General Irina Bokova

She is the first woman and first Eastern European to lead the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) During her almost decade-long tenure, 64-year-old ...
Growing Leaders Foundation
Social Business

Fostering future leaders

Meet the dynamo with five degrees who has transformed the lives of thousands with her leadership training — and she’s only 38 Sallyann Della Casa ...
Tecom
Real Estate

Dialled in

Tecom has evolved into a juggernaut shaping the face of media and technology in Dubai When the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum transformed ...
Claus Porto
Family Business

Slippery success

The road to success for Claus Porto, a Portuguese family-run business that specialises in manufacturing exotic soaps and now into its fourth generation, has been ...
Len Blavatnik
Profiles

Who is Len Blavatnik?

The billionaire has gazumped Roman Abramovich, endows the Tate Modern and Oxford University and his Cannes parties are so exclusive that even Mick Jagger can’t ...
Analjit SIngh Franschhoek
Social Business

Lionheart

Indian billionaire Analjit Singh’s investments in South Africa’s Franschhoek wine region are a marriage of his business philosophy and love of the good life A ...
NOW Money
Social Business

Banking on the unbanked

Social start-up NOW Money is getting millions of low-income migrant workers into the banking system from the periphery British entrepreneurs Ian Dillon and Katharine Budd ...
Bruce Makowsky
Profiles

The man who built America's most expensive home

In an exclusive interview, LA-based property tycoon Bruce Makowsky reveals how (and why) he built a $250 million private home At the annual World Economic Forum meeting ...
Mazin Al Khatib
Profiles

A classic trade

Meet the Jordanian ex-banker who is living his childhood dream through his classic car business Jordanian multi-millionaire Mazin Al Khatib was at the top of ...
Chad Oppenheim
Entrepreneurship

Design of the times

Celebrity property designer Chad Oppenheim has only one mission in mind – to make buildings which will last for centuries and leave a legacy Chad ...
Andy Palmer Aston Martin
Profiles

In conversation with Andy Palmer

The CEO and President of Aston Martin is creating one of the most ambitious road-cars we’ve seen in a decade “When I was 14 years old ...
panic rooms in london
Real Estate

Inside London’s panic rooms

Behind bookshelves in the capital’s mega-mansions are bulletproof rooms with anti-intruder systems, steel walls and satellite phones It’s bedtime but Nessa Stein, the businesswoman played ...