Business

Profiles

How Vilebrequin became a swimming success

Roland Herlory, CEO of the luxury swimwear brand, operates from the playboy’s stomping ground of St. Barts. The chief executive of the luxury swimwear brand ...
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Family Business

The sister act behind Swiss-made La Peau skincare products

These Lebanese-Canadian sisters bought a Swiss biotech company for a dollar in 2007 and turned it into a multi-million dollar business. A dollar doesn’t go ...
Profiles

Giorgio Bagnara’s leather empire

The Italian entrepreneur has gone from humble beginnings to a label that’s now furnishing the homes and aircraft of VIPs. In the world of luxury ...
Profiles

The 10 richest people in the Swiss watchmaking industry

There’s a reason they say time is money. While one side to the story of the Swiss watchmaking trade is that of a cottage industry ...
Cindy-Crawford
Profiles

Cindy Crawford: Model behaviour

Giving back comes naturally to Cindy Crawford. As a child, she lost her younger brother to leukaemia and has been volunteering with sick children ever ...
Entrepreneurship

The Bedouin billionaire

Born in the desert in Syria and destined to be a shepherd, here’s how Mohed Altrad overcame a tragic beginning to become a superstar businessman. ...
Entrepreneurship

A touch of glass

Italian entrepreneurs Alessandro Forte and Stefano Ottone fell into designing glasses and now have a serious celebrity clientele. While many entrepreneurs are hailed for their ...
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Entrepreneurship

The beauty business

Austrian entrepreneur Susanne Kaufmann’s organic spa products are stocked by some of the world’s biggest hotels. Deep in the Bregenz forest, where farmers and villagers can ...
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Real Estate

The most expensive home in the US is up for sale

The $250 million home includes a helicopter, $30 million worth of cars and a curated art collection as part of this mega deal. Nearly nine years after ...
Real Estate

Is Dubai ready for an eight-star hotel?

The Bulgari Hotel slated to open later this year will have the city’s most expensive room rates and has the Burj Al Arab in its ...
Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its customers.
Family Business

The shoemaker to Silicon Valley’s bosses

Italian designer Bontoni count Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom among its high-profile customers. Set amid the gentle rolling hills of Italy’s Marche ...
Cover story

Mark Wahlberg is a proud Bostonian

The patron saint of Boston has teamed up with director Peter Berg for his new film Patriots Day. Patriots Day gives an intense account of ...
Profiles

Talking business: Baccarat CEO Daniela Riccardi

The French crystal manufacturer has clientele that includes global royalty, heads of state and celebrities. In 1764, King Louis XV issued a royal warrant to ...
Family Business

Etqaan is one of the region's best furniture makers

The Egyptian powerhouse is preserving centuries-old craftsmanship and know-how to make exquisite pieces of handmade furniture. In Arabic, Etqaan loosely translates to “mastering” and that’s ...
Profiles

Keeping the craft of dhow building alive in the UAE

Salah Bin Touq is fighting against a tide of commercialism to continue making dhows, some of which are as large as freighters. Standing deep inside ...
Profiles

The midwives of Kalongo

Sister Carmel Abwot is not just training midwives in Uganda – she’s empowering them too. Sister Carmel tells us her surname, Abwot, means ‘I escaped’. ...