| Apr 18, 2012
| 6:50 AM
In a New Yorker cartoon from thirty years ago, a man turns to another in a bar and asks belligerently, "Hopefullywise? Did I understand you to say hopefullywise?"
There you have the hopefully brouhaha encapsulated. The Wrong People, the sloppy, trendy...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 12:26 PM
Few nonfiction writers think bigger than Walter Isaacson, who has taken on subjects like Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. But when Apple founder Steve Jobs invited him in 2004 to write a complete and frank biography, Isaacson held...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 6:17 AM
Mitt Romney has a great deal of empathy for people like himself -- rich guys -- and he would serve them well as president. Of course, the wealthy have seldom not been served well by our commander-in-chief. Father and son Bush came from among the affluent,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:59 AM
In its own special way, my Xbox 360 let me know it was time for some spring cleaning this week. I could've danced with Bill Gates' minions and mailed in my system for service.
Instead, like Sarah Palin, I went rogue.
Before we begin, let's get...
| Nov 13, 2011
Robert Stone was a healthy baby until he was 13 months old. Then, over three or four days, he became unresponsive and lost the use of his limbs. His bewildered parents put him through one medical test after another, each yielding inconclusive results....
| May 13, 2007
Maureen Shanklin is fine with you comparing her home to a beehive if, by beehive, you mean a marvel of sound (and loving) organization.
As evidence, she could provide this snapshot of her kitchen one fall afternoon: Six-year-old Alexis prattling about...
| Oct 18, 2004
Marci De Vries, a Baltimore marketer, won't open her e-mail in front of clients, fearful that they'll think she's a pervert when they see some of the subject lines on her screen.
Shamik Ghosh, a Laurel business developer, has to delete junk mail from his...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Microsoft Corp.'s new chief executive has signaled a new era for the company with a heavy finger on the delete key, erasing 18,000 jobs — 14% of the workforce.
Six months into the job, CEO Satya Nadella is targeting a red-tape culture that has...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:35 AM
SAN JOSE, Calif. Silicon Valley, much like baseball, has its share of phenoms, those up-and-comers who demonstrate extraordinary promise.
Meet the latest: Elizabeth Holmes.
The 30-year-old Stanford dropout turned paper multibillionaire has worked for 11...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 11:05 AM
AUSTIN, Texas Technology swallowed culture whole, and its leaders we celebrate as liberators. Steve Jobs freed us from obtuse, difficult do-little cellphones. Bill Gates helped unshackle the home computer from its hobbyist origins, making it mainstream...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 10:11 AM
The Walt Disney Company’s Bob Iger has been named 2014 CEO of the Year by a national business magazine.
Chief Executive magazine picked Iger as the winner of its 29th annual award. Past winners include Microsoft's Bill Gates, GE's Jack Welch and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Bill Gates has performed quite a few feats of business magic in his day. Now he's performed a literary resurrection: He's lifted up one of his favorite books from that purgatory called "out of print."
John Brooks published "Business Adventures: Twelve...