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January 8, 2008

A new book detailing the history of family-owned US publisher John Wiley & Sons has been published.

A new book detailing the history of family-owned US publisher John Wiley & Sons has been published. Knowledge for Generations: Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry, 1807-2007 documents Wiley's evolution over two centuries, from a humble printing shop to family firm to publicly-traded global corporation.

The book launch marks the culmination of the firm's bicentennial year in which one of the highlights was the ringing of the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

January 2, 2008

For 175 years, some of the world’s most accomplished musicians have chosen Martin guitars. Sixth-generation Chris Martin IV talks to Marc Smith about just what makes his guitars so special

For 175 years, some of the world's most accomplished musicians have chosen Martin guitars. Sixth-generation Chris Martin IV talks to Marc Smith about just what makes his guitars so special.

What links Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, Willy Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash? A guitarist's hall of fame? Greatest ever guitar songs CD? In fact, they are all owners of a Martin guitar – the last word in acoustic guitar making.

January 1, 2008

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

It could be the script for the opening scenes of a feel-good Hollywood movie celebrating the American dream. With the country lying in tatters in the wake of the American civil war, a weary plantation owner returns to his Louisiana farm to find that the only thing that has survived in the ravaged landscape is a bright red fiery chilli pepper.

January 1, 2008

Families and individuals from all walks of life find they can beat the winter blues by gaining a little altitude. Bryce Hubner speaks to a family business owner with a passion for the slopes, the family owners behind a famous St Moritz hotel, and surveys the world’s best ski resorts

Families and individuals from all walks of life find they can beat the winter blues by gaining a little altitude. Bryce Hubner speaks to a family business owner with a passion for the slopes, the family owners behind a famous St Moritz hotel, and surveys the world's best ski resorts

January 1, 2008

After 200 years of publishing, John Wiley & Sons really has something to celebrate. Sixth-generation family member Peter Wiley talks to Marc Smith about their brand new book, which commemorates the bicentennial of the Wiley business and family

After 200 years of publishing, John Wiley & Sons really has something to celebrate. Sixth-generation family member Peter Wiley talks to Marc Smith about their brand new book, which commemorates the bicentennial of the Wiley business and family

November 2, 2007

Laurence Graff is possibly the most important jeweller in the world today. However, as he engages in a significant expansion programme for the business, the size of his family is part of the challenge, as Claire Adler discovers…

Claire Adler is a London-based luxury goods journalist.

Laurence Graff is possibly the most important jeweller in the world today. However, as he engages in a significant expansion programme for the business, the size of his family is part of the challenge, as Claire Adler discovers…

November 2, 2007

In a society dominated by technology, luxury pens have taken on a new role. They’re no longer old-world writing instruments, says Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of family-owned Aquila Brands, but ultimate status symbols and luxury fashion accessories

Claire Adler is a London-based luxury goods journalist.

In a society dominated by technology, luxury pens have taken on a new role. They're no longer old-world writing instruments, says Giuseppe Aquila, CEO of family-owned Aquila Brands, but ultimate status symbols and luxury fashion accessories

Giuseppe Aquila is constantly travelling: Budapest, Monaco, Shanghai, Bahrain, New York, London, Paris, Rome, Geneva. You name it, he's probably just come from there – or is about to board a plane there.

September 1, 2007

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

David Nicholson is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

For many, private jets are seen as the epitome of wealth and luxury – the ultimate status symbol. They are speedy, flexible, convenient and, with so many varieties of design and price, everyone can can experience their dream jet. David Nicholson finds out more …

July 1, 2007

The Padrón family has taken the humble cigar from its spiritual home of Cuba into Central America. As he talks to the founder’s son, Rodrigo Amaral discovers there is more to the cigar industry than tobacco and leaves …

Rodrigo Amaral is a freelance journalist based in the UK.

The Padrón family has taken the humble cigar from its spiritual home of Cuba into Central America. As he talks to the founder's son, Rodrigo Amaral discovers there is more to the cigar industry than tobacco and leaves …

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