A.P. Giannini: The People’s Banker

A P Giannini

While in lockdown in Italy, I came across the remarkable story of A.P. Giannini, the Italian-American banker who founded the Bank of Italy, which became Bank of America. I had not heard of him before, but a TV interview with his niece led me to a book about him in Italian (but there’s a great […]

Around the Corner to Around the World

Around the Corner to Around the World

Our dear friend Bob Rosenberg wrote a book coming out next month called “Around the Corner to Around the World“. As the CEO of Dunkin’ Donuts, Bob had an incredible 35-year run, growing the business into the success story that it is today. His book offers insights and lessons on leadership and strategy — invaluable […]

The Rightful Queen

The Rightful Queen

Our dear friend Heidi’s daughter, Isabelle Steiger, has published a new fantasy novel called The Rightful Queen. It’s getting many positive reviews, and we encourage our readers to check it out. As one reviewer noted: “Steiger maneuvers an outsize cast with aplomb, providing enough detail to keep readers engaged…fans who miss the political intrigue of […]

Chanel’s Riviera

Chanel's Riviera

I recently read Chanel’s Riviera, by Anne de Courcy. I was captivated by this story of Coco Chanel and her intimate circle of friends in Paris and on the French Riviera during the pre-World War II period and right on through the war. The pre-war period was filled with decadence; the period during the war […]