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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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Bacardi family spirit: Remember your roots and be frugal

NEW YORK Facundo L. Bacardi had little interest in joining the family business, which happens to be the largest privately held spirits company in the world, with a portfolio of more than 200 brands, including Bombay Sapphire, Grey Goose and Dewar’s.

Mar 21 2017

Aristocracy aside, India Hicks has designs on business

NEW YORK India Hicks - goddaughter to the Prince of Wales, granddaughter of Britain’s last viceroy in India and bridesmaid of the late Princess Diana - may have been born into aristocracy, but she has not rested on her laurels.

Mar 16 2017

Cooking up financial success with chef Marcus Samuelsson

NEW YORK As success stories go, chef Marcus Samuelsson’s is as geographically varied and fascinating as they come.

Mar 09 2017

Life lessons from the 'first lady of nails'

NEW YORK OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980s.

Dec 01 2016

Q&A: How José Andrés grew from apprentice to top chef

NEW YORK Award-winning chef and restaurateur José Andrés got his start the old-fashioned way - as a teenage apprentice.

Nov 23 2016

Q&A: Skincare detoured Anthony Sosnick on his road to success

New York When Anthony Sosnick was a real estate developer at the turn of the millennium, he took a little detour.

Nov 21 2016

Q&A: Life lessons from the luxury-brand world

NEW YORK When one of your first jobs involves filing insurance paperwork for pocket change at your dad's office, it's easy to see how you would yearn later on for something more glamorous.

Nov 10 2016

Family plumbing supply business evolved to high design

NEW YORK What better business pursuit for the daughter of a plumbing equipment supplier than bathroom design?

Oct 20 2016

Q&A: Designer Nanette Lepore has a fortitude for fashion and money

New York Long before fashion designer Nanette Lepore was selling her wares to Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales, she was dressing her neighbors in Youngstown, Ohio. Her best 9-year-old look involved a floral bedspread, beaded choker and face paint.

Mar 25 2015

Travel tips for a g'day in Sydney from Brookstone's CEO

NEW YORK As the new president and chief executive of high-end gadget purveyor Brookstone, you'd expect Thomas M. Via to be a seasoned traveler who never leaves home without his fancy neck pillow and compression socks.

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