Ben Fuchs

Staff Writer,

Ben Fuchs is a staff writer with Prior to moving to New York, he worked as deputy press secretary to a California assemblyman and as a reporter for several West Coast newspapers, including the San Diego Union-Tribune. He holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication.


  • Before You Take Up A Cause-Know Your Customers
    By: Ben Fuchs
    Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | 11:40 AM ET
    Dov Charney founder and CEO of American Apparel

    No, this isn’t another superlative-laden faux-business piece re-affirming Dov Charney’s status as Hipster Magnate Ad Infinitum. That’s been done. And done, and done. But I do plan to extol the successes of the polarizing American Apparel founder and his monochromatic empire—not for his V-necked influence on the Grizzly Bear crowd, but for his ability to craft a business that uses risk to its advantage as well as any in recent memory.

  • Van Jones and the Culture of Risk
    By: Ben Fuchs
    Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 3:36 PM ET
    Van Jones

    Earlier this month, Obama environmental jobs advisor Van Jones resigned amid growing furor over his signing of a 9/11 conspiracy petition in examination of the rest of Jones’ career provides a case study in the rewards and pitfalls inherent to leadership risk.

  • Is Your Company Any Different From GM?
    By: Ben Fuchs
    Thursday, 4 Jun 2009 | 11:18 AM ET
    General Motors

    In the past, we’ve urged executives to understand and avoid the blunders committed by multiple generations of American automaker execs ... What we haven’t highlighted—but which should be intuitive—is that a much larger class of professionals is studying precisely the same thing.