Blake Mycoskie is the brains behind TOMS, a for-profit company with a feel-good twist, that aims to make philanthropy fashionable, while growing a global brand. Armed with his new book, Mycoskie talks about growth, conscious capitalism and his thoughts on taking his company public.
Ann and David Le Breton preside over Edgartown Books, a thirty-year old shop in a restored whaling captain's home on Martha's Vineyard. The pair have once again put together a summer reading for President Obama and the First Family to enjoy over the summer vacation.
"At this year's All thing Digital Conference in Rancno Palos Verdes, CA, Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher of the Wall Street Journal showed off the most popular handout: an official "D" hoodie, in honor of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg had peeled off his company-designed hoodie to show audience the words inside ""Making the World More Open and Connected."
iPads tucked casually under their arms, dozens of D9 attendees streamed out of Eric Schmidt's kickoff speech and headed towards the outdoor patio area for casual buffett dinner under the stars.
The Raj Rajaratnam guilty verdict is a stark reminder the consequences of insider trading and knowing who your real friends are.
Founded in 1988 by hedge fund honcho, Paul Tudor Jones, The Robin Hood Foundation is one of the most successful charities in the United States, with a board made up a who's who of Wall Street including Blackstone's Larry Fink, SAC Capital's Steve Cohen, Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn and Och-Ziff Daniel Och, Ken Langone.
Sean Parker, Founders Fund LLC CEO and early Facebook investor, stops long enough to tell CNBC he doesn't have time to talk.