Fast Company Names Stephanie Mehta EditorinChief

first_imgThe announcement notes that Mehta will be charged with oversight of Fast Company‘s editorial across print and digital, as well as its growing events business—including the annual Fast Company Innovation Festival in New York. Stephanie MehtaMansueto Ventures has tapped Vanity Fair deputy editor Stephanie Mehta as the next editor-in-chief of Fast Company, CEO Eric Schurenberg announced today.The announcement comes two months after Robert Safian, the magazine’s longtime editor-in-chief, revealed plans to step down after 11 years in the role. Safian has since gone on to found the media advisory firm Flux Group.Mehta arrives at Fast Company having spent the last two years at Vanity Fair, where she headed up the brand’s New Establishment Summit and Founders Fair conferences in addition to serving as one of the magazine’s deputy editors. Prior to Vanity Fair, Mehta spent about a year at Bloomberg Media running the Bloomberg Live event series, and before that had a long tenure at Fortune, where she rose to executive editor in 2010 and deputy managing editor in 2013. She began her career in the early ’90s as a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal.“Having worked with Stephanie in the past, I know that she is an exacting journalist, a generous leader, and a warm colleague,” said Schurenberg (who also serves as editor-in-chief of sister title Inc.) in a prepared statement. “She is a true practitioner of smart business journalism and a fierce believer in Fast Company’s mission and its future as a brand. I couldn’t be more excited to have her on board.”last_img read more

3 Tips for Growth From the Details Tech Tastemakers Summit

first_img Enroll Now for Free When you bring together influential figures in technology, fashion and entertainment, as the Details Tech & Tastemakers Summit did on Wednesday in New York City, you tend to get colorful results.You may get Nick Wooster, the former menswear fashion director at Bergdorf Goodman, wearing flowery Prada pants. You may get Michael Preysman, the founder of online retailer Everlane, explaining how to create stories people want to share. One thing you’re sure to get is some good advice for starting and growing a business. Here are three tips for charting a path to success from founders at the event:Set clear milestones.By now, most founders know how important it is to start lean. Even so, some of them make the mistake of trying to grow too quickly, investing in hiring or other expansion efforts before nailing down their business model, said Pete Cashmore, founder of tech news website Mashable.Just as important is recognizing when it is time to grow. If you starve your company of talent or other essentials past a certain point, someone else can copy your business model and take over your market.One way to know when you’ve hit that inflection point is to set clear growth milestones. “That’s a very healthy way to run a business,” Cashmore said. “There’s a lot of math you can do in advance. It’s a risk, but you can really lower that by figuring out what’s our ROI per person, at what stages and inflection points can we scale up pieces of our business.”Related: In New Venture, Bonobos Co-Founder Reimagines the Way Men ShopHire people for their passion, not their experience.While experienced employees can be great assets, they can also ruin your company culture. Marc Kushner, founder of Architizer, a social network for architects, said that in the early days of his company he needed to hire experts in sales and internet publishing. But he made a mistake.”I hired people with tons of experience but who lacked a specific passion about what the site was after,” Kushner told the audience. “And what I ended up with was a culture that I hated.”Over the past two years, he has set about retooling the company. Less experienced employees who are more motivated and excited about the Architizer mission have proven to be crucial. So, rather than hiring subject-matter experts, Kushner said, he now taps young architects to fill key positions, because they have the necessary passion for the industry.Cashmore agreed. “You can’t tell people what to do, really,” he said. “Ultimately you can only enable them to do what they want to do.”Work hard, then work harder.As hard as the early days of a startup can be, you may find yourself looking back wistfully on them once your company gets bigger. Growth brings a whole new set of challenges and responsibilities. Don’t expect to ease off the throttle.”Get ready to work really hard, and harder, and more and more,” Olivier van Themsche, founder of The Cools, a social marketplace, told aspiring digital entrepreneurs. “It’s rewarding, but you have to be ready for this.”It was a message echoed by other speakers when giving advice to would-be founders and professional bloggers: Success does not come quickly or by accident. “Sacrifice everything,” street-style photography phenom Tommy Ton said. “Sacrifice your personal life. Be prepared not to eat, to be tired.”An old lesson, and one it seems every entrepreneur has to learn for himself.Related: Why Steve Case Is Betting Millions on Lolly Wolly Doodle 4 min read September 4, 2013 Free Workshop | August 28: Get Better Engagement and Build Trust With Customers Now Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This hands-on workshop will give you the tools to authentically connect with an increasingly skeptical online audience.last_img read more

Heres your first look at Norwegians new terminal at PortMiami coming in

first_img Share Tags: Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line Posted by As a result of the continued relationship with the cruise company, Miami-Dade County will invest US$100 million to build the new terminal dedicated to Norwegian Cruise Line, with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. augmenting the county’s allocated funds with its own contribution.“Investing in PortMiami’s infrastructure positions Miami as a global destination for visitors,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The construction of a new cruise terminal with the capacity to berth an additional 5,000-passenger cruise ship represents thousands of jobs and increased opportunities for our community. We are grateful for Norwegian Cruise Line’s continued partnership.”More news:  Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, March 12, 2018 center_img Upon completion, the multi-level, 166,500 square-foot terminal will boast indoor and outdoor waiting areas, a dedicated lounge and service area for large groups and charters, a new parking garage, and a valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge. It will be able to accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.More news:  GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“Norwegian has been sailing from Miami for over 50 years, longer than any other cruise line, and we are honoured to be partnering with PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to construct an iconic terminal that will contribute to Miami’s world famous skyline and strengthen its position as the Cruise Capital of the World,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Travelweek Group MIAMI — The first images of Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new terminal at PortMiami have just been released, depicting a facility that’s ultra-modern, sleek and spacious.Pending the final approval by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the project will commence in May 2018. It is scheduled for completion by fall 2019, just in time for Norwegian Encore – the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class – to make its debut in Miami with seasonal cruises to the Caribbean. Here’s your first look at Norwegian’s new terminal at PortMiami, coming in 2019last_img read more

Air Canada Signature Service to include lieflat seats on select CanadaUS routes

first_img Share Travelweek Group << Previous PostNext Post >> Posted by Air Canada Signature Service to include lie-flat seats on select Canada-U.S. routescenter_img Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Tags: Air Canada, Business Travel MONTREAL — Air Canada has just introduced its brand new ‘Air Canada Signature Service’, providing a “level of service unsurpassed in North America”.Available to passengers flying in Air Canada Signature Class (the premium cabin of its wide-body aircraft), the new service makes Air Canada the first North American airline to designate aircraft with lie-flat seats for premium customers on select nonstop, transcontinental flights within Canada and to the U.S. These include overnight daily flights from Vancouver, Los Angeles and San Francisco to Toronto.Air Canada Signature Service launches today for international customers, and June 1 on select flights within North America.“Our new Air Canada Signature Service and Air Canada Signature Class brands reflect the ongoing refinements to our premium travel service. We know our premium customers travelling on longer flight itineraries place a high value on convenience and comfort when in airports or onboard an aircraft, and with Air Canada Signature Service we provide a level of service unsurpassed in North America on every widebody flight,” said Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines.Air Canada Signature ServiceAir Canada Signature Service customers will receive the following perks:Access to airport concierge servicesExpedited check-in and security clearancePriority baggage handlingPreferential boardingAir Canada Maple Leaf Lounge accessAccess to the exclusive Air Canada Signature Suite (for eligible customers travelling to international destinations from Toronto-Pearson)More news:  Transat calls Groupe Mach’s latest offer “highly abusive, coercive and misleading”Air Canada Signature Service will be available on select transborder and domestic Canadian transcontinental flights when operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Boeing 777, Boeing 767 and airbus A330 aircraft. This includes routes between Toronto and the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and between Vancouver and the cities of new York-Newark and Montreal.To note, Air Canada Signature Service with lie-flat suites will be available daily on the following North American nonstop overnight flights beginning June 1: Vancouver-Toronto (AC126); Lost Angeles-Toronto (AC788); and San Francisco-Toronto (AC754).To add to the seamless travel experience, Air Canada Signature class has also introduced new amenities, including:Updated onboard menu items from chef David Hawksworth, including for the first time on flights serving lunch and dinner in North America Air Canada Signature class starting June 1, and a South Asian menu by chef Vikram Vij on flights to Mumbai and New DelhiFor transcontinental travellers, enhanced wine and spirits, and the added option of espresso and cappuccino served with dessert or a new cheese selection, while for international travellers Air Canada will now offer Laurent-Perrier champagne; on all routes, customers will enjoy the new Air Canada Signature cocktailFor international travellers, personal comfort items by Canadian brands such as enhanced amenity kits by Want les EssentialsMattress pads to enhance the sleep experienceAt Toronto-Pearson, full fare Air Canada Signature Class customers departing on international flights will have access to the Air Canada Signature Suite, featuring a la carte complimentary dining, Moet & Chandon champagne, fine wines and premium cocktailsFor full fare premium cabin customers originating in Toronto-Pearson or arriving at Toronto-Pearson originating from a domestic f light with onward international travel, Air Canada will also provide Air Canada Valet Service, powered by BMW, starting later in 2018More news:  War of words between Transat, Group Mach ramps up“Customers travelling Air Canada Signature Class on international itineraries and, beginning in June, on select transcontinental flights within North America, will receive seamless Air Canada Signature Service,” said Smith. “They will enjoy added amenities throughout their journey, from curbside-to-curbside and at all points in between.”last_img read more