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  • Suzy Bibko
    editor

    The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders. That Toddlin' Town. Whatever you call it, it's best known to me as my hometown. Growing up in America's second city (which it still was back then; LA has now taken that title), I didn't realise that so many things I encountered on a daily basis would be such a major part of my world today. Family and family values are important in the midwest, and that is reflected in the fact that so many iconic brands are still owned by Chicago families.

  • Ebony, the iconic African-American magazine, reaches over 12 million readers. But that’s not enough for CEO Linda Johnson Rice. She believes that same audience is ready for a complete Ebony lifestyle from her new consumer products division

  • Divorce has high costs, both monetarily and emotionally. Nowhere is this more true than in the world of family business, as evidenced by some high-profile cases in recent years. Love, power and ownership can all be at stake when family and business split

  • With Marilyn Monroe as your first cover girl, you know your magazine is destined for greatness. And that’s just what Playboy has been since Hugh Hefner launched it in 1953. But Suzy Bibko learns that it’s his daughter, Christie, who has taken the company to new heights – including, most recently, building a 30-foot rabbit head towering over Las Vegas …

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine has gone modern, with Eu Yan Sang leading the revolution of this ancient practice. Suzy Bibko examines why this is a bitter pill for some to swallow

  • While “for-profit” philanthropy may seem like a new concept, it’s not. One German foundation has been at it for over 40 years, funding a diverse range of social programmes worldwide. Suzy Bibko learns how the Robert Bosch Stiftung became such an integral part of the Bosch Group and wider society

  • The Fleming family’s private art collection has moved from its Scottish roots to a modern London base. Housed next to the family-owned private bank in stylish Mayfair, Suzy Bibko argues it’s not only a must-see, it’s a must-have for all family businesses

  • Suzy Bibko
    Editor

    I recently attended a conference, with two of my colleagues in the charitable world, in the hope of helping us build a stronger philanthropic organisation. We weren't sure what we were in for, and frankly had some doubts about the subject matter being covered and whether we'd actually learn anything new. As the conference was only for women, we also had fears about it being a bit "fluffy" and "rah-rah", promoting friendship over finance.

  • Another budget airline has taken to the skies, but this time it’s for far-flung destinations rather than the usual puddle jumps across Europe or North America. Oasis Airline’s founder Raymond Lee explains why his family firm is here for the long haul

  • In Italy drinking coffee is more a way of life than a simple pleasure. Suzy Bibko discovers the secret of the perfect espresso bean and what the coffee tradition means to Andrea Illy, CEO of illycaffé

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