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March 1, 2008

The role of a conductor has been passed from generation to generation throughout history. Paul Pelkonen talks to two generations of Jarvi family conductors on their love of music, the grandeur of the concerts and keeping tempo with the rest of the world

The role of a conductor has been passed from generation to generation throughout history. Paul Pelkonen talks to two generations of Jarvi family conductors on their love of music, the grandeur of the concerts and keeping tempo with the rest of the world

The tradition and profession of the orchestra conductor is one that is marked by the importance of family. From the Bayreuth intertwinings of Wagner, Liszt and Hans von Bulow to modern conducting families like the Abbados and the Sanderlings, the role of the maestro passes from generation to generation.

March 1, 2008

The world is getting smaller – more and more people can afford to go to increasingly exotic destinations with relative ease. There is, as Nick Leader discovers, only one place left to travel to for those who are after the ultimate getaway: space

The world is getting smaller – more and more people can afford to go to increasingly exotic destinations with relative ease. There is, as Nick Leader discovers, only one place left to travel to for those who are after the ultimate getaway: space

If things stay on course, we are less than two years away from the media event of the decade or, quite possibly, the century. In 2009 Virgin Galactic, the commercial space line founded by Sir Richard Branson, is scheduled to launch its inaugural spaceflight from Spaceport America in the Mojave desert, New Mexico.

March 1, 2008

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand’s focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Founded in Switzerland, the home of luxury watches, Rotary has been providing timepieces for its clientele for over a century. Claire Adler finds out about the brand's focus on fashion,the introduction of diamonds and an elaborate treasure hunt

Despite its 113-year history, Rotary watches is refreshingly grounded in the present. Fourth-generation chairman Robert Dreyfuss is trend savvy, fluent about his market positioning and hungry for new ideas.

March 1, 2008

The market for offshore yacht and aircraft registration is heating up and stimulating a competitive spirit, says Reg Crowder, bringing nothing but good news for both owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft

The market for offshore yacht and aircraft registration is heating up and stimulating a competitive spirit, says Reg Crowder, bringing nothing but good news for both owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft

Never before have owners and buyers of luxury yachts and aircraft had more choice of places to register their sumptuous transports. Finding the right jurisdiction is ultimately more possible, if not a little more challenging.

January 23, 2008

A €1.1 billion offer from cosmetics giant L'Oréal to acquire Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, owned by fellow family-owned firm PPR, has been agreed.

A €1.1 billion offer from cosmetics giant L'Oréal to acquire Yves Saint Laurent Beauté, owned by fellow family-owned firm PPR, has been agreed.

The luxury goods retailer will retain control of the YSL and Boucheron brands but their perfumes and cosmetics will be made by L'Oréal. L'Oréal will also have responsibility for the same branches of the Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta and Ermenegildo Zegna brands.

January 8, 2008

A new book detailing the history of family-owned US publisher John Wiley & Sons has been published.

A new book detailing the history of family-owned US publisher John Wiley & Sons has been published. Knowledge for Generations: Wiley and the Global Publishing Industry, 1807-2007 documents Wiley's evolution over two centuries, from a humble printing shop to family firm to publicly-traded global corporation.

The book launch marks the culmination of the firm's bicentennial year in which one of the highlights was the ringing of the Closing Bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

January 2, 2008

For 175 years, some of the world’s most accomplished musicians have chosen Martin guitars. Sixth-generation Chris Martin IV talks to Marc Smith about just what makes his guitars so special

For 175 years, some of the world's most accomplished musicians have chosen Martin guitars. Sixth-generation Chris Martin IV talks to Marc Smith about just what makes his guitars so special.

What links Jimmy Rogers, Hank Williams, Willy Nelson, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash? A guitarist's hall of fame? Greatest ever guitar songs CD? In fact, they are all owners of a Martin guitar – the last word in acoustic guitar making.

January 1, 2008

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

One family, two histories. Niall Firth reviews the fascinating story behind the official and unofficial histories of iconic American sauce manufacturer Tabasco

It could be the script for the opening scenes of a feel-good Hollywood movie celebrating the American dream. With the country lying in tatters in the wake of the American civil war, a weary plantation owner returns to his Louisiana farm to find that the only thing that has survived in the ravaged landscape is a bright red fiery chilli pepper.

January 1, 2008

Families and individuals from all walks of life find they can beat the winter blues by gaining a little altitude. Bryce Hubner speaks to a family business owner with a passion for the slopes, the family owners behind a famous St Moritz hotel, and surveys the world’s best ski resorts

Families and individuals from all walks of life find they can beat the winter blues by gaining a little altitude. Bryce Hubner speaks to a family business owner with a passion for the slopes, the family owners behind a famous St Moritz hotel, and surveys the world's best ski resorts

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