At first it was just another real estate deal, but Four Seasons soon evolved out of Sharp’s passion for construction and attention to detail.
In his new book Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy, the hotel’s founder, chairman, and CEO Isadore Sharp details how he turned instinct and perseverance into an all-world luxury brand.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus wants to leave poverty for the history books.
The Open University of Israel’s new president, Professor Hagit Messer-Yaron, is ignoring geography and backgrounds to offer her school’s virtual classroom to the world.
The consummate overachiever, Boston Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis is also winning off the field in his bid to help kids succeed.
Kennedy Center president Michael Kaiser isn’t just a turnaround specialist—he’s almost singlehandedly saving the arts.
For Los Angeles real estate magnate Alan Casden, his life changed the moment he met Simon Wiesenthal 30 years ago.
After 40 years, Phoenix House founder Dr. Mitch Rosenthal is still helping addicts turn their lives around.
When Sam Watson was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer as a senior in college, she could have given up. Instead, she fought for her life and emerged as a source of hope for survivors.
When publisher Arthur Levine bid on the first Harry Potter book from little-known author J. K. Rowling, he never could have imagined he’d stumbled upon the literary coup of the century.
Lifestyles Magazine’s 2009 Global Philanthropy Register reflects the continued passion, support and perseverance of over 500 of the world’s wealthiest individuals dedicated to fighting poverty, eradicating disease, combating climate change, improving access and quality of education, health care, art and culture, both locally and around the glbe. The surprising reality of the global financial crisis is that the world’s wealthiest individuals are quietly still giving.
Since the early 1990s, the Cancer Institute at the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) has worked toward translating basic science into clinical research and better therapies for cancer patients.
Lisa Philp is a Managing Director and the Global Head of Philanthropic Services at J.P. Morgan Private Bank, where she oversees philanthropic giving by clients in excess of $100 million annually.