Tag Archives: Entrepreneur Profiles

October 13, 2010

Hugh Hefner

You know this man. If you don’t, you’ve been living under a very prude sort of rock for the last sixty years or so. He’s a perverse pioneer, and I mean that in the most glowing way possible. He’s championed democracy, free speech, civil and homosexual rights, and has a rabbit named after him. This man is the sultan of…

October 13, 2010

Gene Simmons

Think of KISS, and what’s the first thing you think of? Is it the music, the makeup, the pyrotechnics, or the uncommonly good business sense? I’m going to go out on a limb and assume you didn’t think of that last bit – and you wouldn’t be alone. Musicians are known for their excess, and KISS seems more like a…

October 13, 2010

Mick Jagger

The Rolling Stones are a juggernaught of a band – they’ve outmanoeuvred, outpaced, and outlasted most of their critics and crowned themselves rock royalty. They’ve been everything from counter-culture to classic rock, but not everyone realises how much work has gone into the Stones Empire – nor do they realise that the front man with the funky strut is the…