The reporting of news by independent journalists is the basis of understanding and judging on current matters. Reporting dates back to the ancient Rome where the “Acta Diurna” (“Daily Events”) was feeding the populace with information. In this section newspaper, magazine and TV journalists report about my business as well as philanthropic work.

For centuries we have come together on the third Thursday of November to celebrate autumn with the circle of our closest friends and family. In 1621, two distinct cultures laid the foundation of what has become the land we call “United”. By doing so, we...

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Learning from “The Interview”

Sony has been fast to bring the movie 'The Interview" from selected theaters to Netflix. With last December’s political commotion around the release, I invested the time to watch the film. Unfortunately, from an artistic perspective I wasted valuable lifetime. The...

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Quincy Jones – Patron of the Arts

By Anthony DeMarco - October 3, 2012 Source: Forbes     WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Quincy Jones was a child growing up in Chicago and Seattle, he wanted to be a gangster. Instead, he settled for being one of the most influential and accomplished persons in the arts...

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Montblanc a Fountain of Global Growth

June 14, 2013 (Bloomberg) -- Jan-Patrick Schmitz, president & CEO at Montblanc North America, talks with Betty Liu about global luxury buying trends and the company's growing growth rates in China and throughout Asia. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The...

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Believe in Zero

he United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation,...

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The Power of a Pen With Some Personality

In an age dominated by tech gadgets such as cellphones, a pen can still make a potent statement. Jan-Patrick Schmitz, president and chief executive officer of Montblanc North America, believes when you pull one out to sign a document or write something down in a...

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