Friday 12 Apr 2024
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KUALA LUMPUR (Dec 4): Hot on the heels of Coach’s big investor reveal in September and how its adoption of “expressive luxury” signals a turnaround in brand strategy, its CEO and brand president Todd Kahn and chief marketing officer Sandeep Seth take a moment to talk business, values and the joys of working with the 81-year-old New York leather goods behemoth in this week’s cover story.

If you harbour concerns over Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, consider joining the next best microblogging alternative, Mastodon. The Berlin-based social network allows its users to assume full autonomy and decision-making power on how the platform functions via an assemblage of independently operated and moderated chat rooms.

Speaking of network, Nick Jonsson, author of Executive Loneliness, is attempting to alleviate the stresses faced among C-suite leaders. He is the co-founder and managing director of Executives’ Global Network Singapore, a peer networking platform that matches senior executives in confidential groups to help each other face challenges and identify opportunities.

For a wholesome and heartwarming read, pick up a copy of To Nourish with Love by former newscaster turned editor Bettina Chua Abdullah and caterer and cooking tutor Manju Saigal. The two friends reaffirm their love for storytelling and food in this memoir slash recipe book that spans Kuala Lumpur, George Town and the Indian hill station of Mussoorie.
 
The Winter issue of our interior design magazine, Haven, also comes out this week. We wrap up the year with beautiful celebratory spreads for Christmas and Chinese New Year. Debut author Jasvinder Kaur, daughter of the late Karam Singh Veriah, gives us first dibs on her cookbook Champur; and three homeowners who have links to Malaysia invite us into their homes in Bali, London and Portugal.

Read about these and more in our latest issue of Options, out with The Edge Malaysia weekly, at the nearest newstands today.

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