Forbes expose due out in September
Cindy Adams of the New York Post writes about the new book “The Fall of the House of Forbes” due out in September, by former Forbes magazine editor Stewart Pinkerton.
Adams writes, “Stewart Pinkerton did not write a valentine. Gritty stuff like:
“‘Bumbling’ Steve Forbes‘ two nowhere presidential runs, which were only ‘a $75 million sales call.’
“Young male staffers hiding when Malcolm sailed by.
“Creation of the famous ‘Rich List’ franchise.
“Osmosis from a boring, second-rate stock tip sheet to a respected business publication.
“Fierce succession battles.
“Family’s management removal by rocker Bono‘s investment group.
“Dirty dish. Like a $156,000 bottle of ‘Thomas Jefferson wine’ becoming salad dressing. Elizabeth Taylor smacking Malcolm with a Harry Winston box. Gianni Agnelli’s fight with Malcolm. Where are his beloved Fabergé eggs. Outrageous behavior, outrageous sex.
“What reduced this century-old important publication to a blog post? A story of ‘hubris, greed, quirks, machinations, foibles, hopelessly divided family and awful decisions.'”