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Susan Kane

Susan Kane
Susan Kane is former editor in chief of SUCCESS. She relocated from New York City, where she was editor of publications such as Parenting and New Woman.

From the Editor: Love and Work

By Susan Kane | May 5, 2015

Recently I got the news that my first boss in magazine publishing, Pat Miller, died after a battle with cancer. Pat was a Brit from Fleet Street, a friend of Rupert Murdoch, and when Murdoch started a woman’s magazine in America—something different, called New Woman—he tapped her for the job. The magazine became the moderate…

From the Editor: ‘Tell Me I’m a Sucker’

By Susan Kane | April 7, 2015

Last week I got an email from my friend Maureen. The subject line read “Tell me I’m a sucker.” “I never click on Internet ads,” her email began. “I hate watching Internet videos, and I know infomercials are utter crap. So why am I jonesing to purchase this product?” Maureen issued me a warning before…

From the Editor: Leading Like Google

By Susan Kane | March 9, 2015

I saw Linda Hill, Ph.D., speak at the World Business Forum and asked if I could interview her for SUCCESS. Hill is a professor of business and the faculty chair of the Leadership Initiative at Harvard Business School; she is also the co-author of the book Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation.…

From the Editor: Achievers “R” Us

By Susan Kane | February 9, 2015

The March 2015 issue of SUCCESS celebrates achievers, including you and me. As we were putting the issue together, it occurred to me that while I’ve had terrific mentors who shaped me as a leader, the hardest work I’ve ever done, I’ve done on my own. At certain crucial junctions, I had to be my…

From the Editor: My Kind of Productive

By Susan Kane | January 5, 2015

When we first started talking about the February issue’s theme—productivity—I felt uneasy. So often, people who call themselves “experts” in this field appear to have hyperactive disorders. I’m sure you’ve seen the type at business conferences: They are endlessly enthusiastic extroverts who exhort you to keep your energy up, up, up, all day, like aerobics…