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…

Oprah & Deepak Challenged Me to 21 Days of Meditation—and I Won!

By Susan Kane | December 11, 2014

Have you been wondering if a bus hit me? It did, in the form of multiple houseguests, holiday prep, children’s crises (like big school projects you just learned about that are due tomorrow) and an immense work load at the office. But although it ultimately took me over six weeks to finish the month-long Meditation…

From the Editor: 2014’s Top People in Personal Growth

By Susan Kane | December 1, 2014

In our upcoming January issue, we debut an annual list unlike anything other magazines compile. I’m talking about The SUCCESS 25, which celebrates 2014’s most influential leaders in personal growth and achievement. These people are the 25 whose best-sellers, speeches, blogs, and TV and radio shows most influenced the most people to change their lives…

Oprah & Deepak Challenged Me to 21 Days of Meditation: Week 2

By Susan Kane | November 20, 2014

OK, so now I’ve finished week two of the 21-day meditation challenge hosted by Oprah and Deepak Chopra. Clearly I am becoming wiser as I point my consciousness in the direction of my “deepest desires” and leave my often-childish sense of humor behind (hey, I just realized that if Oprah married Deepak, she’d be Oprah…

Oprah & Deepak Challenged Me to 21 Days of Meditation—Want to Join Us?

By Susan Kane | November 13, 2014

Hello, dear readers, it’s Susan, your editor in chief of SUCCESS magazine. I’ve just finished week one of the Oprah & Deepak 21-Day Meditation Experience, and right off the bat, I need to tell you that meditation is a wonder drug. Yes, I said drug—it’s that potent. I am by trade a skeptic, but something…

From the Editor: What Really Matters in Your Life?

By Susan Kane | November 5, 2014

With the holiday season close, and as we gather our families near, SUCCESS focuses on the theme of significance in our upcoming December issue. I asked a few staffers what that word meant to them, and here are some of their replies: “I like to go down to South Dallas some Saturdays with a group…