You know Maria Bartiromo for her groundbreaking reports from the hectic floor of the New York Stock Exchange and for her work as host of CNBC's popular Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo. So you also know Maria is a tenacious reporter and a deft interviewer. Her past conversations with the likes of Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Sandy Weill, and Michael Eisner have made for compelling television. Like us, she also believes in the power of print.
We're delighted that Maria is joining BusinessWeek as a regular columnist. Her column, "Face Time with Maria Bartiromo," will run every other week and will deliver interviews with figures of interest and importance.
IN THIS WIRED and wireless age, with news readily available in real time, many of you have told us that our magazine serves you best when it presents news, information, analysis, and insights that you can't find elsewhere. That's how we strive to fill our pages each week, with the goal of helping you make smarter decisions. Meanwhile, we provide up-to-the-minute reports on business developments each day at BusinessWeek Online. But we know that you sometimes miss key business news in the rush of a week's frenetic schedule. "The Business Week," a two-page feature that also appears for the first time this week, is designed to fill that gap with concise, authoritative summaries of the most important business news. These summaries will direct you to related articles in the magazine or at BusinessWeek.com.
IN RECENT WEEKS, you may have noticed a new info graphic called "Playbook: Best-Practice Ideas" accompanying certain articles. It reflects our commitment to help you make better use of BusinessWeek by highlighting approaches that seem to be working well for companies we write about -- and that may be applicable to your business as well.
Let us know what you think.
By Stephen J. Adler, Editor-in-Chief