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Martha Stewart

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Beginning with the 1982 publication of her book Entertaining, Martha Stewart made a name for herself as a homemaking diva. In September 1997, Stewart became chairperson, president, and CEO of her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO since 1999. As the chief of MSO, Stewart used her name and face to make connections with various businesses including a line of housewares, television shows, radio channels, magazines and a series of books on entertaining. tewart rose to prominence as the author of books on cooking, entertaining and decorating. She then expanded her brand to include a magazine and television program, serving as CEO of Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Stewart resigned her post in 2002, following charges of insider trading of which she was subsequently convicted.

Companies and Investments

Martha Stewart OmniMedia

Lessons Learned

1. Dignity in Failure Martha Stewart's career was forever blemished when she was arrested and incarcerated in 2004 on charges of conspiracy, obstruction of an agency proceeding, and making false statements to federal investigators. Yet, despite her public trial and prison sentence, Martha handled herself with grace and dignity, determined to make sure her legacy would be about more than her transgressions.

When faced with a prison sentence and humiliation, Martha turned the scandal into success, and utilized the attention from the media to rebuild her empire. Martha's rebound is testament, in large part, due to her ability to fail with dignity. In fact, The People special, Scandals! That Rocked America, stated "Some expected America's goddess of domestic perfection to fall into terminal despair. Instead, with the drive that would make her a billionaire, Stewart took her lemon of a sentence and made lemonade. Heck, she made a lemon soufflé.


Inspiring Quotes

So much violence in the world seems beyond our control, but this is one cruelty we can stop by being informed consumers.

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Influential Books

Julia Child - Mastering the Art of French Cooking, 50th Anniversary Edition

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Julia Child

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