Name: Cathie Black Age: 63 Job: President of Hearst Magazines, author of Basic Black: The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life), out today!
Who's your favorite New Yorker, living or dead, real or fictional?
What's the best meal you've eaten in New York?
Osso buco at Babbo, and lobster at the Palm.
In one sentence, what do you actually do all day in your job?
Run interference, badger, cajole, laugh, have fun, set a higher bar, push for profit, encourage creativity, ask for forgiveness, make my own rules, thank everyone.
Crain's ranked New York's top 100 most powerful women yesterday, and there weren't many surprises. Defying Keith Kelly's best efforts to ruin Ann Moore's weekend, the Time Inc. CEO found herself in the "Power 25," right near the top. Joining her there were usual media suspects, like Hearst's Cathleen Black, HarperCollins's Jane Friedman, and the Times' Janet Robinson. Oh, yeah, and Vogue's Anna Wintour. You remember her, the one has-been Hollywood stylist Rachel Zoe said was less "influential" than herself?