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Ann Curry, Calvin Klein and a Real-Life Seinfeld Character

1003_mockup.gifForget about the dog days of summer. The stifling heat couldn’t keep the faithful away from Michael’s today. In fact, many of the power lunchers showed up early to escape the oppressive temps which made for a jam packed dining room. The always unflappable Loreal Sherman kept everything running smoothly as usual, finding just the right table for everyone despite the SRO crowd. At Michael’s, you are where you sit after all.

I was joined today by Scott Singer, managing director of Discover Digital Group where he helps media companies identify and build e-commerce businesses, as well as assisting them in growing their existing digital assets. When he’s not navigating his clients through the changing world of social media and mobile advertising, Scott is also a passionate author. In his first book, How to Hit a Curveball: Confront and Overcome the Unexpected in Business (Portfolio, 2010), Scott took on the question on everyone’s mind at the time: how to survive and thrive after the 2008 financial meltdown and subsequent Great Recession. “I’ve spent my career advising companies (including CBS/Viacom and Disney) on how to overcome and confront change,” Scott told me. After enduring his own series of personal and professional ‘curveballs’ —  his job as head of digital media and internet infrastructure at Bear Sterns was a fatality of the tech bubble, his brother was in one of the towers at the World Trade Center on 9/11 but thankfully survived and he got divorced (“My marriage ended in a death spiral,” he writes in the book), Scott told me he learned that “None of us know what the future holds but, once you’ve learned how to confront and overcome the unexpected, it will stop making you anxious. Tomorrow will no longer be something to fear and that’s a great feeling.”

Diane Clehane and Scott Singer
Diane Clehane and Scott Singer

Cleverly outlining his insights using baseball terminology, Scott leads the reader from ‘spring training’ all the way through ‘an extra inning’ and includes the wisdom of those who have always aimed for the fences, like CBS honcho Les Moonves, former Time Warner CEO Jerry Levin and Michael J. Fox.

Scott’s best advice: Step up to the plate and accept what is, be the batter and keep your eye on the ball. A self-proclaimed enthusiast for the latest and best gadgets on the market, Scott says these rules are easily applicable in business, especially when it comes to new technology. Change is happening every minute and the only way to win is to embrace it and be an early adapter. Just look at our kids.

“Every child today is born digital. It’s in their DNA, while those people that are passing away are analog. We’re digital immigrants,” he says. “My 14 year-old son is my IT support. It’s amazing to think of all the innovations the digital generation is going to create.”

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New York to Publish Design Hunting Twice Next Year

New York Design Hunting, intended to be an annual publication at first, was successful enough to get itself an extra issue in 2013. Next year the title will be published in March and September because of the strong reaction to the debut, which featured 74 ad pages.

“We have tremendous momentum in the design category now, and we’re looking forward to building on it with two Design Hunting issues next year, said New York’s publisher, Larry Burstein. “Design Hunting clearly fills a void in the marketplace for both readers and advertisers.”

As with the first issue, Wendy Goodman will be editing both issues in 2013. She will be joined by another New York editor, Lauren DeCarlo.

New York and Dwell to Launch Festival, Co-Branded Issue

New York magazine and Dwell are joining forces to launch a week-long design-focused festival and co-branded issue. The festival will be from October 1 through 7. The weeklong event will celebrate architecture and design and feature tours of some of the most interesting houses in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The co-branded publication will be overseen by New York’s Wendy Goodman and Dwell’s Amanda Dameron. It will contain designer profiles, a guide to the festival and more. The untitled work will be included in Dwell’s October issue and New York’s September 24 issue. It will also be available on newsstands, with a total distribution of 150,000.

“Coming on the heels of our successful new stand-alone magazine New York Design Hunting, this partnership with Dwell Media is an exciting opportunity to further our impact in the design world,” said New York’s Publisher, Larry Burstein. “This is the first time in recent years that we’ve teamed up in this way with another magazine, and doing so with an influential brand like Dwell the results are sure to be phenomenal.”

New York to Launch Design Title

For those design enthusiasts out there, New York magazine is launching a stand-alone home design magazine that will debut in May.

Billed as both “aspirational and practical,” New York Design Hunting will be an annual publication edited by design editor Wendy Goodman.  

It will combine features, service journalism, listings, and photography and is aiming to build on the popularity of Goodman’s weekly online ‘Design Hunting’ feature, email newsletter, and social media pages.

Goodman has been overseeing the magazine’s design coverage since 1997 (with one brief interlude), and is responsible for New York’s twice-annual design issues and regular “Great Room” features.

New York Design Hunting will join New York’s Weddings franchise, a semi-annual magazine and annual event.

New York Expands ‘Design Hunting’ Feature

New York magazine has launched Facebook and Twitter profiles for its Design Hunter feature, which is hosted by Design Editor Wendy Goodman. Goodman is responsible for the bi-annual design issues from New York, and is the creator of the Design Hunting newsletter, which is one of the magazine’s most popular newsletters.

Goodman has been giving those that like peering into the most unique homes, studios and hotels in the city an insider account since the 1980s, and the social media accounts are intended to grow that experience.

To start things off, if people “like” Design Hunting’s new Facebook page, they’ll be able to see exclusive pictures of Goodman’s home. Early reports are that a velour-covered mural dedicated to Elvis is featured in Goodman’s dining room, but we haven’t been able to confirm that just yet.