AT&T’s acquisition of DirecTV was honored as the Deal of the Year in the 2016 Mergers and Acquisitions Awards, presented by D CEO and the Association for Corporate Growth, Dallas-Fort Worth. Gibson Dunn’s Jeffrey Chapman was named Dealmaker of the Year.Read More
Author and journalist Tom Wolfe will be the featured speaker at the Mallon Awards gala, which will be held September 24 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.Read More
For the past couple of months, we’ve been giving you the chance to test your knowledge of DFW business leaders by sharing some of the fun facts in our Dallas 500 special edition. We’re wrapping things up today with Quiz 5, which features, among others, Trevor Rees-Jones, Joel Allison, Kent Rathbun, and Carl Sewell.
Take the quiz below to find out what secrets they revealed.Read More
One of the leaders in The Dallas 500 is an experienced Black Jack card counter. Another was once voted “most handsome” at J.J. Pearce High School. One is related to Elvis Presley. And another spent a good part of his childhood at Angola State Prison.
Think you can figure out who? Take our fourth Dallas 500 quiz below.Read More
Some of the leaders featured in The Dallas 500 have rather interesting career backgrounds. One was manager of the Belgian national basketball team, another was Pontius Pilate in the first American production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” and another flipped burger’s at McDonald’s.
Think you can figure out who did what? Take our third Dallas 500 quiz below.Read More
If you totally bombed our first Dallas 500 quiz, don’t feel bad. Only a few members of the D CEO team got more than three questions right—and we produced the special edition. (Who knew that oil baron Malone Mitchell once won a Betty Crocker award for homemaking?! There. We’ve just given you a “gimme” if you retake the first quiz.)
Redemption can be had with this second quiz of Dallas 500 fun facts. Take the quiz below.Read More
Dallas-Fort Worth was recently selected by the Urban Land Institute and PWC as the country’s No. 1 real estate market for 2016. The highly respected ranking is based on expected performance in investment, development, and homebuilding. It credits DFW’s impressive employment growth for the market’s rise to the top—growth that’s supported by a business-friendly environment and attractive cost of doing business and cost of living.
The outlook for North Texas in 2016 is strong across all property types, in both investment and development potential. So, where do the greatest opportunities lie? Over at D Real Estate Daily, we’ve come out with our list of six things to watch this year.Read More
You may have heard about our newest publication, the Dallas 500. Produced by the editors of D CEO (after months of research and hundreds of interviews), it includes insider tidbits about the most powerful business leaders in North Texas.
Over the next few weeks, we’re giving you the chance to test your knowledge about these movers and shakers.
Take the quiz below.Read More
A new digital news platform that promotes Dallas-Fort Worth as a hub for innovation was announced at today’s 2015 State of Technology luncheon hosted at Hilton Lincoln Centre by the Dallas Regional Chamber. The DRC is partnering with D Magazine Partners on the initiative, called Dallas Innovates.Read More
I worked with David at a magazine in Minneapolis in the late 1980s. I was a lowly editorial assistant; he was a staff writer. It was my job to type manuscripts into a fancy new Tandy computer and print them out for the editor to read. Even though David was battling a drug problem at the time, his brilliance came through in his work. I have never seen anyone more gifted at stringing words together than David, especially when describing people or scenes. He also was like a Pied Piper, always leading a gaggle out to drink after work. Sometimes he’d be with his buddy Tom Arnold, who’d come into the office from time to time. I’d occasionally tag along. David never wanted the party to end.
In the first chapter of his memoir, The Night of the Gun, David wrote about getting fired from the magazine. I was sitting right outside the door when the editor gave him a rehab ultimatum. David wasn’t ready and walked out. Eventually, of course, he was ready, and his talent and perseverance led him to become one of the most respected and successful journalists in the country. He loved, loved, loved what he did. Here’s one of my favorite quotes of his:
Journalism is “a grand, grand caper. You get to leave, go talk to strangers, ask them anything, come back, type up their stories, edit the tape. That’s not gonna retire your loans as quickly as it should, and it’s not going to turn you into a person who’s worried about what kind of car they should buy, but that’s kind of as it should be. I mean, it beats working.”Read More
The Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grant Sport Vitesse, the world’s fastest production roadster (zero to 60 in 2.6 seconds), had at least four test drives scheduled yesterday, when my son and I stopped by to take a look.Read More
Dallas real estate brokers say they’re seeing ‘unprecedented’ interest in North Texas, with several companies looking for 1 million square feet of office space or more. (To put that in perspective, the entire 60-story Fountain Place in downtown Dallas totals 1.2 million square feet.)Read More
Toyota has just confirmed its corporate move to North Texas, a deal put together by JLL. Within the next three years, the company’s separate headquarters for sales, marketing, and corporate operations will be consolidated into one large home in Plano—a campus that’s expected to house about 4,000 employees. Read more at D Real Estate Daily.Read More
He has served as assistant White House press secretary to President Ronald Reagan, senior vice president of mission programs for National Geographic, president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and has held public relations and marketing posts for both Occidental Petroleum Corp. and the Texas Rangers. Now, Dale Petroskey has been named […]Read More
Last year was a big year for big business deals in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the number and caliber of nominations in this year’s Mergers and Acquisitions Awards reflected that. Here are 18 finalists that stood out.Read More