The Denver Post
by Colleen O’Connor
July 15, 2013
Tina Brown is a master of reinvention, having started her career by transforming the tired high-society magazine, Tatler, into a stylish glossy mag covering the British upper crust, and by 2012 being named one of the world’s 100 most powerful women by Forbes.
After big successes at Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, she survived failures, including Talk magazine and a CNBC talk show, to reinvent herself as the founder of the online news magazine, The Daily Beast. So she’ll bring a personal knowledge of the art of reinvention in her role Tuesday as moderator of the kick-off symposium at the Biennal of the Americas, which includes a panel of experts including Gov. John Hickenlooper and Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt discussing the reinvention of communities, business and education.
Successful reinvention is “all about continuing to ask yourself what you’re best at, and what you want, and then going for that,” she said in a phone interview Monday afternoon from her office at The Daily Beast. “It’s about not being distracted from it, or fearful of it. It has to go with some instinct you’ve not gratified at other times in your life, and it has to come from really deep inside.”
Reinvention is a hot topic in the modern business world.