Photo by Kent Nishimura.

Talk Story: Paul Turnbull

Noelle Fujii

In June 2013, Turnbull took the top job at Mid-Pacific, a private school in Manoa with 1,580 students enrolled in preschool through high school. He talks about technology in education, project-based learning and other innovations in teaching. Q: You most recently worked in a public school system in California. What surprised you about working at Read the full article…

Education , Leadership , May 2017
May, 2017
Photo by David Croxford.

Talk Story: Richard Vuylsteke

Lavonne Leong

Vuylsteke (pronounced VUL-stek) has had a global career that has carried him through universities, journalism, the military and the business world. He recently left his post as president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong to assume leadership of the East-West Center, whose mission is to promote cross-cultural understanding and dialogue among Asia, Read the full article…

April 2017 , Education , Leadership
April, 2017
Photography by David Croxford.

Talk Story: Scott Higashi

Gina Gelber

Higashi explains how the 48-year-old company stays relevant amid unprecedented disruption in the real estate industry. He also weighs in on Hawaii’s paltry housing supply, offshore home buyers and whether the new presidency will impact Hawaii’s market. Q: How does Locations compete against national brands like Zillow? A: The important contrast is that we are Read the full article…

This month's expert: Beth Whitehead, Executive VP 
and Chief Administrative Officer at American Savings Bank

Ask the Expert: Spot Rising Stars

Beth Whitehead , Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer at American Savings Bank

Q: How do I identify rising stars in my organization and help them reach their full potential? 1. HIRE SMART Take. Your. Time. Look for more than just the right skills and experience; make sure candidates are a good fit with your organization’s culture, are driven and are passionate about their work. You can always Read the full article…

Careers , Leadership , March 2017
March, 2017
The 20 for the Next 20 2017 Cohort. Photo by Travis K. Okimoto.

Hawaii Business Celebrates Dynamic Group of Emerging Leaders

Noelle Fujii

Hanau ka aina, hanau ke alii, hanau ke kanaka. Born is the land, born were the chiefs, born were the people. That’s the Hawaiian proverb that guided Wednesday night’s celebration of Hawaii Business’ “20 For the Next 20” class of 2017. The proverb’s translation, according to Hawaii Business’ digital media director, Daniel Ito, means the Read the full article…


20 for the Next 20 2017: Hawaii’s People to Watch

Hawaii Business magazine

Each year, Hawaii Business recognizes 20 people who we believe will have a major impact on Hawaii over the next two decades. They have already proven themselves by their accomplishments, intelligence, charisma, leadership and passion, but we expect even more from them in the future. They come from all walks of life: the business community, Read the full article…