Steve Petranik

Editor

Steve

Steve Hb1213 Dc 8251 WebSteve Petranik has been an editor and reporter for almost four decades and now is the editor of Hawaii Business. Before joining the magazine in 2009, he spent 18 years as an editor at the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and five years at the Honolulu Advertiser. He’s reported from six countries on three continents and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

 

 

Articles

‘On the Record’ on Tough Issues

I can be a popular person at parties and it’s not because of my magnetic personality, witty repartee and obvious good looks. When strangers learn I work in the news media, they often get excited and say, “You should do…

Widening Our Lens

The name of our magazine is Hawaii Business, but the reality has often been very different. At times, a more accurate title would have been Honolulu Business or, even, Downtown Honolulu Business. I am not blaming my predecessors; I have…

Use and Abuse of Power

Power has a bad reputation. Your opponents and the people you disagree with have power — unjustified and unworthy power largely based on money, which buys mindless followers, crass politicians and evil henchmen. On the other hand, you and those…

Profiting From Happiness

An acquaintance asked me many years ago, “Which do you prefer, Sundays or Mondays?” At the time, the answer was obvious: Sunday’s activities were much better than Monday’s toil. And my interrogator’s preference for the workweek simply confirmed my impression…

The Big Picture

I love hiking because of what I feel and see. Hikes challenge my body, but, more important, the scenery revives my spirit and invigorates my mind. The views from high places force my mind out of narrow corridors into grander…

An Annual Exodus

My son and his friends are leaving home and I fear they will never truly come back. Nothing is set in stone, but of the thousands who fly off each summer to enroll at colleges on the Mainland, too many…

Hawaii's Top 25 Realtors

Welcome to our 2009 list of Hawaii’s Top 100 Realtors, based on sales volume for 2008. We hope you find it informative and useful. On this page we rank the top 25 sellers and on the following pages we list…

Our Team Works Hard (and plays hard)

Here is the talented group of people who produce Hawaii Business each month. We work hard to deliver the best magazine possible for our readers and advertisers by focusing on the big issues facing Hawaii’s businesses and economy, and on…