Sidney Harman

Sidney Harman was one of the great businessmen and philanthropists of our time. He was also a gifted storyteller with a great sense of humor. He was the former CEO of Harman Kardon, a leader in the audio and video entertainment industry. In 2010, he became the publisher of Newsweek. He was a true business pioneer and was a thought leader in the human resources field, through quality of life initiatives he implemented at Harman. He played an instrumental role at the Aspen Institute and was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He was married to California congresswoman Jane Harman. Sidney passed away in April 2011 and at 92 was still shaping the business and arts world.


Keys to longevity

In life it is essential to think about longevity, not when your 50s, your 60s, the time to start thinking about longevity is in your 20s. In my experience, what has helped with my mental and physical health is a lack of interest in food, I eat enough to sustain myself. Part of my longevity is also the pleasure I get out of working in the gym and walking 18 holes on the golf course. Lastly, I get major sustenance from reading and the joy of discovery in writing.

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