Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Zack O'Malley Greenburg Zack is a Forbes senior editor and author of Jay Z biography "Empire State of Mind" (Penguin, 2011) and "Michael Jackson, Inc." (Simon & Schuster, 2014).

Zack O'Malley Greenburg is author of the Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind. He's also a staff writer at Forbes, where he's covered music and finance since 2005. He is currently working on his second book, a business-focused biography of Michael Jackson: http://blogs.forbes.com/zackomalleygreenburg/ Zack has also written for The Washington Post, Vibe, Sports Illustrated, McSweeney's and others. Along the way he's profiled the likes of Bon Jovi, Richard Branson and 50 Cent; stories have taken him from Macau's casinos to the diamond mines of Sierra Leone. More at http://zogreenburg.com/about

http://jay-zbook.com http://blogs.forbes.com/zackomalleygreenburg/ http://www.twitter.com/zogblog

06/05/2014

New Yorkers: Zack is doing a reading of his new book, "Michael Jackson, Inc." tonight at the Corner Bookstore @ 5:30pm on the Upper East Side, walk-ins welcome! It's at 1313 Madison Ave. More events: http://michaeljacksoninc.com/events/

My next book, Michael Jackson, Inc., is now available for pre-order on Amazon! http://mjinc.co
02/27/2014
Michael Jackson, Inc.: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of a Billion-Dollar Empire

My next book, Michael Jackson, Inc., is now available for pre-order on Amazon! http://mjinc.co

The surprising rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of how Michael Jackson grew a billion-dollar business.Michael Jackson is known by many as the greatest entertainer of all time, but he was also a revolutionary when it came to business. In addition to famously buying the Beatles’ publish...

Some recent reviews of my Jay-Z biography:"The words used in this book for me were too fancy." - some guy on Amazon"That...
12/07/2012
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Some recent reviews of my Jay-Z biography:

"The words used in this book for me were too fancy." - some guy on Amazon
"That book was horrible." - Jay-Z
"One of the year's best rock books." - Bloomberg

Hanukkah starts tomorrow, so if you're still looking for gifts -- assuming you're buying for people who can read fancy words (and aren't named Jay-Z) -- check out the new paperback edition of my book!

http://www.amazon.com/Empire-State-Mind-Street-ebook/dp/B004H4XI8Q/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man. --Jay-Z Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, he has turned himself...

11/08/2012
Power of Music Part 3: Emmanuel Jal And The Business Of Peace Music - Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/11/08/power-of-music-part-3-emmanuel-jal-and-the-business-of-peace-music/

Emmanuel Jal’s story represents one of the more heart-wrenching and improbable paths to a happy and fulfilling life, let alone international fame as a musician. Now 32, he has just released his fifth studio album, See Me Mama, on his own Universal-distributed label. Not bad for a former child soldie...

09/14/2012
2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC RBC Race for the Kids part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of.

Almost made it to my fundraising goal for Big Brothers Big Sisters New York, but I need your help! Donate $15 to this worthy cause (link below) and I'll send you a signed copy of my Jay-Z book if you email me your mailing address.

http://events.bigsnyc.org/site/TR/Race/General?px=1186684&pg=personal&fr_id=1060

2012 Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC RBC Race for the Kids part of the Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play

09/13/2012
Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2012: Aftermath & Analysis - Forbes

Hip-Hop Cash Kings 2012: Aftermath & Analysis - Forbes

A week before the Cash Kings list came out, I challenged readers to correctly guess the top ten earners, promising a signed copy of my book Empire State of Mind, a business-focused biography of Jay-Z to the closest guess.

My long-awaited encounter with Jay-Z... http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/09/06/jay-zs-review-of-the...
09/06/2012
Jay-Z's Review Of The Book I Wrote About Him - Forbes

My long-awaited encounter with Jay-Z... http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2012/09/06/jay-zs-review-of-the-book-i-wrote-about-him/

As Jay-Z and I approached each other our eyes met, and his lingered for a split second before drifting away. Then, as I’d always planned, I offered a statement, not a question. “Jay,” I said, as he strode past me, not turning his head, “I’m the guy who wrote the book about you.”

Paperback edition of my Jay-Z biography goes on sale June 26, with BRAND NEW CHAPTERS about the rapper's Hublot hustle, ...
06/05/2012
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Paperback edition of my Jay-Z biography goes on sale June 26, with BRAND NEW CHAPTERS about the rapper's Hublot hustle, the book's aftermath, and a foreword by the big homie Steve Forbes. Pre-order below!
http://www.amazon.com/Empire-State-Mind-Street-Corner/dp/1591845408/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

"I'm not a businessman-I'm a business, man." --Jay-Z Some people think Jay-Z is just another rapper. Others see him as just another celebrity/mega-star. The reality is, no matter what you think Jay-Z is, he first and foremost a business. And as much as Martha Stewart or Oprah, h...

Hosting a live Facebook chat about the FORBES FIVE -- hip-hop's wealthiest artists -- at 2pm. Meet me at www.facebook.co...
04/20/2012
Forbes

Hosting a live Facebook chat about the FORBES FIVE -- hip-hop's wealthiest artists -- at 2pm. Meet me at www.facebook.com/forbes and I'll answer questions!

www.forbes.com - the home page for the world's business leaders.

Spent much of the past month putting together this story for the Forbes Investment Guide -- a must-read for recent grads...
11/27/2011
How Millennials Can Survive And Thrive In The New Economy - Forbes

Spent much of the past month putting together this story for the Forbes Investment Guide -- a must-read for recent grads!

Videosee photosClick for full photo gallery: 20 Job Rules For Millennials This story appears in the Dec. 5 Investment Guide issue of Forbes Magazine. Click here for the full Investment Guide 2012 special report. After graduating from Carnegie Mellon in 2005 Jenny Gammello spent two years in New York...

Check out my Jay-Z book on Kindle!
09/29/2011
Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went from Street Corner to Corner Office

Check out my Jay-Z book on Kindle!

An in-depth look at the business behind Jay-Z's hip-hop empire. Jay-Z is one of the most recognizable names in entertainment. He's been called one of the greatest rappers of all time, but music may end up as just a small part of a brilliant career. His combination of intelligence...

09/27/2011

Hey all! Tune in to Bostons's Dive FM at 3:30pm on Monday Oct 3 to hear me talk with the legendary Selectah Daz-One about my book, Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z's Journey from Street Corner to... And if you're actually in Boston and want to grab lunch/coffee in person beforehand, let me know :)

09/21/2011

Just launched this page -- please "Like" me if you have a moment! (Lord, that sounds desperate...)

09/21/2011

Figured it was about time I did this...please Like!

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