Four Seasons' Recession-Proof Philosophy
'By nature, people don't go backwards in lifestyle,' says CEO Isadore Sharp
After spending nearly five decades building the Four Seasons Hotels out of a motor lodge he started in 1961, Four Seasons founder and CEO Isadore Sharp is telling his story. It's captured in his new book, "Four Seasons: The Story of a Business Philosophy," which hit bookstores this week. Fortune contributor Sheridan Prasso got a preview from the Toronto-based hotelier when he spoke to her about the state of his industry, what he sees ahead, and how he formed his own business philosophy.