Rahim B. Kanani
Rahim B. Kanani is a leadership, luxury, travel and dining contributor to a number of global publications, and has interviewed more than 600 of the world's foremost executives and innovators on leadership, management and creativity.
Rahim’s first book, A Wealth of Insight: The World's Best Luxury Hoteliers on Leadership, Management, and the Future of 5-Star Hospitality (2018), profiles more than 35 of the world's best luxury hoteliers on exactly what it takes to lead and manage some of the most legendary hotels and resorts. The book was hailed by top hospitality schools including Cornell, UNLV, Les Roches and others as required reading for all current and future luxury hoteliers. “A Wealth of Insight should be on the coffee table of every hotelier and gifted to every hospitality student upon graduation,” lauded Professor Tony Simons of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.
Rahim’s second book, A Wealth of Insight: The World’s Best Chefs on Creativity, Leadership and Perfection (2019), profiles nearly 45 of the world’s best chefs who have collectively amassed nearly 100 Michelin stars, and who regularly appear atop the World's 50 Best Restaurants, La Liste, James Beard and other international rankings and awards. Together, they represent some of the most revered and legendary restaurants on earth. Five-time winner of the World’s Best Restaurant Chef Ferran Adrià of elBulli contributes the foreword, praising A Wealth of Insight as the "first-ever comprehensive and authentic exploration of originality in contemporary cuisine, and a true world atlas of creativity and innovation of the 21st century kitchen."
Over the years, notable interviewees have included billionaires Jeff Skoll, Michael Bloomberg, Tory Burch and Eli Broad, world-renowned chefs Eric Ripert, Daniel Humm, José Andrés, and Anthony Bourdain, musical artists Alicia Keys, Madonna, and Shakira, Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron, Harvard University President Drew Faust, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, and Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel of Saudi Arabia. During this time, Rahim served as a leadership contributor to Forbes and Thomson Reuters Foundation, while also authoring or editing articles and interviews published in Harvard Business Review, CNN Opinion, Financial Times, Fast Company, Food & Wine and others.
A native of Vancouver, Canada, Rahim resides in Washington, DC.