In the fall of 2014, the hedge fund activist and Allergan shareholder Bill Ackman became increasingly frustrated with Allergan’s board of directors. In a letter to the board, he took the directors to for
Nepal was hit by a series of devastating earthquakes last year, and while much of the country is still in recovery mode, there's still plenty of stunning scenery just waiting to be explored by daring It
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Business travel doesn't necessarily lend itself to exciting gifts, but there are actually plenty of presents out there that are both practical and feel like a treat. Here's the latest technology, luggage,
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These six individuals not only made it to the top rungs of their organizations, they managed to land chief financial officer roles at large and rapidly growing companies before they turned 30 years old.
From drug addiction to Uber intern to powerful Uber exec at age 30, Austin Geidt's life is already the stuff of Valley legend
Five years ago, she saw some tweets about a startup looking for an intern. That startup was Uber. It was 2010 and the economy was rocky. Jobs — even internships — were hard to get and her résumé was "blank,"
But they'll occasionally go one step further and cross the line with questions like "Do you have children?" and "How much do you weigh?" In a 2014 LinkedIn post, Bernard Marr, a global-enterprise-performance
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Let’s face it. Life can be full of frustrations—an argument with your teenager over breakfast, a missed train, or even just a spilled coffee can make you wish you could crawl back into bed. How can you
When Henrik Balmer became the production manager and a board member of a newly bought-out cosmetics firm, improving his network was the last thing on his mind. The main problem he faced was time: Where
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