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A More Humane Approach to Firing People

Every manager knows the termination playbook: Be direct, keep it short, walk the employee out the door, shut down access to email, and so on. Having led three businesses, managed thousands of employees, and overseen hundreds of terminations, I had always followed the playbook drilled into me by …

Threads raises $20M for its luxury goods ’boutique’ that exists only in messaging apps

When you think of e-commerce marketplaces, chances are that the first things that come to mind are storefronts built on websites and apps. But today an e-commerce startup that has never had either — and never plans to — has raised a fistful of cash to continue building out its shopping experience …

Likely Cause of Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened 645 People Finally Identified

A mysterious outbreak that seemingly sickened hundreds of Chipotle customers in Ohio might finally have a known culprit. On Thursday, health …

These are first 7 Alexa skills you should enable

After you take the time to set up your new Alexa speaker, explore some of its topical features, and find other ways it can help you through the day, digging into third-party skills is the next logical step.<p>But the world of Alexa skills can be daunting. There are so many to choose from, it can be …

Smart Homes

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

Netflix hidden categories are the secret to better binging, friends.<p>The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a …

Documentaries

An Entrepreneur's Letter To His Son

As a father, I’ve taken to writing letters to my son in an attempt to document the lessons I’ve learned throughout my time as an entrepreneur.<p>So far, I’ve kept all of these private, but given the state of the world and some of my experiences as of late I thought it would be appropriate to share …

The How-To: Selling Your Business On Your Own Terms

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>If you want to sell your business, you may be daunted by the task, hesitate, and continue to procrastinate until the value of your business is …

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

How the Russians did it

The operation sounds like a normal tech-savvy ad agency.<p>There's a graphics team. There is a team devoted to making sure the company's content shows up near the top of search results. There are IT people and a finance department controlling a budget in the millions.<p>Employees track their social media …

9 Reasons Bitcoin Could Hit $100,000 Or More

Cryptocurrencies and especially Bitcoin more than caught the attention of investors in 2017; they became infatuated with it. Bitcoin started the year at $963.38 and ended at $13,850.40 for a gain of 1,338%. It nearly reached $20,000 coming close at $19,870.62 on December 17. This has led to Bitcoin …

Bitcoin Mining

This Restaurant Will Charge You Based on What Time You Show Up

Like eating out on Mondays? You are in luck.<p>One of London’s leading restaurants will today start pioneering a new pricing model based on the travel …

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There's a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Bill Gates

A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Diapers

What Amazon's Influencer Marketing Program Means for The Entire Marketing Industry

Many experts consider this a game changer for the space and a powerful signal that the influencer marketing industry is here to stay. Others note that Amazon's program might not be all it's cracked up to be.<p>Over the past two years, online marketers have witnessed an influencer marketing explosion. …

Public Relations

11 mental habits to give up if you want to succeed

When we aim to become happy and have a successful outlook, we often focus on getting to the next station in life.<p>Happiness is seemingly always "someday" in the near-distant future — like once we finally land that promotion or find the right partner.<p>I'm a huge proponent of setting new aspirational …

Stock research moves past PDFs as customers demand more for their money

(Reuters) - With investment firms cutting costs and portfolio managers combating a barrage of information, financial research shops around the globe are looking for new ways to keep their product relevant.<p>A raft of startups have launched to support that effort, offering tools that can use Google …

Starbucks Just Admitted It's Got a Big Problem (and It's the Company's Own Fault)

Have you noticed something different about your local Starbucks lately?<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Too many people worship at the Church of Technology.<p>There's a sense that technological "progress" is always good and that …

Starbucks Will Be Bigger In China Than In the U.S.

Image source: Starbucks.<p>The future of <b>Starbucks</b> (NASDAQ: SBUX) is in China. The company opened nearly 1,000 new stores in the country over the past year, bringing the total to about 2,500 stores. It's still opening more than one store per day, and expects to open 5,000 stores by 2021.<p>At the …

Amazon just launched a cashier-free convenience store

No lines, no registers, no self-checkout machines<p>Amazon just unveiled a grocery store without lines or checkout counters. Amazon Go, a 1800-square-foot retail space located in the company’s hometown of Seattle, lets shoppers just grab the items they want and leave; the order gets charged to their …

New app proves a nourishing idea for wasted food | Killian Fox

The distribution of surplus food in Ireland is being transformed by FoodCloud. Killian Fox meets the duo behind the venture<p>“Within one community, there can be a business that’s throwing away perfectly good food and just around the corner there’s a charity that’s struggling to feed people in need,” …

A Dozen Things Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger Learned From See’s Candies

This is my 200th blog post. I thought it would be most fitting given the milestone to write about a topic related to Munger and Buffett.One of the …

How McDonald's Is Designing the Future of Fast Food

Service will be available at about 500 of the burger chain's 14,000 stores nationwide.<p>McDonald's wants to makes its fast-food outlets feel more like restaurants, with plans to eventually expand table service across its U.S. locations.<p>The world's biggest burger chain says it has been testing the …

Meet The Australian Cosmetic Clinic Chain Revolutionizing The Franchise Model

In an age where there is no shortage of young, rich technologists, 39-year-old Alistair Champion has defied the zeitgeist in order to amass his fortune.<p>In eight years, Champion and co-founder Babak Moini have built Laser Clinics Australia (LCA) into Australia’s largest chain of non-invasive …

Trump win is boost for infrastructure spending

Donald Trump may or may not build that wall on the Mexican border that he talked about constantly during the presidential campaign.<p>But investors are hoping that he -- and Congress -- will spend more to help rebuild America's roads and bridges.<p>Shares of Caterpillar (CAT) surged 7% on Wednesday, …

South Africa’s Public Protector finds “state capture” by the president’s pals

ON THE day that Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s president, was due to meet his Zimbabwean counterpart in Harare, an anti-corruption ombudsman back home …

South Africa

Lessons From The Greats: How Tesla And Under Armour Can Help You Build Your Startup

Innovation is the heart of any startup and gives it life. It comes in two forms: product innovation and creative design to interface with the market. Product innovation happens when you invent a new product for an existing market like Tesla, or reinvent an existing product like Under Armour. But no …

Under Armour

Elizabeth Warren calls out KPMG for Wells Fargo disaster

The 2001 implosion of Enron ushered in laws that require public companies to have their financial statements blessed by independent auditors.<p>But the staggering nature of the Wells Fargo scandal -- 5,300 employees fired for creating millions of fake customer accounts -- is raising questions about …

Brazilians sober up. Beer giant drowns in sorrow

Brazilians aren't drinking as much beer as they used to, which is giving the biggest beer brewer in the world -- Anheuser-Busch InBev (BUD) -- a major hangover.<p>The Belgian-based company said beer sales dropped nearly 9% in Brazil in the last quarter, which slammed the company's overall …

Beer

Why U.S. Oil Production Trumps Any Russian-OPEC Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin said several weeks ago at an energy conference in Istanbul that Russia is willing to join OPEC in an oil production cut. He said that “[Russia] stands ready to join common efforts to limit production” and believes that freezing or reducing production is “the only …