Jay O'Toole

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18 Biographies of the Most Successful People in Business

It’s officially summer, so <i>Fortune</i> put together a reading list for those of us who can’t just sit idly by the pool with a mindless beach read.<p>With the …

General Electric

Want to Be a Better Boss? Read Any of the 8 Books the Smartest Leaders Have Already Read

This remarkable publishing company aims to change the world by putting out profoundly positive leadership bestsellers.<p>In the process of writing a manuscript for my first book publication, my literary agent and I are choosing publishers wisely. One promising publisher on my radar screen is …

Leadership

20 Books As Inspiring As A TEDTalk — According To The People Who Give The Talks

Want to spend your vacation working on self-improvement and -enrichment? There are 20 books TED speakers want you to read this summer, and I've got …

Books

Bill Gates Reads 50 Books Per Year. But Only These 6 Leadership Books Made His List of Recommendations

Of all 186 books Bill Gates has ever recommended on his personal blog, six leadership books get special attention.<p>In a 2016 interview at the <i>New York Times</i>, Bill Gates said that reading is still the "main way that I both learn new things and test my understanding." He told <i>The Times</i> he reads about 50 …

Bill Gates

The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions.'<p>4 min read<p>Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the …

Bill Gates Recommends These 5 Books for Your Summer Reading

It’s no secret that Bill Gates is a bookworm.<p>The Microsoft co-founder, who co-chairs the Gates Foundation, often writes about what he’s reading on …

These are the books Bill Gates says to read this summer

His annual beach reading list includes a biography of da Vinci, award-winning fiction, and new ways of thinking about global progress.<p>Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates may spend heavily on vaccines and aid programs, but he seems to recognize that the one of the things that money can’t buy is …

Books

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

19 Books These Top Executives Say Showed Them the Way to the Top

Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>It's all about efficiency: The most successful people are students who watch and learn from others who have already carved a path to the top. Here's a pile of books recommended by high achievers.<p>1. <i>The Power of One</i> by Bryce Courtenay<p>"[It's] a …

5 Brilliant Non-Business Books That Will Make You Better at Thinking Outside the Box

Sometimes the best way to learn innovative approaches to innovation is to read something completely different.<p>If you want to be a better innovator, there are hundreds (maybe thousands) of great books on the topic.<p>But as I mentioned in an earlier article, expertise can be the enemy of innovation. …

The Top 5 Books on How to Build and Maintain a Values-Driven Business

These books share wisdom on how you can have a successful business while sticking to your core principles.<p>Many people get into business with a clear vision of what they want to accomplish. This often is based on using specific personal values and principles as a foundation--how you want your …

What Will New York Do About Its Uber Problem?

New Yorkers who can afford to avoid their dysfunctional subway system are spoiled for choice these days. In addition to long-established taxis, livery cabs, black cars and limousines, they can summon rides through Uber, Lyft, Via, Juno and other app-based ride-hailing and ride-sharing services. …

How Uber Plans To Get Flying Taxis Off The Ground

While burning through cash on the ground, Uber zooms ahead with plans to launch an affordable air taxi service in five years.<p>Like many buildings in California, Uber’s San Francisco headquarters features a defunct rooftop helipad. Many were mandated by the state as a way to evacuate people during …

CNN investigation: 103 Uber drivers accused of sexual assault or abuse

After an evening of cocktails in San Diego, a woman got into the back of an Uber for a ride home. She was so intoxicated she had to ask the driver to stop so she could vomit. She says she then passed out in the backseat.<p>When she regained consciousness, the Uber driver was on top of her, raping her, …

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20 books to ignite the innovator in you

With innovation and entrepreneurship on everyone’s mind today, where do you begin the journey of learning in a digital world that’s now in the …

Uber launches its own car-sharing service, Uber Rent

In the same week that Uber Bike became official and a new driver app rolled out, the ride-hailing company announced Wednesday it was adding a …

Uber Adds Car Rentals, Bikes, Buses, and Trains to App

Uber is expanding beyond ride-hailing and adding a series of new products to its app to cover all the ways people move around cities, including …

Uber CEO outlines mobility plans

Uber is done being solely a ride-hailing company. Under the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the company is well on its way to becoming a multi-modal transportation platform.<p>At a future of mobility event in Washington, D.C. today, Khosrowshahi announced Uber’s foray into car rentals, shared …

Amputee Sues Uber, Driver, For Collision That Cost His Legs

An OC man helped his out-of-gas Uber driver push the rideshare vehicle from I-5 lanes, a decision that cost him his legs, a lawsuit states.<p>ORANGE …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

Her Uber driver saw her service dog and didn’t stop. It happens more than you think

Liz Campbell depends on her service dog Barbara to get around town. But when the trip is too long for a walk, Campbell often looks to the same people …

Disability

The Twelve Most Important Reads for Life: MBA Edition

<b>Full disclosure</b>: This list ignores many important parts of an MBA education, including accounting, statistics, and Excel spreadsheets. Instead, it …

New York approves surcharge for Uber and Lyft rides in Manhattan

As part of the budget that New York lawmakers passed last Friday, ride-hailing services and taxis face a new fee if they drive in Manhattan. These aren't nickel-and-dime increases, either: Uber, Lyft and the like face a $2.75 charge for each ride, taxis get a $2.50 increase and group ride services …

Dropbox's CEO reveals 4 of his favorite books on how to be a successful leader

Drew Houston always knew he wanted to run a tech company.<p>"I really admired all the great tech companies and even as a little kid, I admired the tech …

Tim Cook

Singapore to investigate Uber-Grab deal on competition grounds

Uber’s deal to sell its south-east Asian ride-hailing operations to rival company Grab has potentially infringed competition rules, Singapore’s …

Uber avoids legal battle with family of autonomous vehicle victim

TEMPE, Ariz. (Reuters) - The family of a woman killed by an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle in Arizona has reached a settlement with the ride services company, ending a potential legal battle over the first fatality caused by an autonomous vehicle.<p>Cristina Perez Hesano, an attorney with …

Autos

9 best books for entrepreneurs

With so many workers feeling underpaid, underappreciated and overworked, it’s no wonder so many of us are venturing out on our own and becoming …

Entrepreneurship

Exclusive: Arizona governor and Uber kept self-driving program secret, emails reveal

'I’m happy to host you here at Uber and set you up with a work space and any meetings' wrote a public affairs manager<p>Arizona’s Republican governor repeatedly encouraged Uber’s controversial experiment with autonomous cars in the state, enabling a secret testing program for self-driving vehicles …

San Francisco

Uber Pulls Out Of Southeast Asia

Uber is selling off its operations in Southeast Asia to a local rival named Grab.

Lyft co-founder: Fatal Uber crash should have been prevented

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The co-founder of ride hailing company Lyft Inc said on Tuesday a fatal collision in which an Uber Technologies Inc self-driving vehicle struck a pedestrian could have been prevented.<p>"I don't know all the specifics. I did see the video. It did look like both the tech and the …

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