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What The NY Times Didn't Tell You In Its Amazon Workplace Expose

Amazon.com can be a tough place to work. In this 2012 Forbes cover story, I alluded to the online retailer’s stressful, low-perks culture, driven by founder Jeff Bezos’s nonstop ambitions. Now The New York Times has published a 5,700-word expose, chronicling endless cases of workers pushed to the …

76 Years Later, Lost F. Scott Fitzgerald Story Sees The Light Of Day

Andrew Gulli has an unusual passion: finding unpublished short stories by famous American authors. He searches through libraries and archives, finds works, researches to confirm they've never been published — then publishes them in the literary magazine he edits, The Strand.<p>Last fall, after he'd …

Why So Many Billion-Dollar Unicorn Startups? VCs Tell All

If there’s one piece of evidence that seems to provide proof of a bubble in private technology investing, it’s all the unicorns.<p>Every day, it seems there’s a new startup that claims a billion-dollar valuation, joining already well-known unicorns such as Uber and Snapchat. But there’s a method …

10 Hilarious 'Seinfeld' Stories You Didn't Know Happened In Real Life

Not to name names, but Hulu is officially regifting the entire "Seinfeld" series to its subscribers starting June 24, and now the people behind the show are revealing some insider secrets to enhance your binge-watching.<p>At this point, fans are pretty familiar with the episodes. But some may not know …

Comedy

Carl Icahn made around $2 billion on Netflix

RIP.<p>"Sold the last of our [Netflix] today," Icahn tweeted. "Believed [Apple] currently represents same opportunity we stated [Netflix] offered several years ago."<p>Now that all is said and done, it looks as if Icahn made about $2 billion on the trade total.<p>The billionaire investor first took a 10% …

Markets

THE $20 BILLION CLUB: Meet the 5 most valuable startups in the world

Then that threshold rose to $5 billion, and then $10 billion.<p>Looking at recent media reports and The Wall Street Journal's "The Billion-Dollar Startup Club" list, there are now over 100 "unicorn companies" — companies with $1 billion+ valuations. There's a growing number of "decacorn" companies, or …

Startups

26 Over $50 Million

Fintech is booming. According to data provider CB Insights, as of June, venture back fintech firms had raised more than $8 billion in funding so far this year, including $5 billion in the second quarter alone. Average deal size? About $18.5 million.<p>Meet the companies that raked in up to 27X that …

Look inside your appliances with 11 awesome animations (pictures)

Do billionaires always beat the market?

Of course not. But investors that buy stock in companies where the billionaire owner is either chairman of the board or CEO stand a pretty good chance of beating the averages. Here's a look how the top Forbes billionaires directly involved in the companies that made them rich did against the market …

Top 10

There’s one thing Wall Street interns care about more than which bank they get into

But Business Insider spoke to some incoming summer analysts who told us they care less about which <i>bank</i> they end up with, and more about the team they join within that bank.<p>That's where the real prestige lies.<p>"People choose banks based on what group [inside the banks] they can get into," one analyst …

Wall Street

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Twitter CEO Dick Costolo will step down on July 1 and Jack Dorsey, one of the company's original founders, will step in as interim chief executive.<p><b>2.</b> The International Monetary Fund said Greece is making "no progress" on a deal to unlock bailout money, while a meeting Thursday between Greek …

International Monetary Fund

MBAs share the most valuable lessons they learned in business school

Ask a group of MBAs what they think the most valuable lessons business school provided them and you'll get a myriad of answers.<p>At least, that's what we found when we sifted through the Quora thread, "What are the top five most important business lessons learned in business school?"<p>From basic …

Leadership

FCC wins early battle in Net neutrality legal war

The Federal Communications Commission's open Internet rules will take effect on Friday as planned after a federal court rejected requests by opponents to delay the rules pending lawsuits against the agency.<p>A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit on Thursday denied a …

Beware The Lucky Monkeys (How To Pick Investment Managers)

On every mutual fund advertisement touting its track record is language mandated by the SEC to the effect that past performance does not guarantee future results. And the SEC is right; indeed there is little evidence in mutual fund performance statistics that past results have any predictive value …

Investing

Dark Energy Renders 97% Of The Galaxies In Our Observable Universe Permanently Unreachable

When you look out at a star whose light arrives after traveling towards you for 100 years, you’re seeing a star that’s 100 light years away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of <i>100</i> …

Galaxies

The number one key to Apple's success? It was second.

In its most recent quarter, the company sold more than 61 million iPhones after selling a staggering 74.5 million iPhones in the quarter before that (during peak Holiday shopping season).<p>And while its most successful product, the iPhone, changed the way companies and consumers thought about the …

Innovation

Wall Street banker gives summer interns '10 Commandments'

Want to succeed on Wall Street? A Barclays analyst has some advice for summer interns in the form the "10 Commandments."<p>Actually, he calls them 10 <i>power</i> commandments.<p>Justin Kwan, a global power and utilities analyst in the investment banking division, advises Wall Street newbies to be the first to …

Wall Street

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Rescue operations are underway after a yacht carrying more than 450 people sank Monday night in the Yangtse river in southern China during a cyclone.<p><b>2.</b> Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, reportedly plans to cut 10,000 to 20,000 jobs across its global operations.<p><b>3</b><b>.</b> US officials believe that FIFA …

International Monetary Fund

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> Russia released a blacklist of 89 European Union politicians barred from entering the country in response to the EU's sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea last year.<p><b>2.</b> The Burundian government said on Sunday it was open to postponing the coming parliamentary and presidential elections by …

International Monetary Fund

Google just took the lead in the dangerous game called 'Race To Zero'

Price: $0.<p>The cloud-computing industry reads like a who's who of profitable tech giants. But they've been nervously watching a competition started by Amazon, matched by Microsoft, and taken up with gusto by Google.<p>It's called "the race to zero."<p>This race refers to charging nothing — absolutely zip …

Customers

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates battle in new National Geographic series

Some of the world's greatest stories are about rivalries -- and this is what the National Geographic Channel is banking on with its new television show titled "American Genius."<p>The TV channel is launching a series about some of the most celebrated thinkers and their adversaries, including the …

Student Loan Repayment Tips for May Grads

When you first graduate college, student loans are both the last and first thing on your mind. You want to know celebrate your graduation, but you’re also thinking about how you’re going to repay your education debt. Before you worry too much, the good news is you’ll likely have a grace period …

Five Top Venture Capitalists Name The Top 10 Tech Trends Of The Next 5 Years

Get ready for the Skynet economy, the death of the car, and the re-emergence of women in tech.<p>Those are three of the top 10 trends coming in technology in the next few years, according to several top venture capitalists. They made their predictions Thursday night at a local Silicon Valley …

Top 10

The Art of Winning An Argument

We spend a lot of our lives trying to convince or persuade others to our point of view. This is one of the reasons that Daniel Pink says that we’re …

You can now watch the 'Netflix for pirated movies' right from your web browser

Popcorn Time has come to be known as a sort of "Netflix for pirated movies," but until now prospective streamers always had to download the somewhat dubious Popcorn Time application to start viewing films.<p>That's not the case anymore. On Tuesday, the anonymous team behind the Popcorn Time brand …

Say goodbye to your clunky air conditioner — this kitchen table uses no electricity to regulate the temperature of your apartment

Consisting simply of a surface and legs, the table is one piece of furniture that has remained largely the same for thousands of years.<p>But now, a French design duo has come up with a way to turn the humble table into a means of climate control that doesn't use any electricity.<p>Paris-based industrial …

Furniture

Mark Cuban shares the most important lesson he learned in his 20s

After getting sick of making drinks, Cuban worked at a PC software business, where he built up a strong clientele but provoked his boss to fire him for disobeying an order.<p>He was left with no savings and no means to pay his bills; it was as good a time as any to venture out on his own, he figured, …

Mark Cuban

The 11-year-old taking jazz world by storm

Indonesian pianist Joey Alexander, 11, has debut album out and will play at Newport Jazz Festival<p>An 11-year-old piano prodigy from Indonesia will appear at the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival after taking the American jazz scene by storm.<p>Joey Alexander, who releases his debut album My Favorite …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> An army general on Wednesday attempted to overthrow President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, but the coup does not appear to have been successful and it's unclear who is in charge.<p><b>2.</b> At least five people, including foreigners, were killed in a seven-hour siege on a popular hotel in Afghanistan's …

Everything you need to know before the biggest hedge fund conference of the year kicks off Tuesday night

Business Insider will also be in the scrum covering the action live.<p>It's like this — SALT Las Vegas, an annual conference hosted by investment firm SkyBridge Capital, is the biggest hedge fund conference of the year, and the entire Street will be either there, or listening for the nuggets of news …