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Facebook is full of could-be CEOs — but no one ever leaves

“The stakes are more intense than ever.”<p>This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.<p>The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months because of Russia or Cambridge Analytica or Myanmar or one of numerous other company oversights, shuffled its executive deck in a major way. …

Social Media

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.Deck<p>Are you unstoppable or average?<p>Do you get derailed by prior success?<p>Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?<p>Do you do these 10 things?<p>1. Don't get crushed by success.<p><i>"</i><i>Success can become a catalyst</i> …

Self-improvement

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

7 Books to Read if You’re a First-time Boss

<b>Email your money conundrums, from the technical to the psychological, to</b> <b>mytwocents@nymag.com</b><p><i>The first time I agreed to manage someone, I thought,</i> She …

Civil Rights

How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds

The craze for the third-person shooter game has elements of Beatlemania, the opioid crisis, and eating Tide Pods.<p>It was getting late in Tomato Town. The storm was closing in, and meteors pelted the ground. Gizzard Lizard had made his way there after plundering the sparsely populated barns and …

Angry Birds

‘Crush Them’: An Oral History of the Lawsuit That Upended Silicon Valley

Nineteen-ninety-eight changed the course of technology, which is to say that it changed the course of history. A nearly bankrupt relic of ’80s tech …

Bill Gates

How Baby Boomers Broke America

<b>ONE</b><p>Lately, most Americans, regardless of their political leanings, have been asking themselves some version of the same question: How did we get …

Middle-class

Has wine gone bad?

‘Natural wine’ advocates say everything about the modern industry is ethically, ecologically and aesthetically wrong – and have triggered the biggest split in the wine world for a generation.<p>By Stephen Buranyi<p>If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been …

Wine

Uber CEO: our future won’t just be cars

Exclusive: Dara Khosrowshahi on bikes, buses, and flying taxis<p>To get to the Uber conference on flying cars in Los Angeles last week, where I was scheduled to interview Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, I hailed a Lyft. My driver was understandably amused about where I was going.<p>“Flying cars?” he said, …

Fort Lauderdale

How Tom Wolfe Became … Tom Wolfe

Michael Lewis delves deep into the archives of the legendary reporter turned novelist to discover what made the man in the white suit the voice of a journalistic generation.<p>I was 11 or maybe 12 years old when I discovered my parents’ bookshelves. They’d been invisible right up to the moment someone …

Literature

Who’s Winning the Self-Driving Car Race?

In the race to start the world’s first driving business without human drivers, everyone is chasing Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo.<p>The Google sibling has …

General Motors

Woody Harrelson on Veganism, Being a Dad, and Smoking Pot with Willie Nelson

Woody Harrelson’s pied-à-terre in Los Angeles—which he and his wife, Laura Louie, have had for 30 years—looks just like what one would imagine it to. …

Woody Harrelson

The Promise of Vaping and the Rise of Juul

Teens have taken a technology that was supposed to help grownups stop smoking and invented a new kind of bad habit, molded in their own image.<p>If I get addicted to vaping, I thought, in March, I will always remember this Texas strip mall. I was walking out of a store called Smoke-N-Chill Novelties, …

Public Health

Mindfulness may have been over-hyped

Mindfulness meditation has been practiced for millennia – and today is a billion-dollar business. But how much does the practice really change our health?<p>In late 1971, US Navy veteran Stephen Islas returned from Vietnam, but the war continued to rage in his head. “I came very close to committing …

Mindfulness

The FBI Is in Crisis. It's Worse Than You Think

In normal times, the televisions are humming at the FBI’s 56 field offices nationwide, piping in the latest news as agents work their investigations. …

Corruption

15 Top Leadership Books Every Current or Future Boss Should Read

There's something here for everyone, whatever your level of leadership.<p>Ever since Robert K. Greenleaf wrote his seminal essay, <i>The Servant as Leader</i>, the servant leadership movement has risen from obscurity to the very principles of how the most successful companies on the planet operate and …

Leadership

The Puzzle of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

How a bright, competent and likable young operative became the face of the most duplicitous press operation in White House history.<p><b>Sarah Huckabee Sanders is best known to the</b> American public for running the White House daily briefing, a televised performance in which, without so much as raising her …

Donald Trump

YouTube’s Plan to Clean Up the Mess That Made It Rich

Susan Wojcicki, the chief executive officer of YouTube, was in a meeting on the second floor of her company’s headquarters in San Bruno, Calif., when …

Internet

Cracking the Crypto War

On December 2, 2015, a man named Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, opened fire on employees of the Department of Public Health in San …

Privacy

Over 400 Startups Are Trying to Become the Next Warby Parker. Inside the Wild Race to Overthrow Every Consumer Category

Wharton professors, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs are fueling an entire generation of Warby Parkers. Now there are more than 400 startups tackling products from toothbrushes to bras. What could go wrong?<p>James McKean wants to revolutionize the manual tooth­brush. It's January 2018. The …

Startups

The 100 novels Americans love the most, based on a survey of thousands

In 2018, Michael Wolff’s <i>Fire and Fury</i> and James Comey’s <i>A Higher Loyalty</i> have captured US readers with juicy insights into the Trump White House. But what books bring Americans deep, blithe pleasure?<p>Starting in May, PBS will run a series called <i>The Great American Read</i>, in which journalist Meredith …

Literature

A16Z and Founders Fund sink $28M into IRL asset blockchain Harbor

Harbor helps businesses legally issue cryptocurrency tokens that represent ownership of real-world assets like real estate, fine art, company equity, and investment funds. This “tokenization” might sound boring, but it could be a big business that unlocks trading of illiquid property.<p>Harbor‘s …

Ripple’s Brad Garlinghouse and Michael Arrington to talk cryptocurrency at Disrupt SF

Ripple CEO Brad Garlinghouse and Arrington XRP Capital founder (and TechCrunch founder) Michael Arrington will be joining us at TechCrunch Disrupt SF in September to talk money.<p>Garlinghouse has had a long and storied career in the tech industry, serving as a senior vice president at Yahoo!, …

Coinbase gears up to jump through regulatory hoops with new CFO and other big hires

The Coinbase hiring spree continues. In the last week and a half, the company has picked up a new CTO, a new VP of communications, a global head of inclusion and now a new CFO. In a blog post today, the company announced the addition of Alesia Haas, who joins the team from New York-based …

Another day, another $50 million ICO exit scam

Savedroid, a German company that purportedly raised $50 million in ICO and direct funding, has exited with a bang. The site is currently displaying the above image and the founder — one Dr. Yassin Hankir — has posted a tweet thanking investors and saying “Over and out.”<p>A reverse image search found …

Open Mineral plans to disrupt commodities trading with blockchain

Commodity trading is a very old industry that focuses on raw materials, like lead or copper, that are worth hundreds of billions. These materials are constantly moving from producers to consumers in a global market worth about $80 billion, but it often lacks efficiency and transparency. Meanwhile, …

Do you need a blockchain?

Blockchain technology is set to have a profound impact on a wide variety of industries, ranging from capital markets to the music business. While some use cases may seem obvious, the technology is still surrounded by its fair share of hype and uncertainty. As a manager, how should you approach the …

Blockchain

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

Meet Inc.'s Rising Stars, the 30 Most Inspiring Young Entrepreneurs of 2018 | Inc.com

This Startup Wants to Help Black Millennials Invest in Themselves, With a Unique Spin on Banking<p>Meet the Founder Who's Taking Street Food to the 'Burbs<p>This Blogger Couldn't Find Stock Images of People of Color. Now She's Changing the Faces of Stock Photography<p>This Startup Has a Small Army of …

Entrepreneurship

Patagonia vs. Donald Trump

We all knew the legendary outerwear company Patagonia lived and breathed the adventurous life. We knew they cared about the environment. But it wasn’t till Trump came along that we realized they were ready to fight.<p><b>Patagonia was built</b> in the image of its founder, Yvon Chouinard. In late January, …

Black Lives Matter