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The fashion for agile management is spreading

AGILITY is such a modish word in modern management theory that it can seem as if the ideal corporate executive would be a combination of Spider-Man …

Project Management

Boris Johnson Has Ruined Britain

LONDON — LONDON — For the second time in three years, Boris Johnson, a politician whose ambition and superficial charm far outstrip his ability, judgment or principles, is destabilizing the British government and threatening the country’s future.<p>On Monday, Mr. Johnson, in protest against Prime …

Boris Johnson

'First Wives Club' left with 'next to nothing' seek perjury charges against husbands and associates

They are founder members of the First Wives Club - divorcees who say they were left with "next to nothing" by their husbands after they refused to fully disclose the true extent of their wealth in the divorce courts.<p>Now Michelle Young, who was locked in a bitter and protracted legal battle with her …

Corruption

While everyone was focused on GDPR, the NIS Directive snuck in through the back door

As we’ve seen from recent cyberattacks such as WannaCry and NotPetya — which are generally attributed to North Korea and Russia respectively — attacks on critical infrastructure can have a devastating impact on industrial production and hence on quarterly profits, with global estimated losses in …

Cybersecurity

The 27 books Marc Andreessen recommends you read this summer

After a two-year hiatus from Twitter, Marc Andreessen is back with some summer reads. The investor, Netscape co-founder, and avid reader largely left the social media platform in 2016, returning briefly and sporadically. Yesterday (July 5) Andreessen tweeted on 27 books he’s read recently and …

Peter Thiel

Canada's 10 most captivating adventures

Today marks Canada Day, the country's national day and the anniversary of the implementation of their Constitution Act. To mark the occasion, Sophie Butler has put together her pick of the nation’s highlights.<p>1. Paddle power<p>Escapism is something Canada can offer in spades. For some time out with …

Inside a tense, whirlwind meeting with SoftBank's Masayoshi Son that landed a startup $250 million

Earlier this month, a computer storage startup called Cohesity announced that it had raised a massive $250 million round of investment mostly from Softbank's Vision Fund.<p>In addition to the usual due diligence, Cohesity founder and CEO Mohit Aron tells Business Insider that he had to pass muster …

Venture Capital

The App That Could Save Your Life: anxietyhelper for Mental Health

The developer of anxietyhelper, Amanda Southworth, was one of the recipients of Apple’s WWDC scholarship program this year. Her main focus is on helping people, and both of the apps she’s created so far have already done this. anxietyhelper is a mental health toolkit that provides easy-to-access …

Mental Health

Waiting for Peter Thiel: big tech directors miss shareholder meetings

BOSTON (Reuters) - Some small investors who want to give a piece of their minds to big tech company directors are losing their only chance: many board members are skipping annual shareholder meetings. Companies that hold meetings online have some of the worst records for attendance.<p>A large portion …

Peter Thiel

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help

At some point, every leader has dealt with a person — or, worse, a group of people — who has lost motivation. It’s frustrating, isn’t it? As much as we’ve been there ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to sympathize with others who are disengaged from work and unproductive as a result. Sometimes, we …

Employee Engagement

Plan a Better Meeting with Design Thinking

“Sometimes, when I sit in meetings, especially ones in which people don’t seem engaged, I calculate the cost in staff time. I’ve estimated that one standard weekly meeting in my bureau — 50 people sitting in a cookie-cutter conference room, looking both bored and anxious — costs around $177,000 …

Design

Crypto is officially legit now

The followers of a cultishly beloved economic database have a new data series: cryptocurrencies.<p>The addition of digital assets to the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database, perhaps the most important source of data on the global economy, is yet another validation for virtual tokens.<p>FRED, …

Cryptocurrency

Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.<p>Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.<p>The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. …

Blockchain

Microsoft is deploying what could become one of the biggest enterprise blockchains

Even as blockchain mania is in some cases being replaced by blockchain skepticism, projects using the distributed ledger technology are still being rolled out. One of the latest is a partnership between consulting firm EY and technology giant Microsoft.<p>The companies say the network, initially to be …

Blockchain

The Father Of “Getting Things Done”: You’re Getting Me All Wrong

Productivity guru David Allen on Zen, doing nothing, and why some people need to “stop focusing on their goals and actually get shit done.”<p>It’s 10:47 a.m., and David Allen, the man behind the world’s most popular productivity system and eponymous bestselling book, is sitting across from me at a …

Productivity

The 29-year-old CEO of Stripe reveals what it's really like running a $9.2 billion startup

Patrick Collison, 29, and his brother John, 27, famously turned seven lines of code into a startup called Stripe, which has been valued in fundraising at $9.2 billion.<p>According to Collison, who was recently named to Business Insider's list of rising stars in tech, running a successful startup …

Startups

Brand-Name Luxury at Bargain Prices?! Why Japan is the Best Place to Buy Quality Watches!

Whether we’re at a meeting or out on the town, when we want to make an impression, what’s on our wrist says as much about our personality and …

The inside story of how AI got good enough to dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t get into the AI business to change the course of history.<p>Krizhevsky, born in Ukraine but raised in Canada, was just looking to delay getting a coding job when he reached out to Geoff Hinton about doing a computer-science PhD program in AI at the University of Toronto. The …

Deep Learning

A hot startup raised $66 million in 5 days using these 24 slides

Tech investors are throwing money at Front, a five-year-old startup that aims to change the way teams get work done. The startup makes a shared-inbox app that lets teams handle messages from email, texts, Slack, and social media, all in one place.<p>This year, Mathilde Collin, the 28-year-old …

Startups

Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos could face decades in prison

Legal documents are notoriously dull. But the June 14 US Department of Justice indictment (pdf) of ex-Theranos chiefs Elizabeth Holmes and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani is an engaging exception to this rule. Indeed, it’s a bloody good read.<p>In it, federal prosecutors neatly outline the duo’s alleged scheme …

Corruption

How To Transform Marketing Into A Revenue-Generating Accountability Function

“It’s a wonderful time to be a CMO in the B2B world,” suggested Margaret Molloy, in a recent Forbes article. The role is rapidly changing and those marketers who can lead the change are poised to have significant impact. Prior to joining Optanix as CMO, Melissa Puls, as CMO of Progress, helped …

Marketing

When We Talk About Suicide, We Need to Talk About Addiction

No one can say definitively why Kate Spade or Anthony Bourdain died by suicide. But I can tell you why I tried to kill myself. Twice.<p><i>Trigger warning:</i> …

Europe's New Data Rules Are Gutting Email Marketing Everywhere

Email is one of the most effective ways for companies to reach potential customers, but new European data rules are dramatically undermining email …

“What the f--- is happening to our business?’: As ad execs hit Cannes, New Yorker scribe Ken Auletta’s new book chronicles the industry’s various existential crises

As hundreds of high-powered advertising and media executives descend on Cannes this week for a flurry of meetings, marketing stunts, and boozy yacht parties, there's an undercurrent of deep uncertainly about the industry's future.<p>As well chronicled in New Yorker writer Ken Auletta's new book, …

How Jeff Bezos makes the right decision 30 years in advance

Throughout the years, many people have doubted Jeff Bezos and Amazon.<p>He’s most famous today for being the richest person alive, and while his image in the media oscillates between both good and bad, one thing is for certain — no one doubts him anymore. Amazon is an absolute giant of a company.<p>That …

Jeff Bezos

Bitcoin’s Price Was Artificially Inflated Last Year, Researchers Say

SAN FRANCISCO — A concentrated campaign of price manipulation may have accounted for at least half of the increase in the price of Bitcoin and other big cryptocurrencies last year, according to a paper released on Wednesday by an academic with a history of spotting fraud in financial markets.<p>The …

Cryptocurrency

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

Billionaire Investor Tim Draper Explains Why Bitcoin Will Hit $250,000 in 2022

Few billionaire investors have been so vocal and bullish on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency price appreciation as Tim Draper, the founder of venture …

MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Startups

How An IPO Really Works

IPO fever is definitely back in the tech world. Some of the recent deals include DocuSign, Smartsheet, Pivotal Software, Zuora, Dropbox and Zscaler.<p>Yet the IPO process is often mysterious and misunderstood. So to get a sense of how things really work, I had a chance to talk to Howard Lerman, who is …

Venture Capital