Robert Munoz

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CEOs Like PepsiCo's Indra Nooyi Brag They Get 4 Hours of Sleep. That's Toxic.

On Monday, PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi announced that she was going to step down after a remarkable 12-year-run as the company's visionary leader.<p>On …

CEOs

Trump’s tariffs prove tougher obstacle than China expected | Financial Times

As China’s top leaders huddled on their annual summer retreat on August 3, US President Donald Trump loomed large over their deliberations.<p>Just two …

China

When a Stranger Decides to Destroy Your Life

Monika Glennon has lived in Huntsville, Alabama, for the last 12 years. Other than a strong Polish accent, she fits a certain stereotype of the …

Internet

Spy For Us — Or Never Speak To Your Family Again

China is using its huge digital surveillance system, and the threat of sending family members to reeducation camps, to pressure minorities to spy on their fellow exiles.<p>ISTANBUL — Spying on behalf of the Chinese state went against everything O. believed in.<p>Yet even as he sat thousands of miles away …

Surveillance

How to Get Over Being Pigeonholed and Start Finding Success

It's okay to start with one specialty, then grow from there.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At the last meeting of my mastermind group, one of our members revealed what was stopping her from releasing a course she had thought about doing for a while.<p>She had written a …

Entrepreneurship

Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

How Twitter Became Home to the Teen Status Update

“Local Twitter” is a booming network of basic, young suburbanites across the country.<p>A decade ago, if you were a bored teen looking to post about suburban life, relationship problems, Starbucks, or fleeting thoughts like, “The holidays are approaching and being single sucksssss lol,” you might turn …

Social Media

What We Know About the NSA and AT&T's Spying Pact

New Edward Snowden documents revealed on Saturday in the <i>New York Times</i> detail a decade-long secret partnership between the NSA and AT&T, which …

Ex-AT&T employee: NSA snooping Internet traffic too

A retired AT&T engineer who brought the NSA's wiretapping activities to light …<p>In addition to listening in on phone calls, the National Security …

The NSA’s Hidden Spy Hubs in Eight U.S. Cities

The secrets are hidden behind fortified walls in cities across the United States, inside towering, windowless skyscrapers and fortress-like concrete …

Surveillance

28 Successful Executives Share the Best Advice They Received From Their Dads

A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children.<p>A father's example and advice can inexorably affect the lives of his children. Here's how more than two dozen successful leaders say their dads affected their trajectories.<p>1. Surround yourself with great people.<p>"The best …

World Cup 2018: complete guide to all 736 players

Marcus Christenson, David Hills, Garry Blight, Frank Hulley-Jones and Jim Powell

FIFA World Cup

The Right Way to Respond to Negative Feedback

Feedback, as they say, is a gift. Research bears this out, suggesting that it’s a key driver of performance and leadership effectiveness. Negative feedback in particular can be valuable because it allows us to monitor our performance and alerts us to important changes we need to make. And indeed, …

Consciousness

Porn’s Uncanny Valley

The San Fernando Valley was once the bedroom community of the adult industry. Now technology hopes to disrupt traditional pornography—and the city it calls home.<p>“It’s a phantom-limb penis syndrome,” said a tall, British man who goes by the name Adam Sutra. Adam is the CEO of CamasutraVR, a company …

Most Creative People in Business 2018 | Fast Company

The Most Creative People in Business 2018<p>The 100 visionary leaders you’ll read about here hail from a wide range of fields. Each person has accomplished something truly novel over the past year that is having an impact on an entire industry. Here's how we chose them.<p>Marjory Stoneman Douglas High …

Los Angeles

Amazon makes Prime Pantry its latest monthly subscription option

Amazon is making changes to how its Prime Pantry service is priced. Rather than the flat $5.99 fee per box for Prime members of yore, starting today it'll cost you $4.99 each month for unlimited deliveries and free shipping on orders over $40. As <i>Windows Central</i> notes, if you aren't a Prime member, …

How China acquires ‘the crown jewels’ of U.S. technology

The U.S. fails to adequately police foreign deals for next-generation software that powers the military and American economic strength.<p>The U.S. government was well aware of China’s aggressive strategy of leveraging private investors to buy up the latest American technology when, early last year, a …

China

What does ‘America first’ really mean?

In the past three weeks, President Trump has bombed Syria, hosted his first state dinner, signaled that he’s open to brokering a new deal to constrain Iran’s nuclear weapons program and explored rejoining a trade deal with Pacific Rim countries that he pulled out of last year. He has praised North …

The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages

Every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.<p>On a residential block at the border between Brooklyn and Queens, Gottscheer Hall appears like a mirage from 1945.<p>Blue awnings advertise the space for weddings and events. Inside, an entryway is covered with the saccharin smiles of …

TIME 100: The Most Influential People of 2018 | Time.com

Walmart is close to spending as much as $12 billion on a deal that could give it an edge against Amazon

HONG KONG/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Walmart Inc (WMT.N) is likely to reach a deal to buy a majority stake in Indian e-commerce player Flipkart by the end of June in what could be the U.S. retail giant's biggest acquisition of an online business, two people with direct knowledge of the matter said.<p>Reuters …

eCommerce

10 Strategies Smart People Use to Handle Difficult People

Stress-relieving techniques for dealing with difficult people.<p>Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that …

Emotional Intelligence

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Education

Warren Buffett Once Told a 14-Year-Old Kid the Secret to Success in 1 Simple Sentence

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting over a decade ago, Warren Buffett gave a 14-year-old a success lesson that was meant for all of us.<p>On May 1, 2004, Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, where nearly 20,000 people attended this annual ritual.<p>As reporter Jason Zweig …

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit – the ability to persevere in the face of challenges? Sure. A willingness to accept some sacrifices and work hard toward a successful future are essential for the members of any team. But I believe there’s another component that …

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Indiana University

‘Migrants are more profitable than drugs’: how the mafia infiltrated Italy’s asylum system

Crime families have cashed in on the ‘refugee industry’. By Barbie Latza Nadeau<p>Joy, a young Nigerian woman, was standing in the street outside the sprawling, overcrowded Cara di Mineo reception centre for asylum seekers in central Sicily, waiting for someone to pick her up when I met her. It was …

Profit

5 Steps for Conducting an Effective Annual Review

It's that time of year for many of us. Here's how to lead an effective annual review that helps your employee grow.<p>This week at Zillow Group, we're kicking off annual reviews -- a time when employees sit down with their managers to receive feedback on the past year's performance and discuss the …

2017 was Amazon's best year for new Prime subscriptions so far

Amazon's fourth quarterly earnings results has just come in and, as expected, it was a pretty great holiday season for the online retail giant. According to the release, the company made $60.5 billion in the last few months, which is close to a 36 percent increase when compared to this time last …