In early 2017, Japanese billionaire Masayoshi Son gave Adam Neumann the kind of advice no entrepreneur can afford to ignore.Son’s investment firm, Softbank, was on the verge of pumping more than $4 billion into Neumann’s office subleasing start-up, WeWork, at a $20-billion valuation — making it one of the world’s most valuable private companies, at least on paper. Despite the 10-figure vote of confidence, at the deal closing, Son told Neumann he had been “not crazy enough” to that point, according to Forbes.“Make it 10 times bigger than your original plan,” Son said, in his own recollection. “If you think in that manner, the valuation is cheap.”Whatever else you can say about Neumann’s tenure at WeWork, which ended Tuesday when he stepped down as CEO, you can’t say he didn’t try to please his most important investor. (He will remain on the board as nonexecutive chairman.) WeWork’s fall has been … [Read more...] about News Analysis: WeWork’s biggest problem? It had too much money
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Manny Pacquiao fought so well against Adrien Broner on fight night that no one would think he’s 40. “He is a freak of nature, a unique champion among fighters above 40. Parang naibalik niya ang dating performance when he was in his early 30s. That in itself makes him a totally different and unique old fighter,” boxing analyst Dennis Principe said in an interview with ABS-CBN News. ANALYSIS: Pacquiao's recent success a result of evolving into complete boxer Pacquiao was well-conditioned for his world welterweight title defense that he did not show any sign of fatigue in all 12 rounds. After the final bell, he was named the winner over the 29-year-old Broner. “Ang nakakabilib sa kanya is how he was able to prepare himself, make himself fight and maintain ang kanyang work rate from the first round all the way to the last round,” said Principe. ANALYSIS: Like all Pacquiao opponents, Broner’s goal was just to survive There were other “over … [Read more...] about ANALYSIS: Based on Vegas showing, Pacquiao has what it takes to compete with younger generation
Jon Gambrell, Associated Press Updated 2:06 am PST, Saturday, January 19, 2019 FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1979 file photograph, one of the hostages seized when Islamic radicals stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, blindfolded and with his hands bound, is displayed to a crowd in Tehran, Iran. This climactic event and others in 1979, which dominated television sets and newspaper front pages 40 years ago, helped shape the modern Middle East. less FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1979 file photograph, one of the hostages seized when Islamic radicals stormed the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, blindfolded and with his hands bound, is displayed to a crowd in Tehran, Iran. ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 8 Caption Close Image 1 of 8 FILE - In this Nov. 9, 1979 file photograph, one of the hostages … [Read more...] about AP Analysis: Climactic events in 1979 shaped modern Mideast
.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... WASHINGTON — Military salutes. Heaps of contraband. Oval Office optics. President Donald Trump, who has long put a premium on stagecraft, is discovering he cannot resolve the partial government shutdown simply by putting on a show. With the standoff over paying for his long-promised U.S.-Mexico wall dragging on, the president’s Oval Office address and visit to the Texas border this past week failed to break the logjam. Aides and allies are fearful that he has misjudged Democratic resolve and is running out of negotiating options. ADVERTISEMENTSkip Using the trappings of the White House to make a point is a standard procedure. Dramatic public displays have been Trump’s negotiating go-to. But even Trump was skeptical that the speech and trip would make a difference. Some in … [Read more...] about Analysis: Stagecraft won’t win shutdown battle for Trump