In a startup setting, this may mean rewiring your thinking about those who have been fired. “Take Sarah Robb O’Hagan. She held senior roles at both Virgin and Atari and got fired at both. A deadbeat right? Afterward, she got a job at Nike and then became the president of Gatorade and Equinox,” says Grant. “When she guest-spoke at my class, she swore six times in the first five minutes. Early on, she talked very openly about being fired and how devastating it was to her career, but how we should all be more willing to take risks and make mistakes. Sara doesn’t worry about pleasing others or fitting in. At Gatorade, she championed many ideas that nobody liked. For one, she said it shouldn’t be just a sports drink, but a sports performance company. Everyone hated those ideas . . . until they eventually rescued the brand.” … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Hiring Original Thinkers
Most of the eight companies in which he left his stake unchanged have given positive returns. MSTC tops the list with gains of more than 50 percent since September 2019. DFM Foods has risen 11 percent, Vishnu Chemicals 10 percent, Nocil and KPIT Tech both up 9 percent while IFB Industries has rallied marginally. … [Read more...] about Ashish Kacholia raises stake in 4 companies, cuts down in 7 in Q3; do you own any?
There’s also evidence that it’s good for organizations. Overwhelmingly, employers have reported that paternity leave had a “positive effect” or “no noticeable effect” on productivity, profitability/performance, turnover, and employee morale. … [Read more...] about These five culture trends will dominate the workplace in 2020
Is it just me or does the entire news media–as well as all the agitators and self-righteous bloviators on both sides of the aisle–not understand even the rudiments of electronic intercepts and the manner in which law enforcement actually uses such intercepts? It would seem so. … [Read more...] about David Simon On The Problem With The NSA “Scandal”
In this spot from agency Jung von Matt/Neckar Stuttgart, a bunch of chickens are seen to be dancing to Diana Ross’s “Upside Down”–actually it’s their bodies that dance, manipulated by the hands of what we can only presume are scientists, while their heads remain comically static, as chickens’ heads do. … [Read more...] about See Dancing Chickens Demonstrate Stability In Mercedes’s Surprise Viral Hit