That could be good news for you. The fact that you have different goals and different appetites can work in your favor. You can present the CEO with a very compelling proposition. Have a conversation in which you say you understand that they want to shut down this business. You see it as something with great potential, but you also know it will require significant investment of funding and time. While you know they don’t want to do that, you are willing to go out and raise money and try build it. If they let you spin out, you will give them a piece of the action (maybe 5% ownership in the company). That way, if it fails, it will cost them nothing, but if it succeeds, they get to participate in the upside. Also, in the immediate, they can reduce costs because instead of sitting on the bench collecting full-time salaries, you could be off the payroll. With this plan, the CEO saves face and expense, and it would be a smart move for them to accept. … [Read more...] about Can I ‘buy’ back an idea from the private equity firm that owns my company?
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So what can airlines do? United Airlines went the route of appropriating health and wellness by partnering with Cleveland Clinic and Clorox. Similarly, Hilton Hotels is partnering with Mayo Clinic and Lysol. For United, it was little more than a veneer—and completely lacking in empathy. Customers saw through it and looked to Delta. Delta promised to keep the seat next to you open and was the first to remove passengers for refusing to mask up. Even without a Clorox endorsement, Delta seems to be winning because the airline put people, not profits, first. (Textbook health and wellness move.) … [Read more...] about Why every brand now needs to behave like a health and wellness brand
To answer this question, a research team hailing from top universities in Greece, Germany, and the U.K. went big. They studied 2.4 million people through a series of meta-analyses of 262 data sets in 200 studies. They found that 9% to 18% of the population is left-handed, depending on how left-handedness is assessed. … [Read more...] about How many people are really left-handed? It’s probably more than you’ve been told
The third infection pathway is in very tiny airborne particles of liquid and material, known as aerosols, that stay suspended in the air for a long time. If the virus attaches to these tiny particles, it can float on the air and spread much further. An effective way to reduce this spread is to purge the air containing those aerosols from rooms by simply opening the windows, as shown here. By opening a window to let the virus escape, the amount of it in a room can be reduced, leading to a lower risk of infection. … [Read more...] about A disturbing reason so few buildings have windows that open
In fact, the 2020-21 defence budget itself was a clear indicator of New Delhi’s seriousness about the new mantra for defence acquisition: build, don’t buy. So small was the budgetary hike in capital allocation—from Rs 115,350 crore in 2019-20 to Rs 118,534 crore in 2020-21—that it came as a big disappointment for the armed forces which had earmarked a large number of weapons systems for procurement. … [Read more...] about India’s defence shopping to go desi