Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Malibu is the preferred enclave for billionaires. In the past two years, the tony Southern California town saw massive record-breaking listings and sales, from former Disney CEO Michael Eisner’s $225 million estate, to fashion mogul Serge Azria’s $177 million home sale last year . Famous past and current residents include billionaires Marc Andreessen , Kanye West, who purchased this $57.3 million Tadao Ando-designed oceanfront estate, billionaire vape mogul Riaz Valani , and many more. If you’re seeking an impressive estate next to the likes of billionaire Jeff Bezos or Napster founder, Sean Parker, then perhaps this $23.995 million home will be suitable. Located on Selfridge Drive, this exceptional Malibu estate sprawls approximately 8,500 square feet and has five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. It’s listed by Branden and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates, who list some of the most expensive homes in the … [Read more...] about This $24 Malibu Home Near Jeff Bezos Comes With A Key To A Secret Surfer’s Beach
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Here is an excerpt from this week’s newsletter. To get the full newsletter to your inbox on Tuesdays, click here. Now that we’ve learned Stewart Butterfield is stepping down as CEO of Slack in January, there's much debate as to why. I take him at his word that this was a planned exit. He gave us plenty of warning. Early in the pandemic, as some of us were crouched over computers in our living rooms, paranoid that some zombie child would wander by half-dressed during a video call, the cofounder and CEO of the popular messaging app moved to Colorado and got in 76 days of skiing that season. Not that he was slacking off, mind you. “ A lot of those skiing days, just to be clear, were like 73 minutes before meetings started for the day ,” he recently told my colleague, Jena McGregor, sounding wistful that an anecdote intended to illustrate the joys of remote work had instead reminded some of us that it’s good … [Read more...] about The Gardener: Will Slack’s Stewart Butterfield Still Change How We Work?
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin CEO of eCapital , a fast-growing fintech firm transforming financing for small- to mid-size companies. A signed contract is the culmination of many months of hard work to bring your merger-and-acquistion deal to fruition. Now what? Deals are done for different reasons, whether to stimulate growth, gain competitive advantage, increase market share or influence supply chains. But the goal is the same: value creation. The success of the deal and the creation of value are dependent on a strategic post-acquisition integration plan. Over the past 15 years, my team and I have successfully integrated 12 companies into one market leader. Here are five steps I've learned leaders need to take in the first 90 days after an acquisition to increase their chances of successful integration. 1. Start strong on announcement day. How you announce can make or break the success of your deal. The book The Synergy Solution by … [Read more...] about Five Steps To Take The First 90 Days After An Acquisition
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Sustainability is the new sexy in the fashion industry. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Meeting the demands of increasingly environmentally conscious shoppers, the fashion industry, known as one of the worst-polluting sectors, is embracing sustainability as the new "it" trend. In a sign that the issue is no longer just an afterthought, the topic was a key discussion point at this year’s WWD Apparel + Retail CEO Summit, which concluded Wednesday in New York. The two-day event gathered some 300 top industry executives, including the CEOs of Macy’s, Kohl’s and Neiman Marcus as well as the heads of luxury brands Paul Smith and Ermenegildo Zegna. “Five years ago, customers only cared about if they like the product,” designer Eileen Fisher said of her namesake company. “Now they care about whether (their purchase) makes a difference. … We need to move the flow of money to sustainable business. … We are … [Read more...] about Sustainability Is No Longer An Afterthought In The Fashion Industry
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With Netflix NFLX and Disney+ joining Hulu and HBO Max in releasing cheaper ad-supported subscription tiers that bear more than a passing resemblance to old fashioned linear TV, it certainly feels like streaming media is fresh out of new tricks. In an era when content consumers delight in powering through an entire season of a show over a weekend, anything that actively disrupts a binge-watching session feels retrograde. “I think there is a tremendous lack of innovation in the television and streaming media business’ approach to the customer experience,” Nick Buzzell, CEO of NBTV, the digital media company behind Spirits Network and the newly launched Golf Nation , says. The video commerce play pairs lifestyle-oriented programming with seamless in-video purchases. When watching an original series like Ambush where comedian David Feherty surprises unsuspecting marks while they’re playing a round or Golf Unseen, a … [Read more...] about Golf Nation Swings Into Video Commerce
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin The food and beverage industry has recently experienced remarkable growth within the casino space. While there was a significant slowdown in demand the year following the pandemic, many restaurants are now taking advantage of pent-up demand. In fact, according to the National Restaurant Association , 70% of consumers have expressed a desire to gather on-premise at public establishments, including restaurants. Before the pandemic, casinos had already started working to overcome outdated business models, including looking at new ways of approaching the dining experience. Gone are the days when casino dining focused on all-in buffets and premium restaurants. The casino experience has now converged into one holistic experience with the inclusion of not only gaming, but entertainment and dining as well. This is all part of the larger "eater"-tainment trend–one that casinos seemed determined to win. While gaming is their … [Read more...] about Rock & Brews CEO Talks Trends In Entertainment And Casino Gaming Space
By BILL BARROW and JEFF AMY ATLANTA (AP) — Polls began to close Tuesday night in the country’s final Senate contest, as Georgia voters await a winner in the runoff election between Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican football legend Herschel Walker. The contest will determine whether Democrats gain an outright 51-49 Senate majority or retain their bare control of a 50-50 chamber based on Vice President Kamala Harris’ tiebreaking vote. Last year, runoff victories by Warnock and fellow Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff gave the party that razor-thin edge. In the November election, Warnock led Walker by about 37,000 votes out of almost 4 million but fell shy of a majority, triggering the second round of voting. About 1.9 million runoff votes already had been cast by mail and during early voting, an advantage for Democrats whose voters more commonly cast ballots this way. Republicans typically fare better on Election Day itself. The extended campaign became a bitter fight … [Read more...] about Polls closing in Georgia runoff to decide final Senate seat