“I joke that my son is about as old as my tenure here,” says Marissa Mayer, the president and CEO of Yahoo. “He showed up when I was about eight weeks in. And I just have this vision that when he gets older, we’re going to have these conversations where he’s going to be like, ‘Okay, so, Mom, your whole career was about search. Tell me what it was like.’ advertisement advertisement And I’m going to be like, ‘Well, there was this web, and we’d crawl it, and rank it really well, and then phones came along. Smartphones! And we just took what we were doing and shrunk it down.’ And he’s going to be like, ‘Really? That was the plan?’ ” Mayer is perched on a chair in a conference room in Building D at Yahoo’s Sunnyvale, California, headquarters. With her MacBook and iPhone, a small ceramic dish of blueberries, and a bottle of Oi Ocha green tea before her, she’s explaining how … [Read more...] about How Marissa Mayer Mobilized Yahoo
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A week rarely goes by without a CEO or public figure issuing an apology. Often it’s warranted, such as the recent apology issued by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who, in an interview with Axios, compared the death of a woman hit by one of his company’s autonomous vehicles to the killing of the Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia. advertisement advertisement But in a social media world where outrage is easily shared, sometimes apologies are not necessary. In fact, apologizing when you don’t need to can destroy your career or company, says Sean O’Meara, coauthor of The Apology Impulse: How Business Ruined Sorry and Why We Can’t Stop Saying It. “It’s time to stop abusing the word ‘sorry’ and restore some credibility to the act of apologizing,” he says. “Our hypersensitivity to the smallest criticism has us apologizing for the most trivial things and withholding big apologies when they’re … [Read more...] about How to address an issue without saying ‘I’m sorry’
As a certain musical once taught us, 525,600 minutes is but one of many ways to measure a year. Another is with newsworthy events, and according to one just-released massive illustration, 2015 was 143 happenings long. advertisement It’s the time of year for looking back, and the team at digital agency Beutler Ink have a specific way of doing so. Each year, they commission an illustration from a different artist that captures the most memorable things that occurred over the previous 12 months. It’s like a Where’s Waldo? poster except you’re trying to locate #TheDress and that a-hole dentist who shot Cecil The Lion. For this year’s rendition, artist Luke McGarry cartoonized 143 moments from of sobering news, frivolous pop culture, internet memes and everything in between. According to Beutler Ink’s blog post, the team began gathering ideas for this year’s poster in a shared Google Doc almost immediately after last year’s went up. (One … [Read more...] about How Many of the 143 Events From 2015 Captured In This Illustration Can You Spot?
When Panipat was announced, it was expected to be a biggie that would have wonderful grandeur and magnificence attached to it. Well, Ashutosh Gowariker did live up to that promise by making a film of huge scale, size and setting.His actors too, delivered well, with Arjun Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt getting into a battle and Kriti Sanon making the most of the meaty role at her disposal. However, what was required was good traction from the audience from the opening day itself since the film has been set on a big budget.The opening numbers have not been up to the mark, with first day collections being just Rs 4.12 crore. A film like this deserves a double digit opening and even with low expectations, at least Rs 5 crore seemed on the cards.Close However, the footfalls were impacted in a big way by the arrival of Kartik Aryan, Bhumi Pednekar and Ananya Pandey's Pati Patni aur Woh and that had a telling on the box office numbers. related news Ramya Krishnan nails it in Queen, … [Read more...] about Panipat looks for a turnaround, Vidyut Jammwal’s Commando 3 is profitable
Most of us have seen banners, hoardings, advertisements in newspapers, television and the internet saying, 'Secure your family’s future with Rs 1 crore life cover at just Rs x per month'.Well, it does sound like a great opportunity to get life cover at nominal prices. But is Rs 1 crore life cover sufficient?Coming across such term insurance ads promoting the magical number of Rs 1 crore, we may think that it is wonderful. A large financial cover that takes care of the family at such a nominal amount, the premium amount turns out to be what we normally spend on tea/coffee every month, does seem exciting.Close However, before you buy that Rs 1 crore life cover, stop and consider this: Is a cover of Rs 1 crore really enough for me?Mahavir ChopraHead - Health & Accident Life Insurance|coverfox.com IRDAI’s circular: The regulator steps in to ensure enhanced health insurance coverageBolster your term insurance cover with ridersCan NRIs purchase life insurance in India?On … [Read more...] about Viewpoint | Is life cover of Rs 1 crore enough?