Nicole Rollender, provided by Published 11:25 am CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Flickr/Mikhail Goldenkov/Strelka Institute/Attribution License Starting a business presents myriad challenges. Author and entrepreneur Nicole Rollender details the decisions she made that helped get her first business off the ground. From hiring business coaches to finding the right accountant, here are the five best things Rollender did when she started her company. I used to tell anybody who’d listen that I’d never work for myself. I loved the comfort of having a boss and working for a company. For almost 15 years, since I graduated with my master’s degree in creative writing, I’d always worked for publishing companies. All that changed a year ago, when my position of 11 years was eliminated. Everyone told me I’d find a new job right away, since I had so much experience as a magazine editor-in-chief and head of multiple departments. That couldn’t … [Read more...] about The 5 smartest things I did when I started my own company
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Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 9:30 AM EDT Oct 17, 2018 Transcript of a hands-free phone call while testing a vehicle: Me: Paul? You free? A: I have a minute before a conference call. M: I want to check what you think of the Jaguar I-Pace. I’m driving one, and I hate it so much I want to crash it into a wall. A: What? I loved that vehicle. I’ll call you back in half an hour. Paul is Paul Eisenstein, auto writer and a peer whose opinions I respect, but don’t always share. The kind of person to call when you’re thinking about aiming an $86,000 electric luxury vehicle at a bridge abutment rather than spend another minute trying to adjust the air conditioning fan speed. Conversations like this are the bane of automakers, as they try to reinvent themselves with electric vehicles, self-driving robot cars, vehicles on demand and other new challenges. Some of them behave as if it’s unfair to expect them to create new types of vehicles and … [Read more...] about 2018 Jaguar I-Pace: When is a good electric car not a good car?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by BySteve Lohr Oct. 15, 2018 Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence — how to prepare students not only to harness the powerful tools of A.I., but also to thoughtfully weigh its ethical and social implications. A.I. courses, conferences and joint majors have proliferated in the last few years. But the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion. Two-thirds of the funds have already been raised, M.I.T. said, in announcing the initiative on Monday. The linchpin gift of $350 million came from Steven A. Schwarzman, chief executive of the Blackstone Group, the big private equity firm. The college, called the M.I.T. Stephen A. … [Read more...] about M.I.T. Plans College for Artificial Intelligence, Backed by $1 Billion
By Brenda Gazzar | [email protected] | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: September 24, 2018 at 11:35 am | UPDATED: September 25, 2018 at 12:05 pm A veteran U.S. Postal Service carrier, found unresponsive in her non-air-conditioned mail truck amid record-breaking heat in Woodland Hills this summer, died from overheating, according to coroner’s officials. Peggy Frank, 63, of North Hills died on July 6 of hyperthermia, or abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment, according to Lt. Nani Cholakians of the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. The temperature hit 117 degrees in Los Angeles’ Woodland Hills community that day. It is unclear when she was found, but records say she was pronounced dead on scene at 3:35 p.m. “I’m sorry that happened,” Frank’s sister, Lynn Calkins, who had shared a townhome with her sister for years until her death, said Monday upon hearing the … [Read more...] about Woodland Hills mail carrier died of overheating on 117-degree day, coroner’s official says
Matthew Dolan and David Jesse Detroit Free Press Published 8:00 AM EDT Sep 13, 2018 Wealthy alumni who have sway over the University of Michigan's $11-billion endowment have given thousands in campaign donations to members of the university's governing board. A review of state records shows that two members of the university's elected Board of Regents accepted in total nearly $30,000 in campaign contributions from donors associated with funds receiving U-M investments. In addition, a family who helps guide the university's investment strategy contributed more than $29,000 to the board's longest-serving member. To critics, some of the donations could pose a conflict of interest. "Something doesn’t have to be obviously illegal for it to be the kind of thing a flagship state university should be 100 miles away from," Georgetown University law professor Brian Galle said in an interview. "There is a stink to this arrangement, not to say that it’s … [Read more...] about U-M regent returns problematic donations from Stephen Ross