Patrick Donahue Bloomberg Published 8:15 PM EDT May 30, 2019 German Chancellor Angela Merkel took aim at Donald Trump’s world view in a speech on U.S. soil, saying unilateralism risks bringing down post-World War II alliances and trade wars threaten the “foundations of our prosperity.” “More than ever, our way of thinking and actions have to be multilateral rather than unilateral,” Merkel said in a commencement speech to Harvard University’s class of 2019 that combined tough criticism of nationalist policies with philosophical vistas of a change for the better. Merkel, 64, was addressing a receptive audience on Thursday as she seeks halt a deterioration in the trans-Atlantic alliance under Trump’s presidency. In her 14th year in office, officials in Merkel’s government are beginning to speak of a point of no return in U.S.-German relations. At times, Merkel drew applause from the crowd by seeming to address the U.S. leader … [Read more...] about Merkel attacks Trump’s unilateral world view in Harvard speech
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A new biography of Tim Cook hails him as a better CEO than Steve Jobs. So who might replace him? By Owen Thomas Updated 4:00 am PDT, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Photo: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press 2008 As Apple’s chief operating officer, Cook was the clear successor to Steve Jobs. There’s no equivalent today. As Apple’s chief operating officer, Cook was the clear successor... Welcome back to Tech Chronicle. Want insight after insight in quick succession? Try subscribing and you’ll know what’s coming next. Life after Cook Apple is once again the world’s most valuable company, and Tim Cook deserves more than a fair share of the credit. Many questioned whether he could lead the company after the death of co-founder Steve Jobs in 2011. That’s no longer the question about Cook. In a new biography of Cook, subtitled “The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level,” … [Read more...] about Forget the next iPhone. Who could be Apple’s next iCEO?
The tech industry with all its innovation, glamour, and youth can still be incredibly stressful. As companies launch, go public, and tackle turmoil, executives go grey, lose weight, and forget to buy eye cream. Tech execs like Facebook’sMark Zuckerberg and Amazon’sJeff Bezos were once fresh faces on the scene. Now, they have crafted themselves into multibillionaires while growing their businesses into worldwide success stories. Take a look at how dramatically these tech execs have changed since they have started the job. Any time Mark Zuckerberg mentions Facebook, he often brings up how he started it in his dorm room at Harvard when he was just 20 years old. Early photos of Zuckerberg show him in a plain t-shirt, sweats, and Adidas sandals lounging on the steps of his would-be alma mater. And although Zuckerberg’s wardrobe hasn’t changed much (albeit the slides and sweats), the company he founded has. Today, Facebook has more than 2.3 billion users and has … [Read more...] about Before and after photos show how dramatically world-famous CEOs have changed since they started the job
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jeff Jacoby Globe Columnist January 28, 2019 In the Arguable e-mail newsletter, columnist Jeff Jacoby offers his take on everything from politics to pet peeves to the passions of the day. Sign up here. Robert E. Lee’s bad name All of America observed the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday last week, but in two southern states, Alabama and Mississippi, the day was also commemorated as Robert E. Lee Day — a state holiday honoring the general who commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War. It is hard to imagine a more grotesque juxtaposition: the man who symbolizes the struggle for black civil rights and racial equality given equal billing with the man who led the fight to keep black Americans chained in chattel slavery. Lee is honored with a holiday in several other southern states, too: Florida and Arkansas each have an … [Read more...] about Arguable with Jeff Jacoby: Robert E. Lee, American traitor
Some fantastic business books are coming out in early 2019. For example, you can learn about the financial crisis or learn how to become a top-notch manager. Below, we’ve listed the books we’re most eagerly anticipating. If your New Year’s resolution was to read more, we’re here to help you out. The first few months of 2019 have in store some fantastic business books, from an investigation of how incompetent men become leaders, to a guide to making your career dreams a reality, to a biography of Apple CEO Tim Cook. Each one will make you think differently about work, leadership, and success. Get out your reading glasses – and get excited. ‘The Surprising Science of Meetings’ by Steven G. Rogelberg (Jan. 2) You know what might be more useful than sitting through an hour-long department meeting? Taking that hour to read a book about why most workplaces are doing meetings all wrong. Rogelberg is a professor of management at the University of … [Read more...] about 14 business books everyone will be reading in 2019