More than 100 business leaders signed a letter to the US Congress on Wednesday insisting that lawmakers promptly pass a law to protect Dreamers. The letter was signed by a who’s who of tech leaders including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty – who has been fervently championing this cause;AppleCEO Tim Cook; FacebookCEO Mark Zuckerberg; AmazonCEO Jeff Bezos; and GoogleCEO Sundar Pichai. A few from outside of tech also signed the letter such as Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson, Target CEO Brian Cornell and Johnson & Johnson CEO Alex Gorsky. Dreamers are the people covered by an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that granted work visas to about 800,000 people brought to the US illegally as children and who were raised in the country. President Trump ended the program, wanting Congress to pass a law that provided for a permanent fix for them. He gave Congress a March deadline. After that, without a law, Dreamers could be subject to deportation. Earlier this … [Read more...] about Ginni Rometty, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and other tech CEOs warn of ‘significant costs’ and ‘disruptions’ if Congress doesn’t save the Dreamers by January 19
Over the past couple of days, it’s been hard to tell how much progress has actually been made towards solving the DACA situation. But business leaders have a message for Congress: Pass a law to save DACA Dreamers by January 18 or you will be causing US companies a lot of disruption and expense. Over 100 of them, mostly from the tech sector, sent an open letter urging Congress to act and save them from “disruption” and “significant costs.” More than 100 business leaders signed a letter to the US Congress on Wednesday insisting that lawmakers promptly pass a law to protect Dreamers. The letter was signed by a who’s who of tech leaders including IBM CEO Ginni Rometty – who has been fervently championing this cause; Apple CEO Tim Cook; Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg; Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. A few from outside of tech also signed the letter such as … [Read more...] about Ginni Rometty, Tim Cook, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos and other tech CEOs warn of ‘significant costs’ and ‘disruptions’ if Congress doesn’t save the Dreamers by January 19
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images Mark Zuckerberg's zeal for personal betterment has made him something of a guru to self-help aficionados, lifehackers and strivers of all stripes. One co-founder of a startup with a multi-billion-dollar valuation told me he's so inspired by the Facebook CEO and his annual personal challenges, he listens to the soundtrack of The Social Network to psych himself up for board meetings and presentations. (Never mind that the film is not exactly a hagiography.) For the most part, though, the labors Zuckerberg assigns himself aren't the Herculean type. The first one, in 2009, was to wear a necktie every day. In 2011, he made a pact with himself only to eat meat from animals he killed with his own hands. In 2015, he promised to read a book every two weeks. Even the more impressive challenges, like learning to speak passable Mandarin or coding a rudimentary AI system to operate devices in his home, are the sort a smart person can expect to accomplish in a year if he … [Read more...] about To Fix Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg Will Have to Break It. Is He Prepared to Do That?
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty Images Every year, Mark Zuckerberg sets himself a personal challenge. He's been doing it for ten years now, and his annual personal challenges have included such items as running a mile every day, visiting all 50 states, and learning Mandarin. This year is different. This year, Zuckerberg has himself a new kind of personal challenge: To fix Facebook in the wake of revelations that the social network became a tool for Russians seeking to alter the course of the 2016 election, and more recent allegations by former Facebook executives that spending time on Facebook is really bad for you. As he explains in a Facebook post: This may not exactly sound like a personal challenge, he adds, "but I think I'll learn more by focusing intensely on these issues than I would by doing something completely separate." Maybe he would, but that's just not the point. I'm a big fan of personal challenges in general, and Zuckerberg's personal challenges in particular. But this one is … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg’s Personal Challenge for 2018 Is a Truly Terrible Choice. Here’s Why
Mark Zuckerberg, the 33-year-old founder and CEO of Facebook, has a net worth of $74 billion and counting. He’s the fifth-richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg’s Billionaires Index, but it seems he doesn’t have a taste for opulence, especially when it comes to cars, clothes, and travel. As a member of the Giving Pledge and cofounder of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which he started with his wife and college sweetheart, Priscilla Chan, the Harvard dropout has dedicated much of his fortune to charitable causes. Keep reading to find out exactly how Zuckerberg and Chan spend their billions.In May 2012, eight years after its founding, Facebook debuted on the New York Stock Exchange. At the time, it was the biggest technology IPO in history. Each year since then, Zuckerberg has added an average of $9 billion to his net worth.Source: FortuneDespite his status as one of the richest tech moguls, the Harvard dropout leads a low-key lifestyle with … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg and his college-sweetheart wife, Priscilla Chan, are worth $74 billion — see their houses, cars, and travels