“We don’t want to just check the box and hire a person of color. I’m going to find superstars who happen to be persons of color. People who are going to add to our team, who are going to move with our team, who share our ethos, but who have a little bit of a different point of view. Not only people of color but women. Essentially, our goal is to make our company look on the inside and feel on the inside and most importantly be on the inside, what we’re talking about” with the Wayfarer brand. … [Read more...] about Wayfarer Studios, the company behind Disney Plus’s ‘Clouds,’ makes social justice the star
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Today’s satellite loop over California. Continuing to see an enormous amount of smoke from the #CreekFire in Fresno County. #ElDoradoFire and #ValleyFire burning in SoCal. Fires burning in Mendocino County to the north. https://t.co/EaSCC1y64F pic.twitter.com/1oxzWGPtRW … [Read more...] about California, Oregon, and Washington live wildfire maps are tracking the devastation in real time
The key drivers for the market are the flood of global liquidity, near-zero interest rates and massive fiscal stimulus in the developed world. The way markets and all asset classes have moved up in the past 3 months, it is clear that markets are expecting a continuation of these policies. With such liquidity flooding markets, it gives us the luxury to look beyond the immediate future i.e. FY21 and focus beyond i.e. FY22. If the economy recovers back next year, then profit growth will be sharp and valuations based on expected FY22 earnings may be justified to some extent. … [Read more...] about DAILY VOICE: Valuations of largecaps & polarization of market into top 10-20 stocks are biggest risks, says Mihir Vora of Max Life
NB: We asked ourselves, what do we mean by a truly iconic brand? The first characteristic is that they are instantly recognizable visually: You look at a Coca-Cola, at a Starbucks, you recognize that brand wherever you see it. One of the first things my kid said was “Starbucks,” pointing at a logo. The second ingredient is a universal value proposition. The third is that they genuinely play a role in culture. Apple, for instance, is not just taking from culture. They are actively driving culture. And then the fourth ingredient is, do they tap into higher-order values that transcend the product—and actually stand for something. The fifth is all about emotional connection, and that is really the root of it. That’s where a brand like Disney has really benefited. It has leveraged the power of emotion. We make decisions emotionally more than rationally. Brands have a unique ability to tap into that decision-making. … [Read more...] about What Airbnb Has Discovered About Building A Lasting Brand
There’s a phrase going around Silicon Valley: while all of us are in the same storm, we are each in different boats. Individual employees should be given the flexibility to take the time and actions necessary to ensure their health and well-being and that of their family. Since not everyone is equal in the burdens they may be experiencing outside of work, some team members may not be able to do as much, and others may have to pick it up. This is what great teams do, and you should expect it of yours too. … [Read more...] about What would Bill Campbell do?