More than 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November and, in the arsenal of resources corporations will tap into to understand this attrition and stem the bleeding, creator-based social media platforms have become increasingly important. Because, while LinkedIn remains the internet’s bastion of polite society and Glassdoor its anonymous complaints department, many leavers—especially Millennials and Generation Z’ers—are turning to TikTok and YouTube to publicly air their grievances. And, oh boy, do they have grievances. advertisement advertisement An exact phrase search on YouTube for “Why I Left Buzzfeed” yields pages upon pages of results. More than a dozen of these videos have been viewed more than half a million times each—with creators citing reasons for leaving that range from lack of support and career development to desire for independence or IP ownership and entrepreneurial drive. Google, Facebook, multi-level marketing companies … [Read more...] about Why’d a star employee quit? The truth may be on TikTok or YouTube
What happened Sarepta Therapeutics ( NASDAQ:SRPT ) , a biotech company that specializes in genetic therapies for rare diseases, dropped 14.7% this week, according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence . The stock opened at $96.18 on Monday, then plummeted sharply, falling as low as $83.01 on Wednesday, before rallying a bit on Thursday, only to fall back down later in the day. So what There was plenty of news for the week, not all of it bad, but investors reacted skittishly to the developments. To start the week, the company announced results from its three phase 3 trials for SRP-9001 to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which is caused by gene mutations that disrupt the dystrophin protein that is crucial for muscle functions. The trials, which measured the response of SRP-9001 on 120 juvenile patients, said that patients improved on the North Star Ambulatory Assessment (NSAA) scale compared with untreated patients. The NSAA measures functional motor … [Read more...] about Why Sarepta Therapeutics Fell 14.7% This Week
Affecting one in 3,000 to 5,000 males worldwide, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) causes progressively worsening muscle weakness that eventually requires a wheelchair for most patients by age 11. Even worse, heart and lung complications often lead to mortality before age 30. Fortunately, Sarepta Therapeutics ( NASDAQ:SRPT ) has three approved RNAi therapies that can treat approximately 30% of the DMD population, and it's working on potentially curative gene therapies. Sales growth? Check. In the second quarter , the rare disease biotech raised full-year revenue guidance to between $565 million and $575 million, up from a prior range of $537 million to $547 million. Even more impressive than those 25% year-over-year revenue gains is its growth streak. After Sarepta's preliminary announcement of third-quarter results last week, the upcoming earnings report will mark an enviable 20th consecutive quarter of revenue growth. Image source: Getty Images. And the company … [Read more...] about Is This Beaten Down Biotech a Bad News Buy?
Women around the world are proving that 50 and beyond is the new golden age. Here are the founders, business and political leaders, scientists and vanguards leading the way throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. By Maggie McGrath With reporting by Nicola Slawson, Samantha Todd, Justin Conklin and Giacomo Tognini 66 | Managing Director, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group | U.A.E Raja Al Gurg Businesswoman Al Gurg is the managing director and vice chair of the Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group, which is one of the largest conglomerates in the Middle East. Additionally, she is the Dubai Business Women Council president and board member of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2020, Al Gurg was awarded the Legion of Honor, Chevalier (Knight) by French President Emmanuel Macron for her efforts in strengthening the partnership between France and the U.A.E. 56 | Board Member, Al Jaber Group; Chair, Al Bashayer Investment Group | U.A.E Fatima Al … [Read more...] about 50 Over 50: EMEA 2022
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin If you’re like most Americans, you’d never heard of Gary Chambers, Jr., a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Louisiana, before you saw a video of him smoking weed on Tuesday. A clip of the besuited social-justice advocate puffing a blunt while rattling off the country’s shameful arrest statistics for 37 seconds—the time it takes for yet another American to be arrested for marijuana possession, according to the ACLU , with Black men like Chambers four times more likely than whites to be busted—posted to his YouTube and Instagram accounts Tuesday made national news. If it was a stunt, it was a very serious stunt. The ad delivered Chambers’s eight-day old campaign to unseat Republican Sen. John Kennedy , a staunch conservative and Donald Trump loyalist, the earned media most politicians see only after a scandal. And as the first major-party Senate candidate to not only publicly admit to using cannabis but to … [Read more...] about Why Gary Chambers Smoked Weed In A Campaign Ad To Flip A Louisiana Senate Seat
Researchers have said a virus-monitoring app all Winter Olympics attendees must use has a 'simple but devastating' encryption flaw. BEIJING: A growing number of Western nations and cybersecurity groups have issued digital surveillance warnings for next month's Winter Olympics in Beijing, with some advising foreign athletes to leave personal phones and laptops at home. China hopes to pull off a successful, coronavirus-free Games that will burnish its international reputation. But the run-up has been fraught with political controversies including diplomatic boycotts over Beijing's rights record and worries about the safety of tennis star Peng Shuai, who was not seen for weeks after accusing a former Communist Party leader of sexual assault. Now concerns are focusing on whether the tens of thousands of foreign athletes, dignitaries and media workers will be safe from China's vast array of surveillance tools. Everyone taking part in the Games will operate in a bubble that … [Read more...] about Athlete surveillance warnings cloud China’s Winter Olympics
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin With the pandemic still looming across the globe, many couples are feeling like they’ve overdosed on the “cocooning” at home. If you live in the New York City metropolitan area, Valentine’s Day offers a perfect escape: an opportunity to be pampered, relax, and express your love in a sybaritic setting without the hassle of taking a plane to get there. If you stay an extra day or two, you can enjoy nearby museums, entertainment, shopping, and other attractions. The hospitality industry has had a rough time, too, so hotel workers are especially eager to welcome guests with a smile (behind their masks) and to go the extra mile to make sure they feel safe. Here are some pretty spectacular Valentine’s Day packages with a high likelihood of either rekindling romance or jumpstarting a new relationship. These offerings are only a sample of the many available at different price points throughout the city. Baccarat Hotel New York … [Read more...] about The Most Romantic New York City Valentine’s Day Staycations