Two years ago, in the midst of an exhaustive federal criminal investigation into Armstrong’s alleged doping and a cover-up, I explored the question, “Can Livestrong Survive Lance”? The foundation continues to capitalize on Armstrong’s celebrity while eluding his notoriety. When an Associated Press story ran at the time speculating about the foundation’s demise, Ulman gathered his staff that day in Austin and urged them not to get distracted from serving 28 million cancer survivors. That night, he followed up with an email: “People are assuming we will fail to fulfill our mission…They don’t know the power of 28 million people.” … [Read more...] about Livestrong CEO Doug Ulman: What Lance Armstrong Created “Will Win Out”
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The situation is complicated for Livestrong, to say the least. “To have an ounce of attention on the investigation is frustrating,” Ulman says. “It’s a distraction from our mission.” As long as Armstrong isn’t charged with a crime, he continues to be an effective ambassador in cancer circles, where he remains the world’s best known survivor and advocate. But for now, the doping investigation lingers, even in retirement. … [Read more...] about What Lance Armstrong’s Retirement Means for Livestrong
It’s not rude, it’s a dance that will progress the conversation in real terms. “Then if they talk about the cost of covering for you while you were out, you can say that what they’re describing is the company’s job to do—paying for a fill-in—not yours. It shouldn’t come out of your compensation. It should really be a line item in their budget. It shouldn’t be your burden that they have had to accommodate what they’ve legally had to do for you.” This should steer the conversation back to performance. … [Read more...] about Exactly What To Say In Three Awkward Post-Maternity Leave Conversations
In the fresh guidelines issued after the extension of lockdown, the state government said that all vegetable markets would be allowed to open from 4 am to 7 am only and retail vegetables could be sold between 6 am and 9 pm. No weekly vegetable market will be allowed in cities but, in villages, such markets are allowed with social distancing. … [Read more...] about Lockdown 4.0 guidelines for Uttar Pradesh: What is allowed, what is not
The present crisis while often compared to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008-09 is remarkably different in origin and magnitude. Before GFC, the fundamentals of the economy preceding the crisis were strong, so a quick intervention with the Centre’s fiscal deficit shooting up from 2.5 percent to 6 percent worked to minimise the damage. … [Read more...] about 3-Point Analysis | Economic stimulus: What’s in it for markets and investors?