BUX - Young Elon Musk featured in documentary about... What This Guy Learned From Doing Martin Shkreli's PR. On December 17, Martin Shkreli--the man instantly infamous after his company bought and then jacked up the price of Daraprim, which cures toxoplasmosis and malaria--was arrested by the FBI on charges of securities fraud.
A couple days later, he received a simple direct message over Twitter from a 29-year-old Los Angeles resident named Mike Kulich: "I want to represent you. " He didn't mean in court. Kulich was offering Skhreli public-relations consulting. Not an image makeover; rather, continued stardom. "Like the Kardashians," he explained. Jeff Weiner at Bi-Weekly Company Meeting 2.10.16. The Secret Tesla Motors Master Plan (just between you and me) Background: My day job is running a space transportation company called SpaceX, but on the side I am the chairman of Tesla Motors and help formulate the business and product strategy with Martin and the rest of the team.
I have also been Tesla Motor's primary funding source from when the company was just three people and a business plan. As you know, the initial product of Tesla Motors is a high performance electric sports car called the Tesla Roadster. However, some readers may not be aware of the fact that our long term plan is to build a wide range of models, including affordably priced family cars. This is because the overarching purpose of Tesla Motors (and the reason I am funding the company) is to help expedite the move from a mine-and-burn hydrocarbon economy towards a solar electric economy, which I believe to be the primary, but not exclusive, sustainable solution.
Beste CEO ter wereld maakt uitschuiver. Martin Shkreli accused of operating ‘Ponzi-like’ scheme. So Tinder's CEO Might Have Violated SEC Rules With That Weird Interview. Tinder's CEO Is Pretty Dumb. Theranos Refutes Claims Its Blood-Test Tech Is Unreliable. Update: Theranos has reportedly dialed back its 240 blood tests to just one.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a source close to the matter told the paper that Theranos has caved under regulatory pressure from the Food and Drug Administration and has stopped collecting drops of blood for all but one of its tests. Bloomberg later confirmed this Thursday evening in an interview with founder Elizabeth Holmes. According to the news outlet, Theranos is using its technology on only one of its tests and most of its blood tests are running on non-Theranos devices at the moment.
“We’ve been transitioning to the FDA system voluntarily. As of right now, we’re only using it for the one test,” Holmes told Bloomberg. Theranos denied those claims in a blog earlier Thursday. Turing to roll back pricing for Daraprim amid controversy. A $750 Pill And A Founder Who Doesn’t Know When To Stop Tweeting. A Twitter account in the hands of a hothead startup founder can be a dangerous thing.
The New York Times ran a piece Sunday looking into why a 62-year-old pill saw its price skyrocket from $13.50 to nearly $750 after it was acquired by Turing Pharmaceuticals last month. The increase in the price of Daraprim, a drug that the Times reported “is the standard of care for treating a life-threatening parasitic infection,” will undoubtedly have a major impact on those struggling to keep up with high prescription drug costs. The article continued: Dr. BMW chief Harald Krüger collapses on stage at Frankfurt motor show. What Makes Uber Run. Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.
Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early thirties, an engineer who talked like a sales guy, smart as hell and high on life. He wore a cowboy hat and referred to himself as the Wolf, after the cold-blooded, coolly rational fixer played by Harvey Keitel in Pulp Fiction. He was tireless—always on the move, always thirsty. They met in 2009 at South by Southwest and bonded at an all-night "jam session" about the future of the Internet. How creating an agile culture restored healthy growth at European telecom company. Fortune. Uk.businessinsider. Google just announced some huge changes to its executive structure.
How Sundar Pichai Is Different From Larry Page At Google - Business Insider. Reuters/Elijah NouvelageSundar Pichai.
Google just announced a massive change to its business. It's implementing a new structure in which Google will become a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. Larry Page, Google's co-founder and former CEO, will now take over as the CEO of Alphabet. Betterment sets the record straight. Some context Betterment, the first automated investing service, has more than doubled assets under management in the past 6 months, from $1.1B to more than $2.3B.
Wealthfront has not been growing as fast. Betterment has more than 3x the customers of Wealthfront, and the gap is widening, according to recent public Form ADV filings. Wealthfront just announced it would decrease its account balance minimum to $500. In a post timed to promote this policy change, Wealthfront’s CEO knowingly made inaccurate statements about Betterment. Betterment has always been accessible to all investors, and will continue to be. Reddit CEO Says Sorry For Screwing Up For So Many Years. Reddit CEO Says Sorry For Screwing Up For So Many Years. Kn0thing comments on We apologize. Uk.businessinsider. GoDaddy Isn’t the Company You Think It Is. When GoDaddy named Blake Irving as its new CEO , Elissa Murphy was one of the first people he called.
Irving had worked with Murphy at Microsoft and Yahoo, where she was a vice president of engineering, and he asked if she would join him at GoDaddy. “Absolutely not,” she said. As an exec at Microsoft, Irving helped push the software giant onto the internet. He spent two years as the chief of product at Yahoo. And after working alongside him for so many years, Murphy trusted his judgment. But Irving was pitching GoDaddy as a place for change. She warmed to the idea of building a new global operation, using the latest in open source data center software to expand the company’s foundational infrastructure from around 30,000 machines to 100,000. That spring, Murphy joined GoDaddy as its chief technology officer. Click to Open Overlay Gallery As so many big-name companies say they’re seeking to advance the role of women in the tech industry, GoDaddy is an example of real progress.
Why-elon-musk-s-tesla-announcement-comes-straight-from-the-steve-jobs-playbook. ‘None of it’s true': Disgraced wellness guru Belle Gibson comes clean on cancer hoax. (Courtesy of the Australian Women's Weekly) Belle Gibson's empire was crumbling before her eyes.
Weeks before her book, "The Whole Pantry," was set to be published in Britain and the United States, an Australian newspaper began chipping away at Gibson's claims that she had been given only months to live after she was diagnosed with an incurable form of brain cancer in 2009. The wellness guru survived for years and said she withdrew from chemotherapy and other cancer treatments and healed herself with “nutrition and holistic medicine. " How Do You Rank the World’s Best CEOs? How do you measure a CEO’s impact?
An HBR team recently addressed that question by ranking CEOs according to the increases their companies have seen in total shareholder return and market capitalization across their whole tenures. HBR’s resulting list of the 100 Global CEOs who have delivered the best financial results, published in its November 2014 issue, placed Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos squarely at the top. There’s no doubt that Mr. Bezos has done well for the company he founded. Shell CEO verklaart oorlog aan mensheid. Everything we learned from Marissa Mayer on how not to run a company. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer created a furor when she ordered the company’s remote workers back to the office in early 2013. But that move was minor compared to some of the deeper management issues at the company, according to an adapted excerpt of Nicholas Carlson’s upcoming book, Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!
, just published in The New York Times (paywall). Mayer’s quarterly performance review system has caused serious problems, as has her tendency to take on too much herself, Carlson writes. The signs of trouble, previously documented by Kara Swisher at All Things D, include employees complaining on an internal message board about having to bend reviews to a bell curve instead of giving accurate assessments. Carlson provides more detail: Uber Takes on Regulations, Taxis But It's Not Special: Video. How Uber Is Making One Design Firm's Life A Living Hell. Uber has its fair share of problems right now. The CEO allegedly said that Uber should be called Boober for its ability to get him laid. The upper management can spy on the trips of its users with a privacy-busting "God View" app.
The senior vice president has suggested hiring a smear team to discredit journalists who write negative coverage about the company. Uber Über Alles. Oh, Uber. The taxi-app market: Uber-competitive. DESPITE its tender age of only five years, Uber, an American firm that links taxi passengers to drivers through a smartphone app, already has several records to its name. It has raised $1.5 billion in venture capital and reached a valuation of more than $17 billion. It has expanded to 229 cities in 46 countries. It is rumoured to be bringing in gross revenues of almost $1 billion a month. But it now seems, in record time, to have gone from hero to villain in the eyes of much of the technology press. Praised in its early days for disrupting unreliable, high-cost local taxi monopolies, Uber now stands accused of using unfair tactics against both rivals and critics. A brief history of Uber’s controversies.
Uber CEO Says Exec’s Threats To Journalists “Were Terrible, Showed A Lack Of Humanity” 6 Uber Alternatives Because Uber Is Run By Dirtbags. Elon Musk's Threatening Emails To Tesla Over Press Attention. Today, Elon Musk is one of the most-covered figures in business — a Google News search of his name prompts over 30,000 results.
Richard Branson Clashes With Channel 4's Jon Snow Over Virgin Galactic Safety. Sexist French Uber Promotion Pairs Riders With "Hot Chick" Drivers. The horrific trickle down of Asshole culture: Why I’ve just deleted Uber from my phone. By Sarah Lacy On October 22, 2014. Personal Mission Statements Of 5 Famous CEOs (And Why You Should Write One Too) Companies have developed mission statements for years. Satya Nadella's email to employees: Bold ambition and our core. Our Core. Four ways Microsoft wants you to see its new CEO Satya Nadella - Quartz. Microsoft just announced its new CEO, Satya Nadella, with a tweet and webpage.
The announcement package includes video interviews with top Microsoft leaders as well as Nadella (in a conspicuously empty office), written testimonials, and at the very bottom: photo handouts of the new boss. The photos are surprisingly diverse in their portrayal of Nadella. Uber CEO Thinks It Needs To Be Kinder And Gentler Now That It’s On Top.
Centerplate CEO Caught On Camera Kicking Dog. Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its Shirt. The corporate headquarters of Abercrombie & Fitch, one of the largest apparel retailers in the world, spills across 500 acres of dense Ohio woodland, about fifteen miles from downtown Columbus. Benjrooney: Hate interviewing CEOs who... Waarom Apple-baas Tim Cook minder imposant is dan Steve Jobs. AIG CEO: Anger over AIG bonuses ‘just as bad’ as lynchings. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz Writes Letter Asking Customers To No Longer Bring Firearms Into The Stores. How Tim Cook can save himself (and Apple) PowerPoint Doesn't Suck. You Do. Here's An Awesome Story About Steve Jobs Telling An Employee He's Going To Become The World's Best Story Teller In 1994.
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