Under Armour’s Quest to Dethrone Nike and Jump-Start Baltimore. Kevin Plank is out to build the ‘baddest brand on the planet.’
Here’s where the city fits in. By Rachel Monroe | June 28, 2016 Photographs by Ryan Lowry for Bloomberg Businessweek From In March, Under Armour won a minor skirmish in the war for sportswear dominance when it became the first to sell a performance shoe with a 3D-printed midsole. Why root for Groupon? Why root for Groupon?
Disclosure: I’m still a Groupon shareholder, but am otherwise uninvolved with the company. I don’t follow it super closely and don’t really know what they’re doing but I saw Rich Williams (the new CEO)’s blog post and impulsively decided to add my take. No one at Groupon knows I’m writing this. Uk.businessinsider. 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. Sundar Pichai, Google's product kingpin who has been rising through the ranks over the past several years, is now the CEO of Google. Based on what we've heard from a former Google employee, it sounds like Pichai is a natural fit for the job. Maarten Hooft, a partner at the venture capital firm Quest Venture Partners who worked at Google for six years between 2006 and 2012, described the differences between Page and Pichai when speaking to Business Insider in October.
If I [were] to highlight one differentiator, [it’s that] Larry can take on that blue sky vision. “If there’s anybody that could take over as CEO one day, I would see Sundar as being a great choice for doing that,” Hooft said. Why did Elon Musk pass up a chance to boast about a scientific coup? In his latest product announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke with typical verbal extravagance—fresh upgrades, he said in the July 17 media call, would propel the already-sleek Tesla S electric even further and do so at a “ludicrous” speed.
Tesla’s share price surged by 3% that day and another 2.7% yesterday (Monday, July 20). Yet when the show was over, Musk had remained oddly silent about a fact that might have sparked even greater Wall Street zeal. He had explained technical tweaks that generated these milestones, including the addition of silicon to the battery. “It’s a baby step in the direction of using silicon in the (battery) anode,” Musk said. “But we will be increasing the use” of the element.
He didn’t mention that, for the automobile industry, Tesla’s use of silicon is no small thing—indeed it’s a first. Tesla is “being aggressive,” Venkat Srinivasan, a scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, told Quartz. So why the silence? The dude But then Musk changed his mind. Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield's tweetstorm vs. Wall Street Journal - Business Insider.
Blatter: World Cup corruption claims racist. FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said people are trying to destroy football's global governing body, claiming attacks on World Cup 2022 host Qatar are motivated by racism and discrimination.
Blatter was speaking on Monday night in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, where several football bodies are meeting ahead of this year's World Cup tournament which starts on Thursday. In remarks to delegates from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), he said critics of Qatar 2022 were motivated by "racism and discrimination", the AFP news agency reported. "Once again there is a sort of storm against FIFA relating to the Qatar World Cup. Sadly there’s a great deal of discrimination and racism and this hurts me. " The CAF accused British media outlets of waging a "hateful, defamatory and degrading" campaign against "the entire African continent". Corruption claims FIFA's annual meeting takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Sao Paulo.
How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change. When a 60-foot rogue wave crashed into the ship, everyone on board thought they were going to die.
This week on The School of Greatness, Adam Braun, the founder of Pencils of Promise, shares the story of how this near-death experience inspired him to make his mark on the world. Pencils of Promise was born then and has gone on to build 200 schools and positively impacted 200,000 lives. In this interview we talk about what it takes to be an ordinary person, have an idea and turn it into something extraordinary. Welcome to episode 56 with the amazing social entrepreneur, Adam Braun. (94) Venture Capital: How has Jason Lemkin's Quora/SaaStr presence affected deal flow as an investor in SaaS companies. Benjrooney: Hate interviewing CEOs who...