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6 Executives’ Daily and Weekly Habits for Avoiding Meeting Overload
Lifestyle
Open an executive’s calendar, and you’ll likely see small colored blocks stacked up like a perilous Jenga tower, from early breakfast meetings to evening events, with not much white space in between. From an outside perspective, this may imply decision-making power or importance. But CEOs and business leaders themselves don’t often see their mountains of meetings as badges of honor.
U.S. Senator Criticizes Equifax's Response to Massive Data Breach
FinTech
The shocking data breach last week of Equifax that compromised sensitive information of roughly 143 million Americans - including Social Security numbers and driver's licenses - has been called "as bad as it gets" by security experts. The fact that one of three maj0r consumer credit agencies in the United States - with access to so much sensitive information that could cause devastation
Women Entrepreneurs Confident They'll Soon Match or Overtake Men in C-Suite Roles
Capital Markets
A new study of small business owners conducted by Bank of America has found that an overwhelming majority of women entrepreneurs believe that in at least 20 years they will equal or overtake men in C-suite roles. According to study, 68% of women entrepreneurs expect to see equal or greater representation in executive or C-suite roles than men over the
AMD And Nvidia: How Vulnerable Are They To Cryptocurrency Concerns?
FinTech
Demand for cryptocurrency mining has been a pleasant surprise for shareholders of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA). There’s no question the surge in crytocurrency prices has driven demand for cryptocurrency mining GPUs. However, recent reports of China shutting down bitcoin exchanges have sent the volatile currency’s value plummeting $100 since Friday. If the cryptocurrency boom starts to hit more snags, should AMD
Official: China's ICO Ban 'Only Temporary'
FinTech
Here’s an amusing turn of events. After shocking the world with by banning ICOs, Beijing appears to be reversing course and saying that the ban was “only temporary.” Take it away, Box Mining (h/t Coin Telegraph): The FUD over the China ICO ban seems to be over. After causing a global panic on Monday with the announcement of an ICO
Europe's VCs Make Bigger Bets in the Search for New Unicorns
Venture Capital
Last month, the UK government proposed a new National Investment Fund aimed at helping the country’s tech companies become unicorns. The move raised a few eyebrows. [REITs] Also read: Q2/H1 Hedge Fund Letters – Letters, Conferences, Calls, And More Hedge Fund of funds Business Keeps Dying Every Year Baupost Letter Points To Concern Over Risk Parity, Systematic Strategies During Crisis
Positive Developments for Hedge Funds
Sentiment toward hedge funds has been negative in recent years, in large part because industry returns were poor in 2015 and the first half of 2016. Also, CalPERS and other institutions left the asset class, amid a wider debate about active management in general, and hedge funds’ fees, in particular. While some of the criticism was justified, we think it’s
How to Get a Journalist to Read Your Pitch
Lifestyle
Finally, after years of work, your startup has launched its first or most important product–and you want the world to know about it. A well-timed article in a major publication could be the golden ticket many small startups need to get noticed by customers and potential funders. But convincing a journalist to write about your startup is easier said than
Report: FBI is Investigating Uber For Illegally Targeting Lyft
Capital Markets
Federal law-enforcement officials in New York are investigating whether Uber used a software to illegally track drivers working for its rival Lyft, the Wall Street Journal reports. The probe, which is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in New York and the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office, is looking into a program - now defunct - that was referred to as "Hell,"
SEC Charges Former Amazon Employee With Insider Trading
Capital Markets
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former financial analyst for Amazon with allegedly leaking confidential information to his former fraternity brother ahead of the company's earnings announcement so that the two could reap an illegal profit, the regulator announced on Thursday. The SEC has alleged that Brett Kennedy had gained unauthorized access to nonpublic 2015 first quarter earnings information