Strategy

How Peggy Johnson became Microsoft’s ‘deal-maker-in-chief’ by helping lead the $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition and 40 other investments

Peggy Johnson is the executive vice president for business development at Microsoft. Before Microsoft, she spent 25 years at Qualcomm, on the technical side as an engineer and on the business side. As “deal-maker-in-chief,” Peggy Johnson gets paid millions to help make Microsoft billions. Her actual title is executive vice […]
How Peggy Johnson became Microsoft’s ‘deal-maker-in-chief’ by helping lead the $26 billion LinkedIn acquisition and 40 other investments
Strategy

A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’ — a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others

Matthieu Ricard is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and the Dalai Lama’s French interpreter who became globally renowned for his bestselling books and popular presentations on happiness. He (unwillingly) gained the title of “happiest man in the world” from the Western press due to the level of brain activity registered in […]
A day in the life of ‘the happiest man in the world’  —  a Buddhist monk who wakes at dawn to watch the sunrise, owns only a few pieces of clothing, and spends hours wishing happiness for others
Strategy

The former Gilt Groupe CEO has let the same guiding principle take her from developing ‘The Bachelor’ to running Martha Stewart’s empire to challenging Silicon Valley

Susan Lyne is a founding partner of BBG Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in startups with at least one female founder. Her career has included leadership roles in journalism, primetime television, and tech. She said she has been driven by opportunities to enact change, and that she made […]
The former Gilt Groupe CEO has let the same guiding principle take her from developing ‘The Bachelor’ to running Martha Stewart’s empire to challenging Silicon Valley
Strategy

How reporters Jodi Kantor, Irin Carmon, and Kim Masters exposed sexual harassment and started a national reckoning

Scores of sexual-harassment allegations have been reported in the media over the past few months. The allegations have targeted prominent men in politics, media, and entertainment. Many journalists have investigated these stories, including New York Times investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, Washington Post contributor Irin Carmon, and Hollywood Reporter editor-at-large Kim […]
How reporters Jodi Kantor, Irin Carmon, and Kim Masters exposed sexual harassment and started a national reckoning
Strategy

‘ENOUGH of being the nice women we’ve been raised to be’: How Megyn Kelly battled sexual harassment at Fox and a year as the target of Trump’s tweets, then settled for more at NBC

Megyn Kelly is the host of “Megyn Kelly Today” on NBC News. She was formerly the host of “The Kelly File” at Fox News. She has faced criticism from viewers on the left and right, and from President Donald Trump. During the first presidential debate, she famously asked him about […]
‘ENOUGH of being the nice women we’ve been raised to be’: How Megyn Kelly battled sexual harassment at Fox and a year as the target of Trump’s tweets, then settled for more at NBC
Strategy

10 CEOs and top executives reveal their best leadership secrets

It takes a lot of hard work to become an effective leader. “You have to be systematic about training yourself,” said DropBox founder and CEO Drew Houston on Business Insider’s podcast, “Success! How I Did It.” “That means figuring out what you don’t know and learning it – and no […]
10 CEOs and top executives reveal their best leadership secrets
Strategy

There’s one type of person you should always fire as fast as possible

Barbara Corcoran is a real-estate mogul who sold her company, The Corcoran Group, for $US66 million in 2001. She said she never tolerated complainers in her company. That’s because they surreptitiously drain everyone else’s energy. Barbara Corcoran calls them the “thieves in the night.” And she never tolerated them in […]
There’s one type of person you should always fire as fast as possible
News

Before billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman met Peter Thiel in college, the ‘pinko commie’ had heard of the ‘libertarian wacko’ — now, they have been friends for 30 years

Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel have been been friends for 30 years and worked together at PayPal. From the day they met at Stanford, they were ideological opposites. The results of their friendship have made them two of the most influential people in Silicon Valley. To a casual observer, the […]
Before billionaire LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman met Peter Thiel in college, the ‘pinko commie’ had heard of the ‘libertarian wacko’  —  now, they have been friends for 30 years
Strategy

Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls

Former CIA director John Brennan worked with Presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. He left the position in January 2017. In August 2018, President Donald Trump released a statement saying Brennan’s security clearance had been revoked. On Business Insider’s podcast, “This Is Success,” Brennan talked about middle-of-the-night […]
Former CIA Director John Brennan says a lesson from his father helped him navigate tense situations and 3 a.m. phone calls