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PRESENTING: A memo from a Massachusetts company on the killing of George Floyd is a case study in how leaders should address race with their employees

Last week, Boston Scientific sent an open letter to its employees. In a statement signed by executive committee members, the medical-device-manufacturing firm denounced the actions of a white police officer in the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Boston Scientific isn’t the first company to try to address issues […]
PRESENTING: A memo from a Massachusetts company on the killing of George Floyd is a case study in how leaders should address race with their employees
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The battle between the Minneapolis chief of police — who once sued the department for racial discrimination — and the city’s bombastic union leader is a showcase in how cops resist reform

Chief Medaria Arradondo, who leads the Minneapolis police department and is responsible for the officers involved in George Floyd’s death, once sued the city and the department, alleging racial discrimination. As the city’s first black police chief, Arradondo has attempted to introduce meaningful reform and lessen excessive force – but […]
The battle between the Minneapolis chief of police — who once sued the department for racial discrimination — and the city’s bombastic union leader is a showcase in how cops resist reform
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How to get involved in an activist organisation and become a valuable volunteer — starting today

As protests against police brutality continue across the United States, protesters and activists may be considering joining an political organisation. Aaron Taube is a freelance marketing writer who joined the Democratic Socialists of America after the 2016 presidential election, and has since worked on electoral campaigns supporting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and […]
How to get involved in an activist organisation and become a valuable volunteer — starting today
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Black Lives Matter is a case study in a new kind of leadership — here’s how the movement grew to international prominence in just 7 years

The Black Lives Matter movement began in 2013. The organisation was founded in response to George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Three community organisers went viral with the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter and leveraged it into the creation of the Black Lives Matter organisation that has since become synonymous […]
Black Lives Matter is a case study in a new kind of leadership — here’s how the movement grew to international prominence in just 7 years
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A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic

Real estate executive Bryan Lapidus spends several nights a week driving an ambulance across New York City and caring for patients amid the coronavirus pandemic. Lapidus started volunteering as an EMT 10 years ago and joined the Central Park Medical Unit three years ago. Lapidus told Business Insider that in […]
A day in the life of an NYC real estate executive who volunteers as a paramedic and spends his nights working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic
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How much taxpayer money every state spends on police, in one map

Demonstrations and protests have called for police reform following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after an officer kneeled on his neck in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Some Americans want police funding to be cut drastically. We took a look at how much taxpayer money state and local […]
How much taxpayer money every state spends on police, in one map
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Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.

An Atlanta business leader used his influence to honour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., after he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1963, providing a roadmap for businesses looking for ways to fight for racial justice today. Dr. King’s oldest son, Martin Luther King, III, urges businesses today to pressure […]
Atlanta businesses backed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s civil rights movement in the ’60s. Here’s how companies can support racial equality today, according to his son.
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How Gen Z Republicans are different from their older counterparts

A recent Pew Research study found that Gen Zers are not just more progressive, but also more pro-government than older generations. Pew also found that Gen Z Republicans are significantly different from their older counterparts. 52% of Gen Z Republican respondents said they want the government to do more when […]
How Gen Z Republicans are different from their older counterparts
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Repeated imagery of police brutality can have devastating effects on mental health. Here are 3 strategies to cope with the trauma.

Business Insider spoke with mental health experts about the trauma of police brutality and its significant effects on African-American employees. There is a long history of African-American people being killed by police. Because these instances are so persistent, it can trigger symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) over time. This […]
Repeated imagery of police brutality can have devastating effects on mental health. Here are 3 strategies to cope with the trauma.
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White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.

Paul Constant is a writer at Civic Ventures, a cofounder of the Seattle Review of Books, and a frequent cohost of the “Pitchfork Economics” podcast with Nick Hanauer and David Goldstein. He writes that many conservatives don’t understand – or refuse to consider – the invisible systems that uphold some […]
White conservatives like Rush Limbaugh believe white privilege doesn’t exist. But the coronavirus pandemic shows the painful divide between white and black Americans.
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The senate just approved changes to PPP that would give businesses more flexibility when using loans and qualifying for forgiveness

The senate passed a bill Wednesday night that would give small businesses more flexibility in how they can qualify for forgivable funds from the federal government’s $US670 billion Paycheck Protection Program. After an initially chaotic launch that included technological glitches as well as confusion among banks and borrowers alike, the […]
The senate just approved changes to PPP that would give businesses more flexibility when using loans and qualifying for forgiveness
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I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.

Arjun Arya is a postgraduate year one, or PGY1, in emergency medicine at Hennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He’s passionate about diversity, anti-racism, and leadership. He writes that while a virus doesn’t discriminate, it’s operating in a world that does – and Black people have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. […]
I’m a doctor in Minneapolis treating coronavirus patients. Until racism is abolished, it will always be a greater threat to justice than this virus.
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We’re lawyers offering pro-bono services to protesters in Minneapolis. So far, we’ve received over 200 calls about arrests — here’s what it’s like on the ground.

Andrew Gordon and Josh Esmay are attorneys at The Legal Rights Centre in Minneapolis, where they coordinate a legal support hotline and legal assistance for protesters who’ve been arrested. Most of the people in jail have not been through the legal system before, so the centre is helping them learn […]
We’re lawyers offering pro-bono services to protesters in Minneapolis. So far, we’ve received over 200 calls about arrests — here’s what it’s like on the ground.
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A book published nearly 25 years ago predicted America would hit a great crisis climaxing around 2020 — and that up next is a millennial vs. boomer standoff that will usher in a new world order

America sees a “turning” every 20 years as one generation displaces another, and the dynamic between one particular generation entering “elderhood” and another entering “young adulthood” creates a crisis every 80 years, according to a theory prophesied in Neil Howe and William Strauss’ “The Fourth Turning.” The authors wrote that […]
A book published nearly 25 years ago predicted America would hit a great crisis climaxing around 2020 — and that up next is a millennial vs. boomer standoff that will usher in a new world order
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Boston opened its offices this week and almost no one showed up to work

Offices in Boston were allowed to open at 25% capacity on Monday, but many remained virtually empty. Many companies are opting to remain remote until at least September or next year. Reopening safely requires measures like personal protective equipment for employees and quick office redesigns. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
Boston opened its offices this week and almost no one showed up to work
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MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer

Freelancing has quickly become a popular career option, with many people turning to the passion-fuelled, work-from-home lifestyle. But with a unique career comes a unique set of tasks, such as filing business taxes, getting referrals, and working through lean periods. Luckily, there’s no dearth of advice from those who are […]
MAKING IT AS A FREELANCER: Every tip, trick, and guide you’ll need to get started, build a successful business, and handle the ups and downs of being a freelancer
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Broken glass, empty shoeboxes, and a single open McDonalds: Photos show a scene of destruction in Santa Monica after looters made their way through businesses

On May 31, peaceful protesters took to the streets of Santa Monica, California, to protest police brutality and the recent killing of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis. Similar protests have been unfolding across the country. When afternoon arrived in Santa Monica, looters began […]
Broken glass, empty shoeboxes, and a single open McDonalds: Photos show a scene of destruction in Santa Monica after looters made their way through businesses
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Read the powerful letter Emerson College’s first black president sent his school about the ‘legalised lynching’ of George Floyd: ‘America is on fire’

Lee Pelton is the president of Emerson College in Boston, Massachussetts. On June 1, he wrote a powerful letter to the students and staff at Emerson expressing his feelings of sorrow, anger, and pain caused by police brutality throughout the nation. The college president spoke about the times he faced […]
Read the powerful letter Emerson College’s first black president sent his school about the ‘legalised lynching’ of George Floyd: ‘America is on fire’
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Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.

The psychedelics industry is growing as more institutions research their benefits and organisations invest in treatments. Entrepreneurs looking to break into this burgeoning field should consider services targeting psychedelic research and development, like marketing, event planning, legal services, or content creation. There’s also plenty of room to volunteer for organisations […]
Psychedelics will see a boom much like cannabis. Here’s how entrepreneurs can stay ahead of the curve.
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I took Sheryl Sandberg’s free 20-minute course on resilience to help me cope with the loss of my brother. Here are the best life-changing lessons on inner strength everyone could use right now.

My brother died of an accidental opioid overdose in May 2019 and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died in 2015 of a heart attack. A few weeks ago, Sandberg and I spoke about grief during a time when virtually everyone is experiencing it. That conversation inspired me to enroll in […]
I took Sheryl Sandberg’s free 20-minute course on resilience to help me cope with the loss of my brother. Here are the best life-changing lessons on inner strength everyone could use right now.
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How Americans worry the coronavirus will damage society

Brunswick, a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, is conducting a weekly survey to a sample of American workers about their attitudes regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. The firm asked Americans about what they are most concerned about regarding the pandemic’s impact on society. The negative impact on the […]
How Americans worry the coronavirus will damage society
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An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction

Sanitation workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, and they have been deemed essential workers throughout the coronavirus pandemic. Around 10,000 people work for the New York Department of Sanitation. Of them, 628 have tested positive for COVID-19, and seven have died, the New York Department […]
An NYC sanitation worker who’s been on the job for 25 years explains the changes he’s seen in the city throughout the pandemic, from lots of cardboard boxes to the loss of human interaction
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The 14 best rosés to try this summer, according to wine experts

As summer approaches, so too nears the time to begin stocking your fridge with one of the season’s favourite adult beverages: rosé. If you’re new to the pink wine, experts recommend trying out a variety of hues from pale to deep to discover what most pleases your palate. If you’re […]
The 14 best rosés to try this summer, according to wine experts
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I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma; she’s assisted in a variety of disaster response efforts and is adjunct faculty at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. But none of those prepared her for what she’s currently witnessing – her clinical practice has transformed […]
I’m a psychologist treating doctors during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re already in a mental health crisis — and they need as many resources as we can offer.
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I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works

Paula Madrid is a clinical and forensic psychologist who specialises in trauma and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s National Centre for Disaster Preparedness. Madrid uses what she calls the ‘POWER’ method to help balance working from home full-time and homeschooling her daughter during the COVID-19 pandemic. She encourages […]
I’m a psychologist and I use the ‘POWER’ method to help my child stay positive during quarantine — here’s how it works
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Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.

Marty Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post where he oversees a staff of more than 800 journalists. In his commencement address, Baron speaks to the challenges facing a free press and American democracy if people fail to agree on what constitutes truth and fact, and instead base decisions […]
Legendary journalist Marty Baron offered critical advice for the next generation in his 20-minute Harvard commencement speech: ‘We risk entering dangerous territory.
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Hotel general managers share what it’s been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa

As would-be travellers returned home amidst the coronavirus pandemic, hotel general managers remained on their properties. Business Insider spoke to three general managers who continue to live on site with their families. They have found that it’s been a time to bond with family and fellow employees – and one […]
Hotel general managers share what it’s been like to ride out the pandemic at 3 very different resorts, from a private island in the Caribbean to a wilderness lodge in South Africa
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The NBA’s path from suspending its season to hosting a ‘World Cup of Basketball’ at Disney World shows how weird managing a crisis can be. Here are 4 lessons any leader can learn from the league’s reopening plan.

The NBA has confirmed that it’s holding exploratory talks with Disney about finishing the season in a “campus”-like part of Disney World, near Orlando, Florida. Since NBA Commissioner Adam Silver shocked the world – and the American economy – by suspending the league in March, he has governed through the […]
The NBA’s path from suspending its season to hosting a ‘World Cup of Basketball’ at Disney World shows how weird managing a crisis can be. Here are 4 lessons any leader can learn from the league’s reopening plan.
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‘3-day weekends are better’: Andrew Yang says the US should ‘seriously’ consider switching to a 4-day workweek to boost people’s mental health

Andrew Yang says the US should “seriously” consider a four-day workweek. Some studies have shown four-day workweeks increase worker satisfaction and productivity, and Microsoft’s Japan subsidiary reported a 40% boost in productivity after trialing the change. The coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in a four-day workweek as companies have been […]
‘3-day weekends are better’: Andrew Yang says the US should ‘seriously’ consider switching to a 4-day workweek to boost people’s mental health
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Innovation Inc: Harnessing the surge and prepping for the future

There is no shortage of stories highlighting just how much the coronavirus pandemic has turbocharged innovation. The NFL, for instance, completed its first-ever completely virtual draft with the help of Amazon and an army of smartphones. Companies are executing initial public offerings without setting foot on the iconic trading floor […]
Innovation Inc: Harnessing the surge and prepping for the future
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Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in

Dr. Becky Kennedy is a clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety, resilience, and parenting who runs her own practice in New York. She says that many of her clients with children have shared that homeschooling is not going well for them during COVID-19. Kennedy advises parents to teach their kids resilience […]
Parents have a massive opportunity to teach resilience right now — here’s the script a child psychologist recommends for getting the message to sink in
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PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the management-consulting industry. The market for consultants has declined from $US160 billion to an estimated $US130 billion in 2020 because of decreased client demand, according to the research platform Statista. COVID-19 has forced firms to hold off on client projects, make significant changes to their […]
PRESENTING: 38 power players disrupting the $130 billion consulting industry and solving problems for clients in crisis
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REOPENING: Businesses explain their plans and how they’re preparing now

Several states are beginning the first phases of reopening and gyms, fitness studios, bowling alleys, and salons are among some of the businesses allowed to open with limited capacity. Businesses are eager to reopen; half of the companies polled by the small business referral network Alignable said they could get […]
REOPENING: Businesses explain their plans and how they’re preparing now
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‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis

Survivors of the HIV/AIDs epidemic share three life-saving lessons for coping with COVID-19. The HIV/AIDS epidemic changed American culture. Since 1981,75 million people have had the HIV virus and approximately 32 million have died. Everything from practicing compassion to developing tolerance can help you get through this tough time. Visit […]
‘It was wartime’: 3 survivors of the AIDS epidemic share the hard lessons on love and resiliency they learned in the ’80s that are helping them make it through the coronavirus crisis
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Here’s a look at how a therapist set up his daily schedule and his home office so he can conduct private, sensitive meetings with patients while also raising a young daughter

Since March 16, therapist Mark Loewen has been working from home with his husband Leo and daughter Zoe. Loewen has been the owner and manager of LaunchPad Counseling, a counseling practice in Richmond, Virginia, for six years, where he specialises in parenting, relationships, and LQBTQIA+ issues. Loewen is also a […]
Here’s a look at how a therapist set up his daily schedule and his home office so he can conduct private, sensitive meetings with patients while also raising a young daughter
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Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’

Alexis Ohanian is the cofounder of venture capital firm Initialized Capital and social media website Reddit. In his commencement address, Ohanian acknowledged that the virtual commencement was probably not what most graduates had imagined for their big day, and applauded their ability to adapt to new challenges as a crucial […]
Watch Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian’s funny and heartfelt commencement speech to the 2020 graduates: ‘Any investment you make in the best people in your life right now will pay massive dividends.’
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Harvard economist warns the coronavirus has exposed massive inequality in the US — and if business leaders don’t step up it could put capitalism in crisis

Rebecca Henderson, a Harvard economist and author of “Reimagining Capitalism,” said the coronavirus pandemic is a turning point in the conversation surrounding capitalism. More leaders are talking about inequality and climate change than ever before. The coronavirus pandemic presents a “silver lining” because it’s an opportunity to completely reimagine capitalism. […]
Harvard economist warns the coronavirus has exposed massive inequality in the US — and if business leaders don’t step up it could put capitalism in crisis
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NYU will reopen in the fall for in-person classes

New York University is planning on resuming in-person classes in the fall, NYU Local reports. The university will reportedly implement measures including coronavirus and antibody testing and reduced housing density. It is also introducing a program called “Go Local,” where students who are residents and citizens of other countries can […]
NYU will reopen in the fall for in-person classes
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The partisan battle over unemployment benefits will shape the future of America’s safety net — and we’re about to find out the hard way which party is in the right

President Donald Trump’s reported opposition to extending the weekly $US600 bonus to unemployment benefits isn’t unusual for his party, as Republican senators including Lindsey Graham and David Perdue have also expressed concerns over the benefit. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agrees with them, restricting access to unemployment benefits for recipients of […]
The partisan battle over unemployment benefits will shape the future of America’s safety net — and we’re about to find out the hard way which party is in the right