SUCCESS INSIDER: What people in the C-suites of Apple, Facebook, Disney, and 90 other big tech and media companies earn

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Earlier this month, S&P Global Market Intelligence reported that the average total CEO compensation for tech, media, and communications executives was higher than in all other sectors in 2019, at $US26.3 million. The next highest-paid group of CEOs were those in the financial-services sector, whose average total compensation was $US8 million less.

To help people better understand the compensation that technology and communications executives were receiving, we created a database of the most recent publicly available compensation data for information-technology and communications firms in the S&P 500.

Check out our database here, which includes firms such as Apple, Twitter, Verizon, Walt Disney, and Facebook.

Welcome to Success Insider, our regular newsletter for getting things done.

This week, we have inside tips from HR leaders at Facebook and Booz Allen Hamilton, the salaries of employees at 12 boutique consulting firms, a look at how Peloton became the “Apple of fitness,” and more.

How model-turned-CEO Natasha Oakley got her start right out of high school and now leads a multimillion-dollar swimwear brand

Natasha Oakley has been an entrepreneur since graduating high school, when she founded her own production company out of her native Australia. Now with an Instagram following that tops 2 million, her business savvy has taken social media by storm, and the startup she cofounded on a $US30,000 loan is a multimillion-dollar brand.


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Booz Allen Hamilton’s HR chief reveals the question she asks job candidates to see if they’re invested in their career. Here’s what she wants to hear in response.

Betty Thompson likes to ask job candidates how they managed their last job change — and she’s listening for signs that they’re proactive about their professional development. The most successful Booz Allen Hamilton employees, she said, take ownership of their careers.


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Facebook’s head of global recruiting reveals the tech giant’s remote hiring strategy that is helping them add 10,000 new product engineers to their team this year

Facebook has continued to recruit during the coronavirus pandemic. In fact, according to their head of global recruiting, the company will hire over 10,000 product engineers this year. Here’s how they’re making it happen.


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Dishoom’s founder says everything he learned at business school was wrong. Here’s how his quality-over-revenue approach helped Britain’s Indian restaurant group explode.

Shamil Thakrar is the cofounder of one of the UK’s most successful Indian restaurant groups, Dishoom, which serves 40,000 diners annually and employs 900 people. He revealed how the hard-headed business principles of profit he was programmed with are “completely wrong” and outlined his playbook for expanding a successful business.


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‘Women want brands to tell them that they’re doing the right thing’: How Black-owned cosmetics brand Mented defied a lipstick-sale slump during COVID-19 to post record numbers

Mask-wearing and working from home have caused lipstick sales to slump during the pandemic. But some brands, including Mented, have found ways to boost their sales — and their strategies could change the cosmetics industry forever.


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An inside look at the first ‘mobile-friendly’ accelerated MBA program, where aspiring entrepreneurs and leaders can earn their degree from their phones — without paying a cent in tuition

The Quantic School of Business and Technology, founded by former Rosetta Stone CEO Tom Adams, is an accelerated “mobile-first” graduate program designed for early and mid-career professionals to continue working while earning their MBA. With its uniquely tight network, “more interactive” instruction, and free tuition, it’s an attractive choice for prospective MBA candidates who are seeking opportunities in entrepreneurship and management.


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1.1 million users, 97% satisfaction, and $US607 million in revenue: How Peloton mastered user engagement to become the Apple of fitness

Peloton’s business of stationary at-home bikes, treadmills, and subscription workout classes blossomed during the pandemic as people searched for safe exercise options. The company capitalised on that fortuitous timing by meeting customers where they found themselves at the start of the pandemic — quarantined at home, trying to establish new routines.


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Meet the ‘no cap’ offer: How one of Boise’s top real estate agents helped his clients win a house at $US125,000 over ask by writing a contract with no limits

Matt Bauscher is one of Boise’s top real estate agents, and recently used a “no cap” offer to win an in-demand home for his clients, at $US125,000 over ask. Bauscher says he’s done hundreds of escalation clauses before but never a “no cap” deal: “No one had ever heard of what we did here either.”


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Consulting salaries, revealed: How much employees make at 12 boutique firms including Booz Allen Hamilton, AlixPartners, Mercer, and more

You can still make a six-figure salary working at a boutique consulting firm. Here’s how much 12 consulting firms including AlixPartners, Alvarez & Marsal, and Roland Berger paid their employees in 2019.


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