If you want to tackle problems the same way as Bill Gates, you need to start with two simple questions: “Who has dealt with this problem well? And what can we learn from them?” “Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve tackled every big new problem the same way: by starting off with [those] two questions.
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Macy’s, which is known for kicking off the holiday season with its nationally televised Thanksgiving Day parade, is painting a picture of a holiday season unlike any other.  As the country grapples with the global coronavirus pandemic, CEO Jeff Gennette said Wednesday he is anticipating a more drawn-out holiday season — with shopping kicking off in
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Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, manages over 250,000 employees globally – and when looking to hire new people or promote within, he looks for key “leadership” characteristics.   “Management, in an important way, is facts, analysis, details, follow-up [and] discipline. And it is hard. You have to do it all the time – [managing] sales, balance
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Macy’s got a bigger-than-expected boost online during the latest quarter, even as its stores started to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic.  The department store operator’s digital sales surged 53% from a year earlier, as more shoppers visited its website to buy workout clothes and home decor. The company also said luxury categories at Bloomingdale’s outpaced internal
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Hotels are rolling out the red carpet for a new breed of traveler: your new puppy. Lockdowns, social distancing and new work-from-home arrangements have caused animal adoptions to soar across the United States. A new TD Ameritrade survey found that 33% of Americans — and half of millennials — have considered fostering or adopting a
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Zoom Video Communications Inc. founder and CEO Eric Yuan at the company’s IPO at Nasdaq MarketSite in New York, April 18, 2019. Victor J. Blue | Bloomberg | Getty Images Zoom Video Communications shares rose as much as 25% in extended trading on Monday after the company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that were better than
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Tiger selfies in Thailand, donkeys buckling beneath heavy riders in Greece, guests doing yoga atop elephants at a luxury resort — these instances, and others, were the impetus behind new animal tourism guidelines published last week by adventure travel company, Intrepid Travel, and the global animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection.  The Animal Welfare Policy Toolkit says
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Aneel Bhusri at the 2016 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. David A. Grogan | CNBC Workday shares rose as much as 13% in extended trading on Thursday after the cloud software company reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and earnings. The company also said Chano Fernandez is being promoted from co-president to co-CEO, operating alongside Aneel
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Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in New York. Craig Warga | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abercrombie & Fitch shares are soaring after the apparel retailer reported a surprise quarterly profit Thursday morning and impressive online revenue growth of 56% during the coronavirus pandemic.  Its stock was recently trading up
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Some workers in the U.K. will be paid £130 ($172) if they are required to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, the British government announced Thursday. The payouts will be available to workers with low incomes who can’t work from home and live in areas with high numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases.  Workers who test positive
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Ariel Skelley | DigitalVision | Getty Images The idea of “slowing down” in retirement is quickly becoming an antiquated concept. To today’s retirees, retirement is no longer simply defined as the end of work, but the beginning of a whole new chapter of life, with new choices, freedoms and challenges. This new beginning is born
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Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Wednesday saw his net worth soar above $202 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making him the first person to cross the $200 billion threshold. He’s now $78 billion richer than Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who stands at number two. The Amazon
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An employee of Dick’s Sporting Goods in Destiny USA mall delivers products to a shopper, as customers pick up goods from retailers offering curbside pick up as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions ease in Syracuse, New York, U.S., May 15, 2020. Zachary Krahmer | Reuters Dick’s Sporting Goods reported eye-popping quarterly earnings and sales growth Wednesday,
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Marc Benioff, chairman and chief executive officer of Salesforce.com speaks during the grand opening ceremonies for the Salesforce Tower in San Francisco on May 22, 2018. David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images Salesforce shares rose as much as 14% in extended trading Tuesday after the enterprise-software company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings that surpassed analysts’ expectations,
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Nordstrom said Tuesday its net sales fell 53% during the second quarter, as its stores took a hit from being temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, and its online business suffered due to a shift in timing of its annual Anniversary Sale.  The company said its stores, including its off-price Nordstrom Rack locations, were closed for
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New York. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared some of her secrets to staying organized and prepared during congressional hearings in an Instagram story Monday — and they are techniques anyone can use. Ocasio-Cortez, who was prepping to question Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who testified Monday on the sweeping changes made to the Post Office, said she uses methods
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Hope Hicks, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump’s, landed high-paying gigs, including a Wall Street speaking engagement, between White House stints, according to her latest financial disclosure report. After serving as one of the leaders of Trump’s White House communications shop, she departed the administration in March 2018. Two years later, she returned as
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People wearing masks walk past a large face mask sign in front of a Best Buy near Columbus Circle that as the city enters Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld | Getty Images Best Buy on Tuesday reported strong second-quarter sales growth, helped
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