News Of The Week

Why Brexit could be a disaster for American companies

Brexit

After news broke in the early morning hours of June 24 that the British public has voted to exit the European Union, markets went into a nosedive. The outcome of the vote is a major headache for American companies with U.K. locations, who have suddenly lost easy access to the rest of the continent. But it could also have implications for the rest of the American economy.

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Instead of reading this, should you be napping?

Napping

This week, a picture of Richard Branson is making the rounds that shows him posing with an employee who is taking a nap on an office couch. On his blog, Branson notes the employee was getting some “much-needed rest,” and napping at the office has certainly become more acceptable, especially in the tech and startup worlds. But is it really a good idea?

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Whatever happened to Theranos? Lessons from a startup bust

Theranos

Last year, Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes was at the top of Forbes’ list of America’s Richest Self-Made Women. When the magazine released its new list on June 1, Holmes had dropped off completely. In fact, Forbes announced it was lowering its estimate of her net worth to zero. What went so wrong in just a year?

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Ted Cruz and John Kasich have quit. Should you?

Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz surprised pundits this week by bowing out of the presidential race, following a loss to rival Donald J. Trump in the crucial Indiana primary. A day later, John Kasich, whose path to the nomination was even steeper, followed suit. What lessons does this hold for your own exit? When is the right time to quit fighting a losing battle?

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