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Sallie Krawcheck, once the ‘most powerful woman on Wall Street,’ shares how an MBA helped her escape the finance world’s toxic culture of the ’80s

“That’s when she realized business school could be an option that would let her escape” writes Sherin Shibu for businessinsider.com. MBA applicants cite acquiring new skills, access to job prospects, and advancing their careers as the primary reasons for investing in business school.”For me, business school was a break, a time to reflect,” Krawcheck explained. Source: businessinsider.com

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A look at what top Hollywood talent agencies are doing for YouTube creators and influencers

“Since the rise of YouTube influencers, Hollywood’s top talent agencies, from WME to UTA, have developed digital-focused departments, and now work with popular YouTube stars” writes Amanda Perelli for businessinsider.com. Some YouTube creators have both a talent manager and an agent to help build their digital brand.The best talent agents are there to help clients (with their managers) construct a lasting brand. And for more on the business of being an influencer, and a breakdown of how YouTube creators make their money, check out these Business Insider Prime stories below:. In…

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M&S poaches Tesco executive for top clothing job

“LONDON (Reuters) – British retailer Marks & Spencer has appointed the chief executive of rival Tesco’s F&F Clothing division to be the boss of its struggling clothing and home business, it said on Friday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. In July, M&S’ CEO Steve Rowe sacked clothing division head Jill McDonald after publicly criticising poor availability, and assumed direct leadership of the business himself. Source: 95kqds.com

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Dispensed: DC healthcare power players, steeper losses for Oscar and Bright, and hospital tech chiefs dish on Google

“From nonprofits to established medical institutions, the DC Healthcare Power Player List showcases work being done across the healthcare policy spectrum” writes Lydia Ramsey for businessinsider.com. Click here to read all about the DC power players shaping the rules for the massive, massive healthcare industry.We now have three positions opened, one for a pharma/biotech reporter, one for our health policy reporting gig, and now one for a San Francisco-based healthcare reporter.That’s a question we on the healthcare team need your help answering!.  Source: businessinsider.com

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‘Make the big ask’ and other tips for becoming an expert at pitching ideas, courtesy of an award-winning speaker

“You should also know who your competition is and how this business pitch can help take your company to the next level.”” writes Teneshia Jackson Warner for businessinsider.com. A pitch is a verbal representation of your business idea, and, in most pitch settings, you’ll have a limited amount of time to make your case. Source: businessinsider.com

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A 28-year-old founder lost $10,000 to a fraudulent manufacturer when she first launched her business. Here are the marketing tactics she used to grow it into a multimillion-dollar company.

“Jess Ekstrom has had two distinct experiences in her life that might have quashed anyone’s dreams of business success” writes Robin Madell for businessinsider.com. Soon after launching her business, Headbands of Hope, which gives a headband to a child with cancer for every item the company sells, Ekstrom realized she had been ripped off by a fraudulent manufacturer — to the tune of $10,000. Source: businessinsider.com

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Lesotho May Have a Blockchain-Powered Government Through Apollo

“Apollo is the first blockchain to implement database sharding, a technology that has made Apollo one of the first truly sustainable blockchains on Earth” writes Nick Marinoff for livebitcoinnews.com. Several countries continue to pave the way for cryptocurrency and blockchain, the latest example being Lesotho in Africa.Unlike nearly every blockchain on the market, Apollo does not suffer from debilitating sustainability issues such as blockchain bloat.Sadly, the technology hasn’t been widely explored in these areas, but Apollo is looking to change all that. Source: livebitcoinnews.com

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Battling slowing sales, insurer AIA hires new CEO from rival Ping An

“Lee will take over at AIA at a time when the insurer is facing slowing demand, with anti-government protests in Hong Kong hitting sales of insurance products to mainland Chinese visitors” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. AIA and other insurers in Hong Kong get a large share of their sales from selling insurance products to China visitors seeking better products and overseas investment opportunities. Source: 95kqds.com

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Zume, the robotic pizza maker that SoftBank valued at $1 billion, has lost several top execs and appears to have moved away from robots, even as it seeks new money

“Zume’s business model seemed to fluctuate according various executives’ whims, often changing week-to-week or even day-to-day, sources said” writes Megan Hernbroth for businessinsider.com. The turmoil comes as the company, valued at more than $1 billion, is reportedly in talks with SoftBank for another mega-funding round. Source: businessinsider.com

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Panasonic has no plans for new Tesla battery plant in China: CEO

“TOKYO (Reuters) – Panasonic Corp has no plans to build a new battery plant for Tesla Inc in China, the Japanese company’s chief executive said, as it struggles to make profits from its existing battery business with the electric vehicle maker” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The comments reflect Panasonic’s growing caution about its joint battery business with Tesla, which has yet to show sustained profits.”We don’t have any plans at the moment to set up a production site in China for Tesla’s Chinese business,” CEO Kazuhiro Tsuga told…

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