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How Diversity of Opinion Makes This Digital Educator a Better CEO

Tapping the talent of a diverse workforce can stimulate fresh ideas, improve the customer experience, and enforce company values. That should come as no surprise as countless studies, including Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, have found a match between workplace diversity and a more innovative corporate culture. And it underscores the case for CEOs …

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The Most (and Least) Cringe-Worthy Brand April Fools’ Pranks of 2019

Gullible citizens of the internet, beware. You’re about to see a lot of brands announcing new products today, all of which serendipitously seem to release on April 1. It’s April Fools’ Day, and just because Microsoft’s abstaining from pranking festivities this year, that hasn’t deterred other companies from celebrating the holiday. Here’s a roundup of …

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State Street Fearless Girl, Joe Biden, Lucy Flores: Broadsheet April 1

Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Emma Hinchliffe here today. Slovakia elects its first female president, we dig into the Joe Biden story, and State Street’s gender lens investing fund hasn’t held up the standards of its own Fearless Girl. Have a vigilant April Fools’ Day! EVERYONE’S TALKING [bs_bullet_primary] Failing the Fearless Girl? You might have heard …

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Jeff Bezos’ Investigator Says Saudi Arabia Hacked Amazon CEO’s Phone Before Affair Exposé

The feud between Jeff Bezos and the National Enquirer took another stunning turn over the weekend when a personal investigator for the Amazon.com Inc. chief executive officer accused Saudi Arabia of accessing Bezos’ phone data before the tabloid exposed his extramarital affair. Gavin de Becker, a security consultant for Bezos, made his accusations in a …

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Chinese Manufacturing, Saudis vs. Bezos, Turkish Polls: CEO Daily for April 1, 2019

Good morning. David Meyer here, filling in for Alan from Berlin. Last week, Bayer got hit with another big damages verdict relating to the Roundup weedkiller it got as part of its Monsanto takeover. This time it was $81 million, slightly more than the figure for the last award after Bayer’s appeal. There are still …

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The Firm Behind ‘Fearless Girl’ Has a Dubious Record of Backing Gender Diversity as a Shareholder

As the firm behind New York’s Fearless Girl statue, State Street Corporation has gotten an estimated $13 million in free publicity and even seen success pushing companies to add women to their boards of directors. But as a shareholder, the firm’s fund specifically devoted to gender diversity has often opposed initiatives in favor of that …

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How ‘Medicare for All’ Could Mean Change for Everyone

Through Medicare, the government health-insurance program created in 1965 to help older Americans afford their medical bills, the U.S. helps one in five of its citizens pay for doctor visits, blood tests, prescription drugs, stays in hospitals or nursing facilities, and hospice care. Why not offer those benefits to everybody? “Medicare for All” has emerged …

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