Why Barnes & Noble May Soon Look Like the Local Bookstores It Killed Off

The Barnes & Noble saga may yet have a happy ending. The retailer, still the largest U.S. bookstore chain despite years of shriveling sales, was bought by hedge fund -Elliott Management along with newly revived British bookseller Waterstones in a $683 million deal. It’s easy for any retailer to blame Amazon for its woes, but …

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The CEO’s Toughest Leadership Challenge—Leading Themselves

Being a CEO is a daunting task. The challenge of leading a large, complex organization takes a range of talents that aspiring executives spend decades developing. Yet ironically, some of the most startling corporate missteps are caused by a much more basic failure–the failure of CEOs to lead themselves. CEOs, especially in public companies, are …

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Minnesota cop awarded $585,000 after colleagues snooped on her DMV data

Enlarge / The most recent graduate from Ford’s police academy, the Police Responder Hybrid Sedan. In 2013, Amy Krekelberg received an unsettling notice from Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources: An employee had abused his access to a government driver’s license database and snooped on thousands of people in the state, mostly women. Krekelberg learned that …

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