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Sitting at work is horrible for you, but there’s a simple way to counteract it

Walking meetings are a great way to give yourself a screen break. Westend61/Getty Images Walking meetings are becoming a more popular trend during the pandemic. Walking is one of the best things you can do to counteract sitting all day. Research found that workers who took walking meetings got more exercise. See more stories on Insider's business page. Employees are tired of meetings. They're burned out from looking at their computers and Zoom fatigue is on the rise. The number o...
Tags: Science, Fitness, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walking, Activity, Career Advice, Meetings, University Of Miami, Physical, Meetings And Presentations, Preventing Chronic Disease, Lydia Ramsey Pflanzer Caroline Hroncich


Nearly 500 new billionaires joined the ranks of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk last year as the world's richest became $5 trillion richer

From left: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault; and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images; Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The world's richest are $5 trillion richer than they were one year ago, according to Forbes. Executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bernard Arnault all saw massive gains amid the pandemic. Meanwhile, 2020 was a period of economic uncertainty and j...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Life, US, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Lvmh, Forbes, Bezos


The 25 large companies with the best outlook, according to employees

Zoom Video Communications ranked No. 1 in Comparably's Best Company Outlook in 2021 list for large companies. Courtesy of Comparably Comparably released its ranking of the workplaces with the most highly-rated company outlooks. The large company list is based on ratings over a 12-month period from employees at companies with over 500 employees. The following are the top 25 large companies, and the full list can be found on Comparably here. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Google, Adobe, Microsoft, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Glendale, Bellevue, San Jose, Santa Clara, McHenry, Provo, Cambridge Massachusetts


2 long-time Amazon insiders wrote a book on how the company runs - here are the best anecdotes and quotes

Amazon has many unique corporate practices, like 20 minutes of silence at the beginning of every important meeting. David McNew/Getty Images Kevin J. Delaney is the founder of Reset Work, a newsletter about work and leadership in the pandemic era and beyond. This post is part of Reset Work's weekly business book briefing, republished with permission. In it, Delaney breaks down "Working Backwards," a new book from Amazon alums Colin Bryar and Bill Carr. Visit the Business section of Insider...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Music, Nordic, Carr, Jeff


CEO behind P&G brands like Tide, Dawn, and Swiffer on how to spark creativity and collaboration among your team during difficult times

Insider Shailesh Jejurikar. Procter & Gamble Shailesh Jejurikar is the CEO of Procter & Gamble's largest business line, Fabric & Home Care. By maintaining a growth mindset, he's helped his teams thrive despite pandemic uncertainty. Jejurikar has employees challenge assumptions and connect with shoppers and emphasizes work-life balance. This article is part of a series called "Leaders by Day," which takes a look at how prominent business leaders are tackling various challenges ...
Tags: Leadership, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Management, Unilever, Walmart, Retail, Ohio, Procter Gamble, Geneva, Nordic, Jason Alexander, CEOs, Target Amazon


Bill Gates on the climate crisis: ‘I can't deny being a rich guy with an opinion’

In an exclusive extract from his new book, the Microsoft founder explains why we need to cut carbon emissions to zero – even if he is an ‘imperfect messenger’There are two numbers you need to know about climate change. The first is 51bn. The other is zero.Fifty-one billion is how many tons of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere every year. Zero is what we need to aim for. To stop the warming and avoid the worst effects of climate change, humans need to stop adding greenho...
Tags: Energy, Microsoft, Climate Change, Environment, Life and style, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


Kritisches Denken in einer Welt voller Meinungen: So findest du heraus, was du wirklich denkst

Wie viele Stunden hast du jetzt schon damit verbracht, Nachrichten auf deinem Smartphone zu beantworten, gleichzeitig Bridgerton zu gucken und dich langsam an den Bestseller heranzutasten, den du diese Woche endlich anfangen wolltest? Unsere Generation ist gekennzeichnet durch eine riesige mediale Vielfalt und ständigen Medienkonsum – von Podcasts und Fernsehsendungen über Artikel bis hin zu sozialen Medien. Wir bauen aber keine echte Verbindung zu der aufgenommenen Information auf. Es überra...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Washington Dc, Technologie, Luft, Wie, Jahren, Weise, Zeit, Nir Eyal, Möglichkeit, Gedanken, Leben, Monat


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple

Steve Jobs, left, and Bill Gates. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Trends, Tech, Features, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy


The 25 best large companies for diversity in 2020, according to employees

Microsoft is the best large company for diversity, according to Comparably's new ranking. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images Career site Comparably shared its fourth annual ranking of the best companies for diversity. The ranking is based on ratings from employees of color over a 12-month period.  Microsoft, Google, and Zoom all made the top 25. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As many companies work to improve their diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts after a year of pr...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Diversity, Companies, Miami, Ibm, San Jose, Santa Clara, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Thomson Reuters


Bewerbungen schreiben während Corona: So klappt’s mit dem neuen Job

Du bist für deinen nächsten Karriereschritt bereit? Vielleicht kommst du auch mit der Kurzarbeit finanziell nicht über die Runden, oder du wurdest möglicherweise sogar vor Kurzem entlassen? So oder so ist eines sicher: Du suchst gerade nach einem neuen Job. Unter den momentanen Umständen kann die Arbeitssuche aber ganz schön ernüchternd sein. Das Homeoffice ist das neue „Normal“. Aus diesem Grund finden Vorstellungsgespräche, Einschulungen und Onboarding-Prozesse nun ebenfalls virtuell sta...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Microsoft, Technologie, Tavares, Alvarez, Wie, Rolle, Weil, Haupt, Zeit, Schule, Zukunft, Lupe, Hause, Lage


The 25 best large companies for women in 2020, according to female employees

Facebook is one of the best large companies for women, according to Comparably's new ranking. Courtesy of Comparably Career site Comparably just published its annual ranking of the best companies for women. The ranking is based on ratings from female employee over a 12-month period. HubSpot, which makes a marketing and sales platform for businesses, ranked at the top of the large company list.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. HubSpot is the best large company for wo...
Tags: Google, Career, Facebook, Adobe, Microsoft, Women, Careers, Toronto, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Bellevue, Ibm, San Jose


The 25 large companies with the best CEOs in 2020, according to employees

Eric Yuan, CEO of Zoom Video Communications, is the best CEO of large companies according to Comparably. Carlo Allegri/AP Career site Comparably just released its annual list of the best CEOs at large companies. The list is based on anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period. Eric Yuan, the CEO of Zoom Video Communications, ranked at the top of the list. View the full lists from Comparably here. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. One career site found the most highl...
Tags: Apple, Google, New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Tim Cook, Silicon Valley, San Jose, Seattle


The 25 large companies with the best culture in 2020

Google has the best company culture among large companies, according to employee ratings on Comparably. Courtesy of Comparably Career website Comparably released its fourth annual ranking of the companies with the best company culture. Comparably used anonymous employee ratings over a 12-month period to develop its ranking. These ratings included 50 questions making up 20 different metrics, such as work-life balance and compensation. At the top of the list of companies with more than 500 e...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Companies, Bellevue, Farmers, San Jose, Santa Clara, LexisNexis


Microsoft releases Windows 95 ugly Christmas sweater

Microsoft has released a line of ugly Christmas sweaters with retro Windows themes. Along with Windows 95 graphics, there are also Windows XP and MS Paint designs. Microsoft says that for every sweater purchase, they will donate $20 to Girls Who Code, with a minimum donation promised of $50,000. — Read the rest
Tags: Fashion, News, Microsoft, Clothing, Sweaters


How to change the time and date settings on your Windows 10 computer, or set them to update automatically

You can change the time on your Windows 10 computer manually if it's wrong. WOCinTech Chat/Flickr/Attribution While Windows 10 can be automatically set to determine the time based on your current location, this doesn't always work perfectly.  The Windows 10 clock can be changed quickly and easily in your computer's Settings app.  The wrong system time and date may lead to network issues and your files displaying inaccurate time stamps. Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library...
Tags: Microsoft, Life, Windows, Trends, Pc, Windows 10, Tech Insider, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Tech How To, Newsroom Affiliate How To, Jennifer Still


Tips for Working from a Home-based Business During COVID-19

A lot of workers have had to adjust from working in a traditional office environment to working from home in 2020, but some people have always worked this way. If you’re an individual who has run a business from your home, you may be used to having clients visit your home office and as well as other visitors coming and going. If you’re starting to see customers in your home workshop or office again, here are some tips to make sure you’re doing this as safely as possible. Try to Set Up ...
Tags: Work From Home, Fashion, Microsoft, Home Office, Skype, Home Business, Home Life, Home-Based Business, Work & Business, COVID-19, COVID, Home Office Refresh, Home Office Upgrade, Touch Free Sanitisers


Bill Gates Suggestions For How To Become A Better Manager

The secret is to not just manage people Image Credit: Greg Rubenstein I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to getting some advice. Being a manager is hard work and I don’t claim to know how to do everything correctly. What I would really like is if someone that I really respected would take the time to point out what I should be doing in order to become a better manager. It turns out that, of all people, Bill Gates is willing to do just that. Hey, if he’s talking to me, then ...
Tags: Career, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Managers, Human, Bill, Empower, Perfection, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Mental Health Days, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training


Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here's how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

FilmMagic/Getty Images Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at the age of 46.  Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to establishing himself as an eccentric and well-liked entrepreneur.  In his first year at the company, Zappos went from almost nothing in sales to $1.6 million.  Hsieh moved Zappos headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began an initiative to make the city another Silicon Valley. He announced in August he was retiring after more than 20 years at the...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Connecticut, Retail, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas


8 free classes from Bill Gates' favorite websites that you can sign up for right now to teach yourself to code

These online courses are free. Getty Images/ Maskot If you find yourself at home with a lot of free time on your hands, consider learning the basics of coding. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said he loves Khan Academy and Code.org. Here are eight free online courses on everything from JavaScript to SQL, from the platforms recommended by Gates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is again spiking across the country, mil...
Tags: Learning, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bill Gates, Coding, Khan Academy, Gates, Bloomberg News, Coding Bootcamp, Marguerite Ward, Programming Khan Academy Gates, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign They


Common Job Interview Questions – Bill Gates’ Cheat Sheet

Common job interview questions may result in uncommon or suboptimal answers. Listen to Bill Gates for his thoughts on the topic. For your legal job interview, do your research and get multiple perspectives on topics such as how to answer salary questions, what questions you should be asking at the interview, how to prepare for an in-house interview, and last but not least, how to ace the in-house counsel job interview. Keep in mind that you may be asked questions that are uncommon, unusual and u...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Careers, Bill Gates, Steph Curry, Inc, Legal Job Interview


8 Free Alternatives for Stuff That Cost Most People Money

I went to get the flu shot the other day, a trip I make once a year to keep not just me but those around me safer. And oh man I felt so sluggish afterward! I got the shot in the morning and I was only half functional for pretty much the rest of the day. The nurse said it’s normal to feel tired though and not something I needed to worry about. Luckily, I’m back to 100% now and everything seems to be a-ok. This year, we changed where we got the flu shot. We found out that our county’s health agen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Marketing, Lifestyle, United States, Free Stuff, Google Docs, Harry Potter, North America, Costco, Frugality, Irs


21 high-paying side jobs you can do in your spare time

Virtual yoga instructors can make $25 per hour. insta_photos/Shutterstock Many of these side jobs pay more than $25 an hour. Part-time and remote opportunities allow you to choose a side job that works with your regular work schedule. A bachelor's degree or higher education isn't necessarily required — many side jobs favor work experience or other skills.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Looking to make a little extra cash without having to leave the job you already hav...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Jobs, Money, Microsoft, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Php, Features, Netflix, Tasker, Remote Jobs, Glassdoor, Marie Kondo


THE JOB HUNTER'S TOOL KIT: The ultimate tips, tricks, and resources for finding your dream job during the pandemic and beyond

Shutterstock Even though hiring may be down during the coronavirus pandemic, job seekers shouldn't fear: Plenty of companies are looking for skilled workers.With record numbers of people filing for unemployment, however, competition for openings will be stiff. That's why Business Insider compiled a list of advice that will help you stand out in the crowd and find work that's both lucrative and career advancing. Here is what top recruiters, managers, and successful job seekers themselves sa...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Bank Of America, Paypal, Netflix, Job Search, Airbnb, Goldman Sachs, New York Stock Exchange, Intuit


Microsoft to reportedly allow its 150,000 employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella listens to a question at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Even when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Microsoft will reportedly allow most of its employees to work from home indefinitely. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their work week — and could work from home entirely if approved by their manager...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Azure, Windows, Careers, Trends, Xbox, Facebook Twitter, Elaine Thompson, Chris Lee, Verge Microsoft, Bellevue Wash, Ben Gilbert, Tech Insider, Coronavirus


Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home permanently, the latest tech giant to do so

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella listens to a question at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Bellevue, Wash. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Even when the coronavirus pandemic is over, Microsoft will reportedly allow employees to work from home indefinitely. According to an internal memo obtained by The Verge, employees will be allowed to work from home for less than half of their work week — and could work from home entirely if approved by their manager. Microsoft ...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, Washington Post, White House, Satya Nadella, Azure, Windows, Careers, Trends, Xbox, Donald Trump, Facebook Twitter, Elaine Thompson, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Verge Microsoft, Bellevue Wash


Free childcare, flexible schedules, and months of paid leave: How Silicon Valley is switching up lavish in-office perks to benefit parents working from home

Xavier Laine/Getty Images Silicon Valley has long been known for its lavish employee perks, like on-site fitness classes and free meals.  But as the coronavirus crisis continues to keep workers at home, many tech companies are shifting from fun perks to accommodating benefits — particularly for working parents.  Tech companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Salesforce have started offering benefits like free back-up childcare, extra paid caregiver leave, and subsidized memberships to ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Parenting, Microsoft, Careers, America, Trends, Tech, Benefits, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Tim Allen, Stanford University, Allen, Steelcase


And so it Continues

T he story. The thing is, we are in it, wherever we are. Whatever form we take.  Suddenly I have so much to say. But I will wait.  I stitch. The feel of it is what I need. The feel of going. That little mirror helped a lot.  Yes, there are comment issues here. No, I am not going to change anything, especially anything I have to pay for. Maybe at one point, just unthreaded comments, like simpler times. Maybe we will just have less to say. So for now, switching browsers to Microsoft Edge is wor...
Tags: Crafts, Microsoft, Life, Flow, Reflection, Imagine, Form, Feel Free, Place, How It Might Happen, continuing aka Just Going, Cloth Stories, Technology And Blogging


Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's 'scientific adviser.'

Bill Gates. Gus Ruelas/Reuters For years, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has warned the world of a severe, impending pandemic. In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates said that "we're not ready for the next epidemic." In 2017, Gates wrote in an op-ed article for Business Insider that the next epidemic could be "a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu." Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen," and his charitable organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has comm...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Washington, Life, US, Trends, Features, Rome, Xi Jinping, Bill Gates, Alibaba, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Who, Cbs, Berkshire Hathaway



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