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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Michigan rolls past Northwestern in Howard's 'homecoming'

And his first game coaching the Wolverines (15-9, 6-7 Big Ten) in the Chicago area turned into a rather lopsided affair. Michigan took control in the first half, withstood a minor push in the second and came away with a rather easy victory. Brooks nailed four 3-pointers, including a momentum stopper after Northwestern cut a 23-point lead in the second half to 12.
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Here's why business experts think Uber's 'profitability' pledge is misleading and meaningless (UBER)

Uber excited investors and analysts last week when it predicted it would hit "profitability" by the end of this year. But the company's definition of "profitability" doesn't accord with standard accounting and leaves out a whole mess of expenses. The company's preferred profitability measure — adjusted EBITDA — is problematic, because while it is improving, its outflow of actual cash is actually worsening. It wouldn't be a surprise if the company hits its "profitability" target, business exper...
Tags: Uber, California, Stanford, Trends, Casper, Postmates, Wedbush, EBITDA, Dara, Northwestern, SIEGEL, Santa Clara University, Hendershott, Dara Khosrowshahi, Synovus, Kellogg School of Management


Here's why Casper's disappointing IPO could spell disaster for other unicorns (CSPR)

Casper's IPO could spell bad news for other startups looking to go public this year. The company went public at a market capitalization that was less than half the $1.1 billion valuation venture investors gave it a year ago, and it raised far less money than it initial expected. Casper was likely hurt by the fact that it's losing substantial amounts of money and that it tried to portray itself as a tech firm when it really wasn't one, business experts told Business Insider. Startups that are l...
Tags: Uber, Ipo, US, Trends, WeWork, Casper, Investors, Braun, Northwestern, Santa Clara University, Hendershott, Kellogg School of Management, Bruan, Rob Siegel, Robert Hendershott, Phillip Braun


Asana just said it's doing a direct listing — here's how they work and why more companies are thinking outside the box when it comes to going public

Asana is filing to take the company public through a direct listing rather than an IPO.  Slack did the same last year, creating buzz around Wall Street and confusion outside of it for those who don't understand why the difference is significant.  A key difference: Companies with a lot of money and brand recognition can save money on bank fees via a direct listing.  Still, an IPO is the preferred option for the majority of companies, expert say. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
Tags: Spotify, Taylor Swift, Ipo, San Francisco, Trends, Asana, Business Insider, Braun, Northwestern, Troy Wolverton, Kellogg, NYU Stern School of Business, Pete Flint, Becky Peterson, IPO Slack, Phillip Braun


Why Google's 'Loretta' ad won the Super Bowl

By leveraging strong storytelling, Google's "Loretta" ad forged a stronger connection with consumers who already know what Google does, writes Derek Rucker, the Sandy & Morton Goldman Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies in Marketing at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management.
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Buzzy mattress maker Casper is pitching itself as a tech company, just like WeWork did. Here why business experts are dubious. (AAPL, FIT)

Online mattress company Casper tried to pitch itself as a tech company in its recently filed initial public offering paperwork. Private investors have given it a tech-like premium, valuing it at $1.1 billion. Public investors may well have a different take on the company, especially since it acknowledged in its IPO document that a "significant" portion of its business still comes from selling mattresses. While it believes that technology products will spur its future growth, thus far, it only ...
Tags: Apple, Instagram, Microsoft, Withings, US, Trends, WeWork, Casper, Braun, Northwestern, Google Apple, Santa Clara University, Hendershott, Peloton, Kellogg School of Management, Dan Morgan


No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern 75-71

As Illinois coach Brad Underwood watched Northwestern play his Illini down to the wire, he couldn't help but feel he was watching his own team from a year ago. Trent Frazier scored 16 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, and Underwood's No. 24 Illinois hung on for a 75-71 win over the Wildcats on Saturday. “Northwestern is young but, boy, are they talented,” Underwood said.
Tags: News, Illinois, College Basketball, Wildcats, Northwestern, Underwood, Illini, Brad Underwood, Trent Frazier


6 Democratic Candidates Will Face Off in the Last Debate Before the Iowa Caucuses. Here’s What to Know

It’s a new year, a new decade and a new phase of the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. That’s right — we’re entering primary voting season, and that can only mean one thing: another Democratic debate. The Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) seventh Democratic debate of this cycle — and the first of the election year — will take place on Jan. 14 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. CNN will co-host the debate with The Des Moines Register and broadcast the event live fr...
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Oregon vs. Wisconsin: Rose Bowl Game 2020 preview and updates

The Oregon Ducks and the Wisconsin Badgers will meet in the Rose Bowl Game for the first time since 2012. Oregon clinched a spot in the 106th edition of the game, the eighth appearance in program history, following a 37-15 victory over Utah to win the Pac-12 Championship. Wisconsin didn’t have the same success, suffering a 34-21 loss to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game, but will represent the conference in Pasadena while Ohio State competes as one of four teams in the College Football...
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The December Democratic Debate Is Back on After Labor Dispute. Here’s What to Know

After days of tense negotiations, it seems the December Democratic debate will go ahead as scheduled. The last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019 — and the last before the debates move to early voting states — will air live from the Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Thursday at 8 p.m on PBS. All seven of the candidates in the debate had said they would boycott the event because of a labor dispute between food services company Sodexo and the union representing service...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Minnesota, Nbc, Maryland, Labor, Obama, Congress, Colorado, California, Washington, Senate, Massachusetts, Politico, New York City


4 Ways to Deliver Genuine Authenticity

Instagram “broke us” says a recent Vox article. The social networking service has warped our “perception of reality over the past almost-decade,” motivating people to “perform” a lifestyle while simultaneously convincing those watching that the performance is real. I’m convinced “celebrity CEOs” have done the same thing to people’s perceptions of leadership. Instagram and many celebrity CEOs showcase style over substance. People eat it up—and believe it, accepting calculated authenticity as an a...
Tags: Leadership, Instagram, Justice, Vox, Courage, Authenticity, Medtronic, Northwestern, Bill George, Harvard Business School, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Kellogg School of Management, Leadership Character, Be Yourself, Jackson Brown Jr, Authentic leadership


QB Morgan leads Gophers to 38-22 victory over Northwestern, 10-1 record

Minnesota rebounds from last week's loss for 10-1 record.
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Northwestern rallies past Norfolk State 70-59

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Ryan Young had 19 points and 12 rebounds, Pete Nance added 17 points and Northwestern overcame a slow offensive start for a 70-59 victory over Norfolk State on Friday night. Miller Kopp had 11 points as Northwestern (2-2) bounced back from a 67-56 home loss to Radford on Tuesday. Jermaine Bishop […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Northwestern, Evanston Ill, Radford, Ryan Young, Norfolk State, Pete Nance, Miller Kopp, Jermaine Bishop


Star High School Quarterback Arrested for Allegedly Sexually Assaulting Multiple Girls on a Party Bus

Harry How/GettyA star quarterback at a Colorado high school was arrested Friday morning for allegedly sexually assaulting multiple girls on a party bus in 2018. Aidan Atkinson, an 18-year-old student at Fairview High School who verbally committed to play at Northwestern University next fall, was charged with several counts on Friday, including three felony counts of sexual assault, Boulder County jail records show. The Boulder Police Department issued a statement stating that an individual turne...
Tags: News, Colorado, Baylor, Kennedy, Atkinson, Northwestern University, Wildcats, Northwestern, Boulder County, Boulder Valley School District, Boulder Daily Camera, The Daily Camera, Star High School, Fairview High School, Pat Kennedy, Boulder Police Department


Fleck says Gophers football needs to learn how to win as a front-runner

Winning as the favorite at Northwestern on Saturday is the next challenge as coach P.J. Fleck teaches his team about "championship football."
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No. 11 Minnesota looks to bounce back against Northwestern

No. 11 Minnesota (9-1, 6-1 Big Ten, No. 10 CFP) at Northwestern (2-8, 0-7) Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Minnesota by 13 1/2. Series record: Minnesota leads 53-36-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Most Read StoriesThe Northern Lights could be visible from across Washington state; here’s how and when to see them'Why are we exporting […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Washington, Sports, CFP, Northwestern


With new life, No. 20 Iowa looks to beat Northwestern

No. 20 Iowa (5-2, 2-2 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-5, 0-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPN2). Line: Iowa by 10 1/2. Series record: Iowa leads 50-27-3. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Most Read StoriesIllegal RV sewage dumping in Seattle pollutes waterways and poses a public-health hazard | Op-EdRussell Wilson makes a surprise appearance on Seahawks' injury […]
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Fields leads No. 4 Ohio State past Northwestern 52-3

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Justin Fields threw for four touchdowns, J.K. Dobbins rushed for 121 yards and No. 4 Ohio State pounded Northwestern 52-3 on Friday night. The Buckeyes (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) did exactly as expected and blew the game open early, jumping to a 31-3 halftime lead. Fields completed 18 of 23 passes […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ohio State, Northwestern, Buckeyes, Evanston Ill, Justin Fields, J K Dobbins


No. 3 Ohio State looks to stay unbeaten against Northwestern

No. 3 Ohio State (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) at Northwestern (1-4, 0-3), Friday at 8:30 p.m. EDT (BTN). Line: Ohio State by 27½. Series record: Ohio State leads 62-14-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Most Read StoriesFirst of six weather systems rolls into Seattle area; at least a week of rain ahead'Hunter killer assassins': Why the Boeing […]
Tags: News, Sports, Seattle, Ohio State, Boeing, Hunter, Northwestern


Mini Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Probe Dark Matter

A miniature gravitational wave detector under development would measure higher-frequency waves than LIGO. From a report: Within one second of the big bang, the first newborn black holes may have announced their formation with gravitational waves that stretched and squeezed the fabric of existence as they rippled outward into the expanding universe. Now researchers at Northwestern University have begun planning a tabletop-size sensor that could detect these primordial howls for the first time. Th...
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Vedral set to play if Martinez unavailable against Gophers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska began preparing for this week’s game at unbeaten Minnesota as if sophomore Noah Vedral would start at quarterback in place of Adrian Martinez. Martinez limped to the sideline at the end of the third quarter of the Cornhuskers’ win against Northwestern on Saturday and had ice on his left knee […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Nebraska, Lincoln, Cornhuskers, Gophers, Martinez, Northwestern, Noah Vedral, Vedral, Adrian Martinez Martinez


Huskers in bounce-back mode against struggling Northwestern

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Once again, Nebraska will try to bounce back from a humiliating loss. The Cornhuskers (3-2, 1-1 Big Ten) enter their game against Northwestern (1-3, 0-2) on Saturday off a 41-point beat-down at home by Ohio State. Last year, there was the 46-point road loss at Michigan, and the final two seasons […]
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Illinois rallies late to beat Northwestern 74-69 in OT

CHICAGO (AP) — Giorgi Bezhanishvili scored 26 points, Trent Frazier added 21, including the go-ahead 3-pointer late, and Illinois rallied for a 74-69 overtime victory against Northwestern on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament. Andres Feliz had 11 points and a career-high 10 rebounds as Illinois (12-20) won for just […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Chicago, Illinois, Northwestern, Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Andres Feliz, Trent Frazier


A school that values diversity could result in health benefits for students of color

Students of color who attend schools with a culture that emphasizes the value of diversity -- specifically schools whose mission statements mention goals such as serving a diverse student body and appreciating diversity and cultural differences -- show better cardiovascular health than peers whose schools do not express such values, according to a new collaborative study done by researchers at Northwestern and Stanford universities. This same pattern did not emerge among white students.
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Gustafson gets 82nd double-double for No. 12 Iowa women

Megan Gustafson had 34 points and 12 rebounds for her 82nd career double-double in her final regular-season home game and No. 12 Iowa beat Northwestern 74-50            [Author: AP]
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Where Golf Clubs Go To Die

Where Golf Clubs Go To Die A local thrift store has a corner full of vast piles of golf clubs. The post Where Golf Clubs Go To Die appeared first on GolfBlogger Golf Blog.
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Coffey scores 32, leads Minnesota over Northwestern 62-50

Amir Coffey tied a career high with 32 points and set one with 12 rebounds to lead Minnesota to a 62-50 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night            [Author: AP]
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Coffey scores 32, leads Minnesota over Northwestern 62-50

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Amir Coffey tied a career high with 32 points and set one with 12 rebounds to lead Minnesota to a 62-50 victory over Northwestern on Thursday night. Coffey gave the Golden Gophers (18-11, 8-10 Big Ten) the lift they needed after they dropped six of seven to jeopardize their NCAA Tournament […]
Tags: News, Minnesota, Sports, Ap, Ncaa Tournament, Northwestern, Coffey, Evanston Ill, Golden Gophers, Amir Coffey


Wesson, Ohio State shake off slow start to beat Northwestern

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kaleb Wesson had 22 points and eight rebounds and Ohio State overcame a sluggish start to beat Northwestern 63-49 on Wednesday night. Kyle Young and Duane Washington Jr. each added eight points for the Buckeyes (17-9, 7-8 Big Ten), who snapped a two-game losing streak and kept their hopes alive of […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Ohio State, COLUMBUS Ohio, Northwestern, Buckeyes, Kyle Young, Duane Washington Jr, Kaleb Wesson, Wesson Ohio State