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12 tricks Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and other famous execs used to run meetings

At Amazon, people aren't only expected to participate in meetings, they're obliged to speak up if they disagree with something that was said. Getty Images The overwhelming majority of business leaders find most meetings largely unproductive, per a 2017 survey conducted by the Harvard Business Review. Unproductive meetings are usually caused by having too many people in the room, not having an agenda, or simply meeting too often. Successful executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and...
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Clinesmith Guilty Plea: Using a ‘Digraph’ to Conceal a Massive Deception of the Court

Author’s Note: This is the second of a three-part series (see Part 1).Kevin Clinesmith’s lies and document doctoring, which resulted in his guilty plea to a felony false-statement charge last week, were prompted by what turned out to be the worst-case scenario, for both him and the FBI.To recap, we are focusing on June 2017, when the FBI was preparing to submit an application for a fourth 90-day warrant to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. The “SSA,” a supervisory special agent ...
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Moscow, Fisa, Cia, Doj, Justice Department, Durham, Page, Trump, SSA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, FISC, John Durham, Trump Russia


Clinesmith’s Guilty Plea: The Perfect Snapshot of Crossfire Hurricane Duplicity

Author’s Note: This is the first of a three-part series.To answer the question posed in last Tuesday’s column, Yes, Kevin Clinesmith did plead guilty Wednesday. Sort of.Well, maybe it was a smidge better than “sort of.” After all, it did happen in a federal-district-court proceeding (via videoconference) on Wednesday. And Judge James Boasberg did accept the plea after eliciting it in accordance with settled criminal-law rules. Sentencing is scheduled for December 10. So it’s official.But I’m sti...
Tags: News, Putin, Obama, Washington, Russia, Fbi, United States, Moscow, National Security, Fisa, Cia, Kremlin, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department


Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Doctoring Email in Russia Inquiry

The former official admitted that he had intentionally inserted words into the text of the email, which discussed past relations between the C.I.A. and Carter Page, the former Trump campaign adviser.
Tags: News, Russia, E-mail, Central Intelligence Agency, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Kevin, Mueller, HOROWITZ, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, James E, Michael E


The significance of a Kevin Clinesmith guilty plea

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith has agreed to plead guilty to falsifying a document. Because the FBI is a federal law enforcement agency with the power to arrest and charge Americans for crimes, falsifying a document is pretty serious business. It’s even more serious when you find out what he falsified: an email from the CIA. The altered document was used to persuade the highly secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to approve the FBI’s application for a third renewal of a secret wire...
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What We Learned: The Senate Committee Report on Trump and Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Republican Party, Kremlin, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Steele, Democratic National Committee, Mueller, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


What We Learned From Report on 2016 Trump Campaign and Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.
Tags: News, Senate, Russia, Republican Party, Kremlin, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Steele, Democratic National Committee, Mueller, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J


8 Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.
Tags: News, Russia, Republican Party, Kremlin, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Steele, Democratic National Committee, Senate Committee, Senate Committee on Intelligence, Presidential Election of 2016, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, United States International Relations


How 3 first-time founders launched their startup in a weekend during lockdown and scored $2.1 million in pre-seed cash the next month

In April, Stream co-founders Lan Page, Paul Klein, and Jun Hu Hong spent a sleepless weekend hacking away at their startup idea, a Patreon alternative.  The founders applied to Y Combinator and were accepted but turned it down and instead fundraised from angel investors and boutique, early-stage VC firms. Here's how the startup raised $2.1 million in one month from rising stars in the VC/startup world. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As COVID-19 upended life in the US, Str...
Tags: Apple, California, US, Trends, Stream, Andreessen Horowitz, Patreon, Erik Torenberg, Page, Klein, Joshua Browder, Ryan Delk, Village Global, Paul Klein, Jun Hu Hong, Jun Ho Hong


READ: Senate Intel Drops Final Russia Probe Report With New Details On Manafort, Stone

The Senate Intelligence Committee released its final report into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Tuesday, documenting Russian intelligence operations during the election and alleged ties between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. Several members of the Trump campaign and its unofficial circle are labeled by the committee as potential vectors of Russian intelligence efforts. The bipartisan report calls former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort a “grave counterintelligence thre...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Senate, Russia, Ukraine, Transition, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, Gru, Kremlin, Wikileaks, Department Of Homeland Security, Senate Intelligence Committee, Committee, Clinton


"A New York Times reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for his role perpetrating the Russia collusion hoax was tasked with framing the news that a former top FBI lawyer was to plead guilty..."

"... to deliberately fabricating evidence against a Donald Trump campaign affiliate targeted in the Russia probe. The resulting article is a case study in how to write propaganda. Adam Goldman broke, and cushioned, the news that former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith was to plead guilty to fabricating evidence in a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant application to spy on Trump campaign affiliate Carter Page. His job was to present the news as something other than an indictment of t...
Tags: Law, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Donald Trump, Goldman, Page, Trump, HOROWITZ, Adam Goldman, Ann Althouse, MOLLIE HEMINGWAY, Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, Kevin Clinesmith, origins of Russia investigation, Clinesmith


The Russia-Obsessed Media Does Its Best to Ignore Clinesmith’s Guilty Plea

As news broke Friday that John Durham’s criminal probe into the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation had resulted in a former FBI lawyer being charged with doctoring FISA evidence used against the Trump campaign, the formerly Russia-obsessed mainstream media did its best to look the other way.Kevin Clinesmith, who first worked on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane team and then under special counsel Robert Mueller — only to be fired in February 2018 after it was revealed he sent anti-Trump messa...
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John Durham Probe: Ex-FBI Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry

Prosecutors did not reveal any evidence of the kind of broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials that the president has long alleged.
Tags: News, Russia, Fbi, Central Intelligence Agency, Justice Department, Durham, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Kevin, Mueller, HOROWITZ, Barr, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, John H


Ex-F.B.I. Lawyer Expected to Plead Guilty in Review of Russia Inquiry

Prosecutors did not reveal any evidence of the kind of broad anti-Trump conspiracy among law enforcement officials that the president has long alleged.
Tags: News, Russia, Central Intelligence Agency, Justice Department, Durham, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Kevin, Mueller, HOROWITZ, Barr, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, John H, Presidential Election of 2016


FBI Lawyer to Plead Guilty of Falsifying Document for Carter Page FISA Warrant

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to falsifying a document used to obtain a FISA warrant on former Trump-campaign adviser Carter Page.Clinesmith was charged in Washington, D.C., on Friday with one felony count of making a false statement, and will plead guilty in a plea deal with prosecutors conducting a criminal probe of the Russia investigation, the New York Times reported. The probe is being led by prosecutor John Durham, who was appointed to the task by Attorney General Wi...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Fox News, Cia, Justice Department, Durham, Page, Trump, Kevin, Barr, John Durham, Peter Strzok, William Barr Barr




Ex-FBI Lawyer Plans to Plead Guilty to Falsifying Doc in Russia Probe

A former FBI lawyer plans to plead guilty to falsifying a key document that was part of the initial investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, several news outlets reported on Friday. Kevin Clinesmith, a 38-year-old lawyer assigned to the FBI probe into foreign election meddling, is expected to plead guilty to altering an email from the CIA that investigators used to seek a wiretap on former Donald Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in 2017.Investigators relied on that documen...
Tags: News, Russia, Ap, Fbi, New York Times, Fox News, Cia, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Durham, Page, Trump, Kevin, HANNITY, Barr, Robert Mueller


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


LA leaders, accused of failure to address homelessness, try to show progress to federal judge

A parade of top Los Angeles politicos appeared before a federal judge Friday, Aug, 7, to lay out their plans for creating cabin villages, shared housing programs, safe parking sites and other options for sheltering more than 6,000 unhoused Angelenos who could be relocated from encampments near freeways. The six-hour hearing, held in the chambers of the Los Angeles City Council, was the latest in an unusual series of hearings in this ongoing case, which has created some unprecedented public momen...
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The F.B.I. Pledged to Keep a Source Anonymous. Trump Allies Aided His Unmasking.

After a Russia expert who had collected research on Donald Trump for a disputed dossier agreed to tell the F.B.I. what he knew about it, law enforcement officials declassified a road map to identifying him.
Tags: News, Russia, Graham, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Page, Trump, Carter, Lindsey, Steele, Barr, Igor, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Espionage and Intelligence Services


The Rolling Stones Release a Long Lost Track Featuring Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

The Rolling Stones are readying a re-release of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup in September, featuring demos and rarities and all sorts of goodies. Yesterday, they dropped the above song: “Scarlet.” Never bootlegged before, this firecracker of a track features Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page on guitar. The recording happened in October 1974, long, long after the recording of the Goats Head Soup tracks in Jamaica at Dynamic Sound Studios. In fact, they’d also finished recording It’s Only Rock...
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Rolling Stones release "lost" song recorded with Jimmy Page in 1974

In October 1974, the Rolling Stones recorded "Scarlet" with their friends Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin on guitar and Traffic's Ric Grech playing bass. The band finally gave the track an official release today as a teaser for their forthcoming Goat’s Head Soup box set that contains a slew of bonus material including two other unreleased songs, demos, alternate versions, and a live gig. Of "Scarlet," Keith Richards says, "My recollection is we walked in at the end of a Zeppelin session. They we...
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Lost Rolling Stones song with Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page to be released

Scarlet is joined by two other unreleased songs, Criss Cross and All the Rage, on a deluxe version of Goat’s Head SoupA long-lost song the Rolling Stones recorded with Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page is to finally be released. Scarlet, thought to be named after Page’s daughter, was recorded in October 1974. It is described in a press release as having “layered guitar textures” from Page, and is “as infectious and raunchy as anything the band cut in this hallowed era”.It is to be released on a deluxe e...
Tags: Music, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Jamaica, Led Zeppelin, Page, Jimmy Page, Zeppelin, Scarlet, Criss Cross, Main St


A VC fund set up by billionaire Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin just closed a $820 million fund to invest in startups

B Capital, the investment fund set up by Facebook cofounder Eduardo Saverin and Raj Ganguly formerly of Bain Capital, has closed $820 million in new funding to invest in growth-stage startups. With a portfolio of nearly 30 companies in Asia, Europe, and the United States, this new fund brings the total assets under management by the firm to $1.44 billion. Some of the fund's initial investments include scooter company Bird and Singaporean delivery firm Ninja Van.  "In a recessionary period the ...
Tags: Facebook, Trends, United States, Bird, North America, Bain Capital, General Catalyst, Eduardo Saverin, Page, Europe Asia, Boston Consulting Group, BCG, Asia Europe, Raj Ganguly, B Capital, COVID


Sonoma Raceway President Says Noose Was Found In Tree

SONOMA (AP) — A makeshift noose was found hanging from a tree at the Sonoma Raceway in California and officials said they are investigating the incident. Raceway President Steve Page said a “piece of twine tied in what appeared to be a noose” was found hanging from a tree Saturday behind a former administrative office, news outlets reported. Page said the incident was under investigation by the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department. He also said he has asked staff and on-site business tenants to sh...
Tags: California, Sports, California News, Ap, Nascar, Bay Area, Page, Talladega Superspeedway, Sonoma Raceway, Bubba Wallace, Steve Page, NASCAR Wallace, Sonoma County Sheriff 's Department He, Alabama Wallace


Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Inquiry, Defends Mueller Appointment

A year after he stepped down as deputy attorney general and nearly two after his last oversight hearing, Republican senators called Mr. Rosenstein to testify about the investigation.
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Rod Rosenstein, Key Figure in Russia Investigation, Is to Testify Today

A year after he stepped down as deputy attorney general, Republican senators have called Mr. Rosenstein to testify about his handling of the inquiry.
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A Khosla-backed healthcare startup raised $20 million to diagnose heart problems using AI. It just won a crucial approval to help fight the coronavirus.

The California AI startup Caption Health received approval for its software that can help frontline healthcare workers perform heart ultrasounds.  The company, led by CEO Andy Page, previously president of 23andMe, was planning to launch in August. But it believes it can help scan more patients now during the coronavirus crisis. COVID-19 patients with heart problems suffer worse outcomes, said Dr. Christopher Moore, an emergency physician at Yale New Haven Hospital. Caption's software makes it...
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