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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

‘Lockdown’: Doug Liman’s Pandemic Heist Film Heads to HBO Max

Director Doug Liman‘s star-studded pandemic heist film is going straight to streaming. The worldwide rights to Lockdown, Liman’s new mixture of heist film and romantic comedy, has been acquired by Warner Bros. Pictures, which has a plan to release the film on HBO in early 2021. Read on for a refresher of the plot and all of the A-list talent who appear in this this movie. Anne Hathaway (or as Key and Peele would refer to her, “Annie Hathaways”) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange, Triple 9)...
Tags: Comedy, Drama, HBO Max, Romance, Doug-Liman, Lockdown, Pandemic

Chef cooks hot tasty tacos on clothes iron while isolating in a Vancouver hotel room during pandemic

WOW. Where there's a will for tacos, there's a way. Says the guy who made this video and these pandemic tacos, "I'm a chef in isolation in a hotel room. I use different hotel room appliances such as the iron to make good quality meals. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Funny, Vancouver, Imagination, Tacos, Pandemic, COVID-19, Quarantine Cooking

Airbnb may actually be undervalued ahead of IPO: Study

A new analysis by consumer analytics company ValueChampion found that the coronavirus pandemic has actually helped Airbnb achieve greater dominance over the travel booking industry.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Technology, Wall Street, Ipo, Radio, Airbnb, Borders, Rentals, Expedia,, Markets & Economy, Select, Pandemic, Property Portfolio, Coronavirus

CDC's Redfield expects up to 200,000 more deaths in US by February from COVID-19

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield on Wednesday said he expects that another 150,000 to 200,000 people will die of COVID-19 in the U.S. by February. This would bring the COVID-19 death toll to 422,000 or more Americans. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Cdc, US, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Redfield, Pandemic, Robert Redfield, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID

"Pandemic" is the word of the year.

Following up on the existential linguistic crisis of 2019, has awarded their "Word of the Year" distinction to "pandemic." The website tends to favor a descriptivist, rather than prescriptive, approach to language (which is the correct way to do it), and while their announcement of this news acknowledges that a whole lot of other shit happened in 2020, none of those other things had as big of an impact on language as "pandemic." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Language, Linguistics, Word Of The Year, Words, Dictionary, Dictionaries, Pandemic, Words Mean Things, COVID-19, Weird Fucking Language Shit, Coronacoinages

Meet 'Generation Covid' — the newest cohort on the heels of Gen Z

"Generation Covid" is on Gen Z's heels. Westend61/Getty Images Gen C, short for "Generation Covid," is the generation behind Gen Z, according to a Bank of America Research report. Most of Gen C's members are toddlers right now, but the report states they'll grow up to differ from Gen Z in four key ways. It will be the first generation to experience mass problem-solving through fiscal stimulus, will interact with peers in a completely new way, won't be able to live without tech. This ne...
Tags: Generations, Trends, Wealth, Bank Of America, Economy, Dorsey, Jason Dorsey, Arts & Culture, Gen Z, Pandemic, Hillary Hoffower, Coronavirus, BI Select, Bank of America Research, CGK, Gen Z. Generation Covid

A North Dakota public-health officer says she's been called 'Nazi' and 'tyrant' for trying to control the state's coronavirus outbreak

Nurse Deb Grabo, wearing an air-purifying respirator hood, prepares to begin her shift at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at the Bismarck Event Center in North Dakota. Bing Guan/Reuters North Dakota is experiencing a devastating surge in COVID-19 cases: One in 10 residents has gotten sick. Yet public-health officers say they face antagonism from the public and other government leaders when they attempt to promote social distancing and mask wearing. One North Dakota health official said ...
Tags: Science, News, White House, US, Trends, Public Health, North Dakota, Anthony Fauci, Midwest, Bismarck North Dakota, Dana, North Dakotans, Bismarck, North Dakota State University, Fargo North Dakota, Burleigh County

Scott Atlas quits Trump White House coronavirus team, was 'herd immunity' proponent

• Scott Atlas has resigned from his position in the White House as Donald Trump's special adviser on COVID-19, multiple news agencies report Mister 'Herd Immunity' has resigned, reports CNN: Dr. Scott Atlas, a highly controversial member of the White House's coronavirus task force, has resigned from his post in the Trump administration, according to a person who works with the task force. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, White House, US news, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Trump White House, Pandemic, Scott Atlas, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Mister Herd Immunity

‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’

Yvette Raphael describes herself as a ‘professional protester, sjambok feminist and hater of trash’. Government officials would likely refer to her as ‘a rebel’. She’s fought for equality her entire life, she says. And she’s scared of no one The post ‘Where the governments see statistics, I see the faces of my friends’ appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Gender, Activism, Justice, Public Health, Feminism, Equality, Hiv/aids, Prep, Openaccess, Thabo Mbeki, Carol Hanisch, Pandemic, Top Six, South Africa (country, COVID-19

IRS admits it sent some $1,200 stimulus checks to non-Americans, and probably will again

The United States Internal Revenue Service now acknowledges that its own mistakes caused some foreign citizens to receive $1,200 coronavirus relief payments they weren't entitled to (the aid was for US citizens only) — and the IRS says the error will probably happen again if the federal government sends out more stimulus money. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, US, Irs, Pandemic, United States Internal Revenue Service, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Stimulus Checks, Pandemic Relief

Does a Work From Home Tax Make Sense?

On November 10, 2020, Deutsche Bank (DB) released a report, Konzept #19: What we must do to rebuild . Per DB, the report presents " ideas for how economies, businesses, and societies should rebuild from the pandemic. From changing the way we stimulate labour markets, to implementing digital currencies, and even taxing those who work from home, this Konzept is designed to spark the most important of debates. Some of our ideas may seem radical, but we hope they will inspire decision make...
Tags: Work From Home, Taxes, Los Angeles, Cities, Deutsche Bank, San Jose, OMB, Professor Nellen, Nellen, Pandemic, Deutsche Bank DB, WFH, The Joint Committee on Taxation

The history of America, by and for doctors

We all know Columbus, but who remembers Diego Alvarez Chanca, his doctor?This map does – and it lists centuries of medical figures, events, and achievements.It provides an unusual perspective on North American history… with one exception. A familiar canvas The map of America is a familiar canvas for a multitude of stories – soil types and weather fronts, road trips and election results. But sometimes geographical acquaintance intersects with narrative quaintness, especially when the topic is ...
Tags: Maps, Congress, Navy, California, Washington, Mexico, Boston, Massachusetts, Women, America, Spain, History, Chicago, Public Health, Medical Research, Innovation

Here's why you still need a work commute, and how to create one while working from home

Engaging in commuting rituals can improve your mood, productivity, and anxiety when working from home. Westend61/Getty Images Stephen Moore is the co-editor of the Post Grad Survival Guide, and helps run two online mastermind groups that support creatives and writers in mastering their craft.  Without morning walks or breaks, Moore says it's easy to push the limits of our workload, and that even while working from home we should take back the time we would've used during our commute.  To g...
Tags: Trends, Strategy, Remote Work, NHS, Commute, Medium, Nordic, Moore, Stephen Moore, Harvard Business School, Contributor, Pandemic, WFH, Jon Jachimowicz, Jachimowicz, Contributor 2019

Dosing Mix-up Raises Questions About Promising Covid-19 Vaccine

A manufacturing error is raising concerns about a promising covid-19 vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.Read more...
Tags: Science, Astrazeneca, University of Oxford, Vaccines, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Covid 19

Elon Musk promoted coronavirus misinformation for months. Then his own infection kept him out of SpaceX's astronaut launch.

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has repeatedly criticized coronavirus public-health measures. Susan Walsh/AP; NIH; Photo illustration by Business Insider Elon Musk has promoted unscientific ideas and misinformation about coronavirus case numbers and testing since March. But Musk tested positive for COVID-19 this month, which prevented him from attending SpaceX's landmark astronaut launch. Musk then reached out to an epidemiologist to help him understand PCR testing after months of ...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Sweden, Washington Post, Berlin, US, Trends, Tweets, Tesla, Nasa, Analysis, Food And Drug Administration

China’s resource-for-infrastructure deals

Are RFIs a viable model for aiding Africa’s economic development? The post China’s resource-for-infrastructure deals appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, China, Africa, Debt, Economic Development, Openaccess, RFI, Pandemic, COVID-19, Resource-financed-infrastructure

INSIDER Poll: Half of Biden voters said they will not be mixing households this Thanksgiving compared to just 29% of Trump voters

President-elect Joe Biden's supporters appear to take more COVID-19 precautions for Thanksgiving. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images, Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images According to Insider polling from November 20 to 21, just over half of Biden voters said they will not be mixing households this Thanksgiving compared to 29% of Trump voters. Additionally, 43% of Trump and 26% of Biden voters said their Thanksgiving festivities will mix three or more households. Experts are ...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Thanksgiving, Washington Post, Cdc, US, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Associated Press, Republican Party, Biden, Abc News, Anthony Fauci, Trump

I'm a Butterball turkey hotline expert who's been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen in 2013. Butterball Turkey Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois. She's been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys. Over the years, Kramer says she's gotten countless wild calls including customers who've asked if they can wrap their turkey in an electric blanket or slip it into a hot tub to ma...
Tags: Amazon, News, Holidays, Careers, Trends, Turkey, Retail, Alexa, Nordic, Kramer, Naperville Illinois, ConAgra Foods, Aurora Illinois, Butterball, Pandemic, Jenny Powers

Outdoor kitchens, dining spaces take center stage during holidays

Agents in California, Montana, Arkansas and Louisiana share how buyers are embracing outdoor entertainment spaces for socially distanced holiday gatherings.
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Radio, Louisiana, Home Design, Kitchens, Select, Pandemic, Outdoor Dining, Coronavirus, Buyer Needs, Entertainment Areas, Blended Spaces, Buyer Wants, Outdoor Kitchens, California Montana Arkansas

The New Normal

Confirmed by the U.S. Senate in December 2019, the Honorable Dana Deasy is the Department of Defense chief information officer. With more than 38 years of experience leading and delivering large-scale information technology strategies and projects, Deasey serves as the primary advisor to the Secretary of Defense for matters of information management, information technology and information assurance, as well as non-intelligence space systems, critical satellite communications, navigation and timi...
Tags: Australia, Washington, Nsa, Defense, Department Of Defense, Dhs, People, Military, United States, Bradford, Pentagon, Air Force, Department Of Homeland Security, Kennedy, Stonewall, Hunter

‘All Arts Organizations Are Media Companies Now’: How the Pandemic Is Transforming Theater

A series of immersive audioplays performed and mixed live, using tech developed by theatrical sound designers and engineers. A summer festival’s entire season of new plays and classics released on Audible. A wild satire of gay identity politics, beamed to your computer in a high-gloss, multicamera broadcast from a theater space in Brooklyn. A playwright’s […]
Tags: News, Digital, Brooklyn, Broadway, Theater, Pandemic, Jeremy O. Harris

How to change or cancel flights during the pandemic

Thomas Pallini/Business Insider A surge in COVID-19 cases across the US is encouraging would-be travelers to cancel their holiday flights. Four major US airlines have eliminated change and cancel fees permanently, while others have travel waivers to make it easier to cancel when plans change. Most airlines won't offer a refund, however, unless a flight is canceled or there is a schedule change, so flyers should be strategic when they cancel.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Air Travel, Mexico, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Flight, Alaska, Delta, Aviation, South America, Credit, Airlines, United

Millions of American travel and gather for Thanksgiving, despite COVID warnings

Coronavirus case rates are spiking throughout the United States, and the CDC has issued guidance that says the best way to avoid spreading the virus is stay home and not do Thanksgiving gatherings with anyone from outside your immediate household. Americans are largely ignoring these warnings, and we can expect COVID-19 rates to reflect this in the coming weeks. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, News, Thanksgiving, Cdc, US news, Public Health, United States, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration

The pandemic has underlined the need for effective research, teaching and learning through virtual platforms regardless of travel restrictions The post Virtual world left out of policy on universities’ international collaboration appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Travel, Opinion, Higher Education, Blade Nzimande, ICT, Lockdown, Pandemic, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Information And Communication Technology

The Pandemic Affects Everything, Including Child Custody Cases

The coronavirus outbreak has brought systems all across the United States to a standstill. The judicial system has been no exception. Courts in every state had been closed for months… Read more » The post The Pandemic Affects Everything, Including Child Custody Cases appeared first on
Tags: Business, Legal, Child Custody, United States, Pandemic

Donald Trump Jr. tested positive for COVID-19 and is quarantining

Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. attend a rally for President Donald Trump in June 2019. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Donald Trump Jr, the president's eldest son, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week, Bloomberg News first reported on Friday evening.  A spokesman for Trump Jr. told Business Insider that the president's son is asymptomatic and has been isolating since he received his positive test. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Donald Trump Jr, the presiden...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Donald Trump, Trump, Melania Trump, Don, KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE, Bloomberg News, Guilfoyle, Jennifer Jacobs, Jr, Barron, Donald Trump Jr

Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape

With people queuing for services, no water, lax enforcement of mask rules and plenty of partying, the virus is flourishing once again, and a quarter of the growth is in the Eastern Cape The post Covid-19 surges in the Eastern Cape appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: National, Municipalities, Water Crisis, Surge, Eastern Cape, Sanco, Nelson Mandela Bay, Pandemic, Zweli Mkhize, Coronavirus, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Subs-only, Gcinile Mabulu, Loyiso Singata, Mbuzeli Jovuka

In chaotic times, Zillow becomes the solution to doomscrolling

People in 2020 are treating the ubiquitous real estate portal as part social network, part salve amid a global pandemic and geopolitical chaos.
Tags: Real Estate, Technology, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New York Times, Agent, Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, Pandemic, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Coronavirus Pandemic

How millions of pounds of coffee are processed at Hawaiian coffee farms

Although Hawaii accounts for less than 1% of the global coffee production, the crop is a $50 million industry for the state. But when the COVID-19 pandemic closed down restaurants, cafes, and hotels throughout Hawaii and across the country, demand for coffee plummeted. As this year's harvesting season begins in growing regions like Ka'ū, coffee producers have been left sitting on millions of dollars worth of last year's crop with nobody to sell to.  Business Insider visited a coffee mill in Pah...
Tags: Coffee, Video, Trends, Hawaii, Tourism, Leo, Latte, PPP, Tourist, Cafe, Coffee Shop, NICK, Business Insider, Kona Coffee, Maui, Coffee Shops