With the cost of college and thus student loan debt rising to
ridiculous levels, there are many who believe an undergraduate
degree is no longer worth pursuing. And that includes the very
wealthy and very well educated. Take Peter Thiel, for example.
Thiel is a big swinging PE investor and hedge fund manager who has
two degrees from Stanford, co-founded PayPal, was Facebook's first
external investor, and, at latest count, is worth well over $1.5
billion. Read More >
It's been well documented that many of today's great film directors
are considered to be, to put it nicely, "difficult to work with."
As evidence, there's the widely watched clip of David O. Read More >
Although a lot of web, print, and air space has been devoted to a
certain word beginning with the letter N that President Obama used
while a guest on Marc Maron's WTF podcast last Friday, there was so
much more in the interview worth highlighting and remembering. Read More >
Years ago, back when I worked as a freelancer, there was this bar
in Lower Manhattan that I frequented due to its notoriously good
Sunday night happy hour, which actually began on Monday morning,
that is, it began at the stroke of midnight-at 12 a.m. As I recall,
this bar would be nearly empty on Sundays until about 11:56 p.m.,
at which point the place would begin to fill up and, by 12:03 a.m.,
there wouldn't be an open seat in sight. Read More >
On July 1, KPMG's Lynne Doughtie will become the first woman to
hold both the CEO and chairwoman positions at a Big 4 firm.
Doughtie will join Cathy Engelbert, Deloitte's CEO, in the Big 4
C-Suite. And so, come July, half of the Big 4 will be run by women.
To be sure, this is a sign of great progress with respect to gender
equality in the workplace. Unfortunately, it is also a reminder of
just how few women still hold senior roles in U.S. firms. Read More >