Ex-Wall Street analyst and CEO: How to have an insanely productive meeting
Tech & Innovation

Ex-Wall Street analyst and CEO: How to have an insanely productive meeting

Fifteen years on Wall Street and multiple years as a tech executive have taught Christa Quarles a key skill — how to get things done efficiently. Quarles is the CEO of OpenTable, an online restaurant reservation company that seats more than 20 million diners each month. The company, owned by the Priceline Group, has generated … Continue reading

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‘House of Cards’ star Michael Kelly: Success isn’t always about money
Culture

‘House of Cards’ star Michael Kelly: Success isn’t always about money

For Michael Kelly, who plays the power-hungry Doug Stamper on “House of Cards,” success isn’t about how much money you have. Setting and achieving goals is more important, Kelly told CNBC. “My mom always told me to set goals for myself,” he said. “And slowly going through and checking those things off of my list, … Continue reading

The secret behind one sizzling hot sauce company
Arts & Culture

The secret behind one sizzling hot sauce company

With hot sauce megabrands like Sriracha and Frank’s RedHot in most restaurants, and hundreds of smaller brands available online, starting a business in what can be called an oversaturated market seems difficult at best. But a young duo of self-described hot sauce sommeliers have carved out a space for themselves. It’s called Heatonist, a small … Continue reading

Hawking, Musk warn of ‘inevitable’ AI arms race
Tech & Innovation

Hawking, Musk warn of ‘inevitable’ AI arms race

If any major military moves ahead with developing artificial intelligence weapons, a global arms race of robotic killing machines is virtually inevitable, according to an open letter that Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and hundreds of other robotics researchers signed. Autonomous weapons—or those not controlled by humans—include weapons like armed quad-copters that can search and kill … Continue reading

Worries grow as serious drought hits São Paulo, Brazil
Health & Environment

Worries grow as serious drought hits São Paulo, Brazil

The financial hub of one of the world’s biggest economies is experiencing a water crisis so bad that experts say it could affect investors globally. São Paulo, Brazil, is in the grips of the city’s worst drought in the last half-century. The city’s main water supply—called the Cantareira system—is running on emergency reserves. Normally this … Continue reading

In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix
Local News / Politics & Economics

In ‘Little Athens,’ Greeks torn over debt crisis fix

For residents of New York’s “Little Athens,” Greece‘s debt crisis hits close to home. Signs written in Greek and blue and white flags pepper Ditmars Boulevard in Astoria, but beneath the loyalty and pride on the streets of the Queens neighborhood, there’s an uneasiness about Greece’s future. If public sentiment here is any indication, Greeks … Continue reading