The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
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Lu Liu is a working mother of two young children. JustCo Facebook Lu Liu is the co-founder and chief operating officer of JustCo, a Singapore-based premium co-working space provider that is now Southeast Asia’s largest. Estimated to be worth US$200 million in late 2018, JustCo will be in the prime areas of at least seven cities by the end of 2019. Business Insider understands this valuation has now changed. As COO, part of Liu’s duties is to oversee the customer experience and operational matters of JustCo centres across the region. Liu, who is in her 40s, co-founded the business with her husband Kong Wan Sing, who is CEO. She is also a mother of two young girls aged six and eight. COO of JustCo Lu Liu co-founded the company with her husband, Koh Wan Sing, who acts as CEO. JustCo Read also: The Singaporean couple behind US$200 million JustCo say this is how they built SEA’s largest co-working space provider without breaking up The former associate finance manager … [Read more...] about A day in the life of the co-founder of JustCo, a Singapore startup that was valued at US$200 million last year
Five years ago, Satya Nadella became CEO of Microsoft. In that timeframe, Microsoft has been rejuvenated – it’s enjoyed a stretch as the most valuable company in the world, beating Apple for the first time since 2010. More than anything, Nadella has gotten a ton of credit for overcoming Microsoft’s once-cutthroat corporate culture, and getting everybody on the same page. Here’s how Nadella went from a rank-and-file Microsoft engineer, all the way up to CEO. When Satya Nadella first took the reins as Microsoft CEO on February 4th, 2014, the company was losing steam fast. Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith. Times change. Back in December, Microsoft’s market cap had exceeded that of Apple’s – something that hasn’t happened since President Obama was in … [Read more...] about The rise of Satya Nadella, the CEO who totally turned Microsoft around in 5 years and made it more valuable than Apple
Microsoft is more valuable than Apple for the first time since 2010. Here’s how Satya Nadella came into the CEO role in 2014 and led the company to its present heights. When Satya Nadella first took the reins as Microsoft CEO in February 2014, the company was losing steam fast. Microsoft Windows 8 had been a disaster. Microsoft employees were constantly battling behind the scenes for supremacy. And all the while, consumers and developers alike were losing the faith. Times change. When the market closed on Friday, Microsoft’s market cap had exceeded that of Apple’s – something that hasn’t happened since President Obama was in office and the Zune was still a thing. It’s an exclamation point on Nadella’s almost five-year reign, in which he refocused the company and led it to new heights. Here’s how Satya Nadella came to Microsoft and executed a startling turnaround that led it to be worth more than … [Read more...] about The rise of Satya Nadella, the CEO who led Microsoft to becoming more valuable than Apple again in under 5 years
For the past two years, United States President Donald Trump has fought a relentless war against what he thinks is the unfair use of the H-1B visa by mostly Indian professionals, who he says are taking away tech jobs from US citizens.Now, Trump is seeking to put the nail in the coffin for the H-1B visa category by redefining it in such a way that successfully applying for one will be almost impossible.The US government's current definition of the visa category is a job that "requires [a] theoretical and practical application of a body of specialised knowledge along with at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent. "For example, architecture, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, social sciences, medicine and health, education, business specialties, accounting, law, theology, and the arts are specialty occupations."In October, as part of the Unified Fall Agenda 2018, the Department of Homeland Security declared that this "specialty occupation" prerequisite for the visa will be … [Read more...] about Trump’s H-1B endgame looks to redefine visa in January 2019