caption His “aha” moment came when he was giving an interview. source Doug Hirsch; Business Insider Being a CEO means knowing the vision for your company and being able to articulate it. Doug Hirsch, the co-CEO of Good Rx, started researching the idea for his company in 2010. Although he technically became a CEO at the founding in 2011, he didn’t consider himself one until much later. The moment he knew he became a true CEO was during an interview with ABC in 2013, when he realized his role was to articulate the direction of the company. When you’re the co-CEO of a startup that you founded, there’s never a true “first day.” Unlike walking into an established company, the startup world is much less official at the beginning, and it’s not always clear when you’ve transitioned from a small idea to a profit-seeking enterprise. You might say that I became the CEO ofGoodRx– a website that tracks drugs … [Read more...] about I’ve been the CEO of my company for 7 years, but I consider my first day to be when I shaved, swapped my shorts for pants, and appeared on the national news
The Pew Research center has released the results of a new poll that shows Americans of both parties do not support limitations on internet freedoms in order to fight so-called “false info” on social media. A majority (58 percent) of Americans agreed with the statement that “freedom of information should be protected,” even if means “false info can be published.” This included a majority (57 percent) of Democrats.Only 39 percent said that the U.S. government should “take steps to reduce false info online, even if it limits freedom of info.” Participants were more supportive (56 percent) of tech companies doing so — largely thanks to 60 percent of Democrats supporting tech companies’ crackdowns. A majority of Republican participants also opposed tech companies limiting freedom of information.Opposition to censorship of social media by both the government and tech companies was particularly strong among younger generations. … [Read more...] about Pew: Americans Favor Freedom of Information over Protection from ‘Fake News’
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Video of an Arizona guitar hero is wowing people around the country. The guitarist is Ridge Brown, a senior at Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona. He played the national anthem for a school assembly and the video posted by his teacher has gone viral, with thousands of clicks and attention from national news outlets. The reason, Ridge is a student with autism. The performance in front of his classmates was the first time he played in public, and he nailed it. "I was a little nervous, but I always felt excited," Ridge told Scripps station KNXV in Phoenix. "Autism can't hold me back because I'm a real rock star." That's the message his dad, Glen Brown, loves to hear. "There's a very, very smart person inside there, trying to get out," Glen said. Glen's mission in life is unlocking that potential. These days, Glen said Ridge loves talking and interacting with people, but that wasn't always the case. Ridge was … [Read more...] about Arizona student with autism rocks national anthem performance
President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and election results shows that Trump outperformed the previous Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in counties with the lowest numbers of news subscribers, but didn't do nearly as well in areas with heavier circulation. POLITICO’s findings — which put Trump’s escalating attacks on the media in a new context — were drawn from a comparison of election results and subscription information from the Alliance for Audited Media, an industry group that verifies print and digital circulation for advertisers. The findings cover more than 1,000 mainstream news publications in more than 2,900 counties out of 3,100 nationwide from every state except Alaska, which does not hold elections at the county level.Story Continued Below The results show a clear correlation between low subscription rates and Trump’s success in the 2016 … [Read more...] about How Trump thrives in ‘news deserts’
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Retropolis by Lindsey Bever by Lindsey Bever Email the author April 6 at 4:00 PM Email the author Lyle (left) and Erik Menendez in court April 12, 1991, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Kevork Djansezian/AP Photo) Not long after the two brothers had been arrested for gunning down their parents in their multimillion-dollar mansion in Beverly Hills, 21-year-old Lyle Menendez put pen to paper to tell his brother what was on his mind. In a 17-page letter in 1990, Menendez told his teen brother, Erik, that he wanted to stay together. “My greatest fear is that we would not end up in the same … [Read more...] about Their brutal crime horrified the nation nearly 30 years ago. Now the Menendez brothers have been reunited.