FMC rolls out financial contingency plan for members of THE Alliance

Earlier this week, the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) said it signed off on an amendment to THE Alliance Agreement that, in a sense, ensures each member Alliance member has each other’s back in the form of a contingency fund that FMC said “can be used...

Who Empathizes with Machiavellian or Narcissistic Leaders?

Executive Summary Have you ever worked with a leader who manipulates others to get their own way? Or is there someone in your team who is so completely self-obsessed that they disregard other’s opinions and contributions? Not surprisingly, previous research has...

Are you making a mistake by focusing solely on new customers?

Most business owners are focused on acquiring new customers, and due to this, our content strategies often target new prospects. What about the customers we already have? Should they be part of the equation? Definitely. A new customer is great — it’s an...

How to Lead a Tech Company With a Non-Technical Background

A few weeks ago I was hosting an informal chat with some interns at our San Francisco office. I try to do this at our major offices throughout the summer because it's important that every person working on our business (even if it's just for a few weeks) understands...

Keep Your Business Fraud-Free With These 3 Steps

Much to the chagrin of honest entrepreneurs and consumers, fraud and identity theft have been booming as of late. A study by Javelin Strategy & Research indicates fraud incidents rose by 16 percent in 2016, with losses increasing by about $700 million...

DBJ’s best of the week for Sept. 9-15: A 1st-of-its-kind hotel, a tube-travel win and more

Here's our weekly recap of our best online-only exclusives and stories of the week, available only to paid DBJ subscribers. (Not yet a subscriber? Click here to join us.) This week, we begin with Ed Sealover's tour of the world's first joint-branded Marriott/Starwood...

Google’s Parent Company Reportedly Looking to Invest $1 Billion in Lyft

Google's parent company, Alphabet, is in talks to invest about $1 billion in Lyft, according to published reports. The talks are being driven by top officials at Alphabet, according to the news website Axios. The potential investment could come either from Google...

This Adorable Robot Puppy Will Tell You If Your Feet Smell

In a group setting, you want to make sure that there is nothing off-putting about you, especially the odor you are emitting.And in a culture like Japan’s, where it is customary to remove your shoes upon entering someone’s home, it makes sense that...

Softbank Reportedly Wants to Invest $10 Billion in Uber, but There’s a Catch

Softbank is in talks with Uber about a massive $10 billion investment in the company, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal on Thursday.  The deal could give Japan's Softbank as much as a 22% stake in the ride-hailing company if it is able to...

Uber close to finalizing massive infusion from investors

Uber Technologies Inc. is close to receiving an $8 billion to $10 billion infusion from three investors, TechCrunch reports, in what could become history's largest secondary transaction ever and allow the company's employees and early investors a chance to reap major...

German industry leader calls for ‘strict and very serious’ Brexit talks, detail from UK

British negotiators need to better articulate their position on Britain's departure from the European Union, a German industry leader stressed Friday, echoing the frustrations of EU Brexit negotiators. Dieter Kempf, president of the Federation of German Industries...

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