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“Working Backwards” and the Secrets of Amazon’s Success

Separating myth from reality in assessing Amazon’s methods has taken on a new urgency, both inside and outside the company, as it contemplates the future without Mr. Bezos at the helm. He announced this month that he would step down as chief executive this summer. So it is timely …

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The Business Case for Boardroom Diversity

The DealBook newsletter delves into a single topic or theme every weekend, providing reporting and analysis that offers a better understanding of a big issue in the news. If you don’t already receive the daily newsletter, sign up here.When Goldman Sachs announced that it would help companies go …

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Companies That Donated to Senators Planning Election Results Challenge Face Questions

What election objectors could cost their corporate donorsAny remaining notions that the presidential transition would go smoothly were shattered this weekend when 11 Republican senators announced that they would not certify Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory during a joint Congressional session on Wednesday. At the same time, President Trump pressured …

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What We’re Looking Forward To in 2021

Book Entry: The business of basketball Jonathan A. Knee is a professor of professional practice at Columbia Business School and a senior adviser at Evercore. His next book, “The Platform Delusion: Who Wins and Who Loses in the Age of Tech Titans,” is due to be released in September. He …

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DealBook: How to Fix America

Dec. 3, 2020, 10:26 a.m. ETDec. 3, 2020, 10:26 a.m. ET Credit…Getty ImagesBy William Ackman | Chief executive of Pershing Square Capital ManagementOne of the principal problems with capitalism, particularly as it has functioned over the last several decades, is that wage growth has not kept pace with long-term wealth creation, which has disproportionately …

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