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Jo Hastings
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On a recent Monday in April, more than 100 executives from some of the world’s largest financial institutions gathered for a private meeting at the Times Square office of Nasdaq Inc. They weren’t there to just talk about blockchain, the new technology some predict will transform finance, but to build and experiment with the software.
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Most people probably think a Marriott hotel is owned by Marriott, but most big chains only license and manage the hotels of their brand. But when you lease out your name in order to cash in faster with less money at risk, this is one result, reputational risk that is no longer in your control.
If the U.S hotel industry didn’t get a big wake-up call when a jury awarded television personality Erin Andrews $55 million in her cival case against stalker Michael David Barrett last month, there is a good chance they got one this week.
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_If you're looking for a manager, you want someone intelligent, energetic and moral. But if they don't have the last one, you don't necessarily want them to have the first two._
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Why the "Maximizing Shareholder Value" Theory of Corporate Governance is Bogus
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2013/10/why-the-maximizing-shareholder-value-theory-of-corporate-governance-is-bogus.html

If you review any of the numerous guides prepared for directors of corporations prepared by law firms and other experts, you won't find a stipulation for them to maximize shareholder value on the list of things they are supposed to do. It's not a legal requirement. And there is a good reason for that.

Directors and officers, broadly speaking, have a duty of care and duty of loyalty to the corporation. From that flow more specific obligations under Federal and state law. But notice: those responsibilities are to the corporation, not to shareholders in particular.

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aka top executive bonus plans tied to stock price can severely compromise executive ethics

These Two Charts Show How The Priorities Of US Companies Have Gotten Screwed Up
http://www.businessinsider.com/profits-versus-wages

"1) Corporate profit margins just hit an all-time high." and "2) Wages as a percent of the economy are at an all-time low."

The Myth of Maximizing Shareholder Value
http://evonomics.com/the-myth-of-maximizing-shareholder-value/
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+Alexander J. Marsh It's like the tabloid of the money world. People can't NOT read it. It's full of sensational stories about the end of the world (of Wall St.) and how money crisis are just around the corner. It's everything that's fears by bankers being outed with graphs!

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Super excited about this one, something I've been talking about doing for years. Though I've been pursuing other angles of the business in the last decade or so.
 
Many of you are reading this post while living in a city. And you can probably think of a ton of ways you’d like your city to be better—more affordable housing, better public transport, less pollution, more parks and green spaces, safer biking paths, a shorter commute... the list goes on!

Many cities around the world have already made a lot of progress in some of these areas—for instance, developing dashboards to measure and visualize traffic patterns, and building tools that let residents instantly evaluate and provide feedback on city services. But a lot of urban challenges are interrelated—for example, availability of transportation affects where people choose to live, which affects housing prices, which affects quality of life. So it helps to start from first principles and get a big-picture view of the many factors that affect city life. Then, you can develop the technologies and partnerships you need to make a difference.

So I’m very excited about +Sidewalk Labs​, a new company we’ve announced today. (The press release is at www.sidewalkinc.com if you want to read more).  Sidewalk will focus on improving city life for everyone by developing and incubating urban technologies to address issues like cost of living, efficient transportation and energy usage. The company will be led by Dan Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York. Every time I talk with Dan I feel an amazing sense of opportunity because of all the ways technology can help transform cities to be more livable, flexible and vibrant.  I want to thank +Adrian who helped to bring Dan on board.

While this is a relatively modest investment and very different from Google's core business, it’s an area where I hope we can really improve people’s lives, similar to Google[x] and Calico. Making long-term, 10X bets like this is hard for most companies to do, but Sergey and I have always believed that it’s important. And as more and more people around the world live, work and settle in cities, the opportunities for improving our urban environments are endless. Now it’s time to hit the streets and get to work!
We're on the brink of a historic period for cities around the world. By 2050, the population in cities will double, intensifying existing socioeconomic, public health and environmental problems. At the same time, innovations in technology can be used to design communities that are more efficient ...
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Princeton neighbors say school should pay property taxes, doesn't exactly meet definition of non profit anymore.
Free lectures, admission to athletic games and concerts, even shuttles to Trader Joe’s are some of the perks that neighbors of Princeton University get from New Jersey’s only Ivy League school.
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Baby Showers are getting pretty weird these days, but lucky for us, not every mom-to-be relishes t...
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LOS ANGELES—The public infrastructure and private mixed-use partnership behind the Long Beach Civic Center provides a unique development model for cities
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What a project!
Take a walk through the new MC50 Cat design, to see the panaromic views available from the saloon an
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This is evidentally an actual production boat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd5uiGiEwcc

Their website sucks so much.  There is no way to keep the photos from scrolling every 2 seconds so you can't really even look at any one image long enough to actually focus on it or discern any detail. 
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  • [german bank]
  • [swiss bank]
  • Privaterra
  • HavenCo
  • [urban planning firm]
  • [CRE brokerage]
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NYC ~ Bay Area - SF Bay Area - Anguilla - Sealand - Netherlands - New Orleans
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  • UC Berkeley
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