caption Alli Webb, founder of Drybar. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Alli Webb cofounded the blowout salon Drybar in 2008, and it is now a thriving business with more than 100 locations across North America. She built the business with her brother on the financial side and her husband on the design side, an arrangement that was ultimately successful but initially brought unique challenges. Webb explained how she learned that founders need to adapt their responsibilities and refine their focus as their business scales. Alli Webb is the cofounder and visionary behind Drybar, the popular blowout salon that took a regional trend mainstream. At Drybar women can get their hair blow-dried into a signature style, without a haircut or color. “I feel like I’m so grateful and proud for what we have built. So I think the fact that we’ve brought Drybar to so many women, I know it sounds hokey, and probably maybe a little silly, but the … [Read more...] about Drybar founder Alli Webb explains how she took a project she started as a stay-at-home mom and turned it into a multimillion-dollar business with more than 100 locations
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MANILA, Philippines — After almost a decade since the destructive Typhoon Ondoy, two decades since the millennials started making an impact, and three decades since the first People Power Revolution (and the birth of The Philippine STAR), defining the Filipino has only become more complicated. We gathered insights from Filipinos who embody unconditional resiliency and advocate empowerment in the face of modern challenges; local globetrotters who have traveled around the world, to refine our idea on where we stand at present; multi-hyphenate individuals, whose list of accomplishments may give us an idea on how to improve ourselves; and modern Filipino heroes, to ground us through our continuous search for peace and freedom. * * * Manny Gonzalez How can Filipinos positively impact the nation and the whole world? Filipinos blame our problems and our poor economic performance on everything and everyone but themselves. But most of the symptomatic problems — drugs, corruption … [Read more...] about What have we learned so far?
caption Elizabeth Holmes was charged with massive fraud in March. source Jamie McCarthy / Getty Financial fraud is a major crime which often comes with heavy punishment and fines for those involved. Enron, Cendant, and WorldCom are examples of massive companies torn apart by financial fraud and scandal. Other cases include fraudsters trying to sell the Eiffel Tower and the Brooklyn Bridge. Financial fraud is a serious white-collar crime that often comes with heavy punishment and fines, but the details of the misdeeds can be stranger than fiction. Recently, numerous charges of fraud – and alleged fraud – have made headlines. In April, Wells Fargo was fined $1 billion to resolve probes into lending abuses. Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos at 19 but her success came to a sudden halt when she was charged with “massive fraud” in March. Financial fraud isn’t new, and the extent of … [Read more...] about The most memorable and expensive financial fraud cases of all time
By Haroon Siddiqui Special to the Star Sat., April 7, 2018 More and more governments are rushing to confront the dangers posed by Facebook, Google, Netflix and other digital giants. But Ottawa has yet to grow out of its infatuation with them. In genuflecting to these rapacious American corporations, Justin Trudeau and his two cabinet colleagues entrusted with the file, Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly and Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gould, are failing to stand up for Canadians, Canadian companies and Canadian sovereignty. Several reasons are proffered for their deference: They don’t want to risk antagonizing the Donald Trump administration in the middle of testy NAFTA negotiations. They are being particularly nice to Facebook since they are lobbying it to locate a data centre in Canada. Article Continued Below They want Facebook to ensure that the Liberals are not undermined in the 2019 federal election the way Hillary Clinton was in … [Read more...] about Why is Justin Trudeau bowing down before the U.S. internet giants?
The owner of Arby’s, Roark Capital Group, announced it would buy Buffalo Wild Wings for $2.9 billion in November 2017. The deal was finalized on Monday. The two restaurants will be run separately under the name of a new company, Inspire Brands Inc. With the merging could come some changes for the two chains. Arby’s parent company, Roark Capital Group, confirmed on Monday that its deal to acquire fast-casual restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings has been completed. The deal was initially announced in November 2017. Roark Capital, which also owns Arby’s and Cinnabon, agreed to buy Buffalo Wild Wings for about $2.9 billion. The two chains will fall under the new name of Inspire Brands Inc. but will be kept as separate and distinct brands, a spokesperson for Arby’s told Business Insider on Monday. But, we can certainly expect to see some changes. “Arby’s and Buffalo Wild … [Read more...] about Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings are joining forces to create a fast-food empire — here’s what could change