An entrepreneur who dropped out of Harvard Business School to launch his startup made a key hiring mistake that stalled the company’s progress for years

One of the best pieces of entrepreneurship advice has to do with hiring top talent. Instead of looking for people who can do the job today, look for people who will still be successful two or three years from now. That’s according to Cesar Carvalho, the cofounder and CEO of corporate fitness program Gympass. When he first started Gympass, he hired people with the skills for a small startup, rather than for the large company it became. When he launched Gympass in summer 2012, Cesar Carvalho never imagined that the company would one day scale to include 38,000 fitness facilities across the globe. That was a problem. Gympass is a… Read More

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Why a government agency is spreading memes about dogs riding pigeons

Soaring above a forest on a smoke detector “sky chariot,” a dog in wind goggles yells about the risks of portable generators. It is a deeply strange image, and it only gets stranger when you realize that it was tweeted by a government agency. But the dog is just one part of a delightfully weird social media strategy aimed at keeping people safe. The account is helmed by Joseph Galbo, a social media specialist for the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), who has been bringing a wonderful, bizarre exuberance to the job since he started in 2016. In a series of graphics targeting ATV safety, for example, a helmeted… Read More

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Take a look behind the scenes of ‘The People’s Court’ to see how TV court shows really work

Court shows have been a staple of American entertainment since the Golden Age of Radio. “The People’s Court,” which began in 1981, started a whole new era: arbitration-based reality shows. But are the cases we see on TV court shows real? Are the participants paid? Are these even real judges? Insider visited the set of “The People’s Court” and spoke to Judge Marilyn Milian to find out how these shows actually work. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: One of the best things about staying home from school as a kid was watching daytime court shows. My personal favorite? “The People’s Court.” Judge Milian is electric, and the… Read More

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13 places to visit in November for every type of traveler

To find the best places to visit in November 2018, Business Insider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. November is outside peak tourism season for most destinations, meaning you can save a bundle on airfare and hotels and won’t have to battle throngs of tourists. The best places to visit in November include the home of the breathtaking Lantern Festival in Thailand, foliage-rich Boston, and a “strange and alien landscape” in Namibia. November is firmly outside of peak tourism season for many of the top destinations in the world. But that’s exactly it’s the right time for an end-of-year vacation. Between the thinning crowds and the… Read More

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A previous Lion Air flight crash landed into the sea in 2013, but with far less deadly results

Lion Air flight JT610 crashed into the sea on Monday morning, and officials say everyone on board is likely to be dead. Lion Air experienced another crash into the sea in 2013, but nobody died in that incident. The 2013 flight crashed just short of the runway, while the more recent sea crash took place miles out to sea. The crash has put the spotlight on Lion Air and Indonesia’s airlines, which were until recently banned from travelling to the EU. Lion Air had just one fatal accident previously, in 2004. Lion Air, the airline of flight JT 610 which crashed on Monday and is believed to have killed 189… Read More

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Sony details all 20 PlayStation Classic games, including GTA, Resident Evil, and Metal Gear Solid

When Sony first revealed its miniature PlayStation Classic, one thing was conspicuously absent: the full list of games. We knew the tiny console would have 20 built-in titles, but initially Sony only revealed a handful of those games. Now we have the full list, which you can check out below: Battle Arena Toshinden Cool Boarders 2 Destruction Derby Final Fantasy VII Grand Theft Auto Intelligent Qube Jumping Flash Metal Gear Solid Mr Driller Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee Rayman Resident Evil Director’s Cut Revelations: Persona Ridge Racer Type 4 Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo Syphon Filter Tekken 3 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Twisted Metal Wild Arms There are some big, expected names,… Read More

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George Clooney and multimillionaire Rande Gerber hosted 2018’s most star-studded Halloween parties in both LA and Vegas — take a look inside

George Clooney and Rande Gerber’s Casamigos tequila brand threw not one, but two of its famous Halloween parties this year — one in Beverly Hills on Friday, and a second in Las Vegas on Saturday. The “Brought To You By Those Who Drink It” LA party took place in cofounder Mike Meldman’s house and featured plenty of Halloween décor, branded Casamigos bars lined with hundreds of bottles of the tequila, signature cocktails, and food like Kobe cheeseburger sliders, mini hot dogs, tacos and burritos, and vegan ice cream. Guests like Harry Styles and Paris Hilton were greeted with a Casamigos ice shot, made the most of a slow-motion photo booth… Read More

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Steph Curry finished the Brooklyn Nets game with 35 points — and he set another NBA record

Steph Curry made history on Sunday. The Golden State Warriors point guard netted 35 points, but it was his laser-guided shooting from distance that broke a record. This is because the weekend win over the Brooklyn Nets was his seventh game in succession where he tallied five or more three-pointers. He is the first player in NBA history to do so. You can watch the record-breaking basket below. Steph Curry helped Golden State Warriors overcome a late Brooklyn Nets rally, winning 120-114 on Sunday. For the Warriors, it was the fourth win in a row but Curry — recently dubbed “video-game good” by his teammates — also had reason to… Read More

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Lewis Hamilton: What next for five-time F1 champion?

Description Five-time F1 champion Lewis Hamilton Credits Dan Istitene/Getty Images Alt Text Lewis Hamilton wins fifth title The Mercedes driver has become only the third man to win five titles, and has been tipped to catch Schumacher Advertisement Feature Monday, October 29, 2018 – 11:24am Max Verstappen won the Mexican Grand Prix, but the day belonged to Lewis Hamilton as the British driver secured his fifth world title despite only finishing fourth in the race. See related F1: Hamilton hits out at Rosberg Vettel over title comments Sebastian Vettel, who needed to win the race to maintain his slender hopes of catching Hamilton, could only finish second and with two… Read More

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