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Ryan Gellert, Patagonia's CEO, Has a Mission: 'Save Our Home Planet'

Ryan Gellert, Patagonia’s CEO, Has a Mission: ‘Save Our Home Planet’

An unofficial qualification to become chief executive of Patagonia seems to be an interest in extreme sports, a strong meditation practice or both. The previous CEO practiced Tibetan Buddhism. The one before that was a ski bum who liked to meditate. Yvon Chouinard, the company’s eccentric founder, was a mountain-climbing Zen Buddhist. So when Ryan …

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Sara Menker and Gro Intelligence Are Tackling Global Hunger

Sara Menker and Gro Intelligence Are Tackling Global Hunger

Growing up in Ethiopia during the 1980s, Sara Menker was exposed to the extremes of privilege and poverty. While her parents were middle class and she attended an excellent private school in the capital city of Addis Ababa, many of her countrymen suffered from famine and civil unrest. After meeting an admissions officer from Mount …

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The Chief of CVS Health Wants to Be Part of People's 'Everyday Life'

The Chief of CVS Health Wants to Be Part of People’s ‘Everyday Life’

Some corporations are so big, so intertwined with the economy and our daily lives and current events and politics, that it can be difficult to grasp the true scope of their importance. CVS Health is one such company. With some 300,000 employees, more than 9,000 stores, and upward of 40,000 physicians, pharmacists and nurses on …

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Documentary Critical of Disney, From the Disney Family

Documentary Critical of Disney, From the Disney Family

Three years ago, Abigail E. Disney began to publicly excoriate the Walt Disney Company for its “obscene” pay inequality, with Robert A. Iger, who was then chief executive, at one end of the scale and hourly theme park workers at the other . The company founded by her grandfather and great-uncle repeatedly returned fire, at …

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How Panera Bread Navigated Covid, the Labor Market, Inflation and More

How Panera Bread Navigated Covid, the Labor Market, Inflation and More

While Panera Bread is often situated in strip malls alongside other fast casual restaurants, the company has long been a pioneer of using quality ingredients and promoting healthy choices. It was among the first companies to add calorie counts to its menus, and it maintains a “No No List” of more than 150 substances — …

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How a Dollar General Employee Went Viral on TikTok

How a Dollar General Employee Went Viral on TikTok

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. In January 2021, Mary Gundel received a letter from Dollar General’s corporate office congratulating her for being one of the company’s top-performing employees. In honor of her hard work and dedication, the company gave Ms. Gundel a …

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Martin Lawrence Suggests Will Smith Oscars Slap Won’t Keep Another “Bad Boys” From Happening

There hasn’t been much said about the Will Smith- Chris Rock moment from the Oscars before this time, but the goods are still being bandied. After Smith walked up to Rock and smacked him during the Academy Awards, observers watched in real- time as the Fresh Prince star who spent the wholeness of his career …

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