With it’s multi-million dollar verdict last week, a jury confirmed that a plaintiff could successfully sue a mega-successful pop star like Katy Perry over four notes. This week, a new would-be plaintiff has entered the game, making noise about suing Lady Gaga over three notes.
That’s billions, with a gold-plated capital B. Five billions, actually. The most eye-watering part? — Uber is still bleeding that much cash in a single, 3-month quarter. Read what Uber says its “path to profitability” is that it’s banking on and see if you can spot the hidden LOL’s:
Its path to profitability relies on several things going its way: the successful development of autonomous vehicle technology, which could allow Uber to retain more of each booking; boxing out Uber’s competitors in its growing (but also unprofitable) Uber Eats food-delivery business, where customers are fickle; and ensuring that it can keep classifying its drivers as independent contractors rather than employees, which could raise Uber’s costs even higher.
Or, more to the author’s point: “In entrepreneurial and business circles, consuming information has become a competitive sport.” Consuming information is very different from actually learning something. This article takes direct aim at stuff like the self-improvement myth that the average CEO reads 60 books a year and that consuming more podcast content by training yourself to listen to them at 2x speed is a way to “hack” your learning. It’s not. It’s just a way to amp up your consumption of information, much like the techniques used to eat 71 hot dogs in ten minutes.
All the videophilic details about capturing launches of Saturn V rockets and twin-booster Space Shuttles throughout the years, using things like ultra-high-speed cameras and massive, twin-mounted telescopic cameras that look more like anti-aircraft guns than cameras.
It only took the owners five years to sell this 3,900 sq ft, 6-bedroom home in Westfield, NJ, for $959,000 … at a loss of about $400,000. Why, and why is this news? To understand that, you really need to read the full story about the house and its tragic owners.