Business Insider Parent Nears Deal to Buy Controlling Stake in Morning Brew

Business Insider parent Insider Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Morning Brew, a news startup known for a popular email newsletter on business and finance, according to people familiar with the situation.

The terms the companies are discussing would value Morning Brew at over $75 million, including certain performance incentives, the people said. The companies haven’t completed a deal, and the talks could still fall apart.

The sale of Morning Brew is a bright spot in a digital-media sector that has faced a number of challenges. The online-ad market was already under pressure before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the situation.

Newsletters, including those operated by companies like Morning Brew, theSkimm and traditional media outlets, are viewed as attractive, partly because they can help companies expand the reach of their content and recruit new subscribers. Newsletters often command higher advertising rates than traditional display ads in

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SUCCESS INSIDER: Management consulting, Daymond John, side hustles

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Dan Shapero is LinkedIn’s VP of global sales.

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After a candid conversation with the CEO, Dan Shapero at LinkedIn developed a plan to change jobs within the organization. Here’s the three-pronged strategy the executive recommends for anyone feeling stuck or restless in their career.

How a 25-year-old entrepreneur bootstrapped her free newsletter into a 500,000-subscriber business that made $1.1 million in one month

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The 25-year-old founder of Newsette, Daniella Pierson, started the newsletter as a sophomore in college.

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Daniella Pierson started Newsette as a sophomore in college, sending out her first Mailchimp newsletter to 11 subscribers. Six years later, the 25-year-old has grown her free newsletter into a 500,000-subscriber business that made $1.1 million last month.

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Meet Katherine Power, the serial entrepreneur who’s running 3 companies with more than $60 million in total funding, including one with Cameron Diaz

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TikTok VP Blake Chandlee to speak at Business Insider event in October

Business Insider is proud to announce that Blake Chandlee will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Chandlee is the VP overseeing all of TikTok’s ad partnerships, sales operations, and anything the app does to generate revenue — making him one of the most important people running the company’s US operations today.

The company has been in the spotlight since the Trump administration’s attempts to issue a nationwide ban on the app, which allows users to record short videos synchronized with music. Now, the decision on the ban will be delayed until at least after Election Day 2020.

Chandlee came in at the beginning of 2020 to head up TikTok’s global business solutions, the division working with brands to advertise on the growing platform, Business Insider previously reported. Under Chandlee, TikTok’s ad product offerings have expanded dramatically, to

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Insider Energy: Exxon’s rough week, mega-mergers ahead, jobs outlook

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I’ve been thinking a lot about that fly. 

Speaking of surprise appearances at the VP debate Wednesday, fracking made a show — Mike Pence repeatedly said that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to ban the technology. Harris said they wouldn’t. 

Fracking is a super common method of extracting oil and natural gas in the US, which involves some engineering magic like sideways drilling.  

The technology turned America into a fossil-fuel powerhouse, starting around 2009. It also led to a surge in plastics and chemicals.

As I recently learned, pretty much

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Oyo CEO to speak at Business Insider Global Trends Festival

Business Insider is proud to announce that Ritesh Agarwal, founder and CEO of SoftBank-backed hotel chain Oyo, will speak at the inaugural BI Global Trends Festival, a virtual event taking place the week of October 19-23, 2020.

Agarwal, who founded Oyo when he was 18, predicts rapid changes in people’s travel habits resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

“The hospitality industry will never be the same again, that is absolutely clear,” Agarwal told Reuters. “Small hotels are going to be in vogue. In my view, small is going to be the new big, wherein people will rethink a lot about going back to that 1,000-room hotel versus going to a 40-room niche hotel.”

Oyo allows guests to book rooms on its mobile app. Promising more revenue to hotel owners, the company transforms local hotels into Oyo franchises and takes a cut on every booking.

As a college student, Agarwal won $100,000

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SUCCESS INSIDER: Upwork, jobs at Google, Elon Musk’s management style

The coronavirus pandemic will open more career opportunities for freelance work. Here’s how you can build a successful freelancing career, according to the CEO of Upwork, one of largest job platforms for gig workers.

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This week, we have details on Elon Musk’s management style, tips for getting hired at Google, innovators in the childcare industry, how to pitch a startup over Zoom, and more. 

Elon Musk’s management style is a case study in why micromanagers are a big risk for business — and especially talent retention

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Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX speaks at the 2020 Satellite Conference and Exhibition March 9, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Elon Musk’s approach to leadership has made him the third-richest man on earth, with a net worth of $102 billion. But the Tesla CEO has long been criticized for a micromanaging leadership style that creates toxic

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Global Threat Solutions announces elite international Protection Services and Training Programs following Business Insider article on their services

CEO Kenneth Bombace also announced expanded training program offerings that can be contracted to accommodate organizations around the globe through their innovative Mobile Training Teams or MTT’s. “We can offer these services to private individuals and private sector organizations as well as government agencies and military units. Our Instructors bring extensive experience from the Military Special Operations Community as well as Law Enforcement agencies.” These incredibly challenging training programs begin at just $1400 per person. Mr. Bombace also announced an innovative Online Executive Protection Course that can be offered to students trying to enter the Executive Protection field in a unique virtual platform. “For just $299 we are offering students an introduction into the field of Executive Protection. Upon successful completion of the training students receive a Certificate and Transcript from this elite protection firm.” 

CEO Kenneth Bombace continues to say that Global Threat Solutions has protected such high profile

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