Last week: 1
- Disney announced a major reorganization on Monday that prioritizes streaming, as the pandemic continues to upend the company’s parks and theatrical businesses.
- Disney created a new Media and Entertainment Distribution Group, overseen by Kareem Daniel, 14-year Disney veteran who was most recently president of consumer products, games, and publishing.
- Daniel will make decisions on advertising, sales, operations, technology, and distribution of Disney’s content in his new role.
- The executives currently in charge of Disney’s movies, TV, and sports arms — Alan Horn, Alan Bergman, Peter Rice, and Jimmy Pitaro — will continue to oversee those.
- “There is a seismic shift happening in the marketplace, and you can either lead or follow and we chose to lead,” Disney CEO Bob Chapek said of the reorganization.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
As Disney zeroes in on streaming amid the coronavirus pandemic, the company has elevated a new streaming chief.
OWINGS MILLS, Md., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Sandler (www.sandler.com) is one of the largest training organizations in the world, providing innovative customer-focused content, tools and resources designed to increase performance and stature of those involved in revenue generation. In the face of the pandemic, Sandler was able to accommodate clients with a strategic move to online training, and the expansion of online tools and the Sandler Digital Library, which earned them a place on Selling Power Magazine’s first list of the Top 20 Online Sales Companies in 2020.
Selling Power is the leading digital magazine for sales managers and sales VPs. According to Selling Power founder Gerhard Gschwandtner, “Recent research from McKinsey & Company shows 90% of sales teams have transitioned to remote selling. Finding a sales training partner that can deliver effective learning virtually – the same way B2B sales teams are conducting business – will
The Fast Company Impact Council, an invitation-only group of corporate leaders, entrepreneurial founders, and other leaders from across industries, gathered on June 30 to share their insights. Members split into small groups, moderated by Fast Company editors, and shared their perspectives on how they are managing and innovating amid a trio of crises: the global pandemic, the economic slowdown, and calls for social justice in the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery.
In this roundtable discussion, led by senior editor Amy Farley, top executives talked about how companies build narratives that can resonate with consumers and with employees, and how the role of authentic storytelling and honest communication will be a key tenet of business in the decades to come. Participants in this session, in no particular order, were the executive director of MIT Media Lab Deb Roy, Esri CMO Marianna Kantor, Integral Ad
- Katherine Power is the CEO behind Who What Wear, the fashion and lifestyle site that in 14 years has grown into a digital media and fashion brand with over 3.4 million followers on Instagram.
- She’s also founded two more companies, Versed skincare and Avaline, the “clean wine” brand she cofounded with best friend Cameron Diaz.
- Power’s three brands have collectively raised over $60 million in funding.
- Power says three strategies have been fundamental to her success, including mindful leadership and focus on profitability.
- Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.
There are challenges to starting a business that any entrepreneur might find intimidating.
But for Katherine Power, challenges are what keep things interesting. “I enjoy problem-solving, it’s almost a creative outlet for me,” she told Business Insider.
Power is the startup guru behind Who What Wear, the fashion blog born in 2006 that over the last 14 years has ballooned
In honor of Mental Health Awareness week starting in the USA this weekend, I’d like to share with a story from another inspirational woman in my network. Annabelle Southcoat is a genuine polymath – someone whose intellectual curiosity and drive for humanity and social justice has led her down so many fruitful paths already. Her story is interesting because she so nearly wasn’t. Her story is relevant to business leaders because she demonstrates the value of authentic adjustments to our inclusion practice and how, with the right champion, we can change the course and direction of lives. Ms Southcoat is now a Psychologist at the UK Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) a drummer in a band, an innovative thinker and a pussy cat mother. She says,
”I’m also a dyslexic, gay, trans woman (though I tend to just say woman these days)
Today’s business environment has changed. And if you fail to move with the tide, you’ll be left on the shores of failure and bankruptcy. What’s this change sweeping over the business world?
In its simplest form, consciousness is being aware of yourself, your surroundings, and the world at large. Conscious leaders are not only in tune with themselves, they have to be in tune with their customers’ needs. When you can understand what the world needs from you, then you can start building a solution and creating a profitable business out of it.
Consciousness is not a new concept in business. It’s been around for some time, taking a backseat to inventions and innovation. Today, however, consciousness is once again enjoying a resurgence. As much as technological advancements may take us into the future, it’s consciousness that may keep
TROY, Mich.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 8, 2020–
In March of 2020, as virtually every aspect of routine business was disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, one critical piece of technology kept the world connected without interruption or slowdown: the mobile phone. Accordingly, business wireless customers have responded with the highest-ever customer satisfaction scores for wireless carriers in the J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study, SM released today. However, as deferred billing that amassed under the Keep America Connected pledge comes due, some of these high scores may be compromised.
This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201008005020/en/
J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Business Wireless Satisfaction Study (Graphic: Business Wire)
“Wireless has been a lifeline for business customers during the pandemic, and
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 7, 2020–
Business management firm EightOneEight Management announced today that two of its Partners, Josh Martin and Reggie Gooden, have been named in The Hollywood Reporter ’s 2020 list of ’ Power Business Managers.’ The annual list, published today, profiles the “top financial gurus in the entertainment industry.” The Hollywood Reporter editor Ashley Cullins explains, “while most of the entertainment industry has been standing still during the pandemic, its money mavens are as busy as ever as clients use the downtime to reassess financial priorities.”
“Gooden and Martin joined forces with [Justin] Stiegemeyer in 2018, bringing with them a roster of around 20 clients who span the digital and music industries, like singer-song-writer Cory Henry,” the feature reports. “The firm, which counts Ashley Benson, Bella Thorne and Taylor Kitsch as clients, has a knack for working with young Hollywood but also knows how to handle
Iowans’ Ideas are guest columns featuring the views of different Iowans.
Sometimes it takes a crisis to change things up and cause people to question the status quo.
Like many of you, I am ready for this global pandemic to end. I look forward to the day when our kids can hug their grandparents again; when we can all safely go to school, to work and out to eat; and to be able to gather for church, sporting events, live music, family get-togethers and special occasions.
Iowans have made big sacrifices and stepped up to help each other in ways we would had never imagined just months ago. Whether you are a small-business owner, health-care provider, teacher, hairstylist, child-care provider, farmer, parent, student or any other kind of essential worker — you’ve been pushed into making heavy decisions that impact your life and the lives of those connected to you.