Business Leaders Speak Out on Election Integrity

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Tech, finance, media and other executives are calling on Americans to stay cool during a heated election season. “The health of our economy and markets depends on the strength of our democracy,” the LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman said in a statement signed by more than 50 business leaders, provided first to DealBook. The group, convened by the Leadership Now Project, also includes Eddie Fishman, the chief operating officer of D.E. Shaw; Seth Klarman, the C.E.O. of Baupost Group; Lisa Lewin, the C.E.O. of General Assembly; Marissa Mayer, the former Yahoo and Google executive; and Alan Patricof, the founder of Apax and Greycroft.

The executives expressed support for three key principles:

• “Every vote will be counted,” and election officials should “encourage patience” during potentially protracted counts of absentee ballot.

• The news

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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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Nassim Nicholas Taleb to speak at BI Global Trends Festival 2020

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

Taleb is an American statistician whose academic work focuses on issues connected with probability, randomness and uncertainty. The only thing we can be sure of in the future is crisis, he claims, but that turbulence can become our strength.

In his bestselling book “Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable,” Taleb writes: 

What I call the Black Swan is an event with the following three characteristics. Firstly, it is unusual because it goes beyond the domain of our usual expectations, as no element of the past clearly indicates its possible occurrence. Secondly, it has a drastic impact on reality. Thirdly, despite the lack of typicality of this event, our nature forces us to seek a justification for its occurrence

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Robert Lewandowski to speak at BI Global Trends Festival 2020

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

Lewandowski is the captain of the Poland national football team and plays as a striker for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. He is the Poland national team’s all-time top scorer and Bundesliga’s all-time number three scorer.

On stage at Business Insider’s virtual conference, Lewandowski will talk about his experience and challenges he faces as a team leader — and not just on the football field. 

“Self-discipline, strong will, perseverance, ability to make instant decisions and to draw conclusions from wins and losses are the desired traits of any athlete, and they are increasingly decisive to business successes,” Lewandowki said. “Both these domains also require a leader, a captain.”

Lewandowski is an investor in long-term technology and real estate development projects, trading and

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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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