Twitter has not handled every controversy and user problem well, but the platform still benefits from its immediacy, transparency and feeling of being "a public square," says CEO Jack Dorsey. "That means we need to be a lot more aware of how people are using the system and how people are intending to game it, and act faster," he says.
Sales experiences are rarely linear and often fail to follow a straightforward journey from start to finish, which makes it even more important for sales representatives to be agile, writes David Brock. "Providing clarity, structure, and simplification, helping reduce the chaos is, perhaps, the greatest value sales people can provide," Brock writes.
Olympic gold medalist Eliud Kipchoge this past weekend broke the world marathon record by more than a minute and pushed ever closer to the 2-hour mark. "Consider what that means: The 33-year-old Kipchoge, who is 5 foot 6 and weighs 115 pounds, had run 26 straight, blazingly fast, 4-minute and 38-second miles," writes Vernon Loeb.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who has accused him of sexual assault in the 1980s will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, delaying the Sept. 20 committee vote to move Kavanaugh toward confirmation. President Donald Trump has defended his nominee and dismissed questions about the possibility that Kavanaugh would withdraw his nomination.
Letting go of certain everyday tasks is part of becoming a leader who can focus on bigger-picture priorities, writes Joel Garfinkle. "It's a lot easier to think about bigger goals and a long-term plan when you have other people to discuss with and to challenge your thinking," he writes.
Facebook has launched a new program that is designed to protect political campaigns from cyberthreats. In addition to two-factor authentication, campaigns will have access to security tools, and the social media network will provide proactive monitoring of enrolled campaigns.
CEOs can save hours by tasking others with chairing meetings that don't require their presence, setting a clear agenda for those that do and eliminating unproductive projects, writes Chad Dickerson, former CEO of Etsy. Hire capable people, including an executive assistant who understands how to best schedule your day, he writes.
Exxon in the 1970s and '80s spent billions to acquire promising technology businesses during its ill-fated attempt to become a leader in information systems, writes Jean-Louis Gassée. Exxon lacked the cultural ability to understand the industry or its players, which led to micromanagement, poor communication and, ultimately, a failed venture, he writes.
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