Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess praised Elon Musk for showing that electric cars are capable of competing with vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Volkswagen has announced plans to invest €30 billion (US$33 billion) to electrify its entire product lineup over the next four years.
“The leaders on our 2019 list have prospered by outperforming their peers over the long term- both financially and on increasingly important environmental, social, and governance measures,” said Harvard Business Review Editor in Chief Adi Ignatius.
Amazon Future Engineer funding allows students to access an online course that teaches Python, among other coding languages.
By city, Beijing is the world’s unicorn capital with 82, ahead of San Francisco with 55. Shanghai is third most popular city for unicorn businesses, New York fourth and Hangzhou, China, fifth.
Bezos said the thinking behind the silent memo was that “executives will bluff their way through the meeting as if they’ve read the memo because we’re busy and so you’ve got to actually carve out the time for the memo to get read.”
Four women billionaires made The Forbes 400 for the first time, including two who now rank among the nation’s two richest: MacKenzie Bezos, who debuts at No. 15, after her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, and Julia Koch, the widow of industrialist David Koch and the list’s richest newcomer worth US$41 billion.
Holly Branson, the daughter of Sir Richard Branson, chaired a roundtable organised by venture capitalist Mustard Seed
The analysis by Kauffman Fellows Research Centre found that companies with at least one female founder raised 21% more in venture capital funding than companies with all male teams
"The web was Thomas Cook’s enemy, whereas a Hays Travel member of staff would say the web was their friend,” said John Hays, managing director of Hays Travel who have taken over all Thomas Cook shops in the UK.
Ma was joined on stage by Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang, who is also taking Ma's position as chairman, as the pair sang Brendan Graham's much-covered song You Raise Me Up.