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The head of a Japanese rent-a-friend company reveals what it"s like to lead a double life

Thomas Peter/Reuters Started in 2009, Japanese company Family Romance hires actors to pose as people's fake spouses, family members, coworkers, and more. The company was founded by Ishii Yuichi, who has since hired 800 employees. After eight y.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderNov 14th, 2017

WPP embarks on new journey without Sorrell at the helm

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP , the world's biggest advertising company, will head into uncharted territory on Monday when it starts life without its founder Martin Sorrell, whose departure has left it rudderless at a time of swirling industry change......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 15th, 2018

Toshiba CEO promises turnaround in 5 years, beefed up ethics

Nobuaki Kurumatani, the outsider tapped to lead scandal-tarnished Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp., is promising a turnaround in five years by reshaping its operations and boosting profitability......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsApr 3rd, 2018

Thought Leader: From ski-lift operator to skiing company CEO: The life of Rusty Gregory

The first head of Alterra Mountain Co. takes his business challenges in the same stride that he used to tackle 75 days of skiing a year......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 29th, 2018

SoftBank investigates shareholder campaign to oust executive

SoftBank Corp. says it is investigating a shareholder campaign that sought the ouster of former Google executive Nikesh Arora, who had been groomed to lead the Japanese technology company......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMar 28th, 2018

New head of scandal-hit Kobe Steel may seek mergers for some business units

(Reuters) - Kobe Steel's new president on Friday said he may seek mergers or alliances outside the company for one or more of its business divisions, as he battles to repair damage from a data fraud scandal that roiled Japanese industry......»»

Category: topSource: reutersMar 16th, 2018

MoviePass expects subscribers to double by 2019

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe says his subscriber base will more than double to 5 million by 2019. The head of the ticketing company, speaking at a recent Los Angeles keynote Q&A at the Entertainment Finance Forum presented by Winston Baker, also noted tha.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 6th, 2018

Goldman Sachs deepens M&A bench

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. promoted one of its partners to lead its mergers and acquisitions team. David "Dusty" Philip, who has been with the company since 1991, has been named new co-head of the bank's global M&A department. The announcement was made.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsFeb 14th, 2018

Happiness is Yale"s most popular class ever with one-fourth of undergrads

The course, taught by Laurie Santos, 42, a psychology professor and the head of one of Yale's residential colleges, tries to teach students how to lead a happier, more satisfying life in twice-weekly.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardJan 27th, 2018

"I Thought It Was Going to Be a Lot Easier Than It Was": Why Jo Malone Started a Second Company

Jo Malone, founder of Jo Malone London and Jo Loves fragrances, reveals how a dangerous horse ride changed her life......»»

Category: topSource: incJan 8th, 2018

After Selling Her First Company to Estee Lauder, How This Founder Learned to Overcome Big Mistakes

Jo Malone, founder of Jo Malone London and Jo Loves fragrances, reveals how a dangerous horse ride changed her life......»»

Category: topSource: incJan 8th, 2018

U.S. company plans funds that double bitcoin price moves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are ramping up efforts to tap into the fever surrounding digital assets, and the latest planned bitcoin products could deliver some head-turning and stomach-churning price movements if they come to market......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJan 5th, 2018

Report: Apple Music exec to leave company

Apple Music head Jimmy Iovine is set to leave the company soon, according to a new report. The 64-year-old's departure is reportedly timed to his Apple shares fully vesting, according to Billboard. Hits Daily Double first reported the news of his.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 4th, 2018

Apple, Epson face French legal complaints over allegedly shortening life of products

PARIS (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Apple and Japanese printer company Epson are facing legal complaints in France over allegedly speeding up the aging process of their products to stimulate demand......»»

Category: topSource: reutersDec 28th, 2017

Roku puts ad chief in charge of platform business

Roku Inc. announced Wednesday that the head of its advertising business, Scott Rosenberg, will be promoted to lead the company's platform efforts. Ros.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchDec 27th, 2017

Here Are The Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2017

Nintendo Switch has had a blockbuster year. The console has been difficult to find in stores and online since its launch in March, forcing the Japanese company to double the Switch production. Two reasons the Switch became such a grand […] .....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkDec 22nd, 2017

Venezuela president taps general as head of state oil firm

President Nicolas Maduro has tapped a high-ranking member of Venezuela's military to lead the country's struggling state oil company......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsNov 26th, 2017

From double-decker buses to unicorns, Portland company brings imagination to life for major brands

Figure Plant creates immersive three-dimensional displays for big brands.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 21st, 2017

HDFC Standard Life to make stock market debut today

Morgan Stanley India Company, HDFC Bank, CLSA India and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) were the global coordinators and book running lead managers to the offer.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 16th, 2017

HDFC Standard Life to make stock market debut tomorrow

Morgan Stanley India Company, HDFC Bank, CLSA India and Nomura Financial Advisory and Securities (India) were the global coordinators and book running lead managers to the offer.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardNov 16th, 2017

Craig Carton Breaks Silence, Reveals Devastated Life Amid Ponzi Scheme Allegations

The former WFAN host talked about his life falling apart—and how friend New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to his defense......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekNov 7th, 2017