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The Inside Story Of Papa John’s Toxic Culture

Two years ago John Schnatter fancied himself untouchable. He was CEO of Papa John’s, the nationwide pizza chain he founded, and served as its ubiquitous TV pitchman. The business had grown … Continue reading

July 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

How Starbucks Achieved 100% Equal Pay In The United States

That quick cup of coffee from Starbucks just got a little sweeter. Starbucks Coffee announced yesterday that after a decade of work, the iconic coffee corporation has achieved equal pay for all their … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself to Death

It does require a fairly dystopian strain of doublethink for a company to celebrate how hard and how constantly its employees must work to make a living, given that these … Continue reading

March 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why CEOs Like Rex Tillerson Fail in Washington

The fact that Tillerson publicly clashed with Trump over everything from North Korea policy to relative IQ did nothing to make his job any easier, but his sorry legacy as secretary of state was … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

San Bernardino is just one of the many communities across the country grappling with the same question: Is any new job a good job? These places, often located in the … Continue reading

March 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Quiet Rise in Wildland-Firefighter Suicides

Over the past decade, there’s been a quiet acknowledgement within America’s firefighting community that suicide is widespread, and that there are still probably many cases that haven’t been reported. As … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Netflix Has No Rules Because They Hire Great People

So what’s the key to Netflix’s sustained success? How does a company grow that fast, change business models so many times, and maintain a fanatical customer base? Remember, rules are supposed to … Continue reading

September 6, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Largest U.S. Latino Advocacy Group Changes Its Name, Sparking Debate

In an attempt to reach a younger and more diverse audience, the largest and most well-known Latino advocacy group in the U.S., the National Council of La Raza, renamed itself … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Say Goodbye to Spain’s Glorious Three-Hour Lunch Break

For decades, campaigners in the country have complained that the average Spaniard’s habit of keeping extremely late hours and taking delightfully long lunch breaks was making everyday life harder for … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

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