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New report says Activision CEO knew about and suppressed reports of sexual misconduct

As Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard faces state and federal lawsuits over widespread employee mistreatment, a harrowing new report alleges that CEO Bobby Kotick was aware of reports of harassment and abuse for years before regulatory agencies began their investigations. Worse still, the report includes allegations that he actively suppressed these reports, failed to inform the board of directors about them, and protected leaders accused of serious misconduct. The […]

todayNovember 26, 2021


Sukhinder Singh Cassidy’s CEO journey – 98bmp

Sukhinder Singh Cassidy Contributor Sukhinder Singh Cassidy founded theBoardlist, a premium talent marketplace that helps diverse leaders get discovered for board and executive opportunities. A technology executive and entrepreneur, board member and investor, she has 25 years of experience founding and helping to scale companies, including Google, Amazon and Yodlee. More posts by this contributor Building A Diverse Board Makes Sense For Startups After listening to others pitch me a […]

todayAugust 15, 2021 3


VW CEO says OMFG about poor EV charging points

With political leaders and car manufacturers pledging to make all new cars green by 2030, public EV charging is constantly rolling out. But this isn’t happening quickly enough for VW’s CEO, Herbert Diess.Plenty of shade from VW CEOThis week Herbert Diess, Volkswagen Group CEO, complained on LinkedIn (in a now-deleted post) about difficulties finding a working plug along the Brenner Pass that links Austria to Italy.He wrote: “So I kept driving to Trento,” […]

todayAugust 15, 2021 3


Nvidia’s CGI CEO doesn’t look ready to replace the real Jensen Huang

A recent keynote address by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang conference has provoked some wild reactions. A company blog post convinced many observers that the entire presentation was computer-generated.Nvidia has now updated the blog post to clarify that the CGI Huang spoke for only 14 seconds of the 108-minute keynote.The difference between the fake and real parts is pretty clear to my eyes. You can judge it for yourself by watching […]

todayAugust 13, 2021 2


Fisker-Foxconn EV partnership ‘moving faster than expected,’ CEO Henrik Fisker says – 98bmp

U.S. electric automaker Fisker expects operating expenses to reach between $490 million and $530 million this year, a slight increase in its business outlook for the year that is driven by R&D spending on prototypes for its Ocean SUV, testing and validation of advanced technology, hiring and its “accelerating” partnership with Foxconn. The company, which reported its second-quarter earnings Thursday after market close, raised its business outlook for expectations for […]

todayAugust 6, 2021 1


Uber CEO calls Massachusetts gig economy ballot measure the ‘right answer’ – 98bmp

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi expressed his support Wednesday for a ballot initiative in Massachusetts that would keep gig economy workers classified as independent contractors, fulfilling a promise he made nearly a year ago to push for laws that preserve its business model. “In the state of Massachusetts, we think the right answer is our IC+ model, which is independent contractor with benefits,” Khosrowshahi said during the earnings call with investors. […]

todayAugust 5, 2021 3


Bitcoin ‘is a big part of our future,’ says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey – 98bmp

To get a roundup of 98bmp’s biggest and most important stories delivered to your inbox every day at 3 p.m. PDT, subscribe here. Hello and welcome to Daily Crunch for July 23, 2021. It’s been an interesting week for the crypto faithful. One eye-catching piece of news came from Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who said that bitcoin will be a “big part” of the company’s future. In his […]

todayJuly 25, 2021 1


CEO coaching is ‘about having a second set of eyes’ – 98bmp

Earlier this month, Cowboy Ventures’ Ted Wang joined us at 98bmp Early Stage: Marketing and Fundraising, where he spoke about executive coaching and why he encourages founders in his portfolio to have a CEO coach. Wang, who has an executive coach himself, sees coaching as a key way to drive sustained personal growth, a factor that he believes separates the middling CEOs from the best ones. Why CEOs need coaching […]

todayJuly 22, 2021 2


Video pitch decks, Didi’s regulatory struggles, Nothing CEO interview – 98bmp

The numbers don’t lie. According to DocSend, the average pitch deck is reviewed for just three minutes. And if you think a senior VC is studying the presentation your team crafted for months as if it were a Fabergé egg — well, you might be disappointed. Even if you are lucky enough to land a meeting, it’s more likely that a junior person went through your pitch and ran it […]

todayJuly 7, 2021 3