One minute before midnight on December 29, 2017, one of Mark Zuckerberg’s personal staffers got a phone call.
So starts an explosive story from Rob Price and Becky Peterson, which shines a light on the sprawling family office of Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan. According to their reporting:
- Over the past three years, multiple personal aides to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been accused of serious misconduct by their colleagues.
- One former staffer accused the manager of Zuckerberg’s Hawaii properties of assaulting her after a night of drinking, which led to a hospital visit and police investigation.
- A Business Insider investigation into the Facebook CEO’s secretive family office has uncovered a workplace in crisis over the family’s handling of allegations of sexual harassment, racism, and transphobia.
- A representative for Zuckerberg described Business Insider’s reporting as “a collection of unfounded rumors, exaggerations, and half-truths which unfairly malign several of our valued employees.”
You can read their story here: A drunken late-night assault allegation has roiled the secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg’s private family office. Personal aides are speaking out about claims that household staff endured sexual harassment and racism from their colleagues.
Markets were a sea of red this week as the S&P 500 posted its worst week since the financial crisis. Amid all of the coronavirus carnage, Akin Oyedele published a list of the most important charts in the world.
Akin asked asked 20 financial experts — including Nobel-winning economists and acclaimed investment chiefs — to share charts that capture the biggest trends in markets.
Akin also had several stories offering guidance on how to best navigate the coronavirus-driven sell-off.
And Bradley Saacks discovered a number of hedge funds made bets that are benefiting from the sell-off. He reported that Ken Griffin’s Citadel, Larry Fink’s BlackRock, and Daniel Sundheim’s D1 Capital are gaining from short positions on stocks hit hard by the coronavirus.
Intuit announced a $7 billion deal to buy Credit Karma this week, the latest in a wave of fintech dealmaking.
That’s all for this week. Enjoy your Sunday!
Finance and Investing
The biggest PE shops are doing more hiring from elite MBA programs, and they’re filling spots for a wider variety of roles than in the past.
A significant number of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, causing financial stress and limiting their ability to save.
Tech, Media, Telecoms
Cloud computing promises to save companies a lot of money compared to running IT operations the old-fashioned way of buying software and hardware and running data centers.
The new head of Mixer, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon’s wildly popular Twitch, told employees to stop acting so negative about the state of the service, in a video excerpt of a town-hall team meeting reviewed by Business Insider.
TheSkimm, a media company aimed at millennial women, has lost two executives who were key to its next phase of growth.
Healthcare, Retail, Transportation
Scrambling to respond to the growing coronavirus outbreak, some of the world’s largest drugmakers have begun researching vaccines to prevent the deadly virus.
The Hershey Company is in the midst of a digital transformation.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk started a minor fight with Microsoft co-founder and retired CEO Bill Gates recently when Gates said he’d bought a new Porsche Taycan, not a Tesla.
Leadership and Entrepreneurship
It’s long seemed as though white-collar offices in finance and tech largely ignored people of color and women when recruiting for important roles, creating a so-called boys’ club for straight white men.
Becoming a millionaire doesn’t have to involve a big paycheck.
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