Ex-Google CEO Eric Schmidt Talks Talks Tech, Young Leaders

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Eric Schmidt wants to see new leaders running the world, fast. “The sooner we can get the next generation in charge, given all the errors we have made, the better,” says Schmidt, the former CEO of Google. “They are generally smarter, more optimistic, they have more energy. There’s a lot of reasons to turn this thing over to them.”

But just not any kids. Schmidt is a firm believer in the power of exceptionalism. On Nov. 16 Schmidt Futures, the organization that he founded in 2017 with his wife Wendy to empower “talent who want to work on the hardest problems,” unveiled Rise, a new partnership with the Rhodes Trust to

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Legacy, From Tech Leaders Who Knew Him Well

Tony Hsieh, bestselling author and longtime former CEO of ecommerce pioneer Zappos.com, died at age 46 on Friday. His tragic loss — and unusual impact on the tech and startup landscapes for the better part of three decades — set off an outpouring of condolences and messages of gratitude from leading politicians, entrepreneurs and investors.

Through his book “Delivering Happiness,” various business ventures and influence at conferences and in his hometown of Las Vegas, Hsieh touched many lives. Here, Forbes spoke with several tech leaders who knew him well — Sequoia partner Alfred Lin, Neo CEO Ali Partovi, Long Journey Ventures partner Cyan Banister and Lowercase Capital founder Chris Sacca — to hear

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Sorrento Therapeutics Plans to Cut Development of Its Coronavirus Vaccine if the Leaders’ Vaccines Work

Sorrento Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRNE) is considerably behind Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), BioNTech (NASDAQ:BNTX)Moderna (NASDAQ:MRNA), and the rest of the leaders in the race to develop a coronavirus vaccine. While multiple vaccines have completed phase 3 clinical trials or will in the coming months, Sorrento’s lead vaccine, T-VIVA-19, hasn’t even entered clinical trials yet.

In this video from Motley Fool Live recorded on Nov. 12, Henry Ji, chairman, president, and CEO of Sorrento, talks about the potential advantages of the biotech’s vaccine. But given how far behind Sorrento is, he admits the company is watching the leaders and might stop development if it’s clear there won’t be room for latecomers.

Brian Orelli: You do have a vaccine that you’re working on called T-VIVA-19. How does that work, and then what are the advantages of that over the current late-stage vaccines that are being tested right now?

Henry Ji:

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build.security Emerges from Stealth with $6M in Backing from YL Ventures, CrowdStrike’s George Kurtz and Lineup of Cybersecurity Leaders

 

Startup dramatically simplifies the process of building authorization and cuts down development time with industry’s first OPA-powered authorization policy management platform

 

TEL AVIV, Israel & SUNNYVALE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 18, 2020–

build.security, a startup revolutionizing authorization policy management, today announced $6 million in seed funding led by YL Ventures with participation from cybersecurity luminary George Kurtz, CEO and Co-founder of CrowdStrike. Founded by industry veterans Amit Kanfer (CEO) and Dekel Braunstein (CTO), build.security is offering a new approach to authorization, providing developers with the building blocks they need to quickly generate and manage best-practice authorization controls across enterprise applications at scale.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201118005269/en/

build.security co-founders Amit Kanfer, CEO (rt.); Dekel Braunstein, CTO (Photo: Business Wire)

Joining this seed round are Michael Sutton, former CISO of Zscaler; Sounil Yu, former Chief Security Scientist at Bank of America; Dan Amiga, former CTO and Co-founder

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Manufacturing industry leaders in Europe discuss combining automation and work-from-home strategies

  • A recent survey of 200 large European manufacturers found that 38% of British businesses plan to increase their use of automation and robotics in the next two years to boost productivity.
  • Manufacturing industry leaders in Europe discuss the pros and cons of the widespread adaptations spurred on by the pandemic.
  • The pandemic has prompted wider use of automation and flexible working arrangements, but executives in Europe warn that small businesses may not see the same quick return on investment as larger firms.
  •  Business Insider named several people interviewed in this article to our annual list of the 10 leaders transforming supply chain in Europe.
  • Visit Business Insider’s Transforming Business homepage for more stories.

There’s no doubt the pandemic has changed working patterns dramatically. But while office workers around the world have been getting comfortable at the kitchen table, what of manufacturers?  

Findings from the Lloyds Bank Business in Britain

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Cryptocurrency Leaders and Blockchain Legends Meet in Puerto Rico to Address the Future of the Internet and the Global Economy November 16

San Juan, Puerto Rico, Nov. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (via Blockchain Wire) – Crypto Mondays, Dorado Genesis and the Act 20/22/60 Special Committee of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce, today announced their first joint event, “THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNET AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMY”, will be held on Monday, November 16, 2020. Cryptocurrency leaders will gather together for the 3-hour online event transmitted from Puerto Rico. The cryptocurrency and blockchain event will be powered by Zoom, starting at 5:00 PM AST as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Agenda topics will cover bitcoin, mining, stablecoin and staking fundamentals, no barrier entry, entrepreneurship opportunities in crypto, the 4th Technological Revolution and the future of the internet and the global economy.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • ANDREW KEYS – Managing Partner at Digital Asset Risk Management Advisors (DARMA Capital), who recently partnered with LiquidStake to tackle the staking Liquidity problem for Ethereum

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