A Lesson in Passport Expiration Dates — Reader Mistake Story

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Life lesson: Teacher calls student an ‘a**hole’ for wearing a MAGA hat, classroom evacuated (VIDEO)

One US high school student’s red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat triggered his teacher into calling the kid an “a**hole” and evacuating the classroom. In a video filmed by his classmate, the kid’s teacher gives him a telling off for the hat, saying that other students are “provoked by the presence” of it. [embedded content] […]

Can you speak ‘Gorilla’? The language lesson that might just save your life

Jon Holmes October 22, 2018 Share this article On a trip to Volcanoes National Park on the Rwanda and DRC border, travel writer Jon Holmes was expecting to see mountain gorillas, but he wasn’t expecting to learn how to speak to them. It’s safe to say that, for a long time, tourism wasn’t exactly on […]

Billionaire investor Steve Case says the failure of the 2000 AOL Time Warner mega merger taught him a crucial lesson about execution

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Steve Case is the billionaire founding CEO of AOL and the head of Washington, DC-based venture-capital firm Revolution. In 2000, AOL bought Time Warner for $ 165 billion, making it the largest merger in history at the time. Case left in 2005, correctly predicting it was an unsustainable partnership. He said that […]

Mommy Points: The Lesson I Learned After Visiting a Theme Park by Myself

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Iconic brand Airstream’s latest trailer is a lesson in both entrepreneurship and M&A

Airstream Airsteam just introduced a new trailer, its first-ever production fiberglass model. The product came from a 2016 acquisition of an Oregon-based startup. The Nest by Airstream can be towed by relatively modest vehicles. If you know Airstream, your know the 85-year-old company because it manufactures, in the USA, the all-American trailer at its best, crafted […]

In 1963, Jack Welch accidentally blew up a factory at GE — and it taught him a lesson about leadership that’s stuck with him to this day

Getty/Mike Coppola Jack Welch is the former CEO and chairman of General Electric. Early on in his career there, he was a chemical engineer, and he accidentally blew up a factory. When Welch met with a manager to discuss the situation, the manager coached him through the mistake and what he could have done differently. […]

Canada's wheelchair curlers don't need a history lesson — they know what's at stake

It was talked about over and over leading into the Olympics — both of Canada’s men’s and women’s teams being the favourites to compete for curling gold.  Never before had Canada not reached the podium at the Games. The Canadian men’s teams were three-time defending champions Then it happened. Both teams were left off the […]

Mikaela Shiffrin gave a great lesson on embracing failure at the Olympics after missing out on a medal in her best event

Morry Gash/AP Mikaela Shiffrin came into the Olympics with a shot to win five medals. The chances of a historic Olympics came to an end when Shiffrin finished fourth in her best event, the slalom, and withdrew from the Super-G. Shiffrin explained on social media that she wouldn’t change a thing, saying she is just […]

Daymond John of ‘Shark Tank’ says his best investment — which brought in $53 million at profit last year — contains a lesson for all startups

_ Getty/Paul Morigi FUBU founder Daymond John has invested in startups for the past nine seasons of “Shark Tank.” He said the experience has taught him that today’s consumer demands companies have a positive societal impact. The CEO of one of the companies he’s invested in, Bombas, says the movement was started by millennials but […]