Five Things You Should Read

August 11, 2017

A career lesson from Elon Musk, the big takeaway from department store earnings, and Benchmark Capital sues Travis Kalanick.

Benchmark Capital Sues Travis Kalanick for Fraud

Axios

If Benchmark's suit is successful, Kalanick would be kicked off Uber's board of directors -- thus eliminating any faint hopes of him returning to the company in a substantial role.

The Big Takeaway from Our First Batch of Department Store Earnings? Turnarounds Take Time

CNBC

No department store has raised its outlook for the full year, leaving Wall Street questioning the industry's future ahead of a key holiday shopping season.

Truth, Yachts and Accounting

Bloomberg

Also Ponzi data, MBA preferences, complacency and a unicorn-eater.

Why Your LinkedIn Marketing Strategy is Not Working

Accounting Web

The average LinkedIn user is only on the site 17 minutes per month, and including weekends, that about 34 seconds a day.

Elon Musk Gave His Assistant a 2-Week Test When She Asked for a Big Raise — What Happened to Her Is an Important Career Lesson

Business Insider

Musk told his former assistant to take two weeks off, during which he would assume her responsibilities and see if she was really critical to his success.