It is Wednesday, my dudes. This is Matt Weinberger, filling in once more for Jordan Erb. This may be a contrarian position, but Wednesday is my favorite day of the week — it’s when new comic books come out (well, DC started releasing them on Tuesdays in recent years, but still).
It’s my pleasure to introduce to you Insider’s list of 100 People Transforming Business in 2022 — our annual celebration of the people who are bucking trends and upending convention across industries. This year’s list includes some of tech’s biggest movers and shakers, including BeReal CEO Alexis Barreyat, YouTube chief business officer Mary Ellen Coe, and key union organizer Jessica Gonzalez. Check out the full list here.
On a more somber note, Amazon has begun layoffs that could affect as many as 10,000 employees, Insider’s Katherine Long reports. Those cuts are said to be focused in the devices, retail, and human-resources divisions of the company.
There’s much to discuss, so let’s dive in.
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1. 100 People Transforming Business. Every year, Insider spotlights the 100 people who made the biggest dent in the world of business. While the list goes well beyond the realm of technology, several top industry figures made this year’s list.
Honorees included the CEO of BeReal, YouTube’s chief business officer, and even key tech labor organizer Jessica Gonzalez.
In a tough year that saw economic conditions sour across the board, these leaders stood out as representative of broader trends sweeping the world of tech.
Insider’s Katie Malone writes that this year’s crop of Transformers in the field of Emerging Tech reflects a growing trend towards prioritizing transparency and productivity when it comes to everything from remote work to personal fitness.
Read the full list of Transformers here.
In other news:
Amazon CEO Andy Jassy
Reuters/ Mike Blake
2. Layoffs hit Amazon. The sweeping layoffs at the online retail giant, first reported on earlier this week, finally started in earnest on Tuesday. As many as 10,000 jobs could be cut in what may prove to be Amazon’s largest layoff to date. For more on Amazon:
Insider’s Eugene Kim and Katherine Long report that employees are unhappy with the lack of communication from higher-ups about the job cuts.
Katherine reports that employees are sharing tips with each other on how to deal with the anxiety around the layoffs, especially …read more
Source:: Business Insider