Wela Whip - GoPro Hits A Bump In The Road, George Stephanopoulos And The Giving Tree, Walmart Prime, How Many Books Do You Read A Month? Web Design Has Come A Long Way

GoPro Hits A Bump In The RoadMore than a decade ago when Nick Woodman was getting GoPro started, he apparently promised his former college roomie and first GoPro employee, Neil Dana, 10 percent of any proceeds he received from the sale of the company’s shares. The company (which went public in 2014) later asked, “WTF Woodman?” Woodman promised to repay the company when Dana exercised the options which he did this week. That initial little promise ended up costing Woodman about $229 million. He’ll probably be okay, though, since according to Bloomberg he’s the highest-paid U.S. executive. Last year he was awarded $285.3 million in compensation...Read More

George Stephanopoulos And The Giving Tree On Thursday of this week George apologized in a statement to Politico’s blog about the fact that he didn’t tell viewers of his recent news stories about the Client Foundation snafu, that he himself had donated roughly $50,000 to the foundation. He said that he cares deeply about the work they’re doing on global AIDS prevention and deforestation. Could that make him part of the biased media…? To be fair, he was also the communications director for Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign and then his White House communications director. He might have already been a little biased...Read More

Walmart Prime Walmart is going to start testing an Amazon Prime-like service this summer. For $50 bucks a year, you can have your online orders from Walmart delivered to your door within three days or less. Unlike Amazon, they won’t deliver on Sundays, or offer free streaming services or books. However, if you order something online you can pick it up from one of their physical stores. Apparently they’ve even been testing out grocery delivery in a few cities. The real issue with all of this, is that if people don’t have to go to the store anymore, how are we going to get our People of Walmart fix?...Read More

How Many Books Do You Read A Month? Apparently about 85% of rich people read two or more books per month. We’re not talking about Harry Potter, either. These are supposed to be self-improvement books, biographies, books about successful people, etc. Tom Corley, the author of “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals,” found through his research that just about everyone reads, but rich people read for self-improvement. His definition of “rich” is having an annual income of $160,000 or more and a liquid net worth of $3.2 million-plus. If you want that to be you, it’s a good idea to start cracking the spines on some books. Here’s a list of 19 books to get you started...Read More

Web Design Has Come A Long Way CNN recently pulled together some shots of our what our favorite websites looked like in the 90s. Things were much more simple in the time of dial up. Pizza Hut was ahead of the curve by providing the first electronically ordered pizza delivery. Google had only indexed 25 million pages. Today they’re up to about 30 trillion! It’s fun to imagine where we’ll be in another 20 years...Read More