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March 22, 2019
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Uber reportedly to launch mammoth IPO on NYSE
The New York Stock Exchange has been selected for Uber's initial public offering, which could give the company a valuation as high as $120 billion, a source said. The IPO is expected to be the biggest in the US this year, sources have said.
BNN Bloomberg (Canada) (3/21) 
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Mobile Device Usage is a Threat to Data Security
74% of global IT leaders reported a data breach due to a mobile security issue. Discover how cybersecurity is shifting to meet the needs of a mobile world, and why it's critical to not fall behind. Learn how to protect your organization from mobile threats in The Convergence of InfoSec & Mobile.
Your Bottom Line
Research: Financial pros lack confidence in numbers
Many people who prepare financial statements, such as controllers, analysts, accountants and auditors, lack confidence in their reports' accuracy, according to research from BlackLine. They cite reasons including human error, data volume, overreliance on spreadsheets, outdated processes and lack of automated controls.
CFO (3/21) 
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In the C-Suite
4 tips for pointing out errors constructively
People are less likely to get defensive about mistakes if you approach them in private and commiserate before explaining what they did wrong, writes Art Markman, professor of psychology and marketing. Make sure you're addressing actual errors instead of pet peeves, and reciprocate with grace when it's your turn for correction.
Fast Company online (3/18) 
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On the Move
Tim Stone to become CFO at Ford
Stone was CFO of Snap.
CNBC (3/21) 
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Off the Charts
Ship discovery confirms ancient Greek historian's account
"The Histories," written more than 2,400 years ago by Herodotus, includes a detailed description of ships used during that time. A recent find of 70 ships near a sunken port city includes one that resembles vessels in Herodotus' writing, including a unique way of joining planks.
Atlas Obscura (3/19),  The Observer (London) (3/17) 
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I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it because, they carefully told me, computers could only do arithmetic; they could not do programs.
Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper,
developer of the first compiler for a computer programming language

March is Women's History Month

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