"The perception isn't the reality," one Chicago barista told Business Insider. Starbucks is at a critical juncture. While the company has consistently increased same-store sales in the US and globally for years, traffic in the second quarter was flat after dropping 2% in the first quarter of 2017 — meaning fewer people are visiting stores.
Bob Iger has been the CEO of Disney for over a decade, and made $41 million for his trouble last year, but that doesn’t mean he made it to his dream job. In fact, on a recent Vanity Fair podcast, Iger shared that in his early 20s, he made the decision to abandon the career he’d set his sights on. In college, Iger did a fair amount of TV work, and immediately after he got a job at a small TV station in Ithaca, New York, as a weatherman.
Jim Cramer hasn't recommended bonds ever since the Great Recession because interest rates are so low. "In general, for the last few years, even when the stock market has been getting absolutely pounded, bonds simply haven't represented very good values versus equities," the " Mad Money " host said. Cramer has always had the notion that excessive prudence can be one of the most reckless strategies of all.