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Olive Garden Restaurant Review

businessinsider.com — Olive Garden's business is under scrutiny after a hedge fund published a 294-page takedown of the brand criticizing its breadsticks strategy, unauthentic menu, and "barely edible" food.To see whether these criticisms are warranted, we paid a visit to an Olive Garden location in Manhattan.
Sep 15, 2014

Is there an Olive Garden in SF I want to replicate this but with less nice-ness businessinsider.com/olive-garden-r…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @johncabell: Remember Joe Friday from Dragnet? Read this Olive Garden review like that. lnkd.in/b4-VRmB

Sep 15, 2014

Remember Joe Friday from Dragnet? Read this Olive Garden review like that. lnkd.in/b4-VRmB

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UBS Apple Watch Too Many Features

businessinsider.com — In the wake of Apple unveiling the Apple Watch last Tuesday, analysts have already begun dissecting the device - and they're not afraid to pull punches. In their latest note to investors, UBS analysts discussed the Apple Watch launch. Their main criticism was that the watch acts like a bucket of features and isn't focused enough.
Sep 15, 2014

But they predict 24M units sold next year? LOL “@jyarow: Sorry, @tim_cook, UBS thinks your product chops are weak. businessinsider.com/ubs-apple-watc…

Sep 15, 2014

All these analyst reports on Apple Watch are just opinions. Nobody's tried out the final design yet—a lot can change read.bi/1m8Pu7S

Sep 15, 2014

RT @stevekovach: UBS says Apple Watch is bogged down with too many features. Not focused enough. Makes a good point businessinsider.com/ubs-apple-watc…

Sep 15, 2014

UBS says Apple Watch is bogged down with too many features. Not focused enough. Makes a good point businessinsider.com/ubs-apple-watc…

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How I Wrote A 90,000 Word Book Using Evernote From Start To Finish

businessinsider.com — I just wrote a 93,000 word book. It's called Marissa Mayer and The Fight To Save Yahoo. I can't exactly explain why, but I wrote the entire thing in Evernote. It was a weird choice by me because Evernote is not a word processor. It's a note-taking application.
Sep 15, 2014

Some good tips in case you ever want to write a book and for some reason don’t want to use a typewriter read.bi/1m94PFh

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Finance People To Follow On Twitter

businessinsider.com — There are a bunch of ways to get high-speed information about markets. Most of them - like getting a Bloomberg terminal, for instance - will cost you an arm and a leg. Thankfully, there's Twitter. It's become a place where even the biggest names on Wall Street go to get a word (or 143 characters) out into the universe, and it can move markets.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @Fullcarry: Great list RT @lopezlinette: The 102 finance people you have to follow on Twitter read.bi/YLQHrx Thanks for including me!

Sep 15, 2014

always a bridesmaid RT @lopezlinette: The 102 finance people you have to follow on Twitter read.bi/YLQHrx

Sep 15, 2014

RT @bradloncar: Biotech has the best twitter community, + is the hottest sector for 4 yrs, yet not one biotech person made this list: businessinsider.com/finance-people…

Sep 15, 2014

Also a guy with this as his twitter profile pic works at the IMF. Edgier than expected buff.ly/1uDQ6CS pic.twitter.com/ojxfXJQDNI

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Anthony Scaramucci: Mitt Romney Will Run In 2016

businessinsider.com — SkyBridge Capital's Anthony "Mooch" Scaramucci is fully on board Mitt Romney's still-hypothetical presidential campaign in 2016.Scaramucci, one of Romney's biggest backers on Wall Street during the 2012 race, predicted on Monday that Romney would ultimately end up running if other establishment favorites like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R), back out.

Olive Garden Is Blatantly Distorting The The Real Debate About Its Unlimited Breadsticks

businessinsider.com — Last week, activist hedge fund Starboard released an epic 294-page report attacking Darden Restaurants, and its flagship chain The Olive Garden. The section that got the most hype was where they took issue with Olive Garden's free breadsticks strategy.
Sep 15, 2014

Darden's breadstick waste defense is weaker than @TheStalwart suggests. They say it represents "Italian generosity." businessinsider.com/olive-garden-i…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @TheStalwart: Post by me... Olive Garden is distorting the real debate about its unlimited breadsticks. read.bi/1wlWWND

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Why Olive Garden Wait Times Are So Long

businessinsider.com — Italian restaurant chain Olive Garden is fighting back against a wave of criticism from a brutal 294-page investor presentation that dropped last week.Long wait times and "false waits" were one of many criticisms featured in the presentation.
Sep 15, 2014

RT @AshleyLutz: Today we waited 20 minutes to be seated inside an empty Olive Garden. @PamEngel12 explains why read.bi/1BH6aXE

Sep 15, 2014

#reporting MT @AshleyLutz Today we waited 20 mins to be seated inside an empty Olive Garden. @PamEngel12 explains why read.bi/1BH6aXE

Sep 15, 2014

Today we waited 20 minutes to be seated inside an empty Olive Garden. @PamEngel12 explains why read.bi/1BH6aXE

France Valls Hollande fucked economy growth

businessinsider.com — Manuel Valls was flying high when he became France's Prime Minister just half a year ago - in fact, that's why President Francois Holland's put him there. Some polls had Valls' approval rating at over 70% late last year. Just six months later, Valls' approval ratings a have dropped like a stone.
Sep 16, 2014

France’s Prime Minister Says 'We'll Be F-----' If The Economy Doesn't Bounce Back businessinsider.com/france-valls-h… via @themoneygame

APPLE: We Did Over 4 Million Preorders Of The iPhone 6 And iPhone 6 Plus

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China's overseas investment soars as FDI drops again

businessinsider.com — Beijing (AFP) - China's outbound investment more than doubled in August to $12.62 billion, data showed Tuesday, far outstripping foreign direct investment (FDI) into the country, which fell to a four-year low.China has been actively acquiring foreign assets, particularly energy and resources, to power its economy, with firms encouraged to "go out" and make overseas acquisitions to gain market access and international experience.
Sep 16, 2014

China's outbound overseas investment doubled year-on-year last month, while inbound FDI fell to a four-year low: read.bi/1BIjmM3

Dalai Lama calls inter-faith meeting in India to counter violence

businessinsider.com — New Delhi (AFP) - The Dalai Lama will convene a rare meeting of India's religious leaders to try to tackle rape, communal violence and other issues facing the world's biggest democracy, an aide said Tuesday.The Nobel Peace Prize winner has invited India's spiritual leaders for the two-day meeting this weekend to seek practical strategies to address "important issues ailing society today", a statement said.
Sep 16, 2014

The Dalai Lama is convening an inter-faith meeting in India to tackle rape and communal violence: read.bi/1m7u8YP

China's Xi heads to Sri Lanka to promote 'maritime silk road'

businessinsider.com — Colombo (AFP) - President Xi Jinping was Tuesday due in Sri Lanka where he will launch construction of a Chinese-backed $1.4 billion port city as he promotes his vision of a "maritime silk road" in the face of growing competition from Japan and India.China is increasingly asserting its influence in the Indian Ocean, with Sri Lanka a midway point on one of the world's busiest international shipping lanes.
Sep 16, 2014

After courting the Maldives, Chinese President Xi Jinping is on his way to Sri Lanka as part of a South Asia tour: read.bi/1nZxesZ

Bill Gurley: Silicon Valley Is Taking On Too Much Risk

businessinsider.com — Respected venture capitalist Bill Gurley is sounding the alarm on the startup industry.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Gurley says the current environment reminds him of the tech bubble that formed in the late 90's. Every incremental day that goes past I have this feeling a little bit more.
Sep 15, 2014

"No one's fearful, everyone's greedy, and it will eventually end," Bill Gurley on tech bubbleiciousness businessinsider.com/bill-gurley-si…

Sep 15, 2014

RT @businessinsider: One of the smartest VCs in the industry, Bill Gurley, has an ominous warning for the tech industry: read.bi/1wlIwwM

Sep 15, 2014

Agree it is alarming @jyarow: One of the smartest VCs in the world, @bgurley, sounds the alarm on tech industry: businessinsider.com/bill-gurley-si…

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Pacing Is Important To Exercise

businessinsider.com — NEW YORK (Reuters) - Whether the goal is to finish a marathon, polish a tennis game or make the most of that hour at the gym, fitness experts say pacing can spell the difference between success and stagnation.
Sep 16, 2014

Fitness experts say pacing can spell the difference between success and stagnation. read.bi/1uDKSqS

How To Delete U2 From iTunes

businessinsider.com — Apple has put up a new website that allows iTunes users to delete the U2 album it gave away for free from their music library.The website provides step by step instructions for taking the U2 album "Songs of Innocence" out of your iTunes account.
Sep 15, 2014

Apple made a website just so you can delete that U2 album from your iPhone businessinsider.com/how-to-delete-…

Sep 15, 2014

MT @businessinsider: Apple created a new website to tell people how to delete that U2 album from their iTunes account read.bi/YM2qGG

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