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Clipping that coupon could now cost you the right to sue

qz.com — General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you: download or print a coupon join online communities (which online communities is in question, but possibly including Facebook)...
Hey @portablegenomic @kebernstein > Here's another article on General Mills and its new legal policy: ow.ly/vWvUX (via @qz)

With western oil companies tripping over themselves to assure Putin, it’s no wonder he’s so confident

qz.com — Europe is warning Russian president Vladimir Putin of reputational harm if he shuts off the natural gas flow to the West, but judging by the behavior of western oil chiefs, he is secure if he dismisses the admonishment as so much noise. Energy-and not the deployment of incognito, ragtag or straight-out government troops-is the central...
Until the west sanctions oil and gas, Putin will keep up his new, territorially aggressive objectives. qz.com/201002 @qz
RT @samori8: .@stevelevine nails it here: With IOCs tripping over themselves to assure Putin, no wonder he’s so confident http://t.co/0fc0L…
RT @dubo1968: With western oil companies tripping over themselves to assure Putin it's no wonder he’s so confident @stevelevine @qz http://…
“As long as it is business as usual in Russian energy, look for the Putin crisis to continue” qz.com/201002/with-we…
RT @Ben_Geman: via @stevelevine, western oil giants like Exxon & BP aren't missing a beat in Russia, & why that's emboldening Putin: http:/…
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Companies have turned killing time into an art form

qz.com — Technologies like email and videoconferencing, designed to save time, end up helping people waste more of it. A new study by Bain & Company published at the Harvard Business Review finds that the way we order our lives and structure our companies, and particularly our meetings, wastes a spectacular amount of time.
Companies have turned killing time into an art form qz.com/200725 via @qz
RT @kevinjdelaney: A weekly executive committee meeting created 300k hours of related work over the year for one company's staff http://t.c…
"15% of an organization’s collective time is spent in meetings," qz.com/200725 via @qz
A weekly executive committee meeting created 300k hours of related work over the year for one company's staff qz.com/200725