Hi, I’m Matt Turner, the editor in chief of business at Insider. Welcome back to Insider Weekly, a roundup of some of our top stories.
On the agenda today:
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Now, onto this week’s top stories.
Air travel will be hell this summer
This has been a particularly bad year for air travel. In fact, 2022 has had the highest percentage of delayed flights and highest percentage of canceled flights in the past eight years. (And just think of all the headlines from last weekend’s air travel chaos…)
Dozens of different factors are adding up to a hectic summer for travel, but they all mean one thing: If you’re flying this summer, get ready for a travel nightmare.
Here’s what you need to know.
‘Widespread misery’ among lawyers
Being a lawyer may look glamorous on TV — an industry of overachievers in high-paying jobs with clear paths to promotions. But in recent years, attorneys have started to become more vocal about something: They’re miserable.
Many lawyers are deeply dissatisfied with their day-to-day work. Some who wanted to change the world feel like they’re just serving as butlers to capitalism. In fact, lawyers are so miserable, a bunch of coaching services have sprung up to help them escape their careers.
Here’s why so many lawyers hate their jobs.
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These are the top CMOs of 2022
For Insider’s seventh annual “Most Innovative CMOs” list, we consulted with industry experts and took nominations from the marketing community to identify 31 execs who are pushing their companies forward.
Execs from brands like Adidas, DoorDash, and Savage X Fenty made the list, but they all have one thing in common: They’ve risen to the challenges posed by the pandemic, economic jitters, and privacy changes.
Meet the 31 most innovative chief marketers.
Inside Amazon’s executive shake-up
On Tuesday, Amazon announced Doug Herrington’s appointment as the company’s new retail CEO, replacing the recently departed Dave Clark.
Soon after the company’s announcement, Alicia Boler-Davis, SVP of global customer fulfillment, and David Bozeman, VP of Amazon transportation services, announced their resignations — marking the departure of two of the most-senior Black executives at Amazon.
What we know about Amazon’s leadership changes.
Plus, read Herrington’s first memo to employees:
This week’s dispatch:
Hi! Phil Rosen here — I write our 10 Things Before the Opening Bell markets newsletter. I just wrapped up NFT.NYC, a conference where over 16,000 digital-asset enthusiasts converged for a week of festivities.
Those who have the splashiest NFTs from the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection — which are worth over six figures even in a
— showed up in droves this week. I met someone who bought an Ape a year ago for $1,700, and he’s already made nearly 100 times his investment. Another pair of Ape owners told me their digital assets had become part and parcel of their very identity.
Even though crypto markets are all red and NFT sales have cratered, not many people talked about that.
I went to a party on a megayacht, rubbed shoulders with metaverse CEOs, and took the pulse of a movement that sees itself as the future — and made sure to write all about it.
Here are two of my favorite stories:
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