Corie Barry makes no apologies for who she is — a working mom, a first-generation college graduate, a female in the male-dominated top of corporate America. Barry, named Monday as the next CEO of Best Buy, said effective leadership means taking in the perspectives of colleagues with different journeys. Barry, who turns 44 this week, will take over as chief executive of the Richfield-based consumer electronics giant after the annual meeting on June 11, becoming one of seven Fortune 100 female CEOs and one of the youngest chief executives among top public companies. Current CEO Hubert Joly said he’s had one of the best working relationships of his life with Barry, calling her a “very human, authentic, purposeful leader.” Joly said she reaches out to people at all levels of the organization as she figures out a strategy for the company. And she genuinely wants what’s best for other employees. Mary Hinton, president of the College of St. Benedict in St. … [Read more...] about New CEO Corie Barry moved upward for two decades at Best Buy
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Andrew Taylor, Associated Press Updated 5:53 am PDT, Sunday, March 24, 2019 This June 18, 2018, file photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority for some of President Donald Trump’s GOP allies is facing a potentially tricky path as it heads to the Senate floor this week. Although the measure has wide backing from both parties, the White House isn’t pleased with the bill and is particularly opposed to efforts by Democrats to make hurricane relief to Puerto Rico more generous. less This June 18, 2018, file photo shows an aerial view of the Amelia neighborhood in the municipality of Catano, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico. A long-delayed disaster aid bill that’s a top political priority ... more Photo: Dennis M. Rivera, AP … [Read more...] about Disaster aid bill facing a tricky path as it heads to Senate
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 11:29 AM EST Feb 7, 2019 It's a debate Barry Sanders wanted no part in – who's the best Detroit Lions running back since, well, him. "I don't know," Sanders said sheepishly at the Super Bowl last week. "I can't say." Frankly, there aren't a lot of options – well, good options at least. The Lions have had 12 different leading rushers in the 20 seasons since Sanders retired and just three of those backs have eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing in a single year. More: Watch the epic 'NFL 100' Super Bowl ad featuring Barry James Stewart had 1,000-yard seasons in both 2000 and 2002, then injured his shoulder in the 2003 preseason and never played again. Kevin Jones ran for 1,133 yards as a rookie in 2004, but suffered a Lisfranc injury the following season and was out of the league by 2009. And Reggie Bush was the last Lions running back to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in 2013, though he came to Detroit near the end of his … [Read more...] about Best Lions RB since Barry Sanders? Kerryon Johnson has case
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 5:19 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 ATLANTA — Barry Sanders and the Detroit Lions were estranged for several years after Sanders abruptly left the NFL in 1999, but the Hall-of-Fame running back eventually reconciled with the only franchise he played for, and said Friday he expects the same to happen with Calvin Johnson. "My advice to Calvin, I don’t know," Sanders said during an appearance at Super Bowl LIII. "I think we’ll always see him as a Lion, so the sooner they can mend it the better. I think most of his fans have great memories of him and, yeah, we just see him as one of us so hopefully, yeah, they can mend things." After Sanders retired from the NFL on the eve of training camp in 1999, the organization filed a grievance against him to recoup a portion of his signing bonus. Sanders stayed away from the franchise for years, but slowly returned and in 2017 rejoined the Lions in a paid role as a team … [Read more...] about Barry Sanders: Calvin Johnson-Lions rift will be mended
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!