Monday 06.12.17

“Discipline is freedom." - Jocko Willinck

GE CEO Jeff Immelt to Step Down After 16 Years After 16 years at the helm of the massive conglomerate, Jeff Immelt will step down as GE’s CEO and will be replaced by John Flannery, the head of company’s health care business. Immelt will remain the chairman of the board through the end of 2017.   - Wall Street Journal

Pens Make History with Back-to-Back Stanley Cup Wins The Pittsburgh Penguins are repeat Stanley Cup champions following a 2-0 win in game 6 over the Nashville Predators. The Pens are the first team to win back to back championships during the salary cap era.  - Bleacher Report

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood On Sunday, residents of Puerto Rico took to the polls and overwhelmingly voted to start the process towards becoming a state. Many are saying that the vote isn't credible because the voter turnout was only about 23%.  - The Hill

Uber Faces Deeper Turmoil at Top as CEO Travis Kalanick Weighs Leave of Absence Uber’s board of directors met with Travis Kalanick yesterday to discuss the possibility of a leave of absence or departure for the CEO. The board ultimately made the decision to let Mr. Kalanick’s decide on his proposed time off or departure.   - Wall Street Journal

Nadal routs Wawrinka for record 10th French Open Rafael Nadal surpasses Pete Sampras in men’s tennis history after he won his 10th French Open and his15th major championship. Nadal now sits in second place for major championships, only behind Roger Federer's 18.  - Associated Press

Germany's Merkel says digital world needs global rules Chancellor Angela Merkel said over the weekend that the digital world needs internationally agreed upon regulations similar to those in the G20 and World Trade Organization for financial markets and trade, respectively.   - Reuters

How "turning on the blender" and "activating the recycling machine" can create the connections and make the space needed for a supercharged brain.
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