Alyson Shontell, Business Insider AUS

Alyson Shontell

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Recent:
  • Business Insider AUS
Past:
  • Business Insider
  • Business Insider SG
  • The Independent
  • The Evening Standard
  • Tech Insider
  • Entrepreneur
  • Social Media Today
  • Slate

Recent articles by Alyson:

Taylor Swift just made a bold admission, and it's an unfortunate lesson for every woman who wants to be successful

Taylor Swift made a bold admission in a recent Vogue interview. When she started her career, she was blind to sexism. → Read More

Women spend 7 more years working than men and get no credit or money for it

Melinda Gates, philanthropist and wife to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says women work 7 more years than men and get no credit or money for it. → Read More

There's 1 characteristic the best leaders in the world have, but most people are uncomfortable talking about it

The best leaders, from Nelson Mandela to workplace managers, show love for those around them, billionaire philanthropist Melinda Gates says. → Read More

How to solve a problem with no apparent solution, according to top problem solver Melinda Gates

Melinda Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explains how to solve problems with no apparent solution. → Read More

A woman asked Melinda Gates to adopt and raise her two children while holding them because she was so poor

A woman in India once gave Melinda Gates, billionaire philanthropist and wife to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, her children to raise. → Read More

Something interesting happened when Bill Gates started driving his daughter to school

Melinda Gates said when her husband, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, drove his daughter to school, other husbands started doing it too. → Read More

Bill and Melinda Gates wash dishes together every night and it symbolizes a feature every strong marriage has

Melinda Gates says the key to a strong marriage with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates: equal partnership, which includes dividing up chores evenly. → Read More

The pitch deck that helped a startup land $6 million from the founders of Dropbox, Yelp, Box, Yammer, and Gmail

How do you raise money for your startup from a bunch of star angel investors? One CEO reveals the perfect pitch deck that helped him raise $6 million. → Read More

The first-ever investor pitch deck for $31 billion startup Airbnb‚ which has raised over $3 billion and is nearing an IPO

Airbnb's first investor pitch deck shows how it first lured investors back when it wanted to be an air mattress rental site. → Read More

MELINDA GATES: We're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it

Melinda Gates says humanity is close to eradicating HIV, polio, tuberculosis, and malaria but could blow it if the wrong decisions are made. → Read More

CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon's Alexa instead of fighting it — and he wants to be friends with Google, too

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that he'd like the Cortana virtual agent to come to the Google Assistant. It's already on Amazon's Alexa. → Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company’s vision for its ‘Netflix for games’

Microsoft is building a "Netflix for games" right now, and it's called Project xCloud. → Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella just laid out the company's vision for its 'Netflix for games'

Microsoft is building the "Netflix for games" right now, and it's called Project xCloud. → Read More

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella describes 2 new kinds of software that will change everything for businesses

What comes after financial-planning software and sales software? Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lays it out. → Read More

Mackenzie Bezos deserves half of Jeff Bezos fortune because there would be no Amazon without her

MacKenzie Bezos was there from Day 1 helping to build and conceptualize what became Amazon. But there's another reason she deserves half of the $137 billion Amazon fortune. → Read More

How this CEO used a simple system to nail his work-life balance and build a company that just sold for $8 billion

List every job you have. Then get to work. That's the method that Qualtrics CEO Ryan Smith used to build a company that he just sold to SAP for $8 billion. → Read More

Megyn Kelly in 2017: 'I regret a lot' of the controversial stuff I've said on live television

* Megyn Kelly is no stranger to controversy – earlier this week she defended blackface during a Halloween segment on “Megyn Kelly Today” and now reports say she’ll be leaving NBC. * The news anchor, journalist, and TV show host also made a controversial statement about Santa Claus’ ethnicity on Fox News back in 2013. * During a 2017 interview at Business Insider’s IGNITION conference in New… → Read More

CBS must fire CEO Les Moonves

Moonves has been accused by multiple women of sexual misconduct followed by retaliation. CBS needs to fire him, if only because he allegedly misused his position and the resources of CBS. → Read More

I skied the Swiss Alps and it was as amazing as it sounds with breathtaking views and piles of powdery snow

The World Economic Forum takes place in Davos, Switzerland, a snowy ski town carved into the Alps. So after a week of trudging through a few feet of snow back and forth to the conference and staring longingly at the mountains, I finally got my chance to ski. On Saturday, Reuters sponsored an event for a few hundred WEF-goers to ski or snowboard for the day at Parsenn, a local resort. Business… → Read More

Dropbox just went public and is now worth $12 billion — now read the CEO's application for its first round of funding

Drew Houston once he would have bailed on Dropbox for $1 million. Now, he's a billionaire. → Read More