Insider Weekly: Summer’s going to be great – New York Times’ Carolyn Ryan – Modern Health cofounder breakup

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Hello!

Kicking things off today on a positive note. It’s been a rough year, but health experts are feeling unusually optimistic about this summer. We spoke with 18 doctors and scientists – many of whom told us they plan to travel, see family and even go to the movies.

Here’s what experts want you to know about this pandemic summer.

But before we go on, let’s take a look at the latest headlines:

And with that, let’s get into some of our top reads of the week.



The most powerful woman in The New York Times newsroom 

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Carolyn Ryan on “Meet the Press” in 2014

From Steven Perlberg:

Carolyn Ryan was at Gracie Mansion in 2010 for a holiday dinner when she and Michael Barbaro, who was covering City Hall for The New York Times, greeted then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

“Mayor, you of course know Michael Barbaro and his byline,” introduced Bloomberg’s former press secretary, Stu Loeser, who recalled the exchange to Insider. “This is his editor, Carolyn Ryan, who you know from other people’s bylines.”

Then, as now, Ryan is one of the most influential figures inside The New York Times – a polarizing, hard-driving deputy managing editor now supervising the organization’s most fraught topic: newsroom culture.

Read the full story here.

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How IBM decides which employees can do their jobs from home

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Nickle LaMoreaux is IBM’s chief human resources officer.

From Shana Lebowitz:

Nickle LaMoreaux became IBM’s HR chief smack in the middle of a global pandemic.

After 20 years climbing the ranks at IBM, LaMoreaux was promoted to chief human resources officer in September. A few months in, she’s considering what the pandemic has taught her about the future of work. More specifically: Is the hybrid work model, with some people in the office and some people remote, sustainable?

… LaMoreaux has started “dissecting” work, trying to figure out exactly which tasks can be done remotely and which probably can’t. It comes down to three questions, she said: What is best done in the office? For whom? And how often?

Read the full story here.

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How the relationship between Modern Health’s founders died

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From Melia Russell:

In September 2019, Erica Johnson was called into a meeting at Kleiner Perkins. Inside, Mamoon Hamid booked a conference room and prepared to have an uncomfortable conversation.

Hamid is one of Kleiner’s partners and was the only outside board member in Johnson’s mental-health startup, Modern Health.  

That day, he found himself wedged between Johnson and her business partner, Alyson Watson. The young cofounders had been drifting apart for months, and their disagreements had begun to threaten the promising but fledgling 2-year-old startup.

Read the full story here.

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ICYMI: The 125 people and institutions responsible for Trump’s rise to power

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President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021.

Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidency didn’t happen without help.

Which brings us to this Insider project. No president has been like Trump. He broke norms. He tested the Constitution. He got impeached – twice. It was a whirlwind unlike anything in US history, hence our attempt to build a searchable database to better understand the people and organizations that helped make Trump Trump.

Read the full story here.


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– Matt


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Meet the Stripe mafia: These 14 former employees are raising millions for their own startups, from climate tech to a Slack competitor

Read the pitch deck 2 founders used to land $59 million to help barbershops run their sales and bookings more smoothly

We asked Europe’s biggest tech investors to pick the disruptive insurance startups they think will blow up in 2021. Here are the 26 they chose.

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Meet the 12 execs revolutionizing Dollar General, the Walmart of dollar stores, as it expands into fresh grocery and taps into a more affluent customer base

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