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BlackRock Acquires $875 Million Stake in Company Behind Sports Illustrated and Juicy Couture

 Marilyn, Elvis and Sports Illustrated part of brand portfolio Deal values Authentic Brands at more than $4 billion with debt BlackRock Inc.’s private equity vehicle struck its first deal, backing a company that manages brands including Sports Illustrated, Marilyn Monroe and Juicy Couture. The firm’s Long-Term Private Capital fund became the …

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3 Ways to Build a Culture of Collaborative Innovation

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All organizations have the ability to be smarter than the sum of their members’ intelligence and talent. Unfortunately, most are actually dumber. The good news is there are a handful of practical steps to boost collective intelligence. Create tools that allow everyone to communicate strategically about innovation. Good ideas can come …

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