Paid Family Leave: Good for Families, Good for Business

In the guest chair:

Josh Levs and Dana Barrett

Josh Levs and Dana Barrett

Josh Levs, investigative journalist, dad expert and father of three, joined Dana live in studio today to discuss paid family leave, gender bias in the workplace, and his new book, All in: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together.

Plus, Adam Gajdharsingh joined the show for our weekly Work Hard/Play Hard segment, highlighting events in Atlanta.

In the headlines:

  • The Home Depot data breach may have cost financial institutions “billions of dollars” to clean up.  That’s their claim in the consolidated lawsuit filed by 100+ banks.  They say the cost JUST to replace compromised credit cards was $150 million.  No wonder they didn’t want to take a $19 million settlement!
  • As of yesterday, Amazon Prime members here in Atlanta can now get same day delivery.  Guess who has already taken advantage of it?
  • Cobb County officials have approved a $5.3 billion transportation funding bill that includes a bus rapid transit system.
  • Just one week after Atlanta was confirmed as a finalist to bid to host the Super Bowl in 2019 and 2020, the city placed a bid to host college football’s national championship game in the new Falcons stadium in January 2018.
  • While a new report says the fitness band market has hit a wall with sales flattening and recent purchasers not engaged, Fitbit is headed for an IPO and competitor Jawbone is suing them for poaching talent and stealing trade secrets.

Other stuff:

Join us on June 8th for the next Dana Barrett Show Business Book Club! Our June selection is GOOD TO GREAT by Jim Collins. If you’ve been meaning to read this for years, now’s your chance! Or, if you read it years ago, time to refresh! Location TBD. Get all the details and sign up to attend here: http://www.meetup.com/DBShow/.

For other events and appearances, check out Dana’s event calendar: http://danabarrett.com/events/.

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