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SoulCycle’s leading instructors made love with customers, ‘fat-shamed’ coworkers, and used homophobic and racist language, insiders say

SoulCycle’s leading instructors made love with customers, ‘fat-shamed’ coworkers, and used homophobic and racist language, insiders say
Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from co-Editor in Chief Matt Turner. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday. Read on for more on SoulCycle's top instructors mistreating staff, Moderna's research revolution, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai's leadership shift. Bryan R. Smith/Getty; BFA; Olivia Atherton; Skye Gould/Business…

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Continue Reading for more on SoulCycle’s leading instructors mistreating staff, Moderna’s research revolution, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s management shift.

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We now have two promising coronavirus vaccines, with Moderna’s appealing outcomes this week backing up those from Pfizer the previous week.

That has some employers already wondering whether they can make it mandatory for workers to get vaccinated, Yoonji Han and Jack Newsham reported.


Soulcycle’s top trainers mistreated personnel

From Katie Warren:

In August 2014, Jennifer Brody was working as a studio supervisor at California’s Palo Alto SoulCycle when she met Conor Kelly, a “master instructor” with SoulCycle.

After riding in his class, Brody, who is a Black woman, said she changed out of her workout clothing and put a bandanna on her head.

SoulCycle trainers were fawned over by riders and the company’s leading brass, but insiders said improper habits ended up being more commonplace as SoulCycle’s cult following grew.

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Moderna’s research revolution

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From Andy Dunn:

In January, Stéphane Bancel, the chief executive of Moderna, was skimming through the news on his iPad while vacationing with his family in the south of France.

The Frenchman, who is 48, composed an email to Dr. Barney Graham, a vaccine scientist at the United States National Institutes of Health, asking him what he knew about these pneumonia cases cropping up in main China.

Graham stated he didn’t yet understand the identity of the mystical infection, but within a few days it was identified as a novel coronavirus.

His company, Moderna, was all set to get to work.

Now, less than a year later on, Moderna and the NIH have established a vaccine that appears to be highly effective at preventing people from coming down with COVID-19, the illness triggered by that new infection.

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Sundar Pichai’s management shift

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Sundar Pichai, Alphabet CEO.

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From Hugh Langley:

When Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepped far from their daily tasks at Alphabet last year, a casual agreement with CEO Sundar Pichai was made: the 2 billionaire cofounders would make themselves offered whenever Pichai called, but they would not start contact.

It was an essential recognition that Pichai, the understated, 48- year-old engineer who increased through the ranks, was now the sole choice maker at the helm of an internet powerhouse that includes Google, YouTube and Android.

The founders’ plan likewise signaled that the grueling job of guiding the business through a few of the most significant crises in its history was now Pichai’s issue.

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ICYMI: Amazon puts the health care market on notification

From Blake Dodge, Megan Hernbroth, and Shelby Livingston:

Ever since Amazon bought the online drug store PillPack in 2018, market insiders have been waiting on Amazon’s huge move into the prescription-drug business.

On Tuesday, it finally came, activating a sell-off of shares for distributors, retail pharmacies, and health plans alike

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— Matt


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