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Arianna quits Huffington Post for startup

BT Bureau, Washington
13/08/2017   0 Comments

The founder of one of the most popular digital news organizations Huffington Post has decided to leave the company to concentrate on her health startup. 
 
Arianna Huffington who founded the company in 2005 said that she was leaving to focus on Thrive Global which focuses on health, well-being and productivity in the workplace.
 
"I'm filled with excitement at the prospect of devoting the rest of my life to accelerating the culture shift away from merely surviving and succeeding to thriving," Huffington said in a statement. The entrepreneur announced her decision Thursday on Twitter.
 
"Running both companies would have involved working around the clock, which would be a betrayal of the very principals of thrive I've been writing and speaking about," said Huffington.
 
According to Thrive Global, $300 billion (267 billion euros) is spent each year in the US alone due to stress and burnout in the workplace. The issue is one Huffington has addressed in two books she has authored, "Thrive" and "The Sleep Revolution," which was released earlier this year.
 
Investors in Thrive Global include NBA basketball star Andre Iguodala and philanthropist Sean Parker.
 

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