Choosing your own path could be one of the methods to do it! says Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington, the charismatic and self-motivated founder of the Huffington Post, has resigned as the company website’s chief editor to pursue her new initiative, called Thrive Global.This new venture of hers is her own website which will be about health, fitness and how to strike a balance between work and personal life. The move comes a few weeks after the Huffington Post’s parent company, Verizon, acquired Yahoo. “I’ve become more and more passionate — okay, obsessed — with burnout and stress and how we can reduce their impact on our lives,” Huffington said. She also quoted that “One of the Thrive’s principles is knowing when it’s time for a new chapter to begin.” She was criticized for using her website to promote her book (The Sleep Revolution) on the same subject.
Our take on Huffington’s move
Personally, we are sick and tired of reading about crimes, deaths and destruction every day in the newspapers. Owing to the fact that unrest and stress is growing in the world and would definitely like to read something nice like how to improve one’s health and fitness for a change. We therefore strongly support Arianna Huffington in her new initiative.
About Huffington post
When Huffington Post was founded in 2005, it grew due to fame of unpaid celebrity bloggers and the hard work of underpaid junior journalists who aggravated, spiced up and lightly rewrote coverage from other news channels around the world. They wrote boldly and freely about the opposition of the people of Iraq and USA to the invasion of Iraq by the U.S. in 2003. The company also figured out how to generate traction for their story and became one of the most popular news sites in the country. As the company grew, Huffington Post recruited lots of reporters who wrote on politics, social protest, entertainment, drug use, war and other topics.
The company saw its fortunes turn for the better when AOL bought the company (and its website) for $315 million in 2011, at which point Huffington was given the title of editor-in-chief of the company’s website. AOL was later bought by Verizon in 2012, which also acquired the company, Yahoo in March, 2013 as the telecommunications giant sought to add digital content capability. The Verizon Company did not inform the Huffington company’s staff about Huffington’s decision to quit the company, which shocked all the staff of Huffington’s company. At a time when the media all over the world focuses mainly on bad news like psychos, murders, rapes, bombings, chaos etcetera, Thrive Global wants to focus on how to improve one’s health, fitness, striking a balance between work and personal life or good news and good solutions in general.
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