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November 17, 2022

Roger Federer’s On Running Sprints to a Record-setting Quarter

Amidst a global financial crisis and supply chain woes, most sportswear companies are feeling the impact on their bottom lines. However, Roger Federer has always beat the odds, thus it’s no surprise that the Federer-backed On Running posted its best sales in the company’s history last quarter with $123 million, up 32% from the previous year. As a result of the productive quarter, the company increased its end-of-year outlook, which is set to eclipse $1 billion for the first time.

KAWS Teams up with General Mills for Coveted Collectible

New York-based artist KAWS is reinterpreting yet another classic character. This time, the artist best known for his “Companions” line, which reinterprets Mickey Mouse, is coming to your breakfast table. KAWS took his take on General Mills’ sweet staples Franken Berry, Count Chocula, and  Boo Berry, while bringing back the classic Frute Brute. Boardroom has a chance for you to win your own editions. 

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Elon Musk Offers Remaining Twitter Employees an Ultimatum

Things keep getting weirder at the bird app. Yesterday, the remaining employees who survived the recent mass layoffs received an email from their new boss indicating that they had to accept an ultimatum to accept his new “hardcore” terms of work as they strive to build Twitter 2.0. Employees must decide by tonight if they will stay at the company or if they will accept a three-month severance package. 

Tom Brady, Stephen Curry Subject to Lawsuit Amidst FTX Fallout

Things keep getting messier in the wake of the implosion of FTX. After the CEO and founder stepped down and the company filed for bankruptcy, some of FTX biggest ambassadors may be in hot water, including Tom Brady, Stephen Curry, and Trevor Lawrence. The suit alleges that the athletes had a role “to continue funneling investors into the FTX Ponzi scheme, and to promote and substantially assist in the sale of the (accounts), which are unregistered securities.”

Zoë Kravitz, Max Verstappen, & Brendan Fraser Selected as GQ’s “Men of the Year”

GQ is single-handedly redefining masculinity. Its iconic “Men of the Year” covers hit newsstands across the country this week and feature Zoë Kravitz, Max Verstappen, and Brendan Fraser. The legacy brand’s global editorial director and editor-in-chief of GQ U.S. Will Welch joined Rich Kleiman on this week’s episode Out of Office to discuss a wide range of topics including the process of selecting its annual “Men of the Year,” his vision for the global brand, and the evolution of masculinity.

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Carlos Alcaraz Becomes Men's Tennis' Youngest No. 1

It’s been quite the year for young Carlito. The Spanish teen tennis sensation scooped up yet another accolade, as he is expected to become the world’s No. 1. Alcaraz is currently recovering from an abdominal injury, so he did not compete in the ATP Finals. There, Rafael Nadal made an early-round exit, thus helping Alcaraz earn the top spot. He will round out the year on top, eclipsing the past record for the youngest male to take the position by a full year.

SZA Announces New Album

It’s been five years since CTRL, and SZA finally confirmed that a new project is on the way. In a wide-ranging article, the singer told Billboard that she is finally ready to release a new album. Perhaps she heard KD’s recent plea to “drop that shit” on The ETCs

Candace Parker Sets Sights on 2023 WNBA Season

Candace Parker may be spending the offseason on the sidelines as an analyst for TNT. However, she’s ready to pull up to the 2023 WNBA season. The two-time WNBA champion announced that she plans to return to the hardwood. At this time, she has no clear timeline for her retirement. 

Notorious B.I.G., Meta Stage the Ultimate Collab

Biggie stepped on stage last night. The late, legendary Christopher Wallace appeared as a “hyperrealistic” avatar in a concert hosted through Meta’s VR and Facebook platforms . In collaboration with Biggie’s estate, a digital recreation of the iconic rapper performed classics from his two studio (and three posthumous) albums as part of a special engagement called “The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience.”

Boardroom’s Anthony Puccio has all the details.