Sep 19, 2017

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(U.S. Edition) Toys 'R' Us is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning it's going to try to reorganize in order to pay back its $5 billion in debt. We'll take a look at how the toy giant ended up in this jam. Afterwards, the head of Bridgewater Associates — Ray Dalio — joins us to discuss the unconventional methods his hedge fund uses to evaluate employees and their ideas.  That includes a system where employees rate each other, in real time, during meetings.

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(U.S. Edition) Toys ‘R’ Us is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, meaning it’s going to try to reorganize in order to pay back its $5 billion in debt. We’ll take a look at how the toy giant ended up in this jam. Afterwards, the head of Bridgewater Associates — Ray Dalio — joins us to discuss the unconventional methods his hedge fund uses to evaluate employees and their ideas.  That includes a system where employees rate each other, in real time, during meetings.

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