Good morning, Broadsheet readers! Carly Fiorina remains the talk of the nation, Angela Ahrendts is stacking serious bank, and Sheryl Sandberg gives us her best advice on hiring for fast growth. Enjoy your Friday.
• Can’t stop talking Carly. Carly Fiorina’s performance in Wednesday night’s GOP debate is still making headlines. The New York Times reports that Fiorina’s strong showing may help Republicans communicate more effectively with women voters. Writing for Fortune, executive communications coach Mary Civiello notes that the former Hewlett-Packard CEO didn’t just excel on rhetoric; she also outperformed the rest of the field on timing and body language. But it wasn’t all praise: Fortune‘s Stephen Gandel fact-checked some of Fiorina’s claims about her tenure as CEO of HP—and the results aren’t pretty.
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• Earn like Ahrendts. Do you have a salary negotiation in your future? Try channeling Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts: In just five months, Ahrendts made $73.4 million, handily out-earning every other executive on Fortune’s 2015 Most Powerful Women list. Fortune
• Never too early for Sandberg. Although Sheryl Sandberg has avoided giving interviews since her husband’s death in May, she agreed to talk to Fortune’s Pattie Sellers about what her work at Google and Facebook has taught her about hiring for growth. “You can never hire the right people too early. And you often hire them too late.” Fortune
• Barra moves on. GM has agreed to pay $900 million to settle criminal charges related to its bungled recall—a mess that CEO Mary Barra calls “a catalyst for meaningful change” at the automaker. As GM aims to move on and focus on its new tech-centric vehicles, Barra may soon face fresh pressure from investors to lift GM’s stock price. Reuters
• Hillary’s hijinks. What was Hillary Clinton doing during the GOP debate? Going on the Tonight Show, the first late-night appearance of her campaign. Clinton looked like she was having fun goofing around with Jimmy Fallon—this skit, where he interviews her as Donald Trump, is worth a watch: NBC
• Yellen yields. Fed chair Janet Yellen opted not to raise interest rates after all, saying that the central bank is waiting for improved domestic job numbers and more certainty abroad. Fortune
• In her blood. Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, who was the subject of a Fortune cover story last year, talks about her medical-testing company’s recent momentum, inking deals and receiving its first FDA approval. This profile speculates that the notoriously intense 31-year-old could eventually burn out—or become the next Steve Jobs. Inc.
MOVERS AND SHAKERS: DesiHits! founder Anjula Acharia-Bath is the newest partner at VC firm Trinity Ventures. Swati Mylavarapu is joining Kleiner Perkins as a junior partner. Most recently, she led product marketing for premium software offerings at Square.
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• Drugs & rock and roll. Melissa Etheridge is a Grammy-winning rock star, LGBT advocate and… marijuana businesswoman? Etheridge talks to Fortune‘s Valentina Zarya about her experience with the drug during her bout with cancer and her new line of cannabis-infused “wine tinctures.” Fortune
• Meet your muse. Kate Spade is overhauling its in-store experience—part of which means that the company will begin calling staffers “muses” rather than sales associates, says CMO Mary Beech. It may sound silly, but Kate Spade is just the latest big retailer (think Apple, Lululemon and Sephora) to institute more empowering job titles. Buzzfeed
• Baby talk. In an episode of FABLife, models Chrissy Teigen and Tyra Banks share their personal battles with fertility and talk about in vitro fertilization, a procedure that can cost $12,000 to $15,000 per cycle. Fortune
• Cybersecurity with a C. A flaw in the design of the Kardashian/Jenner sisters’ new websites has reportedly exposed the personal information of nearly 900,000 users. Fortune
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