DWTS’ Lindsay Arnold Reveals Her, Sam Cusick’s Daughter’s Name

first_imgMom’s chosen a moniker! Lindsay Arnold revealed her infant daughter’s name on Wednesday, November 4.The Dancing With the Stars pro, 26, announced that her newborn’s name is Sage Jill Cusick in an Instagram post featuring three photos of her daughter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “We could not be more in love with her and feel blessed beyond words to be her parents,” Arnold wrote. “She entered this world on the same day that we lost Sams beautiful mother just one year ago and we couldn’t help but see God’s hand in this and know that Sage was handed down to us by her beautiful angel grandmother, Jennifer Jill Gillette Cusick. Thank you all so much for the love and support you have sent our way.”Arnold gave birth to her and Sam Cusick’s baby girl on Monday, November 2, via C-section. “The most beautiful surprise on this very special day. Baby Girl and mama are healthy and well,” the Utah native wrote via Instagram at the time. “More details to come but wanted to share this first pic of our little family.”The So You Think You Can Dance alum received supportive comments from her DWTS costars, from pregnant Witney Carson to new dad Artem Chigvintsev. “My heart! She’s so perfect in every way! SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU TWO! I can’t wait to snuggle her!!!!!!!” the Emmy winner, 27, wrote, while the Russian dancer, 38, commented, “Omg congratulations. So so beautiful.”- Advertisement – Her initial symptoms were “very tough,” Arnold exclusively told Us Weekly two months later. “Right now, I’m at 21 weeks and I am feeling great. I feel like the first 12 weeks, people don’t joke, you don’t feel like yourself. There are so many things changing. I had a bit of nausea. I was always tired.”She and her high school sweetheart tied the knot in June 2015 in Utah and previously maintained a long-distance marriage while she filmed DWTS.Dancing With The Stars Lindsay Arnold Reveals Her and Sam Cusick Newborn Daughter NameLindsay Arnold and Sam Cusick Courtesy Lindsay Arnold/Instagram“He would fly out on the weekends, stay for the show, have to fly back right after the show to get back for work,” the dancer explained to Us in July. “That was pretty much the only time we got to see each other was on show days at my trailer.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Arnold went on to post an Instagram Story photo of herself breast-feeding the newborn, writing, “Late nights with baby girl. I love her so much. 1:47 a.m.”The season 25 winner revealed her pregnancy news in May. “Ohhhhh baby,” Arnold wrote via Instagram at the time. “Mom and Dad love you already. #November2020.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

The Flatter the Better

first_imgFor all you expansion stage CFOs out there that are interested in improving management methodologies, check out this great article from this past Sunday in the New York Times’ Corner Office: “Structure? The Flatter, the Better.”http://projects.nytimes.com/corner-officeIt’s a really interesting discussion with Cristobal Conde, President and CEO of SunGuard about the benefits of a collaborative management structure versus a top-down model. Not only does this empower all employees to perform at a higher level and to feel much more ownership and engagement, but it also leverages the vast amount of information, knowledge and data that is now often widely-dispersed across an organization. SunGuard uses a Twitter-like system, Yammer, according to Conde, that helps to create a meritocracy by allowing “people to see what others are doing, share information, collaborate, brag about their successes — that is what flattens the organization.”While top-down management structures can be effective under the right circumstances, many times they can be used as a crutch by micromanagers or by control-oriented CEOs.  From OpenView Venture Partner’s experience, many times we’ve seen that top-down management structures are especially stifling in expansion stage companies.Flattening the organization can be an intimidating shift in style for a manager, but Conde attests to the improvements in both his own performance and that of his team that have been a result.Conde also speaks about the benefits of focus rather than trying to accomplish a task list of far too many items, as well as looking for intellectual curiosity and drive as key hiring criteria (sometimes more so than knowledge).This article was particularly interesting to me, since OpenView Venture Partners follows many of the same management practices, many of which were a shift away from the traditional top-down public company environments that I’ve most recently experienced. Long story short, these practices can be a little uncomfortable at first, just like anything new…but they really do work!AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more