In the year 2014, a relatively obscure Chinese company offered its IPO in New York, setting a record as the world’s biggest public stock offering. Not only did it make its founder the richest man in China, but it also went on to make him the 14th richest man in the world! This successful man is Ma Yun, popularly known as Jack Ma, and his story is a true rags-to-riches one.
It’s yet another Monday, yet another lazy start to the week. Clearly, most of us are not fans of Mondays. We all need little pick-me-ups every now and then to keep us inspired and to keep us going. The story of Kalpana Saroj, who was once a child bride and went on to build a multi-million dollar company, will do just that.
Amidst all the hustle and bustle, it is very common for environmental responsibility to take a back seat when running a business. But what we don’t realise is that by going green, not only do you actually do good for the environment and boost the company morale, but customers too are more likely to gravitate towards responsible companies. And what better way to honour this than by going green at work this World Environment Day! Here are some tips to help your business go green and contribute to the environment.
If you take some of the most successful entrepreneurs of our generation, they all have one thing in common; they’re all voracious readers. And what better way to learn about running a business, than by hearing it from greatest minds in business! These 10 books listed below (in no particular order) will not only introduce you to the personal lives of these entrepreneurs, give you valuable advice and tips, but also talk about the many failures they had to overcome on their path to success.
Let’s face it, not everybody is born a smart cookie, but yet there are some who seem to have it all. One word. Habits. Habits are incredibly powerful and can either make or break your life. But don’t fall for that “21 days to a new habit” myth. There’s no magic number that will turn your life around. It’s hard work, but one that pays off and can turn around your life for the better. So, how can you up your game? Here’s how!
Movies are undeniably powerful. They can take you from feeling ‘down in the dumps’ to ‘I can achieve it all’, from ‘I’m the boss of the world’ to questioning your very existence and everything in between all in a couple of hours. So, what do you do when you’re feeling absolutely blue and uninspired? Watch a movie of course! Listed below are some of our favourite inspirational movies (in no particular order) that double up as an instant ‘pick me up’ pill when you’re feeling low on energy. You can thank us later!
There’s so much negativity in our lives, whether it be on our social media feeds or our day-to-day lives, that drowns out all the positive, reassuring messages. This Monday we wanted to share some inspiring positivity to help you kickstart your week on the right note instead. This is the story of Serena Williams, a name synonymous with excellence and strength today who faced her fair share of struggles when she walked out on the court for the first time. As an ode to her struggles, right before Williams’ 2016 win against Angelique Kerber marking here 22nd Grand Slam title and taking her WTA singles ranking to No. 1, the BBC posted a video montage that depicted what the 34-year-old ace player had to face during her career.
Today, the 1st of May marks the day we celebrate as International Workers’ Day or Labour Day dedicated to the working class across a majority of the world. The origin of this day can be traced back to the Haymarket affair at Chicago on 4 May 1886 when labour unions in the USA went on a strike to cap the work hours to 8 hours per day. Following a bomb blast during the strike, the police opened fire on the crowd resulting in the death of 4 of the demonstrators. Labour Day began as a day to commemorate the work and lives of these workers. By 1891, May Day came to be acknowledged as an annual international event. In fact, India saw its first Labour Day celebration on 1 May 1923 in Madras (Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan. While our history is rife with exemplary people who have beaten all odds to achieve the impossible, this Labour Day we at KredX salute the silent fighters who support these exemplary people and who’ve made their mark in this work through their tireless work and undying spirit. One such person is Sindhutai Sapkal, the “Mother of Orphans” to over 1400 children.
The increasing number of suicide cases among students every passing year is an indication of the mounting pressure on children. In fact, a 2015 report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) showed that a student commits suicide every hour in India. The sorry state of affairs of children these days is a wake-up call to parents, mentors and teachers everywhere. It is high time we teach them that marks and academic performances are not everything in life. That people succeed even without them and that there are enough examples in the world of such people who’ve gone on to conquer the world through sheer will, dedication and an awesome attitude.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. From quitting his high-profile, well-paying Wall Street job to setting up an online marketplace from scratch, Bezos has come a long way. His 2017 letter to shareholders has already created quite some buzz with his secret formula for a business’s success, and rightly so. Here below is the much-talked-about letter.