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One of the first self-made female millionaires was Madam C.J. Walker, who in the early 1900s, developed and operated a cosmetics empire focused on African-American women. She was quoted as saying: I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From the washtub…
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.
Setting up a business and running it successfully is not a simple task. If you’ve made it this far, you’ve won half the battle but you’re stuck in a rut and you’re wondering what’s next. How do you take your business to the next level? Taking it there requires a lot of work and getting through some challenging times while still keeping your business running and profitable. The first step you need to take is to ascertain if your product or service has enough scope for you to consider expansion. Can the demand for your company’s product sustain its growth? If you just answered yes and if you’re prepared to put in the work and dedication your small business requires to up its game, here are some simple steps you can follow to take your business to the next level.
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!
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.
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.
Most of us are stuck in a rut, a rat race of sorts. Sure, every parent wants you to be better than Sharma ji’s beta, beti, puttar, laal, laadla or whatever their prodigal child is called, but is that really what you wanted to do with life? We spend our days doing boring, mundane jobs that we have no clue why we’re even doing except to sustain ourselves in this competitive world. It’s easy to get trapped in it for years and years. Life is too precious to be mediocre and what better way start to this week than by waging a war against mediocrity! But how do you rise above this mediocrity? We’re going to talk about just that.
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 9, 1954, Gardner had a rough start in life with an abusive stepfather, but his mother remained the guiding force and he still lives by her words, “ “You can only depend on yourself. The cavalry ain’t coming”. He was always interested in pursuing a career in medical research, but the birth of his son, Christopher Jarrett Gardner, Jr., forced him to leave his passion and look for a higher paying job instead.