How HP Turns Business Catastrophes to Their Advantage

In oceanography, a rogue wave refers to a massive wave that pops up, seemingly out of nowhere, when multiple unlikely natural phenomena collide. In the deep ocean, these waves routinely sink large ships. In business, they decimate growth and risk mitigation plans. What does it take for your organization not only to stay afloat when a rogue wave hits, but to actually turn it to your advantage? In this piece, the author describes a 3-part framework for resilient growth that helped HP emerge successful after a year of several potentially business-ending challenges. This approach — which can be adapted to any organization — involves building awareness of potential threats and opportunities on the horizon, adapting behaviors based on these trends, and ensuring a culture of open communication, clear processes, and a healthy balance of hierarchy and independence.

What would you do if one of your largest competitors attempted to force

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9 Things To Know Before Starting A Business

Entrepreneur/Franchise Owner of Sylvan Learning Center of Murrieta. Ensuring the educational success in Murrieta/Temecula, California.

Experience, they say, is the best teacher. This rings close to home if you’ve had to learn a lesson the hard way. Starting a business isn’t all beds of roses and definitely not as easy as some people portray. Usually, there are hurdles to jump and challenges that keep coming up. Of course, in my case, I managed to overcome them and keep my business afloat, though it would have been much easier if I had known about some of these challenges beforehand.

Here’s a list of nine things I wish I had been aware of before starting my business that you can learn from as you start yours. 

1. It’s more than just being passionate. 

Many people often go into particular businesses because they have a passion for it. This was exactly what

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How Technology Is Being Used To Discover Today’s Medicine

Since prehistory, humans have been seeking ways to alleviate symptoms from ailments and injury as well as searching for ways to heal and recover or completely prevent disease. There’s an ancient Egyptian manuscript offering instructions for the removal of kidney stones. Step one is to get two strong men.

Medicine has come a long way since then and continues to grow and develop as we learn more. Like most scientific fields, medicine is part of a much greater process involving how humans can come to understand the world, and while it’s easy to look back on something like bloodletting and scoff, it’s important to remember that one day people will be looking back on our medical practices the same way.

There’s endless room for growth, and with the help of technology, human medicine is able to face this growth head-on and improve much faster and much more efficiently. The following Read the rest

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HK democracy supporters snap up Apple Daily copies amid anger at police crackdown 

HONG KONG  Hong Kong democracy supporters flocked to buy copies of pro-democracy tabloid Apple Daily on Friday, citing anger over a police raid of its newsroom as part of an inquiry into whether some articles threatened China’s national security. 

The popular 26-year-old paper, which combines liberal discourse with celebrity gossip and investigations of those in power, increased its Friday press run to 500,000 copies, up from 80,000 the previous day. 

Apple’s presses whirred out the first copies of the print run around midnight, and the papers were whisked away by vans and trucks across Hong Kong. 

In the Mong Kok district, queues formed at some kiosks, with some customers carting off hundreds of first editions on trolleys and suitcases. 

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How Technology and Gambling Are Intertwined

The rise of technology has completely changed the world in so many positive ways. For instance, technology has facilitated the development of washing machines that aids our laundry in a faster and more efficient way. Also, in the construction industry, the development of cranes is a vital innovation in the building of high-rise buildings.

Moreover, technology is a tool that enables instant financial transfer in banks and other institutions. Nevertheless, the application of technology in the gambling world has completely revolutionized the industry far beyond the impacts it is creating in other areas of human life.

Gambling is currently the biggest source of fun and entertainment in our world. However, this has been made possible by the application of technology in the industry leading to the development of some valuable innovations. It would been difficult to find the different ways technology and gambling are intertwined if they were no existing … Read the rest

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Far apart at first summit, Biden and Putin agree to steps on cybersecurity, arms control

GENEVA – U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed on Wednesday to begin cybersecurity and arms control talks at a summit that highlighted their discord on those issues, human rights and Ukraine.

In their first meeting since he took office in January, Biden asked Putin how he would feel if a ransomware attack hit Russia’s oil network, a pointed question making reference to the May shutdown of a pipeline that caused disruptions and panic-buying along the U.S. East Coast.

While Mr. Biden stressed that he did not make threats during the three-hour meeting, he said he outlined U.S. interests, including cybersecurity, and made clear to Putin that the United States would respond if Russia infringed on those concerns.

Both men used careful pleasantries to describe their talks in a lakeside Swiss villa, with Mr. Putin calling them constructive and without hostility and Biden saying there was no … Read the rest

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Putting Out Corporate Fires: 7 Tips for Extinguishing Employee Relocation Issues

Whether an investor pulls out mid-launch, an employee files a grievance, or your team exhibits tell-tale signs of dwindling productivity, curveballs are the name of the game in the corporate world.

Fortunately, natural-born leaders—much like yourself—possess a unique ability to think on their feet, stay calm in the face of crisis, and diffuse high-tension situations with ease. Despite your expert problem-solving skills, you may find yourself caught in the eye of a relocation firestorm with seemingly no way out.

For those employers and supervisors currently inhaling the fumes of a failed relocation, it’s critical to pinpoint the cause of the fire. For example, the employee transfer may have gone amiss due to poor communication, limited resources, or questionable coaching.

Whatever the cause, common employee relocation issues, such as not finding affordable housing in the new location, not wanting to move, or losing their belongings during the move, can send a … Read the rest

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Human investment and its impact at SCPA

Hygiene products company Sanitary Care Products Asia, Inc. (SCPA), in partnership with Asian Institute of Management-Dado Banatao Incubator (AIM-DBI), launched an accelerator program for Filipino start-ups called HIIGENE, which stands for Human Investment Impact Grant for Entrepreneurship and Empowerment. It aims to award not just a P500,000 equity-free grant to each of up to three deserving start-ups but would also conduct a three-month long mentorship by SCPA founders and executives themselves.

What does human investment look like in SCPA

President of SCPA and a certified Gallup strengths coach himself, Ven Sio, spearheaded the rollout of a strengths-based approach in the SCPA workplace.

“Instead of focusing on the weaknesses of our employees, we ask what each one is actually good at — identifying their unique strengths and positioning them in work responsibilities that will draw out the very best of them as needed by the company,” Mr. Sio shared.

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Useful Statistics for 2021 Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketers are here to stay for long. Since its fast growth in the 2010s, affiliate marketing continues to be one of the most successful strategies to drive sales and make passive income.

This article is gladly going to share some of the most interesting statistics about the affiliate marketing business. This post is perfect for those who want to learn about the significant impact that affiliate marketing has on B2C and B2B businesses globally.

Here are some of the top affiliate marketing statistics that you for sure will want to share with your colleagues:

Affiliate Marketing is Simply a Multi-billion Dollar Sphere

According to Statista, affiliate marketing is simply spreading in the U.S. Globally, it was decided in the Awin Report that sponsors invested $13 billion in affiliate marketing in 2017. Together with the consistent upward trend, these numbers show that affiliate marketers will likely proceed to thrive in … Read the rest

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4 Ways To Boost Your Business’ Performance In 2021

No matter how experienced and successful they are, every business owner is always looking for ways to increase the performance of their business. This process can seem daunting at times, but if you know the right strategies you can apply, it’s going to be easier than you think.

Another thing people worry about is how 2020 was hard on all industries, as it was a very stressful year full of uncertainties and failures. However, 2021 is a fresh new start and if you know all the necessary steps, not only will your business survive this year, it will also thrive.

Use Data Wisely

The importance of data in the modern business world is immeasurable and here are three steps to using data that will ensure you get the best business performance:

  • Know what you’re trying to achieve. There are certain issues your business can solve with the help of
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