Working product

Why mentors are the key to team success

Branson spoke from personal experience (he credited Sir Freddie Laker with helping him succeed in the airline industry) and his words stack up: from Steve Jobs advising Mark Zuckerberg on launching Facebook, to Warren Buffett Passing words of wisdom on to Bill Gates as he evolved Microsoft, business history is …

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Fifteen years ago today, Steve Jobs presented the most successful product in history. Here are 3 ways the iPhone almost failed

When Steve Jobs stood on the MacWorld stage in 2007, most of those in attendance sensed that something different was about to happen. Apple was rumored to be working on a smartphone, although hardly anyone knew exactly what that meant. Could it be an iPod that could make phone calls? …

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Callie Cox Joins Social Investment Network eToro as Investment Analyst

This appointment marks a notable expansion as the company expands into the U.S. market HOBOKEN, New Jersey, January 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – eToro Group Ltd (“eToro”), a multi-asset platform that empowers people to develop their financial literacy as part of a global community of investors, today announced the …

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The carbon footprint of aluminum production in North America has more than halved since 1991

A new life cycle assessment revised by a critical review shows a reduction of 49% of carbon for the primary; 60% reduction for recycled aluminum ARLINGTON, VA, Jan.5, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – A brand new third-party critical review life cycle analysis report (LCA) shows that the energy and carbon impact …

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Social enterprise Assembled Threads harnesses manufacturing skills of undiscovered migrants

Edwina Walsh was on a plane leaving Nepal when the idea first came up. She had gone to the countryside to have beanies made in a fair trade factory that hired women who had escaped the sex trade. And Australia, she wondered. There must be hundreds, thousands of women, she …

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Google is working on AR smart glasses: report

Google would work on its augmented reality (AR) smart glasses. According to a New York Times report, Google is “fueling a new project” where it “is working on a new iteration of smart glasses.” The report suggests that the latest project is the result of the acquisition of North – …

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Everseen from Cork settles lawsuit with Walmart

Cork company Eversen has settled its lawsuit with US grocery giant Walmart. Based in Blackpool, north of the city, the company is creating video technology software that monitors self-service checkouts to alert staff to potential thefts or poorly scanned items. Founded by Alan O’Herlihy, the company has worked with at …

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Discord escalates as packaged goods companies tightrope between trade channels

The move comes as talks between fast-growing consumer goods companies (FMCGs) and distributors are expected to extend into the new year, a distributor said on condition of anonymity. Industry body All-India Consumer Products Distributors Federation (AICPDF) held meetings last week in Delhi with companies such as Nestlé India and ITC. …

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How an Arnold Schwarzenegger YouTube video inspired Singapore’s new watch microbrand

WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE? HAVE YOU BEEN ENTREPRENEURIAL OR PARTICULARLY CREATIVE IN YOUR YOUTH? I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur and moved to Johor Bahru as a child. I consider myself lucky to be able to experience nature before urbanization and before …

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‘I started my own skin care line following acne problems

This week’s 30-second interview is with celebrity facialist Lisa Harris, who counts Amanda Holden, Kylie Minogue, and Lizzie Cundy among her clients. How and when did the business start? My story began 27 years ago. After suffering from acne as a teenager, I was constantly looking for the best remedies …

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