December is the time to set goals for the year ahead. Whether it’s making a resolution or forming a strategic plan, most of us are looking forward. But December should also be the time to look back and glean lessons from the current year. advertisement advertisement Ten entrepreneurs, CEOs, and industry leaders share the challenges they encountered in 2014 and the lessons they’ll carry forward: 1. One-size-fits-all is not a global strategy — Hill Ferguson, chief product officer for PayPal As PayPal expanded into 15 countries during 2014, the company learned that persistence and commitment are necessary for international growth. “You will be challenged because not all markets are created equally. Regulatory and compliance issues were front and center for countries like Turkey and Russia. You need a flexible platform so you can build products that actually serve the market you’re trying to enter,” says Hill. 2. Use the short time you … [Read more...] about 10 Industry Leaders Share Their Best Lessons From 2014
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Realme just announced its flagship X2 Pro handset in India. And, while the X2 Pro offers flagship specs at a more-than-reasonable price, it doesn’t stand alone. The Redmi K20 Pro and Asus Zenfone 6 or 6z in Indian markets are capable of matching X2 Pro’s value proposition, which begs the question – Which of these three smartphones offers the best value and price-performance?Realme X2 Pro vs Asus Zenfone 6 vs Xiaomi Redmi K20 ProSpecsRealme X2 ProRedmi K20 ProAsus 6zChipsetSnapdragon 855+Snapdragon 855Snapdragon 855Display6.5 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels), 402 ppi, 90Hz6.39 inches Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 403 ppi, 60Hz6.4 inches IPS LCD FHD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels), 403 ppi, 60HzRAM8GB/12GB6GB/8GB6GB/8GBStorage128GB /256GB (UFS 3.0)128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)64GB/128GB/256GB (UFS 2.1)Rear Camera64 MP, f/1.8 (Wide) + 13 MP, f/2.5 (Telephoto - 2x Optical Zoom) + 8 MP, f/2.2 (Ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (Depth)48 MP, f/1.8 (Wide) + 8 … [Read more...] about Realme X2 Pro vs Redmi K20 Pro vs Asus 6z: Who takes the crown of the flagship killer?
Even when taken in the context of the long history of mind-boggling awful notes from studio execs who care about nothing but dollar$, this one stands on its own as a bad take. advertisement advertisement In a newly published Q&A on the Focus Features site, Harriet screenwriter Gregory Allen Howard explains how, back in 1994, when he was trying to get Harriet off the ground, a Hollywood studio executive said, “‘This script is fantastic. Let’s get Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman.'” Now, if you’re into giving people the benefit of the doubt, you might be thinking that maybe the executive didn’t know who Harriet Tubman was, which is, of course, a crime unto itself. But this person apparently had their heart set on the Pretty Woman star playing the former slave who became one of the most important abolitionists in American history. “When someone pointed out that … [Read more...] about A studio exec wanted Julia Roberts to play Harriet Tubman. Naturally, Twitter reacted
Somewhere between her first big Hollywood role, in David E. Kelley’s drama Boston Public, and her breakout comedy role in The Office, Rashida Jones came oh so close to quitting show business. advertisement advertisement “I felt like I was wasting my education. I had gone to college. I had studied other things that were not acting-related, and I felt like I was 30 and it seemed like a waste to spend my days auditioning or interviewing for jobs if I wasn’t going to get those jobs,” the star of the new TBS comedy Angie Tribeca told Co.Create. “I had to have a little ‘come to Jesus’ with myself. I was thinking about going back to school and maybe going to graduate school and getting a degree in public policy or maybe going to law school. I definitely printed a couple applications and I looked at a couple websites, but I told myself I’d give myself a year and I’d audition for a couple more things and see what happens.” … [Read more...] about Rashida Jones On Playing It Straight For Laughs on “Angie Tribeca”
As a parent, you always dream to see your child’s success in whichever career they opt for in their lives. And to help them succeed, you provide them all the facilities starting with the best education so that they can achieve their career goals timely and in a right way.However, with today’s rising education costs, in reality, it is tough for many parents to pay for the best education. What if you fall short of money when you actually need to invest in your child’s higher education? What if something happens to you in the middle of the way and your child’s education get stuck? To take care of such situations, proper financial planning towards education goal is a must.Why is financial planning needed?Close If you have not projected the amount you will be needing at the time of paying higher education’s fee of your child then in that scenario the rising cost of education day by day can actually create tension and become a cause of worry not only to you but … [Read more...] about Have you planned your children’s future well enough? Here’s how to do it