MELBOURNE -- At the start of every year the talk at the Australian Open is of the "new kids on the block," the "NextGen," the "young guns." And every 12 months as the first Grand Slam heralds a fresh season they come... and they go. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic's stranglehold on the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup has been interrupted just twice since the Swiss master first lifted it in Melbourne in 2004. Marat Safin (2005) and Stan Wawrinka (2014) managed to interlope into the trio's private sanctum -- and they were 25 and 28 years old respectively at the time, hardly fresh-faced youths. But this year seems different. The simple truth is the big three cannot halt Old Father Time and one day soon will retire from slugging it out around the world. We may have already seen the last of stricken Andy Murray. So when young Stefanos Tsitsipas sent third seed Federer packing Sunday at the tender age of 20, after giant-killer Frances Tiafoe also reached the last eight, it seemed … [Read more...] about Rise of Tsitsipas and Tiafoe: A new era or false dawn?
Dawning of a new era
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with representatives of foreign businesses, many of whom are planning to invest more in Vietnam, Photo: Duc Thanh After years of indecision on whether to revive its investment in Vietnam, Compal Electronics Inc. might soon reopen its Vietnamese plant to mitigate effects from the escalating US-China trade war. Compal has announced that its plant in Vietnam could be put back online in four to six months’ time. The leading Taiwanese electronics manufacturer built the plant about a decade ago, but the facility was put in reserve due to changes in the firm’s business strategy. Compal president Martin Wong said that the firm is now awaiting the final list of affected products, and remains tentative about Vietnam. According to Wong, moving to Vietnam would be less costly compared with the firm’s home market. Vietnam would offer the quickest solutions in terms of wages and workforce. Compal is among many foreign investors who maintain … [Read more...] about Taking advantage of the new era
Sorrell hopes to usher in digital era with new venture BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sir Martin Sorrell has heralded the dawn of a “new era” as his latest venture begins trading on the London Stock Exchange. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/sorrell-hopes-to-usher-in-digital-era-with-new-venture-37363381.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/uk-world/article37363380.ece/ae7c0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_e5644139-a2fa-466f-a087-05400399b604_1 Email Sir Martin Sorrell has heralded the dawn of a “new era” as his latest venture begins trading on the London Stock Exchange. The advertising guru, who left WPP earlier this year amid allegations that he misused company funds, is embarking on a fresh start through S4 Capital as he looks to rebuild a digital-only marketing empire. On Friday, S4 Capital’s shares were re-admitted to the London Stock Exchange’s main market. The new venture has already triumphed against the FTSE 100 WPP in … [Read more...] about Sorrell hopes to usher in digital era with new venture
A big reason half of salespeople don't hit their goals is that they are doing exactly what they were trained to do. Jason Jordan Published 8:30 am CDT, Thursday, July 26, 2018 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images The Death of the One-Size-Fits-All Sales Process 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sales processes have have had an interesting journey. For decades, sales forces avoided formal sales processes as though they were agents of evil sent to stamp out the magical, artful abilities of enigmatic salespeople. Great salespeople were born, not made, and we hired them based on such less-than-concrete competencies as having "a fire in the belly" and "killer instinct." Even if formal processes did exist in a sales force, there was little expectation … [Read more...] about The Death of the One-Size-Fits-All Sales Process
By: Sarah Moore 11/05/2018 Post a Comment The new Oculus Go promises to bring virtual reality to the masses. Sarah Moore reports. Oculus Go marks, in many ways, “the dawn of a new era in virtual reality”, say Michelle Fitzsimmons and Gerald Lynch on Tech Radar. This is “VR for the casual gamer, the relaxed consumer of media, the person without the time, money or interest in setting up a PC to power a higher-end headset”. But despite its budget price (£199 for 32GB on-board storage, £249 for 64GB), the Oculus Go delivers impressive results, says Matt Kamen on Wired.co.uk. It has a single 5.5 inch, 2,560×1,440 LCD panel with a pixel density of 538ppi. From the home screen, which puts you in one of multiple 360-degree vistas, to the various games and apps optimised for the Go, the quality of the visuals is “startling”, says Kamen. But it’s the Go’s integrated physical features and nifty design … [Read more...] about Oculus Go: a cheaper entry into the world of VR