We all spend more time on email than we should. But does when you do that first check matter? advertisement advertisement When I started writing about what the most successful people do before breakfast a few years ago, many people asked me where email fits in a productive morning routine. We know there’s a school of thought–best summarized by Julie Morgenstern’s wise book Never Check E-Mail in the Morning–saying you shouldn’t check it early on. But many of us do, in fact, a recent survey done by the Huffington Post and Real Simple found that 47% of the 3,583 women polled kept their smartphones on their night stands so they could check email right when they woke up. So should you check or not? The answer is that it depends. It depends on what kind of person you are, what kind of emails you get, and how good you are at keeping control of your schedule. The Case Against The reasons not to check email in the early hours are pretty compelling. Your … [Read more...] about The Case For And Against Checking Your Email When You Wake Up
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Got a fraudulent claim passed under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY)? Then be ready for your name and photograph to be publicly displayed at all prominent locations in India.The National Health Authority (NHA) is working on guidelines to 'name and shame' fraudsters who have wrongly benefitted from the health insurance scheme.According to the Ayushman Bharat-PMJAY Annual Report, nearly 3,000 suspicious cases amounting to Rs 4.5 crore have been sent to states for investigation. Further, almost Rs 2.29 crore worth fraudulent claims have been recovered by NHA from the hospitals after audits.Close related news IL&FS gets creditors' approval for sale of education business Edelweiss arm gets Rs 525 crore from Sanaka Capital, others Sources said that while the endeavour is to ensure that the beneficiaries of the scheme get their claims settled in a quick and efficient manner, fraudsters would also not be spared. This includes individuals, hospital staff … [Read more...] about Nearly 3,000 fraud cases detected under Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme
Many investors would be surprised to see the erosion in their portfolios despite the Sensex and Nifty not being too far from their lifetime highs. The big indices have retreated just 5-6 percent from their peaks, but the price damage in mid and small cap shares has been severe.Here are some data points that describe the carnage in the market on Tuesday, June 6th. During the day, trading in 381 stocks on the BSE was frozen after there were only sellers in those stocks. Nearly 700 stocks, or one in every four stocks are trading within 5 percent of their 52-week lows. Sector indices that are close to their lows are power, telecom, infrastructure, utilities, healthcare and public sector undertaking.There are various reasons why many these stocks are being hammered. In many cases, weak fundamentals are to blame. But market players say the recent policies and regulations by the government and market regulator SEBI are aggravating the situation.Close The introduction of long-term capital … [Read more...] about Market is haemorrhaging, but Sensex & Nifty seem to suggest rude health
advertisement advertisement The year 2012 is not only the Year of the Dragon, it also marks 30 years since In Search of Excellence was published. While there have been voices over the years which have been critical of the book’s methodology, its resulting content, and even its writing style, the case can be made that it is the most influential management book not only in these last 30 years but perhaps–just perhaps–ever. Hyperbole? Consider: It created a new genre of “best seller” business books, works that were not only informative but interesting and highly readable for Everyman. With a few exceptions, such as McGregor, Chandler, Sloan, maybe Drucker, many (most?) prior books on management/leadership were arcane tomes written by academics for academics and practitioners and were rarely found on any popular “best seller” list. Now “business” is considered a book category in itself thanks in no small part to … [Read more...] about The Most Influential Business Book Of The Last 30 Years?
The cleverest trick that Apple has ever pulled isn’t convincing us to pay $500 for a phone or MP3 player, but rather convincing the world that if you want good design, then you have to follow Apple’s template of clean lines and stripped-down details. You can see how that happened: The company has become so synonymous with both good design and minimalism that most people assume those two things are one and the same. They’re not: You can have good design that’s fanciful and wacky; likewise, you can have minimalist design that’s horrible. advertisement advertisement The fact is, minimalism has been a business strategy for Apple–and maybe their most successful business strategy of all. While just-in-time manufacturing and a stand-alone retailing have earned it hundreds of billions in sales, minimalism built the brand that made their gadgets lust-worthy to begin with. Let’s dissect how that works. Every Gadget Sells The Others One of the … [Read more...] about Beware Of Following The Gospel Of Minimalism, Preached By Apple