The first thing you notice about Jeff Bezos is how he strides into a room. advertisement advertisement A surprisingly diminutive figure, clad in blue jeans and a blue pinstripe button-down, Bezos flings open the door with an audible whoosh and instantly commands the space with his explosive voice, boisterous manner, and a look of total confidence. “How are you?” he booms, in a way that makes it sound like both a question and a high-decibel announcement. Each of the dozen buildings on Amazon’s Seattle campus is named for a milestone in the company’s history–Wainwright, for instance, honors its first customer. Bezos and I meet in a six-floor structure known as Day One North. The name means far more than the fact that Amazon, like every company in the universe, opened on a certain date (in this case, it’s July 16, 1995). No, Day One is a central motivating idea for Bezos, who has been reminding the public since his first letter to shareholders … [Read more...] about AmazonFresh Is Jeff Bezos’ Last Mile Quest For Total Retail Domination
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Mutual fund schemes witnessed a steady inflow in August even as the broader market sentiment remained sombre amid concerns over the macro-environment and earnings revival.Total assets under management (AUM) of the mutual fund industry increased by 3.8 percent month-on-month (MoM) to Rs25,50,000 crore, mainly led by inflows in liquid and equity-oriented schemes.Inflows in equity schemes, including ELSS and arbitrage, went up from Rs 14,000 crore in July to Rs 15,100 crore in August, the highest since February 2018, led by a decline in redemptions (down 26 percent MoM at Rs 12,000 crore), even as gross sales were down 10 percent MoM to Rs 27,100 crore, said a recent report from Motilal Oswal FinancialServices.Close Highest net buying on MoM basis was witnessed in Eicher Motors, followed by Yes Bank, Adani Ports, UltraTech Cement and Reliance Industries, in that order. related news Brokerages bullish on ICICI Bank, see 20% further upside despite rallying 44% in last 9 months … [Read more...] about Top 17 Nifty stocks in which MF schemes have over 2% exposure; should you buy?
On a typically drizzly Seattle night this past May, a crowd shuffled through metal detectors to pack the plaza outside CenturyLink Field, the downtown stadium where the Seahawks play football. Beneath a small white party tent sat Paul Allen—music nerd, lead guitarist of blues-based rockers The Underthinkers, philanthropic Renaissance Man, and a Microsoft cofounder. It’s not unusual to see him at the stadium during football games (he owns the team, along with the Portland Trailblazers), but tonight he was there to watch the first headline show at Seattle’s newest music event, the Upstream Music Festival and Summit, which he also founded. advertisement advertisement As a cloud of vape vapor descended over the audience, Allen and his companion reclined in lounge chairs and the producer DJ and MC Flying Lotus (real name Steven Ellison) took the stage. Ellison often performs in a special contraption: a traditional DJ booth surrounded by projection screens, … [Read more...] about A Tech Billionaire Wants To Reboot The “Best Music Scene In The World”
When companies negotiate, they are often looking for sources of advantage in the negotiations that give them power to control the outcome. That power might come from having a desirable resource that is valuable to the negotiation partner. It might come from having an acceptable best alternative to a negotiated agreement, so that walking away from the current negotiation is a possibility. Or it might come from having less time pressure on reaching an agreement than the negotiation partner. advertisement advertisement The nice thing about having an advantage like this, of course, is that it gives you an opportunity to get the most favorable terms out of a negotiation. So of course when you find a source of power in negotiation, the instinct is to go for the jugular and get the best deal you can for your side. In some cases, that is what you should do. In particular, it is best to maximize the gain from your advantage in those situations in which you are not establishing a … [Read more...] about Why Using Your Power In A Negotiation Isn’t Always A Good Idea
Step into Glumac’s 6,000-square-foot office space in Shanghai, China, and you probably won’t notice anything out of the ordinary; it just looks like a modern office that gets a lot of light. But the engineering firm’s office, the first to apply for Living Building Challenge project certification in Asia, is almost certainly the most sustainable office space on the continent. advertisement advertisement The Living Building Challenge is like LEED’s green building standards on steroids. In order to get certification, a building project has to be net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral, among other things. Only a handful of projects around the world, including Seattle’s Bullitt Center, have made the cut. “It took the Bullitt Center a year to collect materials [for the project], and we had a month. We had such a condensed schedule, everything just moved faster in the market here,” says Abby DeWolfe, architect and sustainable … [Read more...] about Step Inside The Greenest Office Space In Asia