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What Do Investors Want?
Champagne corks usually pop if you announce strong earnings. Expensive champagne would be called for if you reported the fourth most-profitable quarter by any company. Ever. Unless you're an Apple investor, apparently. When Apple disclosed its earnings on Wednesday, shares fell more than 11 percent to $450.66. Eeyore understands.
Sometimes even the most careful and respectable personalities are unable to secure their personal weaknesses from the media guys because the media is always in the hunt of things that audience will find astonishing. An example of such a case is Bill Clinton's affair with Monica. I am sure the high profile personalities realize that such a mistake can have devastating effects on their career.
So true. People who are on the spotlight need to be very careful in every thing they in normal life that is visible to external parties. To come in the spotlight is not everybody's luck but even if one does become part of the lime-light, it is no guarantee that he/she will always benefit from it.
Yes, it really depends on what you are -- and want to be -- known for. Minor celebrities, wannabes, and c-listers seem to thrive on the 'fame' they garner for TMZ-style antics that capture the headlines for their 15 minutes (or today, maybe, 5 minutes?) of fame/infamy. Business leaders, however, can not afford to mistake celebrity or reknown for more than what it is: Being known by name isn't necessarily what's important. A reputations takes years to create, and can take only minutes to destroy.
I'm not really that familiar with Warren Buffett's company, but he seems like an "individual." I know it's not that way, but I don't know that Berkshire is really a company with a culture in the same way that Apple is. It's really just his vehicle (and a big one) for his investments.
What do you think about Warren Buffett, @Brian? There has been some talk that it's time for him to hand over the reins... not necessarily new talk, but I know Al Neuharth - founder of USA and Florida Today - likes to go on about it once in a while!
You can't just be clever on social media, that's for sure! When everyone's looking at you and some are waiting for you to take a mis-step
Usually celebrities (and these days even billionaires) do stuff that is perceived as a scandal so that they make headlines. They do think that fame is fame; even if it is bad fame. However, when you are given the title of Sir (as Branson has been given), you have additional responsibility to be clever and not do stuff which hurts your image.
Loved the USB mini fridge idea. One of the most coolest inventions I must say. It will be more a cool to have factor rather than being of much use. I mean how many of us need a mini fridge at our disposal just to keep our drinks cool. Nonetheless, it is a very interesting concept.
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What's the prognosis for telehealth? Medical professionals have technologies they need; some state legislatures are enacting supportive laws, and both employers and employees tout the benefits. Yet other states have let proposals wither, insurers aren't sure how to charge for services, and physicians worry about liability and patient care.
Facebook's Graph Search may face some profound challenges and risks, first, because Facebook users haven't been thinking of their posts as product reviews; and second, because Facebook will now have to contend with the social-network equivalent of SEO "gaming" of results.
A recent release of the popular TweetDeck app for Twitter power-users gives new life to software that had previously taken a wrong turn. Here's a quick walk-through of the new TweetDeck, to show you why it should be at the top of your Twitter toolkit.
What can users today do to protect their online privacy? The simplest and most obvious option is to not use the Internet – at all. However, once all digital information is consolidated over the Internet, trying to protect digital identity by simply unplugging from the Internet becomes impossible – a fact that has manifest implications for civil liberties, Saunders says.
By 2011 the number of Internet-connected sensors will exceed 1 trillion, making your chances of doing anything or going anywhere unnoticed pretty much zero. Saunders talks about how the 'sensortization' of the Internet is eliminating the traditional divide between online and offline populations.
The 20th Century Internet was characterized by the ability to interact with other people and information on the Internet largely without anyone knowing who you were. The Internet of this century, conversely, will be defined by identity. Saunders explains how Internet users are unwittingly contributing to the demise of the anonymous Internet.
In the final episode of this series about the death of Internet anonymity, Saunders describes how the Internet of the future will start to attain a level of intelligence that requires no human intervention. Scary.
Marissa Mayer at Yahoo has come out with her strategy on turning the company around: culture, company, calibration, and compensation. But Yahoo needs to have a technical approach to the mobile cloud opportunity, not a management theory lesson.
The whole Amazon.reader debate is a double-stupid. It's stupid to think that there's any e-book buyer who doesn't know Amazon's URL, and it was stupider to let ICANN launch the whole free-form TLD initiative to start with.
Enterprises would like to move to cloud computing but are hesitant because they are concerned about providers’ ability to secure company data. Here are some tips that help to ensure that if breaches occur, the business is not left holding the bag.
Edmunds separates customers into segments based on the info it collects on its site and from partners, and uses that to push out custom content, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
The automotive website uses propensity modeling to target ads and customer registration forms, said Brian Baron, director of business analytics for Edmunds.com, at Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit.
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