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Monthly Archives: July 2013

Self-Delusion is Key When Starting a Business

Author AJ Jacobs recently discussed the tool most essential to starting a business in an interview with Josh Zepps of Huffington Post Live. Jacobs explains that self-delusion is key to achieving business goals.

“…The most important tool is to delude yourself, to be irrationally optimistic that your business is going to succeed. And then, you actually have a better chance of succeeding. And I find this as an author, because when I’m doing my books, I’m filled with self-doubt, but I have to force myself to act as if I’m optimistic.”

Here is AJ Jacobs’ full interview:

 

Programas de desarrollo empresarial de mujeres exitosas en el mundo

Los programas de desarrollo y apoyo a las mujeres empresarias están tomando impulso en todo el mundo, liderado principalmente por bancos y otras compañías de servicios financieros. El World Bank, por ejemplo, lanzó el Proyecto Mujeres para el Desarrollo Empresarial para Etiopia con propósito de aumentar las ganancias de micro compañías y pequeños negocios que… Continue Reading

Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Programs Take Off Around the World

Women’s entrepreneurship development and support programs are gaining momentum across the globe, led primarily by banks and other financial service companies. World Bank, for example, launched the Women Entrepreneurship Development Project for Ethiopia with a focus on increasing the earnings of micro and small enterprises owned or partially owned by female entrepreneurs in the region.… Continue Reading

Los Hoteles Venture Ingresan en la Industria del Vino

De acuerdo con USA Today, los hoteles están irrumpiendo en la industria del vino. Varias cadenas de hoteles líderes están lanzando clubs de vino y eventos, mientras algunas están creando sus propias marcas. Muchos de estos hoteles están ofreciendo su vino gratis. En los hoteles Kimpton, por ejemplo, hay vino gratis disponible durante ciertas horas… Continue Reading

Hotels Venture into Wine Industry

According to USA Today, hotels are breaking into the wine industry. Several leading hotel chains have launched wine clubs and events, while some are even creating their own labels. Many of these hotels are actually offering their wine for free. At Kimpton Hotels, for example free wine is available during certain hours as part of… Continue Reading

A New and Improved Siri

Recent reports suggest that Apple may be fixing its iPhone voice-enabled task and search manager by boosting its speed and accuracy. Siri, though loved by many users, is often very slow. Business Insider explains that this is “because your voice commands are being transferred to Siri’s brain, which is online in the cloud, before an… Continue Reading

Un Nuevo y Mejorado Siri

Un informe reciente sugiere que Apple podría mejorar el administrador de tareas y buscador activado con la voz de  iPhone, aumentando su velocidad y  precisión. Siri, a pesar de ser amada por muchos usuarios, es a menudo muy lenta. Business Insider explica que eso pasa “porque los comandos de voz son transferidos al cerebro de… Continue Reading