Friday, 9 December 2016

Intrapreneurship is the way forward in 2017 for businesses

The key to businesses becoming even bigger in 2017 will be intrapreneurship. If you are unfamiliar with the term, it is basically when someone who works within a firm uses their entrepreneurial skills to build the firm without incurring any of the cost or risks involved in running a business. Now, what would this mean for businesses, it would mean encouraging their employees to be more creative, and motivated and to think outside of the box. This would make employees feel more like they are a part of the company and less disposable. When employees feel more important and confident in their jobs they generally perform better and are more likely to work harder.

So, for 2017, companies looking to grow their brand should explore the hiring of people with an intrapreneurial mindset, especially in departments such as sales and marketing, as well as managerial posts. Just imagine how much more ground would be broken and covered if a person worked as though a company were also their own. 

We see this as an under explored means of growth for a company, but once done correctly we think many company will experience massive overall improvement. The only learning curve that the company stands to face with employees of this mindset would be the challenges as it pertains to company policies as well as rules and bureaucracy. But, once they learn to give the intrapreneur enough space to take creative initiative and execute without letting the policies and rules that threaten to hamper the exploration of new initiatives get in the way, then this should not be much of an issue. And or course the intrapreneur should also understand how to work, build and grow within certain limits.

All in all this is definitely the way forward in a world dominated by millennials. Tell us what you think about this and if this is something that you would like to explore in 2017. 

Saturday, 3 December 2016

Learn a bit about India

Best places to shop.

  • Mysore
  • Kathmandu in Nepal.
  • Varanasi
  • Lucknow
  • Hyderabad
  • Jodhpur
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai
  • Delhi

Best places to visit.

  • Taj Mahal
  • Humayun's Tomb
  • Akshardham
  • The Red Fort
  • Agra Fort
  • Amer Fort
  • Ganges
  • City palace in Jaipur
  • Mehranjarh Fort
  • Gateway of India
  • Vaishno Devi
  • Jantar Mantar Jaipur
  • Lotus Temple
  • Mysore Palace
  • Jal Mahal
  • Lodi Gardens
  • Golkonda
  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • City Palace, Udaipur

India's economy.

India posses the 7th largest economy in the world and is predicted to grow a further 7.6% in 2017. India has the most fertile economy in terms of purchasing power and if they continue along this part will eventually surpass China for the number one spot and the global economy table. 

Best Indian music 2016.

  • Nashe Si Chadh Gayi - Befikre — Arijit Singh 
  • Channa Mereya - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — Arijit Singh
  • Maahi Ve - Wajah Tum Ho — Neha Kakkar 
  • The Breakup Song - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — Arijit Singh, Badshah, Jonita Gandhi, Nakash Aziz
  • Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Ae Dil Hai Mushkil — Arijit Singh 

Best Indian movies 2016.

  • Airlift
  • Fan
  • Dear Zindgi
  • M.S.Dhoni- The untold Story
  • Sultan
  • Pink
  • Udta Punjab

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Russia considers military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the Cold War, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday.

"We are dealing with this issue," the agencies quoted Pankov as saying in Russia's parliament.

Russia lowered its flag at the Lourdes signals intelligence base in Cuba and the deep water Cam Rahn naval base in Vietnam in the early 2000s as part of a drawing down of Russia's military presence around the world after the demise of the Soviet Union.

But since then, Moscow's foreign policy has become more assertive, leading to tensions with the United States and its allies over, among other issues, the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, and the presence of NATO troops in eastern Europe.

Pankov said the Defence Ministry was currently "rethinking" past decisions on closure of the bases, but declined to go into detail. Vietnam’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment and Cuban officials were not available.

The United States is in the process of reviving its relations with Cuba, which in Soviet times had offered Moscow its closest military installation to U.S. territory, less than 100 km (60 miles) from the Florida Keys.

"The global situation is not static, it is in flux, and the last two years have made significant changes to international affairs and security," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters.

"Therefore, it's quite natural that all countries assess these changes in line with their national interests and take certain steps in the way they consider appropriate."

The Russian Defense Ministry is considering the question of renewing Russia's presence in the bases in Cuba and Vietnam, according to Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov, who alluded to the issue during his speech at the State Duma on Oct. 7.

"We are working on it. We see this problem," said Pankov, responding to a parliamentarian's question about whether or not the ministry is working in this direction.

For now the issue of Russia's armed forces being present on a permanent basis at the radio-electronic center in Cuba’s Lourdes and Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay has not been decided officially. However, Russia's expert community is actively analyzing the suitability of the bases and their possible purpose.


"There was a radio-electronics intelligence center in Cuba. I think it should be reopened," said Reserve Lieutenant General Yevgeny Buzhinsky, council chairman at the PIR Center (Center for Political Research), an NGO that studies issues related to global security. In his view, it was a mistake to halt operations at the Russian radio-electronics intelligence center, which operated in Cuba from 1967 to 2002.

He added that the U.S. has maintained its radio-electronic intelligence facilities on the Mediterranean coast in Turkey: "Radio-electronic reconnaissance resources are always useful [because] technologies change and things are [always] perfected."

Other experts, however, do not believe that renewing the Russian presence in Cuba is a necessary step in the current military-political conditions.

"There is no military-strategic sense in establishing Russian military bases in Cuba. Such discussions are aimed at stirring the interest of the U.S., at complementing NATO's growing activity in Europe," said Maxim Starchak, scientific collaborator at Queen's University's Center for International and Defense Policy (Canada).

In Starchak's opinion, the Kremlin may use the talks of renewing its presence on the island as a way to show Washington "that every new countermove will only instigate a response, meaning that negotiations are necessary."

At the same time, none of the experts interviewed by RBTH believes that Moscow's potential decision to renew Russia's presence on Cuba will engender a repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 since the Kremlin is unlikely to be thinking of deploying combat-ready troops or any type of missiles to the base in Lourdes.

However, the increased activity of the Russian navy in Southern Asia will most likely raise concerns in the U.S.

The possible expansion of the Russian naval presence in the Cam Ranh port in Vietnam and consequently the permanent presence of Russian military forces in this region represents a certain threat to the U.S. naval base in Guam, said Michael Kofman, a fellow at the Kennan Institute of the Wilson Center specializing in Russian military analysis.

In 2015 the U.S. State Department asked the Vietnamese government to cancel Russia's right to have its strategic bombers refuel at the Cam Ranh Base because of allegedly "provocative" Russian aviation flights near the U.S. base in Guam.

However, the Vietnamese government did not change its policy and the republic's ambassador to Russia said that the country was ready to continue accepting and servicing Russian ships at the Cam Ranh Base if this practice was not aimed at harming third countries.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The US race to the Presidential chair is heating up!!!

The race to the Presidential chair in the United States of America is heating up! Where do you fall? 

Because we are so close to the US election, one would find that all gloves are off, and all of the filthiest information is making its way to the surface about each candidate in an effort to make them look as unappealing to the masses as possible. 

But, we should ask ourselves, is this the way that one should be judging when considering who is the right person to be the next President of the United States of America. Has America lost sight of what is important when considering who would be best suited for leading the country? Does it all in fact boil down to race? How does this affect the rest of the world; who gets elected in the next US elections? The questions are numerous and the answers are vague to say the least. 

We dear anyone who is brave enough to answer the following:

- What is your decision on which candidate you vote for based on?

- Do you care who wins the next US election?

- Who are you voting for?

United States General Election

Tuesday November 8th 2016

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Google Launched Google Allo

Google launched Allo, a new smart messaging app for Android and iOS that helps users say more and do more right in their chats.

Google has launched an instant messaging app that is ‘Allo’ which would help users to make plans, find information and more, all within one chat. It was earlier announced at Google I/O on May 18, and officially launched on September 21, 2016. The app is available on Android and IOS.

Fresh features are introduced in Allo app:-

Chat one-on-one with your Google Assistant, anytime and anywhere you need it.

Find out how far you are from the airport, and when your flight leaves. You decide what to share with your Google Assistant, and the more you use it, the more useful it gets.

Start an incognito chat with another person in Allo app.

Incognito mode comes with privacy and secure mode, so you can control how long your messages stick around and private notifications to help keep your chats more discreet and cautious.

Express yourself with the perfect sticker.

Stickers and emoticons in Google Allo are designed by independent artists and studios from around the world. From Drama to Food Part, add some fun to the conversation when words aren't enough.

Show some creativity with photos.

Get artistic with the photos you send by doodling on them or adding text. Draw a smiley face, turn your friends into memes, and mix in some color. However, this feature is available only on android for now.

Use Smart Reply to make your conversation interesting

Smart Replies keep the conversation moving with a single tap by suggesting text and emoji responses based on a user’s usual replies.

SMS Contacts

The Allo app can send SMS to your contacts that are not on Allo. It will land as a message to download the app but the recipient can send a reply to you as SMS.

Is this app better than its contemporaries?

Each messaging app has its own principle, Pros and cons. So let’s find out more about ‘Allo App’

  • iMessage, Hangouts and Messenger work on both the devices i.e. mobile and computers. Currently, Allo works only on Android and iOS mobile devices might be Google update the feature for Computers.
  • Messenger has more sticker packs than Allo, which has around 25 stickers.
  • iMessage stickers are more enjoyable to use. In iMessage, stickers can be placed on top of messages and photos; we can show our creativity by adding a cartoon mustache to our selfie. But on Allo, stickers can be sent only as stand-alone messages.

The big difference between the Hangouts and Allo app is Hangout relies mainly on your contacts list linked to a Google Mail account, whereas Allo pulls contacts from your device’s phone book.

A major glitch in this app is that it does not segregate your contacts on basis of active users of Allo app with non users. Rather it shows them in a plaintive catalogue which makes it difficult to determine which contact uses the app and which not.

Google has the opportunity to stand out by offering better and finer artificial intelligence in Allo app.

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Online Labor Day Madness...Get it while it's $FREE.99

5 Days Only! Sept. 1st - 5th Giant Labor Day Site-wide Sale 15% Off Plus Free In-Home Delivery! Only

1. Macy's Labor Day Sale

To celebrate Labor Day, Macy's is treating shoppers to an extra 20 percent off sitewide. Expect deals across all categories, including designer apparel, accessories and bed and bath.

2. Best Buy Labor Day Sale

Best Buy's 2016 Labor Day sale will feature deep discounts on appliances and electronics. Highlights from the sale include:

• 15 percent to 40 percent off select refrigerators.
• 20 percent to 40 percent off select washer and dryers.
• 15 percent to 40 percent off select ranges.
• 15 percent to 30 percent off select dishwashers.
• A $400 gift card with a purchase of three or more major appliances totaling $4,000 or more.
• Up to 25 percent off select 4K Ultra HD televisions.

3. Target Labor Day Sale

During Target's Labor Day sale, the retailer is slashing the prices of home goods, electronics, school supplies and more. Notable offers include:

• Up to 30 percent off home items (online only).
• Up to 30 percent off patio and garden.
• Up to 20 percent off garden tools and power equipment.
• Up to 30 percent off college items.
• Up to 30 percent off backpacks.
• Buy one, get one 50 percent off deals on school supplies.
• Up to 35 percent off Halloween costumes.

4. Sears Labor Day Sale

Ends: September 16

Sears is touting its 2016 sale as its "biggest Labor Day mattress event ever." In addition to mattresses, the Sears sale will include deals on appliances, furniture and other home items. Many offers will be available from late August until September 16. Top deals include:

• Up to 60 percent off brand name mattresses with free delivery and assembly on qualifying purchases.
• 40 percent or more off Kenmore appliances.
• 20 percent or more off brand name appliances.
• Up to 50 percent off vacuums.
• Up to 50 percent off tools.
• Up to 50 percent of recliners.
• 15 percent off apparel with coupon.

5. Home Depot Labor Day Sale

In honor of Labor Day, Home Depot will release more than 1,000 deals and specials in the store and online. Some great deals include:

• Up to 30 percent off refrigerators.
• Up to 30 percent off washer and dryers.
• Up to 25 percent off dishwashers.
• Up to 40 percent off vacuums.
• Up to 40 percent off vanities, bathtubs and toilets.
• 20 percent off select kitchen cabinets and countertops.
• Up to 50 percent off patio furniture.
• $100 off all Weber Genesis grills.

6. Wal-Mart Labor Day Sale

Ends: September 5.

Wal-Mart has announced in-store and online Labor Day savings on a variety of products. The Wal-Mart holiday sale will include mattresses starting at $99, plus deals on patio furniture, sports gear and apparel.

7. REI Labor Day Sale

This year, REI is running a Labor Day event on sale and clearance items. Throughout the sale, the outdoor recreation retailer will offer up to 30 percent off clearance items. REI's Labor Day sale features more than 200 items, including CamelBak water bottles, nutrition products and sports gear, for less than $9.99.

8. Amazon Labor Day Sale

For Amazon's Labor Day sale, the massive online marketplace is launching deals across the site. Shop Amazon to snatch up limited-time pricing on electronics, movies, books and more, including up to 70 percent off on apparel.

9. Overstock Labor Day Sale

This year, Overstock is advertising its holiday blowout as its biggest Labor Day sale to date. The internet retailer will extend savings to a wide range of categories, including furniture, lighting and home goods. Top deals include:

• Up to 45 percent off bedroom furniture.
• An extra 20 percent off mattresses.
• Up to 50 percent off living room furniture.
• Up to 45 percent off dining room furniture.
• Up to 75 percent off garden and patio.
• Up to 20 percent off lighting.
• Up to 50 percent off bedding and bath.
• Up to 45 percent off home decor.
• An extra 20 percent off area rugs.

A Common Space: Shop pieces for $10, $20 or $30.
A Peace Treaty: 60% off Bachue caftans and scarves with code LABORDAY16.
Abercrombie & Fitch: 40% off the entire store through 9/5. 
AldoUp to 50% off select styles and 30% off select fall styles.
Alternative Apparel: 30% off when you spend $100 or more with code LABOR30.
American Eagle: Up to 60% off select styles.
Ann Taylor: Extra 40% off select sale styles.
Anthropologie: Extra 40% off sale items.
Ash: Free ground shipping for orders over $100 with code LABORDAYFREE.
Asos: Up to 60% off select styles.
BandierSave up to 25% off purchases starting at $200.
Banana Republic: 40% off select items with code FALL40.
Bare Traps: 15% off site-wide and free shipping with code WEEKEND15.
Basic Rights: Up to 50% off select styles.
Baublebar: Up to 75% off select styles and an extra 20% off sale items.
Bergdorf Goodman: Up to 40% off select styles.
Bernardo20% off site-wide with code CELEBRATE.
Bloomingdale's: Up to 40% off sale and clearance items plus an extra 20% off.
Boohoo.comUp to 75% off sale styles.
Burton: 20% off select backpacks.
Butter Elixir: 15% off Supreme and Bhakti products with code PRACTICEANDALLISCOMING.
Call It SpringExtra 30% off all sandals (clearance items excluded).
The Cambridge Satchel Company: Free embossing on all bags and accessories.
Club Monaco: Extra 40% off sale and clearance items with code FAREWELLSUMMER.
Coclico15% off spring styles with code FRIEND2016.

Colbert MDReceive a complimentary Balance Purifying Cleanser ($60 value) with purchases over $250. Receive a complimentary box of 5 illumino Anti-Aging Brightening Masks ($110 value) with purchases over $500.
Cole Haan: Extra 30% off all sale styles with code EXTRA30.
Coldwater Creek25% off all sale items and 75% off outlet items.
Cos: 30% off select items.
Courtshop: Up to 70% off select items.
Creatures of Comfort30% off summer capsule pieces.
Curvy Couture25% off all T-shirt bras.
Dagne Dover: Up to 45% off select styles, plus an additional 20% off on Cork & Vermillion bags with code EXTRA20.
DelmanFree overnight shipping with code LABORDAY.
DL1961Up to 70% off select styles.
Draper JamesExtra 30% off sale items with code LABORDAY.
Dream Collective30% off slice rings, take an additional 20% off jewelry and barrettes with code LABORDAY16.
The Dreslyn20% off your order with code WHITE.
Dr. Scholl's: $10 off purchases of $50 or more with code DRSLABOR.
Eliza Gran Studio: 25% off with code LABORDAY.
Ella Moss: 25% off entire purchase with code LDW25.
FarfetchUp to 80% off select styles.
For Love & Lemons: Extra 15% off sale styles with code 15MORE.
Frances Valentine: Extra 40% off sale styles with code EXTRA40.
French Connection25% off full-price items with code FC25LD.
Garmentory: Up to 80% off select styles.
Gap: 40% off your purchase with code SHINEON.
Genuine People20% off site-wide with code LABORDAY.
Gray MalinFree framing site-wide.
Guess: Up to 50% site-wide.
Hansel from BaselAdditional 25% off sale items with code SALEONSALE25.
Haute Hippie: 20% off all merchandise with code LABORDAY20.
Henri Bendel: 10% off sale items and save up to $150 on orders that start at $150.
Intermix: Extra 40% off  sale items.
J.CrewUp to 30% off orders starting at $125 with code SHOPMORE.
Joe Fresh: 25% off regular-priced items with code SEPTEMBER25 through 9/5.
Journelle: Extra 20% off sale items with code SUMMERSALE.
Kenneth ColeUp to 60% off select styles and an extra 30% off site-wide with code LABORDAY.
Kris Nations40% off site-wide using the code LABOR40.
L'Etoile Sport20% off entire site with code WOW20.
La Garรงonne: 20% off sale items with code LG20LDAY.
Lane Bryant40% off select items.
Latigo15% off site-wide and free shipping with code WEEKEND15.
Likely: 40% off all orders over $200 with code LABORDAY.
The Line: Up to 70% off select designer spring/summer items.
Loeffler Randall: 15% off select items.
Loft: Buy one style, get one 50% off. Extra 50% off all sale styles.
Lorac Cosmetics: Receive 35% off all orders of $75 or more and a free travel-size sample of the Front of the Line PRO Eye Pencil in black.
Lorna JaneUp to 50% off select styles.
Lulu Frost: 10% off fine jewelry with code LF10 and 20% off site-wide with code LF20 (exclusions apply).
Madewell: Extra 30% off all sale styles with code DOUBLEUP.
Maje: Extra 25% off summer styles for up to 70% off savings.
Mango: 30% off orders over $150 with code 6OULABORDAY.
MarcianoExtra 50% off sale items and 30% off "wear-now" styles.
Marigot: Select styles up to 60% off and free shipping with code FREESHIP.
Matches FashionUp to 70% off sale items.
MaviUp to 60% off select items.
Melissa McCarthy Seven7Spend $250 and receive 30% off your order.
Milly25% off sale and final sale items with code LABORDAY16.
Mindy Mae's Market: 20% off orders with code LABORDAY20 on 9/5 only.
Nasty GalExtra 25% off sale styles.
Neiman MarcusSave up to 65% off regular-priced items.
Nicholas K: Up 50% off select styles.
Nicole Miller: 25% off all sale items and free shipping with code ENDOFSUMMER2 on 9/5 only.
NinaFree overnight shipping with code LABORDAY.
NordstromUp to 40% off select styles.
Novis: 50% off site-wide.
NuxeFree beauty kit with any order over $40. Orders over $60 will receive Huile Prodigieuse Dry Oil in addition to the Beauty Kit.
Oak: Up to 80% off sale styles.

Opening CeremonyUp to 70% off designer items.
Otte: Up to 70% off select styles.
Peach & Lily: 50% off select items.
Pixie Market: Up to 70% off select styles.
Pour La Victoire: 30% off site-wide with code LABORDAY16.
PrivilegeAll sale items are buy one, get one 50% off.
Proper Assembly: 40% off select styles.
Rails: 30% off with code LABORDAY30.
Ralph Lauren: Save up to $200 on orders starting at $150 with code LABOR.
The RealRealUp to 60% off select items until 9/4; up to 70% off select items on 9/5.
Reformation: Up to 70% off sale items.
Rebecca Taylor: 40% off sale items with code LABORDAY.
Reiss: Up to 50% off select sale items.
Rent the RunwayDesigner apparel, dresses and accessories up to 90% off the retail price.
RevolveUp to 70% off select items.
Runway2Street: 15% off with code LABORDAY1516
Saks Fifth AvenueUp to 80% off select items.
Saks Off Fifth: Up to 80% off finale sale items; up to 70% off fall arrivals and up to 60% off fall boots.
Sandro: Extra 25% off summer styles for up to 70% off savings.
Shaina Mote30% off select sale items.
Shop Super Street: Extra 10% off new arrivals with code NEWARRIVALS10.
Shopbop: Up to 70% off on sale items.
Sio Beauty: 30% off entire purchase with LABORDAY.
Soko Glam: 20% off summer sale collection with code BYEBYESUMMER.
Sole Society: Up to 60% off select styles.
Solid & Striped: 30% off with code LD30.
SoludosUp to 70% off select styles.
Spartina 44935% off off select styles.
Splendid: 25% off entire purchase with code WKND25.
Superdry: 50% off all sale items.
Ted Baker20% off select styles.
Timo WeilandUp to 80% off select styles.

Tomtom Jewelry: 20% off site-wide with code LABORDAY.
Topshop: Up to 30% off select summer styles.
Ullu: 20% off site-wide with code LABORDAY.
Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off on all tanks and tees; an extra 30% off all sale shorts.
Vestiaire Collective: $75 off on orders over $500 with code LABORDAY.
Wildfox20% off site-wide with code TAKEITOFF.
Yandy.com20% off site-wide with code LABOR20.
YooxExtra 15% off sale items until 9/3 and up to 80% off select styles.