The 3 Stages of Failure in Life and Work (And How to Fix Them) One of the hardest things in life is to know when to keep going and when to move on. On the one hand, perseverance and grit are key to achieving success in any field. Anyone who masters their craft will face moments of doubt and somehow find the inner resolve to keep going. If you want to build a successful business or create a great marriage or learn a new skill then “sticking with it” is perhaps the most critical trait to possess. On the other hand, telling someone to never give up is terrible advice. Successful people give up all the time.
California Expands the Smart Meter to Home Area Network Market California’s big investor-owned utilities are under the gun to start turning on their smart meters' home area network (HAN) capabilities -- and they’re starting to make it happen. Late last year, Southern California Edison got the ball rolling with offers to synch up devices from Canadian startup Rainforest Automation and home security player ADT to the ZigBee radios inside their smart meters. Last week, San Diego Gas & Electric joined the party, launching a program that allows customers to buy and install HAN devices and link them to the ZigBee radios inside their smart meters. As with SCE, the program promises that a simple phone call or website visit is all that is needed to get customers’ new devices up and running, at which point they can receive meter data updates as often as several times a minute -- a lot faster than the AMI backhaul data collection that heads back to the utility itself.
Understand the 4 Components of Influence We’ve all encountered people who say less but what they say matters more; people who know how to use silence to dominate an exchange. So having influence means more than just doing all the talking; it’s about taking charge and understanding the roles that positional power, emotion, expertise, and nonverbal signals play. These four aspects of influence are essential to master if you want to succeed as a leader. Take positional power. If you have it, influence becomes a relatively simple proposition. People with power over others tend to talk more, to interrupt more, and to guide the conversation more, by picking the topics, for example. Ecommerce Software, Creating cloud based marketplaces & stores by Marketplaces Inc. Marketplaces Inc. is a technologically advanced platform resulting from years of development, which provides our customers - and theirs - with the best possible user experience. Customisation We'll customise your marketplace to look and feel like your brand, using your existing logo and other brand identity elements. Full control via your own admin page Manage your marketplace's users, postings, nomenclature, categories, and sales fees - and run site analytics to see how your marketplace is performing. Seamless mobile access Your Marketplace customers can access the same content on mobile and tablet devices so sellers and buyers can trade "on the go". Designed for API integration Our API enables Marketplaces Inc. and external apps, sites, and services to take advantage of platform integration, creating endless possibilities for further development.
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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do ~by Amy Morin, LCSW Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life. Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong. 1. What makes an effective technology scout? Article #1: What Makes an Effective Technology Scout In today’s ultra-competitive and fast-changing business environment, innovation distinguishes the winners from the also-rans. But few companies have the time, resources and/or expertise to continually develop breakthroughs on their own. The days of internal labs conducting pure R&D are long gone. Instead companies have embraced Open Innovation (OI) – going beyond their own four walls for ideas and technologies with game-changing potential. Technology scouting represents an organized approach for identifying needs, gaps and opportunities, and then finding solutions outside the borders of the enterprise.
Want to Cure Income Inequality? Promote Entrepreneurship. One of the most pressing issues for our society today is income inequality: The rich get richer while the poor struggle to access meaningful opportunities. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, President Barack Obama and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich have all cited income inequality as a growing concern for our economic well-being. Related: Bill Gates' Solution to Income Inequality BP Simulator - Process Simulator ► Simulador de procesos ► Симулятор процессов Brief Reference Add element: Click or drag the icon element in the Design Control panel section. Edit element: Double-click on the element.
How to Find Your Passion in 5 Creativity Exercises Benjamin Disraeli, a 19th century British Prime Minister, once said, "Man is only great when he acts from passion." For today's aspiring entrepreneur, exploring avenues of creativity to find your passion is likely the quickest route to increase your chances of launching a successful business. Where to start? Here, five exercises to help you uncover your passion. Exercise 1 - Revisit your childhood. What did you love to do?