Google, Microsoft, Apple, Samsung Fighting Patent Battles

Google’s landmark lawsuit against Rockstar, a company owned by Apple, Microsoft and Blackberry, provides interesting irony for those familiar with high profile tech patent cases in which all major tech players have participated. The Rockstar suit pits the biggest names in the industry squarely against each other. In March 2013, Apple Inc.  was awarded a stunning verdict for patent infringement [...]

By |January 5th, 2014|Business|1 Comment

Get rich quick schemes – Don’t buy in to it

The lure of making money quickly without putting in much work is hard to resist when there are so many businesses that promise to help you do just that. Although there are several ways in which you can make a good amount of money quickly, there will definitely be a higher financial risk involved. For example, you can get rich [...]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Business, Culture|1 Comment

Crowdfunding For Startups, Art And Charities

Startups owners are turning to the innovative medium known as Crowdfunding to procure precious capital that is often the biggest obstacle for the greatest of new enterprises. The concept of Crowdfunding is to raise small amounts of money from a network of friends, family and new acquaintances who in turn receive shares of the enterprise. Typically, Crowdfunding is raised through [...]

By |January 2nd, 2014|Business|1 Comment

Canadian Solar Shares Up 803 Percent in 2013

Demand for Copper Indium Gallium Selenide (CIGS) thin film solar technology gained strong momentum in 2013. The demand was best typified by Canadian Solar (CSIQ) whose shareholders watched the company become the second biggest gainer in the Nasdaq during the year. The success of thin film has lifted the solar power industry from the dismal depths endured during 2011, when [...]

By |December 30th, 2013|Business|1 Comment

Four Great Decision Makers

The ability to make good decisions is one of the most revered qualities successful business leaders possess. Regardless of the size of the enterprise, the ability to look into the future and make sound decisions is one of the most respected qualities a leader can have. Important decisions impact employees, shareholders and the very future of the organisation. People who [...]

By |December 30th, 2013|Business, Lists|1 Comment

10 Most powerful people in the world

Throughout history, a small number of men and women have managed to wield an unbelievable amount of power over the rest of the population because of their position, their wealth and their influence. Here's our list of the 10 most powerful individuals that have made an impact on our society today: 10. Mark Zuckerberg Net Worth: $19 Billion Facebook's Cofounder [...]

By |December 29th, 2013|Business, Lists, Politics, Role models, Ten Things|1 Comment

How the forex market works

Prior to the foreign exchange market or Forex market, the world relied upon the gold standard under terms of the Bretton Woods Agreement to set exchange rates. The need for the foreign exchange market arose when President Richard Nixon announced on August 15, 1971, that the US would move away from the gold standard. The International Commercial Exchange was founded [...]

By |December 28th, 2013|Business|3 Comments

US Government Shutdown

US Government Shutdown of “non essential services” An earnest appeal by the US president to restart the economic engine. This is a monster that everybody has at least heard of.  This has happened in the past. But due to time lapse and media reports reaching fewer people in the past it has not registered as broadly as the current shutdown [...]

By |October 16th, 2013|Business, Current Events, Politics|Comments Off on US Government Shutdown

Customer Silence vs. Business Success

Ever wondered what your customer is thinking? It’s high time you did because what your customer is thinking affects the success of your business. Here are some interesting observations about what customers will not articulate and as a business you should be cognizant of.   Customer (What’s inside your Customer’s head.) Business (Action by Business) Easy Anytime Access Customers desire [...]

By |October 15th, 2013|Business, Role models|Comments Off on Customer Silence vs. Business Success

What do Bill Gates and Joel Osteen have in common?

Very little one would imagine but both are regarded as philanthropists.   Bill Gates Bill Gates together with his buddy Paul Allen founded Microsoft, one of the forerunners of the modern day computer era, specialists in computer software development and the universally popular Windows and Microsoft Office products. Microsoft revolutionized the personal computer industry with their operating systems and office [...]

By |October 8th, 2013|Business, Philanthropists, Role models|Comments Off on What do Bill Gates and Joel Osteen have in common?