AlbaIM Social Network,for Internet Marketers, Entrepreneurs and Online Business Owners! * AlbaIM.com *
Napoleon Hill talks about his meeting with Andrew Carnegie
Thomas Cook posted its first full-year after-tax profit since 2009. Lex's Alan Livsey and Robert Armstrong discuss the tour operator's significant turnround and the problems faced by the industry in recent years.
Rolls-Royce’s new chief Warren East has pledged to cut costs and streamline the group’s senior management. Lex’s Robert Armstrong and Giles Wilkes discuss the engine maker’s management failures and how it is going to cope with them.
Pfizer on Monday announced the biggest healthcare deal in history by agreeing to acquire Dublin-based Allergan. Lex’s Oliver Ralph and Robert Armstrong discuss what this deal entails for Pfizer and why its shares have not gone up yet.
Shares in defence contractors such as the UK's BAE Systems rose in the wake of the Paris terror attacks. But selling military kit is a long term and unpredictable business. Lex's Jonathan Eley and Giles Wikes discuss how BAE compares with its US peers.
Royal Mail is facing shrinking postal demand and overcapacity in parcels amid competition from Amazon. Lex's Oliver Ralph and Jonathan Eley discuss how the now fully privatised company is faring.
This video by Microsoft portrays a unique and interesting idea of what they think the future of tech is and what company's all around the world would like to achieve by 2019. Some say that this is too optimistic for 2019, and that even though technology is developing quickly only a small proportion of the initial ideas will be successfully accomplished at some undefined point in 2019.
During a rapid-fire lightning round, the stars of the film Victor Frankenstein try to keep their cool answering questions while playing the board game Operation. Read more...More about Interview, Watercooler, Videos, Daniel Radcliffe, and Victor Frankenstein
Nangua is the Mandarin word for pumpkin - and it just so happens to be the shade of this monkey's hair. Francois' leaf monkeys like Nangua are usually born with bright orange hair, with their hair color slowly changing until reaching black when they're 1 year old.
More info and photos of Nangua here: http://on.mash.to/1Ot0HdL Read more...
Imagine being removed from society since the mid-1970s, then dropped into a world where you're surrounded by iPhones and Gatorade.
It's the life of New Yorker Otis Johnson, who served 44 years in jail for the attempted murder of a police officer. Johnson, released in Aug. 2014, appears in this video for Al-Jazeera, where he tries to come to grips with modern life.
From the headphone-wearing denizens of New York City "talking to themselves" like secret agents on their iPhones, the fact you can buy peanut butter and jelly in the same tub, or videos playing through Manhattan windows — daily life is mesmerising for Johnson, where simple pleasures come from people watching in Times Square or meditating in the park at dusk. Read more...More about Video, New York City, Prison, Watercooler, and Jail
SINGAPORE — You can now get truffle fries in McDonald's outlets in Singapore
Well, sort of. The truffle flavour comes in a shaker pack like what you get with the restaurant chain's previous promotional flavours such as cheese and seaweed. You take the sachet of truffle powder and empty it into a brown bag with your fries in it and shake well to distribute, like so:
TRUFFLE FRIES AT MCDONALD'S pic.twitter.com/ZM4uMRDwQU
— Hagrid (@hagridthisway) November 26, 2015
People started heading down on Thursday when the flavour packs launched. The excitement was palpable: Read more...More about Singapore, Mcdonalds, Fast Food, Watercooler, and Conversations
SINGAPORE — One of Hong Kong's oldest English-language newspapers, the South China Morning Post, may have a new owner soon.
The paper's publisher, SCMP Group, confirmed late Wednesday it's received an offer to be purchased by an unnamed party.
The "preliminary" offer is for the company's media assets, which includes the eponymous newspaper, magazines, outdoor advertising and events business.
SCMP has passed through several hands over the years, notably Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation in the '80s, and is currently owned by Malaysian tycoon Robert Kuok's Kerry Media, which bought the controlling stake in the '90s. Read more...More about Media, Newspapers, Alibaba, Business, and Jack Ma