Black Friday Insider Secrets & Hacks From Employees

By Michael Haynes | November 21, 2017

When it comes to holiday shopping and getting deals, nothing gets people revved up quite like Black Friday. Being from Europe, we find it fascinating that Americans trample each other the day after giving thanks for all they have. But what started it all? And why is it called Black Friday anyway? The phrase “ Black Friday ” was actually coined by the Philadelphia police force in the 1950s. Merchants wanted to take advantage of the out-of-towners coming in for the annual Army-Navy football game. Fearing that if they waited until Sunday to have the sale, many travelers would leave so they could be back at work on Monday morning, so they…

Highest Honor Delivered to British Military Dog

By Michael Haynes | November 17, 2017

A display of bravery, courage, and loyalty earns dog top military honor in Britain. Mali, an eight-year-old Belgian Malinois, and is proof you don’t need to be human to showcase leadership and courage. He has also been rightly named a war hero. Today, he received the Dickin Medal, which is the equivalent to the Victoria Cross. The highest possible military award. Mali is being recognized for his work in Afganistan, twice entering a building in Kabul which was filled with Taliban fighters. He successfully sniffed out explosives and saved lives in the process. “There was a massive gun battle with British Forces against the Taliban and Mali was sent into…

Tax Haven Paradise Papers: Secrets of the Ultra-Rich Exposed

By Michael Haynes | November 1, 2017

God save the Queen…lots and lots of money. In a new round of leaked documents it has been revealed how the ultra-powerful and rich, including the Queen and her private estate. How do they invest millions in cash in offshore tax havens? While tax avoidance is not illegal it can be seen as quite controversial. It can create quite the political discussion, including should the government do more to curtail the use of tax havens. And one of the most used tax havens is located in Bermuda, where the rich go there not for the sandy beaches, but for the tax havens which gives them complete secrecy and zero percent…

Steve Jobs’ Genius Marketing Strategy

By Michael Haynes | October 25, 2017

When it comes to marketing, there is very little which is actually invented. Just as Mick Jagger of the Stones so poignantly summarized, “There is no future in rock ‘n roll music, it is all only recycled past. Jobs, in seeing the brilliance of Nike, in showcasing star athletes of the 80s such as Michael Jordan, John McEnroe, and Lester Hayes, and slapping their logo next to them. Nike knew the psychology would take over, and take over it did. Jobs’ did the same, but instead of star athletes, he created sexy products and used psychology to build an “elite brand.” He knew with just 5% of the market share…

Black Monday – 30 Years Later, What Have We Learned?

By Michael Haynes | October 23, 2017

There was one word that best described Oct. 19, 1987: “Panic.” It was real money. It was real fear. It was real panic. What shocked financial analysts is how it happened. On that autumn morning, stocks were up 15% for the year, and the forecast looked bright. In just one day, the DOW dropped more than 500 points, nearly 23% and global markets followed the crash sending the world into a financial tailspin. There was pushing, shoving, screaming, profane words, rage, and how there wasn’t an all-out brawl is shocking, to say the least. Orders were coming through faster than they could be handled. Phones were ringing off the hook, and chaos…

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Online video-watching – ‘near universal’ – study

July 31, 2009

The proportion of online adults in the US who watch videos on video-sharing sites has nearly doubled in the last two-and-a-half years, according to a new study by Pew Research. The study – The Audience for Online Video-Sharing Sites Shoots Up – found that swift growth continues to occur across all demographic groups, far outpacing the adoption rates of many other internet activities. It reveals that 62pc of US adults have watched a video on sites like YouTube and Google Video, up from just 33pc in December 2006. According to the study, online video watching among young adults is ‘near universal’, with 89pc of internet users aged 18 to 29…

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Taking on Technology

July 23, 2009

Technology is offering pretty convincing answers to some of the challenges for today’s salespeople. In the first of two articles, Dave Stein explains why. New and evolving technology has an important role to play in enhancing sales performance in two particular ways. First of all, it can be very effective in enabling sales learning, which I firmly believe should not be seen as a one-off event, but more as an ongoing process that never stops. In terms of day-to-day selling, meanwhile, technology can certainly help salespeople do their jobs both more effectively and more efficiently, whether it’s used before sales meetings, for phone calls, or when they’re planning a sales…

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Christoph Mueller, Aer Lingus

July 17, 2009

Appointment Date: 17.07.2009 Company: Aer Lingus Aer Lingus has appointed Christoph Mueller as its new Chief Executive Officer. He will join Aer Lingus as CEO on 1 October 2009, occupying the position vacated by Dermot Mannion in April. Mueller (47) was most recently the Aviation Director at international leisure travel group TUI Travel plc. He has extensive experience within the aviation industry, having also held senior positions in Daimler Benz Aerospace, Lufthansa AG, the Sabena Group, DHL and Deutsche Post AG. “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Christoph Mueller as our new Chief Executive. We conducted a thorough and rigorous recruitment process and have chosen a candidate with…

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