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The World – s Coolest Business Card Holder – Smart Armor Tech

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The World s Coolest Business Card Holder

Business card holders – who really puts a lot of thought into these? Well, people who work in offices certainly do. Patrick Bateman most certainly does. If you are in a sales capacity, I can’t imagine you not keeping a few business cards always at the ready. There are even professions that are essentially a part of sales that some employees don’t know. If you are in a customer facing position, or are adept at speaking persuasively to strangers you meet at the grocery store about the product or service your company provides, you are in sales! So that means that even you need to start carrying some business cards.

If you are going to carry business cards, you will need a good place to keep them. A wallet is not adequate for carrying a large number of business cards, not to mention that wallets are often very hard on whatever is placed within them. Your beautiful business cards will have folded corners, lint, and ink smudges pretty soon. Business card boxes are the way to go.

There are tons of styles to consider when buying a business card holder for men or women. The Best Wallet 2015 website has a great updated list for some of the world’s coolest business card holders. The styles range from soft to hard, leather to metal, and all are sleek and stylish in their own way. We are biased, but we think the Smart Armor Safe would make the best business card holder for men. It’s tough enough to protect your business cards, and opens up via Bluetooth for a cool and dramatic presentation!

So, have you checked the business card holder list? http://bestwallet2015.com/beautiful-best-business-card-holder-for-men/
Which is your favorite and what qualities do you look for in a business card holder? Please comment below.

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HITACHI AUSTRALIA SPONSORS WORLD BUSINESS FORUM #business #franchise #opportunities


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HITACHI AUSTRALIA SPONSORS WORLD BUSINESS FORUM

Customers and staff learn from renowned leadership expert

Hitachi Australia s commitment to the innovation agenda was reinforced when the company sponsored the World Business Forum held in Sydney in May.

The World Business Forum is a significant event on the global business calendar and was held in the Asia Pacific region for the first time this year. It brought together over 2,000 business leaders including Hitachi customers to hear from experts in the fields of leadership, strategy, execution and innovation.

Hitachi Australia Managing Director, Mr Hitoshi Ishihara, said the sponsorship reflected Hitachi s goal of providing innovative solutions to society s challenges.

Effective leadership is essential for businesses today to address the economic, social and environmental challenges that we face as a society, said Mr Hitoshi Ishihara.

With the World Business Forum coming to the Asia Pacific region for the first time, we had an unprecedented opportunity to give some of our customers access to the best thought leaders in the world.

A highlight of the forum was a presentation from George Kohlrieser, an internationally recognised expert on leadership, high performance teams, and change management. George was introduced by Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Managing Director, David Harvey, before giving a private talk to over 80 Hitachi guests and staff.

Our sponsorship of George Kohlrieser s powerful leadership message allowed us to promote best practice and sustainable leadership in Australia and across the region, as part of our mission to contribute to society through social innovation, Mr Ishihara said.

Hitachi is proud to play a role in expanding awareness of best practice leadership through our sponsorship of this important event.

01: One of the talks at the World Business Forum Sydney 2014.

02: Hitachi Australia Managing Director Mr Hitoshi Ishihara.

03: Expert on leadership, George Kohlrieser, giving a private talk to over 80 Hitachi guests and staff.

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Business Strategy – Wikibooks, open books for an open world #harvard #business

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Business Strategy

Business (or Strategic) management is the art, science, and craft of formulating, implementing and evaluating cross-functional decisions that will enable an organization to achieve its long-term objectives. It is the process of specifying the organization’s mission, vision and objectives, developing policies and plans, often in terms of projects and programs, which are designed to achieve these objectives, and then allocating resources to implement the policies and plans, projects and programs. Strategic management seeks to coordinate and integrate the activities of the various functional areas of a business in order to achieve long-term organizational objectives. A balanced scorecard is often used to evaluate the overall performance of the business and its progress towards objectives.

Strategic management is the highest level of managerial activity. Strategies are typically planned, crafted or guided by the Chief Executive Officer, approved or authorized by the Board of directors, and then implemented under the supervision of the organization’s top management team or senior executives. Strategic management provides overall direction to the enterprise and is closely related to the field of Organization Studies. In the field of business administration it is useful to talk about “strategic alignment” between the organization and its environment or “strategic consistency”. According to Arieu (2007), “there is strategic consistency when the actions of an organization are consistent with the expectations of management, and these in turn are with the market and the context.”

Before reading the rest, it is recommended that An Overview of Strategic Planning be read.

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The content of this Wikibook was originally found on Wikipedia, but moved due to various requests and because Wikibooks is a better location for the information. Theunixgeek (talk ) 20:45, 25 February 2009 (UTC)



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Gatorade Shakes Up the Sport Drink by Going Organic

The organic version will be made up of seven ingredients, will come in lemon, strawberry and mixed berry flavors and will be sold in select markets this fall.

Alphabet Ends Effort to Create Modular Smartphone

The decision to shelve Project Ara comes after the company announced plans in May to release an early version of the product for developers.

Venture Communism: How China Is Building a Start-Up Boom

The Chinese government is lavishing benefits like free rent and cash handouts on homegrown start-ups in an effort to move beyond the factory floor.

New Balls, Please

A factory outside of Bangkok cranks out millions of tennis balls. Here’s how they’re made.

How Spy Tech Firms Let Governments See Everything on a Smartphone

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BBC News – Why has Eton produced so many prime ministers? #bbc,

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Why has Eton produced so many prime ministers?

Historic Eton College has now produced 19 of Britain’s prime ministers

David Cameron has become the 19th prime minister of Great Britain to have attended Eton College near Windsor. Why have so many leaders come from this one school?

It is the thread that unites some of Britain’s most disparate prime ministers. What else could Robert Walpole have in common with Anthony Eden? What links William Gladstone to Harold Macmillan?

The answer lies in a single educational establishment, founded on the bank of the River Thames more than 500 years ago.

Eton may not be the most expensive school in Britain, and it certainly does not get the best exam results. But this one boys’ secondary has produced 19 prime ministers of Great Britain, one of Northern Ireland, and also educated the prime minister of Thailand.

A good Etonian is gentlemanly, intelligent – who could want better than that?

Ticky Hedley-Dent, Tatler Magazine

Kids arrived there with this extraordinary sense that they knew they were going to run the country, said Palash Dave, who went to Eton in the 1980s.

He does not count himself among that number, insisting his own crowd were rather less full of themselves.

But by hell did we have that sense by the time we left.

Palash Dave attributes this in part to a relentless series of speakers visiting the school, telling pupils they were potential leaders of the future.

But he also says that the school puts a premium on individualism: You’re encouraged to pursue any dream you might have.

Eton also allows a degree of dissent and, to a certain extent, encourages it. That’s very helpful to anyone who wants a leadership role.

This is not how the school is usually seen.

OLD ETONIAN POLITICAL LEADERS

Abhisit Vejjajiva, PM of Thailand

With its Victorian-era uniform, and rules dating back through the centuries, Eton is often perceived as a rigid, conformist institution.

But according to Nick Fraser, author of the book The Importance of Being Eton, the school’s success actually lies in the extraordinary range of freedoms it grants to pupils.

They are particularly well-prepared for a life in politics, he believes, because so many school societies, sports clubs and other activities are run by the pupils themselves.

Boys elect each other to positions of influence. So from a very early age, you become adept at being charming, buying votes, being smarmy.

Of course, smarminess can ruin a potentially-great political career, so too any suggestion of arrogance.

Ticky Hedley-Dent of Tatler Magazine, believes that Etonians’ distinctive ability is to exude confidence, without appearing haughty or conceited.

You can spot an Etonian, because they’re going to a certain place, with a certain goal in mind, and they just go for it, no matter what other people think.

Hedley-Dent meets plenty of Etonians at social gatherings, and admits to being charmed.

A good Etonian is gentlemanly, intelligent – who could want better than that?

David Aaronovitch wants better than that.

In fact, the Times newspaper columnist thinks the fuss about Etonians is completely overblown – more a mirage than an aura.

Every time somebody does something from Eton, we talk about this person being an Old-Etonian .

We don’t prefix Nick Clegg with being an ‘Old-Westminsterian’.

There’s a degree of class-deference about it.

We can do what we want to do in life. Etonians are back on the scene

Aaronovitch’s view is shared, paradoxically, by one of Eton’s great supporters.

Dr Joe Spence taught at the school from 1987 to 1992. And although he is now head teacher of Dulwich College, he still believes that Eton has special qualities.

But Dr Spence also believes that the way Eton is talked about has bred resentment.

In the late 80s and early 90s, there was a touch of defensiveness.

I know Douglas Hurd felt the Eton label stood against his chances of becoming leader of the Tory Party.

There was a sense that the days of the Etonian being important might have passed.

The success of David Cameron in becoming Conservative leader and now prime minister would suggest such fears were premature.

In fact, when Mr Cameron unveiled his first front-bench team, it included 13 people from his old school.

It is a sign, Dr Spence believes, that the Etonian label is no longer a handicap.

And present-day pupils, he says, are well aware of this.

There’s a renewed confidence that there is no reason that having been here, we should suffer thereby.

We can do what we want to do in life. Etonians are back on the scene.

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White Wolf Publishing – World of Darkness #how #many #games #are #in

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What if vampires, mages and werewolves are real?
What if they have always been here, hidden among us?
What if you are one of them?

25 years ago, Mark Rein-Hagen started it all with “Vampire: The Masquerade”, a bestselling roleplaying game about controversial subjects and the human condition, seen through the eyes of monsters. Since then, the World of Darkness has evolved into a vast universe of personal horror. Each title features a radical and contemporary re-interpretation of a classic creature from folklore or urban legend.

The franchise has spread over multiple media formats with cult digital game titles like “Bloodlines”, “Redemption” and “Hunter: The Reckoning”. Vampire: The Eternal Struggle, created by Richard Garfield in 1994, is the third collectible card game ever created. One of the first romantic vampire TV-series, “Kindred: The Embraced”, is loosely based on Vampire: The Masquerade. More than 7 million books and comics set in the World of Darkness have been sold.

Tonight, the original saga of monsters among us continues! On October the 26th 2015, Paradox Interactive acquired White Wolf Publishing and the World of Darkness. White Wolf is based in Stockholm, Sweden, with a brand new team and a focused vision. As a separate company owned by Paradox Interactive, White Wolf is dedicated to bringing its gritty and mature brand of participatory storytelling to fans new and old. This vision will be realized in multiple digital games titles, across a full range of media and immersive live-action events.

We have a deep respect and love for the fans and co-creators of the World of Darkness in all its various incarnations. We look forward to telling our stories and giving the fans everything they need to continue to tell theirs.

Our goal is to centralize all aspects of the universe to manage it with the love and care it deserves. We’re now focusing on re-evaluating our business relationships to make sure we’re working with the best creators, developers and artists on the planet!

The dark has a purpose. Join us!

Meet us here

Meet the executives and core creatives of White Wolf at the following events:

  • January 16-17th. Pocket Gamer, London.
  • February 21-23rd. DICE, Las Vegas.
  • February 23-26th. Knutepunkt, Norway.
  • February 27th – March 3rd. GDC, San Francisco.
  • May 11-14th. World of Darkness: Berlin .
  • June 13-15th. E3, Los Angeles.
  • August 17-20th. GenCon, Indianapolis.
  • August 26-28th. GamesCom, Cologne.

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Penn State Online #supply #chain #management #graduate #certificate, #penn #state #online #certificate

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Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management

The Logistics of a Global Marketplace

Organizations in virtually every industry rely on supply chain managers to oversee some of the most essential processes to keep their businesses moving in a global marketplace. Synchronizing the flow of products, information, and funds is becoming increasingly complex with products that move across continents daily and deadlines that directly affect a company’s profitability.

Supply chain management and logistics professionals are increasingly part of their organization’s strategic management teams. As a result, they often can benefit from additional education and credentials to assist them in their current position or to advance their careers.

Penn State’s online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management can give you the ability to develop supply chain solutions for your organization as you gain an understanding of how companies use supply chain networks to acquire, produce, and deliver goods and services domestically and worldwide.

Why Supply Chain Management at Penn State

As a student in Penn State’s online Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management, you can learn from the same faculty who teach in Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, ranked #1 in supply chain education and AACSB accredited. You will study:

  • supply chain strategy and network design
  • purchasing and negotiations
  • inventory cost analysis, planning, and control
  • performance measurement
  • information technology and decision support
  • transportation systems operation and third-party logistics services providers

A comprehensive industry report released by Gartner, Inc. ranks Penn State’s supply chain program as the #1 graduate supply chain program in the United States based on industry value, program depth, and scope. Additionally, U.S. News World Report ranks the Penn State Smeal College of Business supply chain/logistics graduate program as the third best in the nation. Penn State’s Smeal College of Business is AACSB accredited and employers consistently recognize the very high quality of this program.

Continue Your Education in Supply Chain Management

In addition to being an excellent stand-alone credential, all of the courses in the Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management can be applied toward the Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management degree program (also offered through Penn State’s World campus), if you are accepted into that program.

Who Should Apply?

The Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management is designed for working logistics professionals who want to gain the knowledge and skills needed to maximize the efficiency of their respective organization’s supply chain. Although many individuals in the program have supply chain experience, the program is also appropriate if your education and/or experience may be in disciplines such as the sciences, engineering, or the liberal arts.

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Your Graduate Certificate in Supply Chain Management can equip you for a variety of careers in the supply chain industry or in supply chain management positions in virtually any industry. You can prepare for positions such as:

  • supply chain program manager
  • logistics manager
  • purchasing manager
  • industrial production manager
  • retail solutions manager
  • product supply lead
  • import operations specialist
  • export specialist

Information for Military and Veterans

Are you a member of the military, a veteran, or a military spouse? Please visit our military website for additional information regarding financial aid, transfer credits, or application instructions.

Online Education at Penn State

Penn State has a history of 100+ years of distance education and more than a decade of experience in online learning. We create an online learning environment that offers you the same quality education our residential students experience in a face-to-face setting. Learn more about Penn State World Campus .



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Pollution in Asian cities

Colombia’s peace accord

Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo

The 2016 games

Housing in America

Islamic education in Europe

Data analytics

African democracy

Instability in Turkey

From Aaban to Zyva

What will we say to aliens on their “Arrival”?

A Himalayan ascent

Making airline safety sexy

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Donald Trump and the Catholics

What is Africa’s “Great Green Wall”?

The dangers of tweeting in Dubai

The real “Narcos”

A spot of localist bother

The Anthropocene

Public transport in London

Obituary: The Reverend Roly Bain

Politics in Karachi

Pack your golden parachute

The postmodern bard of Mexico

Not so bonny

A horror confronted

Robots in space

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