News : World’s largest Barbie store to open in Shanghai
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Tens of thousands of Chinese fans are expected to turn out to welcome Barbara Millicent Roberts, or “Ba Bi Wa Wa” as she is known in the country.

After a number of delays, Barbie’s new 37,000 sq ft home will open just two days before her 50th birthday on March 9.

SNS Singapore has a 50th Barbie Anniversary Sale, catch it if you’re in Singapore this week!

The doll’s makers, Mattel, insist that the new store will capture the imagination not just of young girls, but of Chinese women of all ages with over 1,600 products for sale.

For younger girls, the store offers a catwalk on which they can model Barbie-esque clothes and a troupe of assistants to teach them how to sing and dance to the “Barbie Girl” song. Meanwhile, Richard Dickson, who has spearheaded the project for Mattel, said his favourite feature is the Pink Tunnel, a neon-lit escalator which hums with the pre-recorded sound of giggling girls.

“We’ve been working on this idea for three years, then we came to the decision that since it is a whole new concept, it should be happening in the most ‘future’ place in the world,” said Mr Dickson. “That’s why we have chosen Shanghai, the most modern and fashionable city,” he added.

For older women, Mattel has commissioned Vera Wang, the New York-based fashion designer, to come up with a £10,000 wedding dress. A line of clothing will also be on offer from Patricia Fields, the designer behind Sex and the City.

The store boasts a café with food designed by local celebrity chef David Laris, who admits that it was an “unlikely” partnership, as well as “The Pink Room”, a bar complete with karaoke, a DJ and pink martinis. “Barbies want to talk to Kens, you have to have a place for that,” said Hayes Zhou, the food manager at the store.

Visitors can also use a day spa, get their hair cut and their nails done, and shop for accessories and clothes modelled on Barbie’s fashion tastes.

The store promises a special treat for Chinese lovers on Valentine’s Day, with a themed evening.

Gene Murtha, Mattel’s vice-president for international business development explained that the company wanted to maximise its market potential on the mainland. “What we found in China which we didn’t find anywhere else is that other generations respond to [Barbie] as well. So there are essentially four generations of women compressed in who never had the chance to experience Barbie as they grew up.”

China is likely to be an enormous market for the doll, even with the £25 price tag of the Shanghai Barbie doll, an exclusive model that will only be available in the new store. The cost of the doll is an entire week’s salary for a factory worker.

Worldwide, sales of Barbies fell by 21 per cent in the last three months of 2008, as the brand was hit by the financial crisis. But the company is confident China will also prove a winner: “It’s a very large market growing rapidly and [sales of] premium branded toys basically tripled in the last three years,” said Bryan Stockton, president of Mattel International.

Source : Telegraph China.org

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13 Do’s and Taboos for the Feng Shui Office
posted by Annie B. Bond Apr 15, 2008
http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-feng-shui-office.html?page=2

Being stuck in an office can be the pits, but learn about the 13 do’s and taboos of feng shui office design and you can feel like you’re working in nature.

DO sit in the corner farthest from the entrance to the room to have a “command” position.
DON’T sit in line with the door, as you will be in the path of negative energy.
DO keep your back toward a corner or a wall for support. If a post protrudes from the corner or wall, correct it by covering it with a hanging plant’s draping foliage.
DO sit with a tall building behind you to provide the support of a “mountain” if your back is to a window.
DON’T face away from the door if you are conducting business from home. Business will symbolically come to you through the door, so don’t turn your back on it.
DON’T arrange your workspace so that you look straight out into a corridor or see the stairs, storage rooms, closets, elevators, escalators, or toilets.
DO put your computer in the North or West area of your office to enhance your creativity. Place the computer in the Southeast if you use it to generate income.
DO place an aquarium or tabletop fountain in the East, North, or Southeast. A small aquarium with black or blue fish in the North area of your desk or office will activate your business and career success. Guppies or a single arrowana are ideal for an aquarium made of glass and metal.
DO place a safe, which is usually constructed of metal, in either West or Northwest, which both represent the metal element. The safe symbolizes the prosperity and financial security of a business.
DO have a good balance of yin and yang when decorating your workspace. Balance light and dark colors, soft and hard surfaces, and smooth and rough textures in your choice of window treatments, furniture, and flooring.
DON’T have any mirrors in your office, as they can reflect negative energy from clients to other people in the room. You should always maintain control over the energy in your office.
DO treat the files in your office with respect. They represent your past, present, and future business.
DO keep the cords to your office equipment well hidden. This elimates clutter and allows for the free flow of chi.

The Benefits of Blogger

November 22, 2010

The Benefits of Blogger
•Free Widgets – Blogger might as well be the second name after widgets. Blogger compiles on free widgets that thousands of new Bloggers can use everyday for their blogs, whether it be for personal use, commercial use, and basically any use for free. You can add widgets ranging from, a shout box widget to a clock widget within minutes.
•Earning Money – Google Blogger gives us the ability to put Google ads and other earning ads on our sites for free. Unlike WordPress, Google allows users to earn off their blog using Google’s free blog services. Using great PPC, earning sites such as Google Adsense, Netklix, Chikita, and much much more.
•Google Favors Most – Of course Google will favor one of their most successful services, Blogger and give new Bloggers the ability to easily earn their way on to the top 10 Google results. Google is the most famous and most favorable search engine alive and because Google favors Blogger the most, they are search engine friendly to Blogger users which means, you have a greater advantage on getting to the top 10 results than a blog using WordPress as their provider from the start.
•Get Featured – Google has listened to their users and have grown to be a big name when it comes to Blogging, for years of hard work and promoting, but now they have created a simple system to repay the favor back to the community. They have created a fair system called the ‘next blog’ feature(On the heading on most Blogger sites) and thousands of readers who want a surprise can be redirected to your site for free, but it doesn’t stop there. Google has also compiled sites such as http://www.blogger.com/changes10.g and http://play.blogger.com/ to also be a free resource to redirect readers to your blogs for free. But there is a catch, Google has fitted the most fairest system on the web and you must post frequently to be listed in these top notch sites, used from thousands of readers to look for blogs like yours to read. So, get going and post frequently to take advantage of Google’s ‘Get Featured’ feature and generate free traffic to your blog.
•Thousands of Themes – You can convert your blog template to anything consisting of HTML code format. There are hundreds of free Blogger templates designed for users like you and me and you can find those free sites in our site reviews on free Blogger templates, here.
•Easy Navigation – Google has known to be the creator of making complex services into simple services and they also do that with Blogger. Blogger has the name for easy navigation, featuring the ‘Page Element tab’ where, users can easily navigate and add stuff anywhere in their blog. Once you have created your blog, you can easily see how easy it is to add or delete items called, ‘Widgets’ anywhere on your blog. Check it out for your self, it just takes thirty seconds to start your blog!
•HTML Based – Your blog being HTML based means, you can easily add new applications anywhere on your blog. You are in charge in what goes and goes out in your blog. You are in charge of how your blog looks like.
•Dedicated Support – Blogger has a free support time dedicated to helping the community and get on the stop issues with Blogger. Even if you are using their free blog services, they treat you like a loyal customer and will get fast solutions right away.
Blogger Limitations
•Limitations – Although Blogger provides unlimited capacity for the number of posts one posts, there is a 1024MB limitation of photos that you can upload, using Google’s free Blogger services. (Hint. If you upload a photo on your blog and you want to delete it, you can’t because it goes to the database and you are unable to erase it. 1024MB or 1GB can take years to fill!)
•HTML Themes – Blogger uses HTML coded themes that most web designers don’t use so, we are limited to some of the most basic themes. WordPress gets the name of having the most professional looking themes because they use the same CSS format that most web designers use to sell their products. If you are looking for an ad free blog provider, WordPress capitalizes on professional web themes.
•Limited Plugins – Blogger doesn’t have many plugins as much as WordPress has. WordPress has thousands of free plugins provided from the community to easily automate stuff to easily make your site feel more vibrant and beautiful.
Wordpress have been head over heels and has been a great competitor of Blogger for years now, but what differentiates WordPress from Blogger, the Google providers? I have been speculating a few resources and have thought that it was such a wonderful post, that I must share it. Read the benefits and limitations of WordPress from Quickonlinetips, here.

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November 22, 2010

Good Ways to Make Money Fast

November 22, 2010

Good Ways to Make Money Fast

List Building

Building up lists is a great way to make money online, to sell off to webmasters. Lists that are in demand, such as, dofollow links, web 2.0’s, directories, news letters, whatever, are some great examples of lists that webmasters are willing to pay for. A great webmaster forum is the Digital Point Forums.

Provide Services

If you got some expertise in logo designing or simply graphic designing, anything that is self explanatory, people are willing to pay good for your services if you are good at what you do that is. It doesn’t have to end there, if you got a tool or a software that other people simply don’t have as well, whether it be Photoshop, Sony Vegas, whatever, you can be making profits from simple tweaks of these softwares. Make those softwares profitable because they can provide some good number of income.

Rent Out Your Empty Room

Like most families, when they have an empty space in their household and are in a tight budget, they simply put their ad on classified ads like Craigslist and provide room rental for those who are willing to pay. Prices vary, so it is good to check other people’s listings beforehand as well. Be sure to interview the person as well, because you wouldn’t want to be living with someone who is dishonest and untrustworthy of course.

Also, another great alternative to making money online fast, is joining a program called Project Payday.

Make Money Online the Easy Way
You have probably heard somebody mention an internet business – make money online. This is true nowadays and as long as you are willing to put in the hours to learn the ropes, you can start a business plan and be on your way to achieving financial success with an online business. The internet has certainly revolutionized the way we live our lives, and offers a place where individuals can compete with global organizations that have been enjoying the fruits of their success by staring an internet business.

Creating a business plan is the starting point for any new venture. You need to know your target market, know your competition, attract funding, and secure good resources. You also need to build consumer loyalty and forge alliances with strategic partners to get your online business profitable. Internet business make money online and you should treat it as a business. In fact, it is this notion that started to peak your interest and you decided it is time to find financial success with your own work-at-home business.

Preparation and research is the key. You can do your own research and investigate what the different methods in making money on the internet are. This can include experimenting with hundreds of online opportunities – affiliate program, data entry jobs, paid survey and more. Testimonials that internet business make money online abound and you will find as many sources as possible by scouring the web. You do not need to have any experience to start an internet business, nor do you need to have money to invest. You just need to have some basic computer skills, the ability to get online and use the internet. With these tools, you too can achieve the financial rewards of an online business

http://blogingmoney.info/internet-business-make-money-online-the-easy-way/

7 New Skills Every Worker Needs
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-New-Skills-Every-Worker-usnews-3718278283.html?x=0

Rick Newman, On Monday July 26, 2010, 3:55 pm EDT
You’re an expert at something? Hey, congratulations. Now, go become an expert at something else.

Most Americans striving to find or keep a job know the sensation: It’s getting harder to get ahead, and the demands keep intensifying. Everybody knows how the recession destroyed wealth and derailed careers, leaving millions in a hole they’re trying to dig out of. Now we’re beginning to see some of the longer-term changes in the way Americans live and work. Some are distressing, but there’s also plenty of hope for people who are industrious and willing to do what’s necessary to succeed.

Unemployment is obviously far too high these days, and likely to stay that way for a couple of years at least. A prolonged “jobless recovery” is likely to depress incomes, spending, and living standards. But it’s a mistake to assume that there are no good jobs or that Americans must consign themselves to inevitable decline. Despite a damaged economy, good jobs are emerging for people with the right qualifications. And it’s an ineluctable fact of capitalism that wealth can be created by those who are shrewd, determined, or just plain lucky. Even now.

The catch is that success these days requires new skills and a degree of toughness that a lot of Americans lack. A recent survey of big companies by consulting firm Accenture, for example, found that the majority plan to hire over the next two years. But not like before. Like many individuals, firms fear that they’re failing to keep up with technology and falling behind in a ruthlessly competitive marketplace. Only 15 percent of firms in the survey, for instance, felt that their workers have cutting-edge skills. That means they’re interested in hiring talented workers who are able to give them an edge. But few companies plan across-the-board hiring to reverse the mass layoffs of the last three years. Instead, most firms plan targeted hiring to fill their most vital needs–while maintaining a lean payroll in case the economy turns south again.

Specific needs vary by company and industry, of course, but some key commonalities apply to many firms. Here are some of the attributes that workers will need to thrive in an austere economy:

Agility. When the recession hit, a lot of companies discovered that their workforce was poorly configured for a sharp downturn. Many big firms didn’t know enough about their workers’ skills to move people where they were needed, for example, so they ended up cutting staff by arbitrary percentages or axing whole departments. Then they realized that they had fired people they needed, along with others they could do without. Now, as companies rebuild, they intend to fix that problem. That means there will be fewer full-time hires and more temporary workers, even among managers and professionals. Companies will hire people for particular projects, for example, and maybe even offer some of the same benefits that full-time staffers get. But they’ll also retain the ability to quickly downsize without the trauma and expense of a mass layoff. And they’ll move people around more frequently, to best match workers’ abilities with the company’s needs.
Workers will have to get used to less predictable work, more turnover, and careers that could entail several different jobs and even different disciplines. Those who adjust to project-related work without a single, long-term employer could turn out to be appealing hires–and they might learn to enjoy the breaks between jobs. But those who complain about turbulence and insist on a stable, predictable career path could find that nobody’s listening–or offering them a job.

Skill combos. If you’re good at one thing–but only one thing–companies might pass you by. In the Accenture survey, for example, companies said that sales, customer service, and finance were their most important functional areas. But lots of people have that kind of experience, and many of them are unemployed. The way to differentiate yourself–and land that job that 150 people applied for–is to develop and highlight two or three different skill sets, such as IT and strategic planning, or sales and logistics. That will make you more valuable to an employer, especially if they need to shuffle workers around. A 2009 study by consulting firm McKinsey found that the highest earners with the best overall prospects have a combination of valuable skills. That’s especially true in global companies that need technical experts who are also good at managing the complexities of international supply chains or a dispersed staff. The more things you’re good at, the more reasons you give a company to hire you.

Tacit skills. Companies increasingly value intangible qualities that are hard to put on a resume, like informed intuition, judgment under pressure, ease with clients, and problem-solving abilities. These “tacit” or “cognitive” skills tend to come with experience, but they also accrue to people who seek additional responsibility, volunteer for tough assignments, and are willing to take risks. The McKinsey study, for instance, found “an increasing demand for tasks that require human skills complemented by technology.” To build these kinds of skills, work with colleagues who seem to have them and volunteer for projects that will force you to learn new things. To highlight these intangibles for a potential employer, line up references from people who can attest to your tacit abilities and find concrete ways to emphasize how you’ve solved problems or achieved unconventional results.

A broad vision. You might be missing out on a good job simply because you’re looking in the wrong field. Most people tend to look for work in the industry they’re most familiar with, but with sharp downsizing in industries like construction, real estate, retail, and manufacturing, that can be self-defeating. Cathy Farley of Accenture recommends focusing on your skills–not your job or title–and exploring whether you can apply them in a different field. “If you did supply chain management in manufacturing, maybe look in healthcare,” she says. “If you did project management in construction, that could apply in a corporate environment.” Companies might even value the perspective of somebody who comes from a different discipline, but it’s up to you to suggest the fit and explain why it might work.

Analytics. Whatever your field, chances are there are new data-gathering tools to help assess performance and identify opportunities. The explosion of computer programs and other tools for measuring sales, Web traffic, return on investment, and consumer behavior leaves little in business unexamined–including your own performance. In the past, analytics was often the job of data geeks poring over spreadsheets. But it’s becoming everybody’s job, and the more you know about your own performance or that of your division, the more likely you’ll be able to improve it. Training involves the use of spreadsheets and various computer applications, offered through many companies, community colleges, and training centers. Or teach yourself.

Curiosity. It’s not something you’d put on a resume, but an inquisitive mind can help inoculate you against the vicissitudes of a chronically tough job market. “Your greatest defense against what’s happening is to be interested in a wide variety of things and be intrigued by things,” says business guru Tom Peters, author of The Little Big Things and 14 other books. Curiosity, he says, “will lead you instinctively to talk to people you wouldn’t ordinarily talk to, to go farther afield than you might think you should.” That’s the way to find opportunity, especially when many conventional paths to advancement have narrowed or closed.

Self-reliance. It’s becoming apparent that the big institutions that many Americans have relied on for the last 50 years–corporate America, banks, the government–won’t be as supportive in the future. Those who adjust and become more entrepreneurial will be the winners. That means developing more technical skills instead of relying on others, making lots of backup plans, and building a big cushion in case something goes wrong. “Don’t get too dependent on having total continuous employment,” advises Peters. That way, if you end up out of work for a while, it might seem like more of a blessing than a curse. And you’ll know what to do next.

Israel’s 10 richest men and women
By Karin Kloosterman
April 26, 2010

They’ve made their fortunes in shipping, high-tech, diamonds, movies and industry – meet Israel’s 10 richest billionaires.

They are some of the biggest movers and shakers in the Middle East – their wealth and influence extend across the world, to the United States. They’ve built empires from a patch of desert and now sail their luxury cruise ships at will; produce some of Hollywood’s most memorable films; own some of New York’s most important real estate; and build enterprising businesses in shipping, diamonds, high-tech and trade. One even works to promote global democracy.

Meet 10 Israeli billionaires who have made the Forbes Rich List for 2010, along with 793 other billionaires around the world. They join the world’s second-richest man, Bill Gates (Mexican telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim just pushed Gates to second place, beating him by a measly half a billion dollars), who lost $18 million last year, and Warren Buffet, who lost a hefty $25 billion. The world’s richest are no doubt somewhat poorer, like most of us who have lived through the recent financial crisis, but these 10 Israelis along with the others on the list should still have some millions to spare.

ISRAEL21c brings you Israel’s top billionaires and the sources of their fortunes.
1. Sammy Ofer, 88
$4 billion

Sammy Ofer.
He lives in Monte Carlo where all the fabulously rich and famous want to be. Sammy Ofer is an Israeli shipping magnate who is close to the top 100 of the world’s richest people. With a net worth of $4 billion, Ofer – a married father of two sons (Ofer and Idan) – is consistently press shy as he protects his family assets in shipping, banking and real estate.
His firm, the holding company Israel Corporation, is associated with Israel Chemicals. He also owns Zim shipping lines and the Royal Caribbean cruise line.
Knighted by Queen Elizabeth last year, the self-made billionaire owns several Chagall paintings and donates millions to charity, including the National Maritime Museum of Greenwich to which he bequeathed $40 million not long ago, including $3.3 million to help rebuild the world-famous Cutty Sark ship, which burned down in a fire.
Ofer, who was born in Romania in 1922, but emigrated with his family to Mandate Palestine two years later, started his career as a delivery boy for a shipping company. At the start of World War II, he enlisted in the Royal Navy, and during the War of Independence served in the Israeli Sea Corps. He bought his first ship in 1950.

2. Arnon Milchen, 66
$3.6 billion

Arnon Milchen is another self-made billionaire. Born in Tel Aviv in 1944, the London School of Economics graduate also studied at the University of Geneva and went from being a business student and professional soccer player to transforming his father’s fertilizer business into a goldmine.
The married father of four has dealings in agriculture, aerospace, plastics, fiber optics and pharmaceuticals and over the years, through his company New Regency, has been a producer for a number of Hollywood films including War of the Roses, Pretty Woman, Fight Club and Mr and Mrs Smith. Look forward to Knight and Day with Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, another Milchen-produced film set to debut this summer.
Milchen is a staunch supporter of Israel and underwrites the Israeli Network, which transmits Israeli TV programming to the US and Canada. Last year he started an anti-terror company to protect friends and colleagues from global terror.

3. Stef Wertheimer, 84
$3.5 billion

Stef Wertheimer.
If there was a list of billionaires who have made a real difference in the world, Israel’s Stef Wertheimer would be in the top 10.
The self-made industrialist billionaire was born in Germany and fled to Israel to escape the Holocaust in 1937. He dropped out of school at the age of 16 and began working in a camera repair shop.
He joined the British Royal Air force as a technician in 1943. Some years later he applied to work for defense company Rafael but was dismissed because of his lack of education.
His strong penchant for tools paid off, however, in 1952 when he started Iscar, a small tool-cutting factory, in the backyard of his home in Nahariya. In 2006, he sold an 80 percent share in Iscar to Warren Buffet for a cool $4 billion.
Wertheimer has built a number of industrial parks in Israel and around the world, including Tefen, which focuses on providing opportunities and jobs to minorities such as Arab Israelis.
The married father of four lives in the Galilee region of Israel and also seeds high-tech companies such as Blades Technology, which produces jet engine blades.

4. Shari Arison, 52
$3.4 billion

Shari Arison.
Look out Oprah! You may be the richest woman in America, but Shari Arison who inherited her fortune from her Israeli-American father Ted Arison, is reputedly the richest woman in the Middle East.
She is certainly the only female billionaire in Israel. Ted made his fortune in America with his company Carnival Cruises that he founded in 1972. Since his passing in 1999 his daughter has shown that she’s no Jewish-American-Israeli princess.
She’s taken hold of the reins, managing her family’s banking assets through the Israeli bank Bank Hapoalim; the infrastructure giant Housing & Construction; cruise ships; and various holding companies.
Last year she founded Miya to develop new water-saving technologies for urban centers and improve the dire situation caused by widespread water loss. Despite a reputation for eccentricity, her businesses don’t seem to have suffered. A divorced mother of four, she lives in Tel Aviv.
5. Alexander Mashkevich, 54
$3.3 billion

Alexander Mashkevich.
With assets in mining and metals Alexander Mashkevich maintains his Israeli citizenship but is reported to live in various residences around the world including Russia.
The married father of two is yet another self-made Israeli businessman, who has built a mining and metals empire in Kazakhstan along with two long-time friends, billionaires Alijan Ibragimov and Patokh Chodiev.
Born in Kyrgyzstan, Mashkevich started out as a literature student at university, becoming a very young dean at age 26. He left academia, however, to pursue business. Active in Jewish causes around the world, he obtained Israeli citizenship early in his life and it’s his Israeli passport that he chooses for travel.
Today he helps run Alferon Management – a company that has acquired mining operations in various countries including Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia. He is married with two children.
6. Yitzhak Tshuva, 61
$2.1 billion

Yitzhak Tshuva.
Yitzhak Tshuva. may not be the richest Israeli, but he has made his name in America through his dealings in real estate with the ElAd Group.
Owner of some of America’s most valuable real estate ventures like The Plaza, the self-made billionaire also controls property in Vegas along with partner Nochi Dankner.
Tshuva’s Delek Group, which is publicly traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, operates more than 200 gas stations in Israel. The company also has interests in car dealerships, cable TV, car insurance and natural gas wells off the coast of Israel.
The Delek Group, listed under Green Venture Capital on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, also has interests in multimedia, electronics and some 130 high-tech companies. Tshuva lives in Netanya, Israel, and is the married father of five children.

7. Benny Steinmetz, 50
$1.7 billion

Mining and real estate appear to be on the money mark for Israeli billionaires. Benny Steinmetz acquired his fortune through real estate and mining, notably in diamonds through his company BSG Investments.
The 50-year-old married father of four inherited his fortune and helped it grow as chairman of the Geneva-headquartered Steinmetz Diamond Group, which is De Beers’ largest customer. Supplying diamonds in the rough, Steinmetz has diamond mining licenses in Botswana, the Congo, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
The magnate also has stakes in Nikanor, a holding company that owns copper and cobalt mines in the Congo. He maintains homes in Israel, Africa and Belgium and among his companies are BSGR, involved in natural resources, oil and gas and Five Mounts Properties, a European real estate firm.

8. Lev Leviev, 54
$1.5 billion

Lev Leviev.
Diamonds are clearly a billionaire’s best friend as the Uzbekistan-born Israeli Lev Leviev knows well.
This self-made billionaire now living in London owns Africa-Israel Investments, which runs the company that is the world’s largest supplier and cutter of diamonds.
Leviev immigrated to Israel at the age of 15, and shortly afterwards began work as an apprentice in a diamond polishing plant. After serving in the Israel Defense Forces, he established his own diamond polishing plant and reportedly made his way by under-cutting the De Beers diamond suppliers and making his own deals in countries like Russia and Angola.
He has also invested in major real estate projects in Modi’in Illit, a suburban neighborhood outside Tel Aviv. He is also an investor in shopping malls, energy, fashion, telecom and the media. A golf-lover and philanthropist for Jewish causes, Leviev owns a second home in a Florida beach resort.

9. Michael Federmann, 66
$1.4 billion

Michael Federmann.
Earning second-to-last place on the list of Israeli billionaires is nothing to sniff at. With business in hotels and the defense industry, Michael Federmann is yet another self-made Israeli billionaire appearing on this year’s Forbes list.
Federmann’s $1.4 billion fortune is based on Federmann Enterprises, started by his father and his late uncle. He currently chairs two major companies, the defense technologies company Elbit Systems and Dan Hotels Corporation.
The Dan hotel chain, which started out as a boarding house in Tel Aviv, is now a nation-wide chain of hotels that’s expanding to India. Federmann is married and the father of four children. He lives in Tel Aviv.

10. Morris Kahn, 80
$1 billion

Morris Kahn.
The last Israeli name to make the Forbes cut is Amdocs’ investor Morris Kahn. Amdocs creates billing software that provides solutions for large telecom companies.
Since making his fortune and cashing in his one billion dollars worth of shares, Kahn has been focusing on venture capital financing and philanthropy. A principle investor in Aurim Ventures, Kahn has invested in dozens of companies, including the clean tech water company Atlantium.
Spending most of his time on his 100-foot yacht off the coast of Israel, Kahn has imbued his children with positive values. His son, Benjamin is a marine biologist who was listed as a TIME Magazine hero for his environmental work, on projects that are no doubt supported by the family businesses.

The Kahns also own a string of underwater aquaria and exhibits in Israel, the Bahamas, Hawaii, Spain, the Virgin Islands and Australia through Coral World International, a company co-founded by Kahn senior.

Be My Friend

November 14, 2010


Be My Friend
“People never know how special someone is until they leave, but maybe sometimes its important to leave, so they are given that chance to see how special that someone really is!”

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can fly only by embracing each other.”

“And I’m still here, waiting here, to catch you if you fall. I don’t know why I care so much when I shouldn’t care at all.”

“Out of every girl I meet, no other can compete I’d ditch em all for a night with you. I know you don’t believe you mean this much to me, but I promise you that you do.”

“If I had one wish this is what it would be, I’d ask you to spend all your time with me, we’d be together forever..”

Your my best friend forever and always we’re together too much but far not enough and if you die before I do ask god if heaven’s got room for two.

Jack Canfield’s Top 7 Success Tips

Written by Jack Canfield | Friday, 12 March 2010 16:21
1.) Take 100% Responsibility for Your Life.

One of the greatest myths that is pervasive in our culture today is that you are entitled to a great life-that somehow, somewhere, someone is responsible for filling our lives with continual happiness, exciting career options, nurturing family time and blissful personal relationships simply because we exist. But the real truth is that there is only one person responsible for the quality of the life you live. That person is YOU.

2.) Be Clear Why You’re Here.

I believe each of us is born with a life purpose. Identifying, acknowledging and honoring this purpose is perhaps the most important action successful people take. They take the time to understand what they’re here to do-and then they pursue that with passion and enthusiasm.

3.) Decide What You Want.

One of the main reasons why most people don’t get what they want is they haven’t decided what they want. They haven’t defined their desires in clear and compelling detail…
What does success look like to you?

4.) Believe It’s Possible.

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But today, they’re learning instead that we respond to what the brain, based on previous experience, expects to happen next…In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver to you literally everything you want. But you have to believe that what you want is possible.

5.) Believe in Yourself.

If you are going to be successful in creating the life of your dreams, you have to believe that you are capable of making it happen…Whether you call it self-esteem, self-confidence or self-assurance, it is a deep-seated belief that you have what it takes-the abilities, inner resources, talents and skills to create your desired results.

6.) Become an Inverse Paranoid.

Imagine how much easier it would be to succeed in life if you were constantly expecting the world to support you and bring you opportunity. Successful people do just that.

7.) Unleash the Power of Goal Setting.

Experts on the science of success know the brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work day and night to achieve…To engage you subconscious mind, a goal has to be measurable. When there are no criteria for measurement, it is simply something you want, a wish, a preference, a good idea.

© Jack Canfield

Top Ten BlackBerry Business Apps
Article by shannart
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Top Ten BlackBerry Business Applications
We have gone ahead and gathered a group of apps for you to utilize in your daily business routine. We have provided you with short descriptions as well as a link to the your desired app from the list. So here are some top rated BlackBerry business applications that further enhance BlackBerry for business capabilities.

SalesNOW
SalesNow is a BlackBerry application that allows users to organize contacts and manage deals with a handy and useful tool. It is perfect for mobile based sales for professional outfits who are on the go and do not have constant access to the Internet via a PC. With this BlackBerry for business application, users can manage their contacts, company information, activities, keep their eyes on ongoing deals and purchases and answer emails all from one useful app.
The application also has a graphical database that shows recent and old sales information, their history and business forecasts.

Business Card Reader
The Business Card Reader application can import contact information with just a click of the camera. This BlackBerry for business application requires no actual entry to be made by typing information . Users only need to take a picture of a business card and a new contact is made instantly.

It works by scanning and reading the picture using ABBY text recognition software and technology and enters the information within a form in its appropriate location. This application also reads and accepts information in various languages, including French, German and Spanish. This BlackBerry for business application costs $9.99 and can be downloaded here.

VIP Access
VIP Access can be used on a computer and BlackBerry device and helps to protect data from theft and wrong usage. This and similar BlackBerry business applications are especially useful for businesses that have private data to protect. This BlackBerry for business application uses a special security code, coupled with a user name and password to ensure information remains safe.

VIP stands for VeriSign Indentity Program and it can be used to securely sign into multiple accounts online via the BlackBerry browser. This application is free and can be downloaded here.

Exgis Mileage Tracker
For business individuals the Exgis Mileage Tracker is perfect for keeping a record of business excursions and travels. It records any vehicle’s mileage information and displays it quickly and accurately.

HotSchedules
The HotSchedules business application is an intuitive app that manages work schedules efficiently from a BlackBerry phone. Users are able to check their schedules, delete them, swap them for others or skip them using the tools available within HotSchedules. It also includes the ability to track employee tasks and jobs, inserting their shift information and check off when a task has been completed. This BlackBerry for business application costs $2.99 and can be downloaded here.

WebEx Meeting Center
WebEx Meeting Center is an online meeting app which gives users the ability to view presentations on someone’s PC, chat with clients or employees and start a meeting in one BlackBerry for business application. It is easy to join WebEx as sign up is done directly on the BlackBerry smartphone. WebEx Meeting Center is free for download here.

Upvise
Upvise allows users to combine their contacts, tasks, projects and sales all into one useful application. It integrates business information with events, meetings and projects for easy access. It can also be synced using a PC to the Upvise website.

This application offers 4 different categories: Business Contact Manager, Project viewer, Notebook and Idea pad. This application is free for download here.

DataBackup
DataBackup is an easy and quick way to backup all business files and information to a secure and safe location. It moves all data to a microSD card. It sorts and categorizes files including tasks, calendar events and emails.

All data is loaded into an easy to understand interface and layout that users can access using the microSD card. It is a great addition to other BlackBerry business applications. It is completely free and can be downloaded here.

UPS Mobile
UPS Mobile is developed by UPS to enable users to manage their shipment information. This app keeps users updated on shipments, creates entries and labels. It also estimates cost and delivery dates and times.

Users do not have to log into UPS mobile in order to track their packages or find a nearby UPS store. Logging into the application allows users to view international shipments, access saved shipping information and payment records. UPS Mobile is free for download here.

Remote Print
Remote Print is the bestselling BlackBerry for business application available online now. It allows wireless connectivity from a BlackBerry mobile device to a printer nearby. Files that are applicable using Remote Print are PDFs, photos, emails, Excel and Word documents, contacts and memos.

Any printer connected through a Wi-Fi network can be used to remotely receive and print documents. Remote Print costs $4.99 and can be downloaded here.

Conclusion
These are just some of the most popular BlackBerry business applications available to small and large business individuals nationwide. They allow for easy access to files and data for professional individuals.

This BlackBerry for business application also sorts mileage based on several categories such as an event, location or client. It can also be exported onto a PC into a spreadsheet or emailed directly from a BlackBerry device to a client or to the office. This BlackBerry application costs $4.99 here.

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