It’s a good day when IE only crashes once.
It’s not really about where you work, or what you do. Frictions start to build when the core values do not align with your own.
Despite all the financial obstacles they face, young adults have been eager believers in home ownership. Now, they’re thinking more critically about houses.
A few years ago I thought I decided that renting was the way to go. I would be more mobile, and ready to leap on to any opportunities that arise. But lately I’ve had a change in opinion.
I’ve gone through a few moves this year alone. My parents moved and my girlfriend is moving and moving is a pain in the ass. I am the type of person that needs a base. I’d love to lead a life where we (as a couple) have places to be all over the world but we also have a base. That base can be where we are now or it can be somewhere that we end up liking better.
So when we are able to afford one a small home (probably a townhouse) is where my I’m looking.
China Low Carbon Emission
I thought this was the best title of the bunch. If he had to choose one title to keep, this would be it. ”Hi I’m Mr. Chen–China Low Carbon Emission.”
It’s worth a click to see the mountain of titles he has. This man is rich; this man is probably really powerful; this man cheaped out on a business card designer.
It’s sort of like a Tupperware party, but with free smartphones, where Samsung reps make the conversion as painless as possible
When I read this, my brain said the following:
Why isn’t the general public getting the same services? Just to be clear I’m not talking about this from the marketing perspective (convert a celebrity and get free exposure, advertising & brand recognition).
What I am wondering is why doesn’t Samsung spend more resources to do the same education(parties) and painless conversion for their customer base? If you can show off your product and convert celebrities you can do the same thing with the general public which I believe is a better strategy anyways.
And, I am not convinced of the assumed marketing hierarchy that is being made here
Celebrities used Blackberries back in the day; that was something that accompanied their success but it didn’t create it, and it most certainly did not help Blackberry as it tanked in 2013.
So from a non-celebrity, potential customer’s perspective, I come away feeling as though I am not good enough for Samsung’s attention. If I was interested in their products I too would like a knowledgeable sales to show and educate me; I too, would like someone to help me do a painless conversion; I too, would like a smartphone party too while they’re at it…
But I guess I’m not good enough for Sammy to deserve that.
The company expanded on that in a statement to The Verge:
We can confirm that the HTC One X and One X+ will not receive further Android OS updates beyond Android 4.2.2 with Sense 5. We realize this news will be met with disappointment by some, but our customers should feel confident that we have designed both devices to be optimized with our amazing camera and audio experiences.
Well it must be that they have a “new” flagship device this year, and they want Kit-kat to be exclusive to their latest flagship—lame excuse no matter what it may be.
The 14-month cut-off is like slapping your current customer base in the faces that starts a domino effect of more trickle-down-face-slapping. Let me explain.
Money problems are company problems. They are not your customers’ problems—so don’t make it so.
Today is the 1st of the month and is usually the day I look over my budget. Sometimes it’s a quick review on my iPhone / tablet, but then there are times when I need to dig into it with my Mac / PC.
Today I noticed that since the day I started using my bank’s native iOS app, I’ve stopped logging into their web portal via browser—almost completely.
It’s just so much more convenient to:
Then it is to:
If my bank made an OSX / PC application I might just download and use it if it makes managing my financials more accessible / easier / safer. That made me think, with iOS and OSX overlapping more and more, maybe one day OSX will offer a similar experience in convenience and accessibility.
Some things are better in a browser. Some things are just better as an App. Maybe there is yet another medium that’s yet to be realized too.
“Do work you enjoy within biking distance of your home. Maximize your income, but always subject the desire for higher earnings to your mental, physical, and emotional health. Consume much less than seems “normal.” Save 30 to 50 cents of every dollar you earn, pursuing a reasonable return while protecting your principal. Never borrow money, except to buy a small home whose payment will not impair your ability to save 30 to 50 cents of every dollar you earn.”
I couldn’t agree more. If only you can get your teenage self to listen to that advise.