Monday, 8 February 2010
Sixteen panda cubs pose for a class shot on their first day at nursery
Wolong National Nature Reserve, south west China–
In these amazing images, 16 tiny pandas are shown their new home for the first time after being separated from their mothers.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1248678/Panda-monium-Sixteen-panda-cubs-pose-class-shot-day-nursery.html#ixzz0f13cJzJf
Friday, 5 February 2010
By Leander Kahney Email 03.18.08
How Apple Got Everything Right By Doing Everything Wrong
Our Bad. Wired Had Some Tips For Apple — We Were Wrong.
Google's famous catchphrase, "Don't be evil," has become a shorthand mission statement for Silicon Valley, encompassing a variety of ideals that proponents say are good for business and good for the world: Embrace open platforms. Trust decisions to the wisdom of crowds. Treat your employees like gods. It's ironic, then, that one of the Valley's most successful companies ignored all these tenets. Here's how Apple succeeds by defying five core Valley principles.
Embrace open platforms. Software should be decoupled from hardware so users can access any program or data from any device. Example: Google's Android, an operating system that will run on a variety of handsets from different manufacturers.
Design software to work on your own hardware — and not on anyone else's. The OS X experience is made only for the Mac; iPhone apps function only on iPhones. And customers don't seem to mind. Apparently, they're willing to trade freedom for a kick-ass product.
Tell your fans what you're up to so they feel a connection to your company. Hiring difficulties? New strategies? Digestive problems? Blog 'em! Customers will feel more invested and more loyal. Plus, their comments could give you some good ideas.
Never talk to the press. Shut down rumor blogs. Threaten to sue children who send you their ideas. Never leak product news until you're ready to announce it. Then use that discipline to create buzz and win coverage with every announcement.
3. PLAY NICE
Don't exploit your market-leader status. Software should compete on its merits, not its ability to shut out rivals. Microsoft earned an antitrust suit and decades of ill will by muscling PC makers into bundling its operating system and browser onto their machines.
Hardball tactics rule! Every Mac is preloaded with iTunes, which becomes the user's default music program. And most iTunes purchases can be played only on iPods, creating a closed loop that has proven tough for competitors — and music labels — to challenge.
4. LOVE YOUR CUSTOMERS
Make sure to lavish affection on your clients, and try to ensure that every one of them has a positive experience. Anyone can post a withering review on Yelp or Amazon, so you can't afford to let a single complaint go unaddressed.
Please yourself, not your fans. Release iMacs without floppy drives. Release MacBook Airs without optical drives. Cut the price of an iPhone by $200 two months after its introduction; when early adopters complain, offer them a $100 gift certificate.
5. CODDLE YOUR EMPLOYEES
Since the best ideas bubble up from within the ranks, encourage autonomy by allowing workers free time to focus on their personal projects. Also, shower them with perks like free food and massages to make them feel special.
Motivate through fear. Don't be afraid to scream. Threaten to fire them. Withhold praise until it's truly deserved. Go ahead and bring them to tears. As long as you can inspire them with your sense of mission, they'll consider this the best job they've ever had.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010
There are more 11 trillion things to learn:
Trying...is always good.
Making mistake is the best way to learn.
Together is better.
Together you know more.
Simple things are often cleverly made.
We are all different. Thankfully.
The more you look, the more you understand.
Everyone can do something smart.
If something makes you laugh, it's good.
Don't forget to dream.
Something boring can become beautiful..if you look at it upside down.
Beautiful things often happen...when you don't know anymore.
Sometimes doing nothing helps you get good idea.
Not everything needs to have a good reason behind it.
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Wednesday, 27 January 2010
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“Let’s bring nature into your lovely home !”
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