Ep 158 - How having a structured focus can assist in building your hospitality venue with Jason Williams from Proof and Company From offices in five countries, Proof & Company serves the broader Asia Pacific region with their portfolio of independent spirits, cocktail ingredients, bar tools, glassware, and the team of highly regarded bartenders, having one of the most well-regarded creative teams in the cocktail and spirits community globally. Their mantra is to think independent, drink independent...so I feel very lucky to be talking to us all the way in Singapore, with Jason Williams the Head of advocacy for P&C and beverage director at house-made hospitality in Sydney. In this podcast, we speak about some of the exciting projects he has been working on in the last year, P&C's 20-step approach to assisting hospitality businesses, and what new innovations that bars and restaurants will find the most beneficial moving forward. Please connect with Proof & Company on the links below: Website: https://proofandcompany.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/proofandcompany/ Please connect with us here at POH as always: Website: https://principleofhospitality.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/principle_of_hospitality/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/principle-of-hospitality/message
Travel dreaming has begun again as borders start to reopen across the Asia-Pacific region. But travel has also changed during the pandemic, disrupting supply and demand patterns which could impact pricing. Henry Hooper identifies five major ways the industry is now different as people start booking their flights and hotels.Henry Hooper is the General Manager of Klook ANZ, one of the world's leading travel activities booking platforms, offering over 240,000 experiences in more than 500 destinations. Based in Singapore, Henry oversees the domestic strategy for ANZ, which includes both business development and marketing initiatives across all verticals, such as tours, activities, car rental, airport transfers and accommodation.Quotes from Episode:"I used to be able to wake up at 6am in Singapore and be on a 7.30am flight to Thailand. We're so far away from that happening. And I do think that's going to force people to say, do I really need to go on this trip or not.""FOMO, like fear of missing out is what's going to drive people to book upfront. Because they don't want to go there and not be able to have that experience." "QR codes were used in China for transacting and I'll never forget (as) I was walking down the street and there was unfortunately a homeless man and he said, can I have some money? I said, I'm so sorry, I don't have any money and I'll never forget this. He pulled out a QR code and he said, no problem. You can give me money on WeChat."-Henry HooperDon't miss:-How Klook has had to adapt to the changing needs of its app users during the pandemic-How Henry determines whether a change pattern will be permanent -Why business travel will be slow to return-Why airlines may lose while hotels win over the next year-How the way we book our travel experiences will change-How Klook stays ahead of the game in a competitive fieldHenry's book recommendations:Principles: Life and Work by Ray DalioThe Culture Map by Erin MeyerReinventing Organizations by Frederic LalouxThe Sales Acceleration Formula by Mark RobergeConnect with Henry:Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgLinkedIn: Henry HooperConnect with Adelaine / Sign up for her newsletter:Email: email@example.com
Shawnna Sumaoang: Hi, and welcome to the Sales Enablement PRO podcast. I am Shawnna Sumaoang. Sales enablement is a constantly evolving space and we’re here to help professionals stay up to date on the latest trends and best practices so that they can be more effective in their jobs. Today, I’m excited to have Sebastian from Accenture join us. Sebastian, I would love for you to introduce yourself, your role, and your organization to our audience. Sebastian Shimomichi: Definitely. Thank you for having me. I’m Sebastian Shimomichi and I am a management consultant at Accenture Singapore. I’m a consultant specialized in analytics and business development. I primarily focus on delivering marketing excellence for clients in Japan, Southeast Asia, and China, essentially as a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital cloud. As a management consultant, I’m responsible for amplifying marketing effectiveness for our portfolio of clients in the Asia Pacific market. I essentially work closely with the clients' sales and marketing teams and identify opportunities to implement solutions we could bring on board to accelerating pipelines. ShS: Fantastic, Sebastian. I’m so glad that you’re able to join us today. Thank you for taking the time. We came across you on LinkedIn when you wrote an article around the importance of curiosity for business leaders today in order to solve problems. You mentioned in your introduction that you guys work specifically with marketing leaders and you yourself have been one. How do you embrace curiosity and how has this mindset helped you drive innovation? SeS: Wow, that was my article in Japanese on the topic of curiosity. I believe being curious about how sales and marketing teams can tackle business challenges, this is essential to the success of an organization. With the current pandemic at hand, it is becoming increasingly crucial for leaders to question how to ensure efficiency in how sales and marketing collaborate. For the longest time, many organizations took baby steps in digitizing operations in sales and marketing. However, with the pandemic disrupting how teams such as sales and marketing collaborate to achieve KPIs, leaders are now required to reevaluate how to accelerate digitizing the workplace and skill up their employees to keep steady momentum in achieving all of the small to big wins. It takes a curious mindset to observe what is not working and define how digitizing sales and marketing could succeed. By embracing a curious mindset, I believe sales and marketing leaders can evaluate exactly what data solutions and talent is needed to bring about success for an organization. All my years of being a consultant in the domain of marketing specialize in the Japanese market. I have witnessed Japanese clients from various industries scramble to digitize their marketing activities to maximize sales pipeline. The most commonly asked question from senior leaders at major Japanese corporations was how do we transform the way sales and marketing teams collaborate without impacting our sales performance? While it may be simple for an organization to implement automated solutions – CDPs, DMP, CRM, marketing automation, so on, it takes the right mindset to leverage digital transformation solutions and marketing to its full potential. A leader who embraces curiosity can look at the intersection between digitization and employees' state of mind from different perspectives. A true leader is often said to be someone who can make a judgment all while being empathetic. That’s true for a leader with a curious mindset. They would look to identify how employees could learn to relearn while gradually introducing digitized solutions within an organization to essentially keep that momentum and grow even further as an organism. ShS: I think that’s absolutely spot on. I think you’re right. I think especially in the past year, there’s been this massive wave to digitize everything that we’re doing. I think remaining curious is extremely important, particularly in these changing times. As a marketing leader myself, I’d love your perspective on this. How can marketing leaders help to inspire curiosity across their teams? What would you say the potential impact of that type of culture on an organization is as a whole? SeS: I briefly mentioned the notion of employees learning to relearn. As we attempt to make sense of changes brought about by the pandemic, we find ourselves learning how to work from home efficiently. In my current line of work, I lead a team of analysts and specialists to deploy skilled marketing programs to drive product awareness and adoption. When the pandemic came in at full force across the globe, we had to scrap a large portion of our 2020 growth strategy. We had to rethink the client experience as well, as the journey from awareness to conversion all was happening online. Instead of just having a small group of colleagues go back to the drawing board and build a strategy, we invited our extended team to brainstorm with us. We didn't ask what should change, but rather, what are the types of experiences you miss in the process of deciding to purchase a product? From this exercise, we were able to identify that personalized experiences were the most missed. This exercise we had was to adjust our strategy for 2020 and beyond. What we want to achieve is for our extended team to challenge the status quo constantly. What I mean by this is to have colleagues across the board, regardless of seniority, have a voice to share various perspectives. By fostering an environment where employees can voice their opinions on how marketing and sales achieve success, we can identify how to innovate the way we collaborate in a digitizing environment. In fact, by empowering our colleagues to feel confident in voicing their opinions, we have optimized marketing attribution models for our clients. For example, before the pandemic, marketing teams would deploy one-off programs to drive awareness and readiness through white papers, playbooks, and webinars. That alone was sufficient to accelerate the sales funnel. However, it is becoming increasingly important to offer a consistent, personalized experience to prospects. What I mean by consistent is to put into place a sequential client experience whereby marketing can measure its influence on the sales pipeline efforts and effectively redefine how we assess readiness and our buyer segments – essentially CXOs all the way to end-users. All of this is possible in making sure our team is in an environment where they can be curious in their domain and ultimately provide different points of view, which would lead to innovation. ShS: Absolutely. I think that’s fantastic. Marketing attribution is a very hard thing to get right, for those of you less familiar with marketing attribution analytics. I think that’s fantastic. Now, to shift gears a little bit I’d love to understand, I think from an audience perspective that is predominantly in sales enablement, this is one area within the organization, particularly on the revenue side of organizations, that marketing and sales enablement can very much relate. That’s with regard to collaboration. I’d love to understand from your experience, how can marketing best collaborate with cross-functional leaders across the business, such as sales enablement, to help solve problems and innovate for the business? SeS: Great question. While I firmly believe being curious and challenging the status quo is essential to bring about innovation, so reducing the steps in sales and marketing operations to produce output, it is also essential to be technically strategic. As organizations move to digitally transform the way marketing teams work to produce engaging content, marketers need to learn how to become technically strategic in building value for the organization and its customers. At the core of every successful collaboration initiative with cross-functional leaders is communication. However, as marketers leverage data to produce data-driven marketing positions, it is then critical for marketers to communicate how technology will maximize marketing strategies. This essentially would mean understanding nuances in third-party data to zero-party data – how lead data is ingested across platforms and systems and how leads are scored across the marketing funnel. Why is this necessary? It simply boils down to marketing being able to highlight how their mar-tech stack can contribute the team’s efforts in achieving KPIs. Let me walk you through an example. When I was based in Japan, I was a data and analytics manager at an advertising agency also responsible for the end-to-end development of an Asia Pacific-wide nurture campaign for a major high-tech firm that incorporated marketing automation, lead scoring, and web scraping to generate them graphic data insights for all incoming leads. The objective for the campaign was clear: increased sales readiness of incoming leads through personalized communications whereby each marketing communication would alter depending on user behavior on our client’s CMS or web forms. You can think of this as contact sales. Due to the scale of this, the budget required for this program was high for the marketing team on the client side. This is where I partnered with the marketing team to advocate for the program to various teams at our client’s company through effective communication and defining the value behind the program, so essentially not only discussing the technicals but rather how does that translate to success, we were able to deliver the offering. In fact, I’m being told that it’s still being run to this very day. On top of having communication at the core of success, I see that being able to translate technical, so systems platforms, etc., to how different teams within an organization will use them is just as important because you have to think of different perspectives and align them so that you can achieve buy-in. That’s one thing I think is quite important. ShS: I think that’s absolutely spot on, Sebastian, with cross-collaboration. One way that I’ve seen marketing and sales enablement often work together is to help to optimize the client experience. My last question for you has to do with another article that you recently wrote about the importance of omotenashi or hospitality in building long-lasting relationships with clients. What does that mean to display omotenashi in marketing today? SeS: Before I go any further, I think it’s important to unpack what omotenashi means. The best way to translate it in English would be hospitality, but it is generally believed that omotenashi is much more than hospitality. It is a philosophy in customer service. To practice the philosophy of omotenashi is to be selfless when giving the best service or experience. Let me paint you a picture of the Japanese corporate world. In Japan, marketing and sales teams at companies from various industries work tirelessly to gain the trust of their clients. In the west, it’s pretty common to have account-based marketing strategies whereby you attempt to have various buyer segments in an organization, engage with marketing content. In Japan, however, leaders carry a lot more authoritative power than their Western counterparts. The reason for that is that in a corporate culture in Japan, collectivism is preferred. This translates to Japanese companies attempting to narrow down their ABM strategies to key leaders within a specified division of a company, rather than the broader range of buyer segments. So, end-users, decision-makers, just straight to CXOs. In earning the trust of your clients, marketing and sales enablement closely collaborate to develop customer experiences that resonate with their prospects with omotenashi. Even if sales are in contact with prospects, the clients still expect to have a consistent customer experience throughout the entire lifetime of the company-client relationship. This means for sales and marketing to always identify opportunities to show omotenashi to prospects. Methodologies I have often seen these days are establishing private, VIP webinars hosted by marketing whereby sales enablement team members are on standby to participate in breakout sessions, which would often be broken out by a product function or particular solution for a given industry. In activities like this, it's not expected for sales to immediately land on a contract deal. Instead, through consistent customer experiences, the marketing and sales expectation is that prospects will trust the organizations' capabilities and vision. If a company can win trust from its prospects, those prospects, which will then be clients, will likely one day become loyal clients whereby they would not hesitate to spread the love by promoting the company. I have seen success in this domain whereby by implementing omotenashi in marketing and sales enablement, I’ve seen companies have 10-plus year relationships with their clients all due to that particular notion that in the customer experience journey, having omotenashi is very important. Now, a lot of the clients I’ve worked with in the past were in the cloud industry, especially in Japan. If I were to give a very rough estimate of the dollar value of such relationships in the cloud industry, I would say they contributed $2-4 billion a year. While I cannot comment on whether such an approach would work in the west, it does in Japan. It is often regarded as marketing excellence by key figures in the Japanese marketing industry as well. ShS: I love that concept. I absolutely agree. I think if it were applied in the west it could have significant business impact. Thank you for sharing that philosophy with our audience today, Sebastian, and thank you for joining us. SeS: Thank you. ShS: To our audience, thanks for listening. For more insights, tips, and expertise from sales enablement leaders, visit salesenablement.pro. If there’s something you’d like to share or a topic you’d like to learn more about, please let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
JUST RELEASED- Fintech Hunting Podcast episode #104 We have a very special guest for you today. He is an expert on verification solutions in financial services, has a wealth of knowledge and expertise. In this episode we discuss • His background and how he got started in financial services. • How can lenders address more financial inclusion in mortgage lending? • How can lenders work with today's demographic of borrowers with low, or non-existent credit scores? • How can lenders leverage technology to stay competitive as the housing market shifts? And consumer-expectation shifts? • In the midst of competition, pressure to compete in a larger market space, customer expectations--How can The Work Number help alleviate fatigue/burnout on lenders? And so much more. Please help me welcome Joel Rickman Senior Vice President Verification Services at Equifax Workforce Solutions Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company. We believe knowledge drives progress. We blend unique data, analytics, and technology with a passion for serving customers globally, to create insights that power decisions to move people forward. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 11,000 employees worldwide.
As we exit the pandemic, what will be the new normal for work? How will companies manage their employees and how has the war for talent changed? Sandeep Sharma, President of Workday, one of the world's leading financial management and human capital management software solutions providers joins us on the Breakfast Grille to share his thoughts. Image credit: Shutterstock.com
In this episode, the Trade Guys host the Honorable Tim Groser, Former Minister of Trade of New Zealand, for a conversation on TPP and CPTPP. They discuss what the United States' role in the Asia Pacific currently looks like, how China's application to accede to the CPTPP could affect trade relations in the region, and what the next steps for the Biden administration are.
Grant Newsham is a Senior Fellow with the Center for Security Policy. He is also a Research Fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies, focusing on Asia/Pacific defense, political, and economic matters. He is a retired U.S. Marine Colonel and was the first U.S. Marine Liaison Officer to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. He also served as reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific and was the U.S. Marine attaché, US Embassy Tokyo on two occasions. Grant Newsham has more than 20 years of experience in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.
In this week's recap, we saw a general rise in global stocks, with the U.S. market ending positive and the European market having its best performance in 7 months on Friday. Earnings figures from banks boosted the markets a lot. Asia-Pacific stocks rose sharply as investors reacted to the release of China's inflation data for September. Mainland Chinese stocks closed slightly lower. William Shatner, a Star Trek actor, traveled into space at the age of 90 on one of the flights made [...] The post Recap October 17: “Coming Catastrophic Event”, USA approves Bitcoin ETF, Inflation getting worse (Recap Ep145) appeared first on Investing & Day Trading Education: Day Trading Academy.
Photo: A simple view of IndoPacific . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, by Michael R. Auslin Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like. ..
There is an intense debate among experts over the likelihood of a near-term Chinese invasion of Taiwan. Senior US military officers have warned that a PRC military action could take place in the next six years. Such dire predictions are largely based on estimates of PLA capabilities. But even if China can seize and control Taiwan, will it do so? Assessing the potential for such an attack also requires an understanding of Xi Jinping's strategy toward Taiwan and his risk/benefit calculus. The policies of the United States and Taiwan, and how they are viewed in Beijing, also need to be taken into account. Speaker: Bonnie Glaser, Director, Asia Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States Bonnie S. Glaser is director of the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She was previously senior adviser for Asia and the director of the China Power Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Ms. Glaser is concomitantly a nonresident fellow with the Lowy Institute in Sydney, Australia, and a senior associate with the Pacific Forum. For more than three decades, Ms. Glaser has worked at the intersection of Asia-Pacific geopolitics and U.S. policy.
Join us for an important intergenerational conversation with LGBTQ Asians and Pacific Islanders and their allies. Our panelists will share QTAPI stories and experiences of the dual pandemics of HIV/AIDS and COVID-19; their histories as Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States; their past and current roles in community organizing and the political process; as well as other issues that are part of the current cultural and political shifts and relevant to the experiences of QTAPI individuals. Meet the Speakers Ignatius Bau was the HIV prevention program coordinator at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum in the mid-1990s, and served as a member of the President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS and advisory groups about HIV/AIDS for the federal Office of Minority Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Institutes for Health. He also has served on the board of directors for the Gay Asian Pacific Alliance Community HIV Project, Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center, National Minority AIDS Project, and Funders for LGBTQ Issues. Cecilia Chung is the senior director of strategic initiatives and evaluation at Transgender Law Center, a health commissioner of San Francisco and an internationally recognized civil rights leader in the LGBT and HIV community. Chung has served as the co-chair of GNP+ and is currently a member of the WHO Advisory Council of Women Living with HIV. Vince Crisostomo is a gay Chamorro (Pacific Islander) long-term HIV/AIDS survivor who believes in the healing power of community and has dedicated more than 30 years to HIV/AIDS activism and LGBTQ communities. He is passionate about bringing health care to all and social justice equity to people of every sexual identity, HIV status, gender, race and age. Crisostomo is SFAF's director of aging services and previously managed the Elizabeth Taylor 50 Plus Network for long-term HIV survivors. He co-chaired the HIV & Aging Work Group and was an active member of the Mayor's Long-Term Care Coordinating Council. Crisostomo has led a number of grassroots HIV advocacy and LGBTQ organizations in the United States and overseas. He was executive director of the Coalition of Asia Pacific Regional Networks on HIV/AIDS, founded the Pacific Island Jurisdiction AIDS Action Group, and served as a United Nations NGO delegate for the Asia Pacific. In 2019, having won the popular vote, he was community grand marshall for San Francisco Pride. In July 2021, he was appointed to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission's LGBTQI+ Advisory Committee. NOTES This is a free program; any voluntary donations made during registration will support the production of our online programs. A complimentary lunch will be provided before the program for in-person attendees. The Commonwealth Club thanks Gilead Sciences, Inc. for its generous support of The Michelle Meow Show. Program presented in partnership with GAPA Theatre, The Connection at the San Francisco Community Health Center, the San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and The Commonwealth Club of California. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, nonprofit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. SPEAKERS Ignatius Bau Former HIV Prevention Program Coordinator, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum; Former Member, President's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Cecilia Chung Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation, Transgender Law Center; Health Commissioner, San Francisco Vince Crisostomo Director of Aging Services, San Francisco AIDS Foundation Michelle Meow Producer and Host, "The Michelle Meow Show," KBCW TV and Podcast; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors—Host and Moderator In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently hosting all of our live programming via YouTube live stream. This program was recorded via video conference on October 6th, 2021 by the Commonwealth Club of California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
In September 2021, China formally submitted its application to join the large regional free trade agreement known as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The CPTPP, which currently has 11 member countries with 495 million people and a combined GDP of $13.5 trillion, originally started as the U.S.-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) before the United States withdrew from the deal in 2017 following bipartisan pushback. In order for China to join the CPTPP, it would need approval by all 11 member countries. What is the likelihood that China's application will be successful? Is China able to deliver on the high-level trade standards required by the CPTPP? Will the United States remain on the sidelines as China continues to deepen its economic integration in the Asia Pacific region and beyond? In an interview conducted on October 6, 2021, Scott Kennedy discusses China's request to join the CPTPP, the likelihood of approval, and the potential impact on the global trade landscape.
In the first week of October, China flew warplanes into Taiwan's air defence zone more than 100 times, leading Taiwanese officials to say tensions were at their worst in 40 years. Subsequently, Australia's former prime minister Tony Abbott arrived in Taipei and delivered a controversial speech which China's embassy in Canberra labelled a ‘despicable and insane performance'. Laura Murphy-Oates speaks to foreign affairs and defence correspondent Daniel Hurst about why Abbott went to Taiwan, and what this moment means for Australia's approach to conflict in the Indo-Pacific
An early adopter of LinkedIn, Karen Tisdell recognised the platform's potential when working as a recruiter. Foreseeing the importance of how business leaders are perceived online, Karen began her LinkedIn profile writing business. A decade later she is ranked as one of the top eight independent LinkedIn trainers across Asia Pacific, and has facilitated training for sales teams in some of the biggest companies in Australia, while writing profiles for small business owners and start-ups. Karen and I talk about how she started her business and then she drops a ton of high percentage tips (HPT's) to help you master your LinkedIn profile. Links in this episode Karen Tisdell
Regulation in China is nothing new. But anyone observing the financial headlines in recent years, and certainly over recent months, will have noted a real pick up in regulatory activity that has affected some of China's biggest and most dynamic companies. So, how should investors think about this regulatory new normal? Which sectors align with the country's new strategic goals and ultimately stand to benefit? And how is all of this likely to impact the quality and quantity of economic growth in the world's second biggest economy? To discuss this recent wave of regulatory action in China, Paras Anand, Global Chief Investment Officer for Asia Pacific, is joined by two of Fidelity's Hong Kong-based investment team: Dale Nicholls, a Portfolio Manager with a focus on China, and Asia Fixed Income Investment Director, Vanessa Chan. With additional contributions from Fidelity's Tina Tian, Analyst and Portfolio Manager, David Cochrane, Equity Analyst, Ming Gong, Senior Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager, and Catherine Yeung, Investment Director. Read more at fidelityinternational.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Katiuscia Fara, is the Senior Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor for WFP's regional bureau for the Asia Pacific, in Bangkok. She has been with WFP for over 6 years, and the broad scope of her roles includes climate risk management, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation, sustainable development, urban risk, food security and building resilient communities.
Where governments enacted zero-tolerance coronavirus strategies, numbers indeed stayed low. That was before the Delta variant. We ask how countries can now wind back those policies. A shocking report of sexual abuse within France's Catholic church further threatens the institution's connection with society. And countering the notion that the “standard English” taught the world over is the only proper one. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Where governments enacted zero-tolerance coronavirus strategies, numbers indeed stayed low. That was before the Delta variant. We ask how countries can now wind back those policies. A shocking report of sexual abuse within France's Catholic church further threatens the institution's connection with society. And countering the notion that the “standard English” taught the world over is the only proper one. For full access to print, digital and audio editions of The Economist, subscribe here www.economist.com/intelligenceoffer See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For 20 years, Katy Bacon has been dedicated to the Beauty, Health and Wellness Industry. Katy's incredible career spans both Australia, UK and Asia Pacific offering a unique understanding of international business operations and markets. A trained Skin Therapist, Clinical Nutritionist and Cosmetic Chemist, Katy is an advocate for wellness and a scientific approach to treating skin health. Katy is one of Murad Skincare's Global Educators working with Dr Murad and his team to bring skincare professionals of all stripes together to work as a team, using scientifically proven formulas and technologies, to help people achieve the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible. Today our conversation goes from bridging the gap between education and sales right the way through to career progression and skin conditions - one I know you're all going to lap up! Making this episode possible is BeautePartner Murad Skincare Australia. For a limited time, Murad Skincare Australia is offering 20% off Murad's customised opening orders for the Beaute community. To find out more, get in touch via www.murad.com.au or, email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention BEAUTE20. Find your healthiest, most radiant skin with Murad Skincare. Don't forget to join our online Facebook community here where thousands of like-minded business owners you like keep each other supported and connected with the latest in the professional beauty industry. If you would like to stay up to date with the latest from Beaute Industrie you can subscribe to our weekly newsletter here. Beaute Industrie Podcast is an independent podcast that operates with the support of our listeners (that's you!) So if you would like to support the show, we would very much appreciate that. Hit 'subscribe' on Apple Podcasts or 'follow' on Spotify, and leave a review if you're feeling especially generous. Your host for the podcast is @tamarareidbeaute and we're at @beauteindustrie --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/beaute-industrie/message
“You're especially designed to do something because no one's here to do nothing.” Emily Chang We are all part of something bigger than ourselves, the larger community. Better and functional communities are not built in a day but rather, it is about consistently performing acts of service that uplift others. Emily Chang has been enthusiastic about supporting and building her community, and says it is not so much about the big things, but rather, it is the small acts that really contribute to a thriving community. Emily Chang is the CEO of McCann Worldgroup, China. Prior to accepting this new role, she took a year off to write a book called The Spare Room, the topic of her first TEDx Talk. Before that, she served as CMO for Starbucks China, where she cared for the teams that helped open the first Starbucks Roastery outside of Seattle and commercialized the brand's digital gifting and delivery programs. Lotus (Chapter five) lived with Emily's family while she worked at Starbucks. A strategic business leader with over 20 years of experience, Emily is known for globalization, cross-cultural team leadership, and innovative brand building. Recognized for her ability to drive change and renew organizations, Emily approaches opportunities with an entrepreneurial mind set to establish a culture, set a vision, and build capability. She is known first and foremost as a people leader and team builder. Prior to Starbucks, Emily was the Chief Commercial Officer for IHG, Greater China, where she looked after 320 hotels and an extended team of 5,200 members. While she was at IHG, Emily's family cared for five kids, including Teo (Chapter four). Moving to Shanghai in 2011, Emily led the marketing organization that established the face of Apple Retail in Asia Pacific. While working at Apple, Emily's family cared for three young people, including Jaesin (Chapter three). She first developed her General Management, Marketing and Brand expertise at Proctor & Gamble. Five young people shared her spare room in the 11 years that Emily worked at P&G. Today, Emily sits on the board of SOS Children's Villages and has spoken at select conferences and events, including the Fortune Most Powerful Women's Summit in Hong Kong, C2 in Montreal, and has delivered three TEDx Talks. In her free time, Emily loves to teach, read, and write. She challenges herself to learn a new “big thing” every year (2019 was all about the book, and she's spent much of 2020 straddling a cajon drum). Most of all, Emily enjoys spending time with family: her husband of 20 years, her 12-year old daughter Laini, Holly Berry their rescued mutt, and Jellybean, their pygmy hedgehog. In today's episode, our guest will talk about how she found her positive thing that contributes towards her community. She will also discuss her book and what it entails. Listen in! Social Media Handles: Author Website: https://social-legacy.com/ LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/emilychang8621 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emily.chang.925602 Instagram: https://instagram.com.thespareroombook The first thing is that for me, it's never been about work life balance but about work life integration. [4:11] As I've gotten older, one of the things I realized was I had an opportunity to better integrate my personal life with my professional. [4:36] We always had these kids in our spare room and it was something that we certainly didn't hide, but also didn't really bring to the forefront either. [4:42] As we identified the spare room as a social offering to our community, we started to realize that talking about it isn't really about ego. [5:14] We embraced the idea of talking about the spare room with a TEDx talk and then took a year to write the boo [5:36] We believe this builds into our community and pays tribute to each of the people that we've had the privilege of sharing our spare room with. [5:43] You don't have to do very big things but something that you are specially designed to do that will actively support and build into your community, however you define it. [5:53] I don't think it's the best use of time to try and convince somebody else of your thing, everybody will come into it on their own. [7:28} If everybody starts identifying their offer and their offense, we can create communities that go after improving their communities. [7:43] I did a talk a few years ago called ‘The power of And,' which was all about the power of paradox and how you can take two ideas that seem in congruent and find the mutuality in the middle of them. [9:26] Sometimes we look at people who look like they've arrived and it looks like they have it all togetherand think that they have these intentions but usually it's not [10:26] It doesn't always have to be intentional or some grandiose gesture, sometimes it's your heart saying, I can do something about this. [11:07] We are capable of so much more than we can possibly imagine but we don't have to go after the grand gesture or the fully designed, well orchestrated, intentional, purpose driven thing. [11:27] We can do what helps us feel like we're doing something positive and when you find that moment, then you've hit on something where you can naturally add value to your community. [11:40] You want to position yourself in a way to maximize the value contribution that you can leave in the place around you without the risk of falling into the ego trap. [14:21] Commercial break. [15:40] When we talk about community service, or CSR, sometimes it feels like something that has to be sacrificial and that is human nature. [17:54] If we take an abundance mindset where we want to contribute more than we consume. We want to leave something more than what we've taken from this world. [18:06] The format of the book is written in very much a self reflection, action-oriented mindset and I don't want this to be a book but a movement. [18:58] If this can become something that's good for the world which helps people articulate how they contribute more than they consume, then that is something that I would feel really good about. [19:34] I do believe people are good and generally want to contribute more than they consume but may not know where to direct that attention or what they can [19:44] The construct of the book is a Venn diagram where in chapter one, you've got your offer and the second chapter talks about offense, then chapter three is the intersection of 1 and 2. [20:00] Chapters four and five talks about the action plan and the last part of the book is about, what I want to look back on that can have people say something about me after I've passed. [21:38] I've always believed that defining the end state helps you become much more intentional, with your time, priorities, and your investment. [21:54] There's positive power in positive words so we want to define the things that we're good at and embrace [23:56] Nobody should do nothing and nobody wants to do nothing, so feel empowered even if you do a small thing. [25:48] People came from very ordinary and said, I think I can go do something about this and they ended up changing the world for somebody. [26:14] …………………..….. TopDog Learning Group, LLC is a leadership, change management, and diversity and inclusion consulting firm based in Orlando, FL, USA but with “TopDoggers” (aka consultants) throughout North America and beyond. They focus on training programs (both virtual and face-to-face), keynotes and “lunch and learns,” group and 1:1 coaching, and off-the-shelf solutions. One such solution is their Masterclass on The Top 3 Strategies to be Resilient in Times of Change. This thoughtful self-paced online training will guide you through three tactics you can immediately use to—not just survive—but thrive when change comes at you. Use the code RESIL50OFF for 50% off the program! Just go to https://bit.ly/3a5mIS6 and enter the code RESIL50OFF, in all capitals, to redeem your 50% off coupon. The link and code will be available in our show notes for easy access.
Emma checked all the boxes for success: brilliant student, attorney, general counsel for a major international company, executive working across the globe in Europe, the Asia Pacific region, Middle East, and Africa, and negotiating major business transactions from $200 million to $10 Billion. She had also been careful to check the boxes of performance in her relationship with Jesus, but it still felt mostly lifeless and empty. She desperately wanted to experience the freedom and joy promised in scripture. Then one day, working in Australia, she had an unforgettable encounter with the Living God which literally changed everything. In this episode she shares what happened. Meet Emma: https://www.realfaithstories.com/guests/emmasharma Find Out More About The Real Faith Stories Podcast: http://www.RealFaithStories.com Meet The Host Of Real Faith Stories: http://www.BrianRobinson.co Special Guest: Emma Sharma.
On The Cloud Pod this week, Justin may be out but the cloud stops for no one. Also, AWS announces a New Zealand region, GCP releases GKE Backup, and Azure Functions 4.0 is now in public preview. A big thanks to this week's sponsors: Foghorn Consulting, which provides full-stack cloud solutions with a focus on strategy, planning and execution for enterprises seeking to take advantage of the transformative capabilities of AWS, Google Cloud and Azure. JumpCloud, which offers a complete platform for identity, access, and device management — no matter where your users and devices are located. This week's highlights
We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors. This week, from 2018: Beijing is buying up media outlets and training scores of foreign journalists to ‘tell China's story well' – as part of a worldwide propaganda campaign of astonishing scope and ambition. By Louisa Lim and Julia Bergin. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/longreadpod
Lynette Nam is the Senior Legal Advisor at Justice Centre Hong Kong. In this role, she works to advance the rights and protection of refugees and forced migrants in this city and around the Asia Pacific region. Law as a tool “I realized that law is a tool. And it's a tool that could be... The post Driving Change for Justice | Lynette Nam | Justice Centre Hong Kong appeared first on .
Warning: after you press "play," you'll be transformed.Tune in to hear what is perhaps the most powerful presentation we've ever shared with you, here on Professional Christian Coaching Today. It. Is. Simply. Powerful. Transformational may be an understatement, but it's one of the best words we can think of to truly describe what will happen as you listen to this world-changing, life-poured-out message. There's no introduction that could even begin to describe what you're about to hear. And your takeaways will truly be your own... what God whispers into your spirit as you sit at His feet. About Cindy Schmelzenbach Cindy Schmelzenbach is an ICF Professional Certified Coach, a Professional Certified Life and Leadership Coach through PCCI, a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and a Conversational Intelligence® Enhanced Practitioner. She also has a Master of Arts in Human Services Counseling and serves on faculty at PCCI. Cindy and Harmon, her husband of 38 years, believe in fully engaging life, wherever God invites them, every moment, every day. They've spent 19 years in successful entrepreneurial businesses in the US and Caribbean and another 19 years internationally in cross-cultural leadership roles within a global ministry organization. Their passion for wholistic health and enhanced team dynamics moved Cindy to develop a Member Care initiative which she then successfully launched and coordinated across 46 countries in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, while serving as Internal Coach, Cindy facilitated coach training for international leaders across Asia Pacific and played a major role in the development and cultivation of a coaching culture within the organization. “I am passionate about co-creating a space where powerful things happen that simply may not happen anywhere else!” Whether in one-on-one or group coaching contexts, clients discover the next steps in their journey to resilience, authenticity and thriving. Cindy is privileged to partner with clients who range from individuals quietly changing their world to public leaders who influence thousands with their decisions. Her current practice includes Life Coaching, Strengths® Coaching, Team or Group Coaching, and ICF Mentor Coaching. Connect with Cindy at: www.coachingwithcindy.com
As climate mitigation gets higher on the agenda, it is becoming increasingly important that financial institutions transition to sustainable business models to meet developing environmental, social and governance requirements, and achieve net zero. Pat Woo, global co-head for sustainable finance, KPMG, and Vikram Kumar, new business manager, infrastructure and natural resources, Asia Pacific, International Finance Corporation, join Emma McGarthy, head of policy analysis, sustainability, OMFIF, to discuss the key elements and frameworks required for sustainable business models. They discuss the impacts of new requirements, such as the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures, regulatory frameworks such as taxonomies and how private investors can leverage capital for new renewable infrastructure.
Our guest for this episode is Fiona Johnston, Principal of St Hilda's Anglican School for Girls in Perth, Western Australia and a member of the CASE Council for Asia-Pacific. Celebrating St Hilda's 125 years, Fiona shares how reflecting on the school's history during the process of developing their strategic plan St Hilda's Reimagined is ensuring graduates are well prepared for the workforce. Listen in to learn about St Hilda's targeted programmes that aim to inspire women in leadership, as well as how they went about securing philanthropic and corporate partnerships to support their Indigenous students and students interested in science, technology, and engineering.
Today, the channels that consumers can now use to connect with brands to elicit a range of interactions have multiplied, dramatically. With major new platforms emerging all over the world, the retail networks utilised by luxury brands are evolving at an unprecedented pace to include a huge number of customer touch points — each a distinct opportunity for growth but requiring an idiosyncratic strategy for success. Due to mobile-commerce and social-commerce, when, how and why a consumer transacts with a brand has been reimagined entirely. The linear paths to purchase with which we are so familiar are being replaced by new conduits that combine digital content with customer-centric retail strategies to make transacting as engaging, enjoyable and instantaneous as possible. There is one region responsible for the lion's share of retail innovation: China. The engine of the luxury industry's growth for decades is now the epicentre of the most significant retail innovation in the market. From buy now, to swipe up, unboxing to bounce houses, KOLs, KOCs, shoppable video, live streaming, digital clienteling, resale sites, marketplaces, macro and micro influencers — luxury's retail channels have been reimagined at scale. Now, that innovation is beginning to shape global retail strategy. To discover what this means for the future of the luxury goods industry BoF assembled four global authorities to share their insights with host Robin Mellery-Pratt. Timothy Armoo is the CEO of Fanbytes, which supports social media creators to navigate success, while also guiding brands to reach younger audiences on emerging and existing platforms. Selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021, Armoo was named by The Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in marketing and advertising. “When we advise our brands, the best way to go is, you say that you want to reach Gen-Z, but let's go a layer down. Let's go to a sub layer, and what niches — what core niches — are we actually trying to engage within that particular demographic? [...] Who exactly are we trying to engage?” Iris Chan is a partner at Digital Luxury Group, which assists global clients with their digital presence and activities in the Mainland China market. Chan has over 12 years of marketing experience in agencies and consultancies in North America and Asia Pacific markets, specialising in luxury consumer behaviour and working closely with brands including Richemont and Ralph Lauren. “Whether it be Weibo, Douyin, WeChat, TMall, Bilibili, any of these — and there's still so many more beyond that — a lot of it is interconnected: cross-platform inter connections and redirections, so consumers can have a very unique experience and brands can take them on different types of journeys.” Jerry Clode is the founder of The Solution Consultancy, which assists brands in navigating the Chinese market. The former head of digital and social insight at Shanghai's Resonance, Clode launched The Solution Consultancy to help brands understand the consumer mindset and markets of Asian and emerging markets, specifically in China and rapidly expanding digital culture. “Luxury consumption in China is inherently social. So, to have a relationship with a brand means knowing it to a level where I could confidently introduce it to my friends and to my wider group of contacts.” Patrice Nordey is managing partner of Fabernovel Asia — an agency that helps businesses expand into Asia and partner with the largest digital players in China, such as Alibaba. Nordey is an economist who specialises in disruptive innovation, new technologies and digital transformation, with 14 years' experience within the Chinese market. “A normal brand should deliver hundreds of videos per month to be able to sustain its presence and visibility. In this equation, content creators and KOLs, video streamers, become the key strategic partners for brands to convert users into customers.” Follow the series to ensure you never miss an episode and discover actionable insights into the opportunities and challenges a redefined industry will bring and how luxury's transformation will impact your business.
Today, the channels that consumers can now use to connect with brands to elicit a range of interactions have multiplied, dramatically. With major new platforms emerging all over the world, the retail networks utilised by luxury brands are evolving at an unprecedented pace to include a huge number of customer touch points — each a distinct opportunity for growth but requiring an idiosyncratic strategy for success. Due to mobile-commerce and social-commerce, when, how and why a consumer transacts with a brand has been reimagined entirely. The linear paths to purchase with which we are so familiar are being replaced by new conduits that combine digital content with customer-centric retail strategies to make transacting as engaging, enjoyable and instantaneous as possible. There is one region responsible for the lion's share of retail innovation: China. The engine of the luxury industry's growth for decades is now the epicentre of the most significant retail innovation in the market. From buy now, to swipe up, unboxing to bounce houses, KOLs, KOCs, shoppable video, live streaming, digital clienteling, resale sites, marketplaces, macro and micro influencers — luxury's retail channels have been reimagined at scale. Now, that innovation is beginning to shape global retail strategy. To discover what this means for the future of the luxury goods industry BoF assembled four global authorities to share their insights with host Robin Mellery-Pratt. Timothy Armoo is the CEO of Fanbytes, which supports social media creators to navigate success, while also guiding brands to reach younger audiences on emerging and existing platforms. Selected for Forbes 30 under 30 in 2021, Armoo was named by The Evening Standard as one of the most influential people in marketing and advertising. “When we advise our brands, the best way to go is, you say that you want to reach Gen-Z, but let's go a layer down. Let's go to a sub layer, and what niches — what core niches — are we actually trying to engage within that particular demographic? [...] Who exactly are we trying to engage?” Iris Chan is a partner at Digital Luxury Group, which assists global clients with their digital presence and activities in the Mainland China market. Chan has over 12 years of marketing experience in agencies and consultancies in North America and Asia Pacific markets, specialising in luxury consumer behaviour and working closely with brands including Richemont and Ralph Lauren. “Whether it be Weibo, Douyin, WeChat, TMall, Bilibili, any of these — and there's still so many more beyond that — a lot of it is interconnected: cross-platform inter connections and redirections, so consumers can have a very unique experience and brands can take them on different types of journeys.” Jerry Clode is the founder of The Solution Consultancy, which assists brands in navigating the Chinese market. The former head of digital and social insight at Shanghai's Resonance, Clode launched The Solution Consultancy to help brands understand the consumer mindset and markets of Asian and emerging markets, specifically in China and rapidly expanding digital culture. “Luxury consumption in China is inherently social. So, to have a relationship with a brand means knowing it to a level where I could confidently introduce it to my friends and to my wider group of contacts.” Patrice Nordey is managing partner of Fabernovel Asia — an agency that helps businesses expand into Asia and partner with the largest digital players in China, such as Alibaba. Nordey is an economist who specialises in disruptive innovation, new technologies and digital transformation, with 14 years' experience within the Chinese market. “A normal brand should deliver hundreds of videos per month to be able to sustain its presence and visibility. In this equation, content creators and KOLs, video streamers, become the key strategic partners for brands to convert users into customers.” Follow the series to ensure you never miss an episode and discover actionable insights into the opportunities and challenges a redefined industry will bring and how luxury's transformation will impact your business. Sign up for BoF's Daily Digest newsletter. For comments, questions, or speaker ideas, please e-mail: email@example.com. For all sponsorship enquiries, it's: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show #1229 If you get any value from this podcast please consider supporting my work on Patreon. Plus all Patreon supporters get their own unique ad-free podcast feed. Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Thursday 30th September. It's Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to. Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they've built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It's a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too. BMW IX FIRST DRIVE REVIEW "The 2022 iX is one of two new BMW EVs coming to the US next year. But while the upcoming i4 is pretty much just a 4 Series Gran Coupe with an electric powertrain, the iX is a clean-sheet design from the ground up. It's unlike anything else in BMW's current portfolio." says Roadshow: "It all starts with a composite spaceframe made of carbon-fiber reinforced plastics, aluminum and high-strength steel. Sound familiar? This is the same framework BMW used when building the i3 hatchback and i8 coupe, and just like those cars, the iX's body structure is as light as it is strong. It's hard to get a sense of how big the iX is, especially in photos. At 195.0 inches long, 77.4 inches wide and 66.7 inches tall, the iX is about the size of a BMW X5 SUV, just a little shorter in height. In the US, the iX will come standard with 20-inch wheels, and a range of 21- and 22-inch options will be available." Read more: https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/2022-bmw-ix-first-drive-review/ "Having a dedicated electric vehicle platform means a few things. Firstly, it's lighter than converting a traditional architecture over for an electric vehicle. The structural points and package requirements are designed specifically for a battery pack in the floor, electric motors at each axle, and the lack of traditional powertrain equipment. So there's no waste in the chassis." points out BMW Blog: "For instance, the completely flat rear trunk floor in the iX is only possible because it doesn't have a traditional transmission tunnel to work around. The battery can be stored completely flat underneath the floor with no obstructions. Therefore, the battery is packaged better and rear passengers have far more foot room. Also, because the rear subframes and suspension were designed for an electric motor, the entire eDrive unit can be stored under the rear trunk floor with no intrusion into cargo space." Read more: https://www.bmwblog.com/2021/09/28/2022-bmw-ix-xdrive50-test-drive/ "The high-voltage battery pack has made similar gains in terms of increased energy density—about 40 percent compared to the battery in the outgoing i3. BMW sources the prismatic cells from CATL and Samsung SDI, but the rest is done in-house in a new battery facility at its Dingolfing factory. The iX xDrive50 uses a 106.3 kWh pack (useable; gross capacity is 111.5 kWh) comprising six modules of 50 cells each and another five modules each with 40 cells." according to Ars Technica: "Since leaving the factory 1,235 miles (1,987 km) ago, the iX I was testing averaged 2.8 miles/kWh (22.1 kWh/100 km), which includes time running flat-out on derestricted German Autobahns at 124 mph (200 km/h). the iX can DC fast-charge at up to 195 kW, taking 40 minutes or less to charge from 10 percent to 80 percent. AC charging maxes out at 11 kW on single-phase electricity" Read more: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2021/09/forget-the-looks-love-the-tech-the-83200-bmw-ix-electric-suv " It makes 516 horsepower, does 0 to 62 mph in 4.6 seconds, and offers a range of about 300 miles (not official just yet in the U.S., but that's the estimate, and fits with what I saw in use). That front hood, by the way, is weird. Normally, all you can open in the front is the BMW badge, which gives access to the washer fluid reservoir and a bit of cargo room, provided your cargo is one solitary meatball wrapped in a napkin. The hood itself can be opened, but it's a bit of a chore involving two separate latches, and there are no stays or even one of those hinged sticks to hold the hood open; this is clearly a no user-serviceable parts inside kind of deal." writes Jason at Jalopnik: "On the autobahn, at speeds of 130 to 140 mph, the iX is a speedy, silent mobile room. The wheels have been designed to be especially aerodynamic and quiet, and as a result there's pretty minimal road noise. To keep things from being too masoleum-quiet, there's artificial sounds that get played, and they're actually and maybe a little surprisingly good. BMW got musician Hans Zimmer to come up with a bunch of EV sounds, and I found that they provided valuable feedback about throttle position and enhanced the overall experience without seeming forced or too artificial. It's well-executed." Read more: https://jalopnik.com/the-electric-bmw-ix-isnt-actually-that-ugly-and-it-give-1847765429 Other points: Active Driving Assistant is great, particularly adaptive cruise control Software updated are bi-weekly GENESIS GV60 GETS 'BOOST MODE' FOR 0 TO 62 MPH IN 4 SECONDS "The Genesis GV60, the first dedicated electric vehicle from the South Korean premium player, will get one battery for all configurations, but optional rear- and all-wheel-drive layouts along with a “Boost Mode” that takes the new entry from 0 to 62 mph in just 4 seconds." says Automotive News: "Genesis said the standard rear-wheel-drive version will get a single 168-kilowatt motor. The awd variant, meanwhile, gets two motors. The rear-wheel motor will deliver 160 kW while the front achieves 74 kW, for a total system output of 234 kW. Finally, a third variant called the Performance Model will be all-wheel drive and achieve output of 320 kW in Sports Mode and top out at 360 kW in Boost Mod. All versions of the GV60 will get a 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery" Battery pre-conditioning 800v Due first half of 2022 Read more: https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/genesis-first-dedicated-ev-gv60-gets-boost-mode-0-62-mph-4-seconds FORD MUSTANG MACH-E GETS MORE USABLE BATTERY AND RANGE FOR 2022 "The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E will have some notable changes for the new model year, and we know when production starts thanks to a member from the Mach-E Forum who posted the electric SUV's 2022 order guide." according to InsideEVs; "The biggest change for the electric Ford is the amount of usable battery capacity offered in both Standard Range and Extended Range models. The usable battery capacity in the SR battery pack is now 70 kWh (up from 68 kWh) and 91 kWh in the ER battery pack (up from 88 kWh). The California Route 1 model will be available with all-wheel drive and will come standard with heated front seats and a heated steering wheel for 2022." Read more: https://insideevs.com/news/537347/mustang-mach-e-range-battery NIO LAUNCHES NIO ES8 AND OPENS NIO HOUSE IN NORWAY Today, NIO launches its smart electric flagship SUV, NIO ES8, for sale in Norway, and hosts a launch event for NIO House Oslo, the first NIO House in Europe. An important part of NIO users' car-owning experience is the holistic charging and swapping system. The latter enables NIO vehicle's batteries to be automatically swapped in three minutes. Norwegian national authorities have already approved the country's first Power Swap station, which will be located in Lier, approximately 30 kilometres south of Oslo. Today, NIO announces an ambition to set up 20 Power Swap stations in Norway by the end of 2022. The plan is to locate Power Swap stations in many of Norway's main cities and along the busiest transport routes. All Power Swap stations are subject to regulatory approvals including planning and building permission from relevant local councils. NIO will also offer Battery-as-a-Service (BaaS) to Norwegian users who purchase an electric vehicle from NIO. NIO users who purchase a NIO ES8 Signature Edition 100 kWh together with a BaaS subscription will be able to benefit from six battery swaps including service fee per month with an additional cost from NOK 1,999 per month. NIO HAS COMPLETED 4 MILLION BATTERY SWAPS "By September 29, China's new energy vehicle startup NIO has a total of 504 battery swapping stations, one quarter ahead of its target to reach 500 by the end of 2020. Besides, the company has completed more than 4 million battery swaps by September 29, about 30 swaps per user. The highest number of battery swaps for a single vehicle is 927. NIO aims to have a total of 700 battery swapping stations before the Chinese New Year Holiday in 2022." reports Gasgoo. Read more: https://autonews.gasgoo.com/70018831.html ABB UNVEILS THE ‘TERRA 360' "Swiss technology company ABB unveiled its latest EV charger on Thursday called the "Terra 360" that can add 60 miles of range in just three minutes. ABB says it's the world's most powerful EV charger, delivering charging rates up to 360 kW" says FutureCar: "The Terra 360 is a modular charger which can simultaneously charge up to four vehicles at once and is built with dynamic power distribution. This setup means that drivers will not have to wait if somebody else is already charging ahead of them. They simply pull up to another open plug. The powerful charger will be first available in Europe by the end of the year. ABB plans to expand the Terra 360 to the U.S., Latin America and Asia Pacific regions sometime in 2022." Read more: https://www.futurecar.com/4899/Swiss-Technology-Company-ABB-Unveils-the-Terra-360-the-Worlds-Most-Powerful-EV-Charger GERMAN STATE SAYS NO DECISION YET ON TESLA PLANT https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/german-state-says-no-decision-yet-tesla-plant-2021-09-29/ https://www.electrive.com/2021/09/30/giga-berlin-approved-with-strict-water-usage-conditions/ TESLA GIGA FEST WILL NOT PRESENT A FINISHED GIGA FACTORY https://www.autoevolution.com/news/tesla-giga-fest-will-not-present-a-finished-giga-factory-says-engineer-170634.html NEW QUESTION OF THE WEEK WITH EMOBILITYNORWAY.COM If you have gone back to fossil cars, or play along, imagine you HAD decided to switch back from EV to combustion, what's the reason? Email me your thoughts and I'll read them out on Sunday – email@example.com It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast. 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What surprising documentation strategy should you employ in Asia-Pacific countries? When can you expect public country-by-country reporting in the EU? And why is the Belgian Tax Authority so interested in building a time machine back to 2009? These stories and more on the latest Fiona Show: Hot Off the Press podcast.
Welcome to the Great Women in Compliance Podcast, co-hosted by Lisa Fine and Mary Shirley. This week the Great Women in Compliance podcast shines a spotlight on the Asia Pacific region again with Mary and guest Yuet Ming Tham getting into the nitty gritty of conducting investigations in Asia. They discuss common trends that Yuet has observed from her vantage point in international law firm private practice. One of the greatest headaches for Compliance Officers in recent years is dealing with data that is housed within text messaging or chat apps. Yuet gives her advice for companies to best control data flow and custody, as well as opines on whether there is still utility in conducting email reviews. This episode wraps up Mary's last for the summer season and Lisa will conduct the last interview of the season next week. During their seasonal two-week break, Mary and Lisa will be preparing their next joint episode – a Halloween special on 27 October. They invite listeners to participate in the episode by sending Compliance horror stories to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in the Halloween episode. The stories can be about things that have happened in your everyday Compliance duties life, work travel or applying for jobs. Corporate Compliance Insights is a much appreciated sponsor and supporter of GWIC, including affiliate organization CCI Press publishing the related book; “Sending the Elevator Back Down, What We've Learned from Great Women in Compliance” (CCI Press, 2020). Thank you to all those who have taken the time to rate the GWIC podcast and book, it's much appreciated. If you've already read the booked and liked it, will you help out other women to make the decision to leverage off the tips and advice given by rating the book and giving it a glowing review on Amazon? As always, we are so grateful for all of your support and if you have any feedback or suggestions for our 2021 line up or would just like to reach out and say hello, we always welcome hearing from our listeners. You can subscribe to the Great Women in Compliance podcast on any podcast player by searching for it and we welcome new subscribers to our podcast. Join the Great Women in Compliance community on LinkedIn here.
Celebrating the 100th Episode of The Future-Proof Selling Podcast!!! Very pleased to welcome Tony Hughes back to the show - fitting as he was my very first guest 99 amazing episodes ago. This time he is joined by the brilliant Justin Michael for a value-packed discussion on technology, AI and taking a glimpse into the not-so-distant future of B2B Sales. Together Justin and Tony have penned a unique new book “Tech Powered Sales”, which is a mindblowing read from two of the industry's best. Tony Hughes Tony is an international keynote speaker, best-selling author, professional selling educator, award-winning blogger and the most read LinkedIn Author globally on the topic of B2B sales leadership. He is co-founder of Sales IQ Global and also ranked by Top Sales Magazine as the most influential person for professional selling in Asia-Pacific. With 35 years of sales and business leadership experience, Tony is an experienced CEO and company director having served as Director of Sales for public corporations, and as the Asia-pacific Managing Director for a number of tier-one global technology companies. He teaches 'modernized selling' within the MBA program at the University of Technology, Sydney and has taught for other universities. Justin Michael Over the last 20 years as a top producing technologist and consultant, Justin developed word-of-mouth only methods that have made him one of the most sought-after talents globally. Currently serving as a Futurist for Tenbound and Vendor Neutral, he is host of podcasts Quantum Leap and Beyond Sales Development. Justin is Co-Founder of HYPCCCYCL, the first B2B Esports community focused on go-to-market cross-training™️. Through invite-only competitions, members participate in active learning which is proven to increase hard skill retention to 90%. Key Points of our Discussion Tony and Justin's book “Tech Powered Sales.” Failure rates and challenges in enterprise sales Adapting to today's technology in order to succeed The danger of misusing automation technology Setting up a sales team from scratch today The essential technologies for B2B sales A day in the life in the future Intent data and the advanced stack Calling (phone) automation technology Advanced targeting via “trigger events.” Both Tony and Justin are very active on linkedin, follow them for more great content and insights for modern sales success now, and into the future. Tony Hughes LinkedIn Justin Michael LinkedIn
Join us on Be Brave at Work as we speak with Lance Tanaka. Lance is a Japanese-American who was born, raised and educated in the US, but has spent much of his professional life living and working throughout Asia. He is currently the founder and Managing Director of Asia Executive Resource Ltd. (AER), a company that provides executive coaching for the “best of the best” global and local companies throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe and US. He has published 3 books, Stories from the Top, Tend Your Garden, Dream and Achieve and leads 2 podcast series, Tanaka in Three and Stories from the Top. Links of Interest LinkedIn Website Dream and Achieve: 90 Days to a life of purpose Stories from the Top: The 8 Core Leadership Challenges and How the Best Executives Overcame Them Tend Your Garden: 90 Days to a life of purpose Please click the like button above and leave a review if your favorite podcast app has that ability. Thank you! More information about Ed, visit Excellius.com © 2021 Ed Evarts
For the 400th episode of Veteran On The Move, Joe is joined by Mark McLaughlin, the co-founder of Old Line Spirits. Along with fellow Navy Veteran Arch Watkins, Mark seized the opportunity to transform a love of whiskey into a successful distillery. Mark shared his post military story; from utilizing the GI Bill for graduate education to working two years as an investment banker. After deciding that banking was not a good fit, Mark turned to entrepreneurship. He shares the lessons he learned through his experience; to include the importance of being able to adjust your business plan in the face of adversity and the value of continuing to learn. Are you a Veteran who is transitioning to Entrepreneurship? Then check out this FREE download for the Top 29 Entrepreneurship Programs for Veterans & their families! Download Here ! About Our Guest Mark McLaughlin is a 2001 graduate of Villanova University. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a Naval Officer and served for 10 years as a Naval Flight Officer flying the EA-6B Prowler aircraft. He flew over 60 combat sorties in Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as hundreds of sorties in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as well as contingency operations in the Asia / Pacific theater of operations. Upon completion of active service, Mark attended the University of Virginia Darden School of Business where he completed his MBA. Mark worked as an investment banking associate with Stifel Nicolaus from 2012 through 2014 where he had extensive M&A and capital raising experience, primarily in the Industrials and Aerospace & Defense industries. Old Line Spirits Join the conversation on our Facebook! Check out Veteran on the Move on Facebook to connect with our guests and other listeners. A place where you can network with other like-minded veterans who are transitioning to entrepreneurship and get updates on people, programs and resources to help you in YOUR transition to entrepreneurship. About Our Sponsors Navy Federal Credit Union We've bought a few cars with Navy Federal over my 31 years as a member with their fully loaded car buying experience. When you become a member of Navy Federal Credit Union, life gets better. You can finance, buy, protect, and enjoy your auto purchase all through one convenient place. They have low rates and preapproval that's good for 90 days, so you know what you can afford while you shop. You can save thousands off MSRP with Navy Federal's car buying service, powered by TrueCar. You can also get exclusive member savings with CARFAX, GEICO and SiriusXM. They're always available with 24/7 member service representatives to answer any questions. Learn more at here. At Navy Federal, our members are the mission. Credit and collateral subject to approval. Your actual savings off MSRP may vary. Navy Federal Credit Union is federally insured by NCUA. Want to be our next guest? Send us an email at email@example.com. Did you love this episode? Leave us a 5-star rating and review! Download Joe Crane's Top 7 Paths to Freedom or get it on your mobile device. Text VETERAN to 38470. Veteran On the Move podcast has published over 375 episodes. Our listeners have the opportunity to hear in-depth interviews conducted by host Joe Crane. The podcast features people, programs, and resources to assist veterans in their transition to entrepreneurship. As a result, Veteran On the Move has over 1,000,000 verified downloads through Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud, iTunes and RSS Feed Syndication making it one of the most popular Military Entrepreneur Shows on the Internet Today.
Photo: An exceprt from the Luo Chong Lu showing Korean, Japanese and Ryukyuan ethnicities. . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, by Michael R. Auslin Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, more commonly known as the Quad, brings together the United States, Australia, Japan and India in strategic dialogue on everything from disaster relief, to military readiness, to technology and supply chains. Today, the leaders of those four countries will meet for the first-ever summit, a gathering which would have been difficult to imagine just a few years ago. To understand what led up to this point and what could develop from it, David Priess sat down with three experts who look at the Quad from different perspectives. Lavina Lee is a senior lecturer at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Last year, she was appointed by the Australian minister of defense as director of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Council. Tanvi Madan is a senior fellow at and director of The India Project at the Brookings Institution, and she focuses in particular on India's foreign and security policies. And Sheila Smith is a senior fellow for Asia Pacific studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a renowned expert on Japanese politics and foreign policy. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
South Korean Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong discusses the peace process on the Korean peninsula, South Korea's role in the Asia-Pacific and on the global front, and the ROK-U.S. comprehensive partnership.
It came out of the blue – but the new military pact between Australia, the UK and the US could transform international relations for a generation. The Guardian's defence and security editor, Dan Sabbagh, explains the Aukus deal that has enraged Beijing. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus
We speak to Mieke De Schepper, Executive Vice President and Managing Director for Asia-Pacific, Amadeus on how this global travel technology leader sees the future of the travel industry and what solutions and services the customers as well as the travel eco-system are interested in. Image credit: Shutterstock.com & Amadeus
Creative leaders break the mold by chartering their own destiny. They have confidence in their ideas and never give up on bringing them to fruition. It means leading without frontiers by seeing around the corners and fearlessly navigating into the future with an insatiable curiosity and lust for life.Mia Reyes is a polymath who has mastered the art and science of divergent and convergent thinking epitomized in her non-linear trajectory that has encompassed leading Microsoft's global go-to-market strategy for the defense and intelligence industry. Directing the foreign policy and international trade on digital policies within the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), multilateral trade and economic forum comprising 21 countries around the Pacific Rim. Led negotiations on behalf of U.S. companies in the APEC Business Advisory Council. Staffed White House-appointed C-suite business executives representing the U.S. industry. Traveled extensively around the Asia-Pacific region representing the United States and the U.S. private sector, and worked closely with Fortune 100 companies, international business leaders, and foreign governments on international policy issues. Mia has worked in the music industry, social services, and nonprofits, if that wasn't enough to live a fulfilled life. A world event forecaster, a former professional BBQ judge, a radio DJ appeared in television commercials. Lived in an eco-village in southern India, rode horseback across Mongolia, and walked across Spain. She holds a Master's in Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington.Mia provides perspective about creativity in shaping public policy and what it means to have an authentic purpose-led mission-driven approach to unleashing your creative power by making people's lives better and advancing society toward a greater good.(99+) Mia Reyes | LinkedInMore about Creativity:"Creativity Without Frontiers" is now available at Unknown Origins Books and all relevant book retailers. Stay in touch:Web: https://www.unknownorigins.com/Twitter: Unknown Origins (@UnknownOrigins9) / TwitterInstagram: Unknown Origins (@unknownorigins_)Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Unknown-Origins-112791887004124LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/unknown-origins/YouTube: Unknown Origins - YouTubeMusic by Iain MutchWALKERANDWILLIAMSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/unknownorigins)
Len McCluskey, the outgoing Unite union leader, chats to Adam about Labour's chances at the next general election, and why he still wants Sir Keir Starmer to become prime minister even though he doesn't trust him. And...Attention travellers: we have some breaking news about changes to the government's rules on going abroad. Also, Newsnight's Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban is here to explain why the historic security pact known as AUKUS, between Australia, the UK and the US marks a major shift in diplomatic relations in the Asia-Pacific. Today's Newscast was made by Caitlin Hanrahan with Danny Wittenberg and Alix Pickles. The studio director was Nick Jones. Emma Close is the Assistant Editor and Jonathan Aspinwall is the Editor.
President Joe Biden appeared at a virtual joint news conference with Boris Johnson and Scott Morrison, the prime ministers of Britain and Australia, to announce a new security arrangement for the Asia Pacific region. Under the terms of the historic deal, the US will share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Also, few international humanitarian groups remain in Afghanistan. And, France has declared a health emergency in New Caledonia, as COVID-19 cases there continue to surge. Meanwhile, a law is expected to pass this week in Paris that extends the health emergency to New Caledonia and French Polynesia until mid-November. Plus, in Kenya, entrepreneurs are trying to make camel milk, a traditional pastoralist beverage, the next big drink.
Reality check: How far has the industry evolved since Covid-19 first hit? Professionals have switched careers, we've changed the way we consume content, human connections have become more important than ever and the entire industry has been pivoting to cope. Karen Yue is the Group Editor at TTG Asia Media heading a team of editors, reporters and correspondents across the Asia-Pacific region. Founder of the TTG Content Lab which creates multi-platform content, Karen also oversees titles such as TTGmice, which has won several PATA accolades. Quotes“Prior to the pandemic, travel and tourism accounted for one in four of all new jobs created across the world. international visitors' spend amounted to 1.7 trillion US dollars in 2019. But throughout 2020, the very tough year, it suffered a loss of about 44.5 trillion to 4.7 trillion US dollars... you can see that the data is quite heartbreaking.”“Fearless, farsighted, decisive leaders are always needed, especially in tough times. But I think people are starting to pay more attention to the hearts of leaders and to the heart of corporations… How leaders and corporations behave under challenging conditions define their reputation and influence consumer choices.”“The luxury market is seen as the ones to lead travel revival. In fact, we have seen studies conducted by ILTM Asia-(Pacific) that the luxury travel market has continued to grow even despite the pandemic…"Don't miss:- How the pandemic has changed Karen's professional and personal life- What makes a good mentor in the tourism and events space- Reasons to stay in the travel and business events industry- Pandemic impacts on travel trade magazines- The Singaporean government's bold endemic Covid-19 strategy and complications for travel bubbles- Why pursue an education and career in the industry despite current challenges- How luxury and solo travelers will lead the recovery for tourismKaren is reading:Neither Civil Nor Servant: The Philip Yeo StoryThe Best I Could : Subhas AnandanConnect with Karen:LinkedIn: Karen YueEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgConnect with Adelaine / Sign up for her newsletter:Email: email@example.com
Alaskan North Slope (ANS) crude cargoes continue to be exported to the Asia-Pacific. So far in 2021, at least eight cargoes have been loaded, including one that discharged in Japan, which was the country's first import of ANS in nearly five years. In this episode of The Crude Report, market reporter Benjamin Peyton explains how US West coast demand is affecting ANS flows to the Asia-Pacific and what is happening at home in Alaska that could ultimately affect production.
On “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg,” Dani talks with Dan Riegler about his Singapore-based food startup and the plant-based meat movement in the Asia-Pacific region. Riegler's company, Karana, uses jackfruit to create pork alternatives for restaurants and cafes across Singapore and Hong Kong, aiming to help the transition to a more sustainable food system. While you're listening, subscribe, rate, and review the show; it would mean the world to us to have your feedback. You can listen to “Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg” wherever you consume your podcasts.
Photo: In northwest India Mohenjo Daro, with Harappa perhaps the earliest urban center on Earth, was flourishing 4,500 years ago and did so for a good thousand years. (screen grab) CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, by Michael R. Auslin Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.
Photo: Kerepunu women at the marketplace of Kalo, British New Guinea, 1885 . CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow Michael Auslin #Unbound. The complete, twenty-minute interview. May 12, 2021. LXX GLXXG Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, by Michael R. Auslin Format: Kindle Edition https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08563RW9H/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 The Indo-Pacific is fast becoming the world's dominant region. Now, as it grows in power and wealth, geopolitical competition has reemerged, threatening future stability not merely in Asia but around the globe. China is aggressive and uncooperative, and increasingly expects the world to bend to its wishes. The focus on Sino-US competition for global power has obscured "Asia's other great game": the rivalry between Japan and China. A modernizing India risks missing out on the energies and talents of millions of its women, potentially hampering the broader role it can play in the world. And in North Korea, the most frightening question raised by Kim Jong-un's pursuit of the ultimate weapon is also the simplest: Can he control his nukes? In Asia's New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific, Michael R. Auslin examines these and other key issues transforming the Indo-Pacific and the broader world. He also explores the history of American strategy in Asia, from the 18th century through today. Taken together, Auslin's essays convey the richness and diversity of the region: with more than three billion people, the Indo-Pacific contains over half of the global population, including the world's two most populous nations, India and China. In a riveting final chapter, Auslin imagines a war between America and China in a bid for regional hegemony and what this conflict might look like.