Jochen Schweizer mit MICE Achievement Award ausgezeichnet

Warum sucht Jochen Schweizer für sein neues Projekt nach Partnern? Wenn du 1988 oder 1989 geboren wurdest, ist dies deine Chance einzusteigen

Nachfolger von Anja Loetscher und Joachim König

Der Vorhang ist gefallen: Der MICE Achievement Award geht in diesem Jahr an Jochen Schweizer. Sein langjähriger Wegbegleiter und Geschäftsführer der Jochen Schweizer Holding GmbH Michael Kiesl nahm den Preis im Rahmen des mbt Meetingplace im Münchener Postpalast entgegen.

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Fnac Darty condamné à 20 millions d’euros d’amende

L’Autorité de la concurrence a annoncé vendredi 27 juillet qu’elle infligeait à Fnac Darty une amende de 20 millions d’euros pour ne pas avoir vendu dans le temps imparti trois des six magasins que le groupe était tenu de céder pour voir validé le rapprochement des deux enseignes.

Elle a ordonné par ailleurs à Fnac Darty de céder deux autres établissements, les magasins Darty Montmartre et Darty Passy, « en substitution » de ceux qui n’ont pas été vendus à « un repreneur agréé » avant le 1er août 2017, date fixée par l’Autorité lors de son examen de l’opération, en 2016, précise un communiqué.

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5 Inspiring Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Robert Kuok in Rare Interview

5 Inspiring Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Robert Kuok in Rare Interview

Robert Kuok Hock Nien is a big name in both Malaysia and the world of entrepreneurship. With his business empire spanning across the world, Kuok is the richest man in Malaysia, with a net worth of $15.5 billion (approx. RM58.6 billion), according to Forbes.
Despite having such wealth, Kuok is probably the most humble person you’ll ever meet, which explains why he seldom sheds light in public about his business and personal life. Surprisingly though, Kuok did an interview a few years ago with ‘Dialogue’, and shared some juicy bits of his life journey and business tips with the audience. The interview was done in Mandarin, but we’ve translated it and compiled some of the inspiring facts and nuggets of wisdom for you guys. Enjoy!

1. Kuok isn’t fond of the ‘Sugar King’ nickname because it’s nothing but a man-given fame

Kuok founded the Kuok Brothers Company at age 26 and people began calling him ‘Malaysia’s Sugar King’ when he was 38. Two years later, he went up a level higher and became the ‘Sugar King of Asia’. In the heyday of his sugar business, it was said that he was responsible for 10 per cent of the annual global trade volume of sugar, but Kuok humbly said that the true figure was only 5 per cent.

2. Kuok almost became bankrupt in 1963

Basically, he made a prediction that didn’t turn out in his favour, which caused him a huge financial loss.
“I got too ambitious and stocked up 100,000 to 200,000 tonnes of sugar to cater for the future market. I thought the market would grow and I can make big money, but the market fell sharply in July and August.”
However, things soon picked up for him because a typhoon caused the granulated sugar production in Cuba to become crippled.
“At the end of August, a severe typhoon hit Cuba and caused catastrophic damages to the sugarcane plantations,” Kuok said.

This in turn spiked the international sugar price, and Kuok was able to sell his sugar for a good price again. FYI, Cuba was producing 5.5 million tonnes of sugar annually and was one of the major players in the industry at that time

3. “Success is 90% hard work and knowledge”

For instance, in the sugar business, Kuok studied about the demand, supply, production, consumption, and the shipping process in order to stay on top. Success doesn’t come easy, right?

4. Kuok works FASTER than his competitors

“Once we’ve seen through the situation, our horse must run fast (we must act fast). Because others (competitors) can see it as well.”
“I believe many of my competitors are smarter than me, but their nightlife is a bit chaotic. So, the next day, they would fall asleep on their table and I would not. Therefore, my horse runs faster than theirs (I act faster).”
For example, in April 1973, China was facing a severe shortage of money and sugar. Two Chinese high-level officials from the Ministry of Foreign Trade had secretly asked a favour from Kuok. They needed 300,000 tonnes of sugar, which is equivalent to one million tonne of sugar today. The request had to be kept confidential because if it’s leaked, the insane demand would spike the international sugar price.
Kuok only had small amount of sugar in his inventory at that time, so he sent a few employees to Brazil to buy huge amounts of sugar. At the same time, Kuok registered himself for the upcoming international sugar conference in Geneva, Switzerland to counter the rumours that he’s stocking up sugar in Brazil.
Thanks to his quick thinking and action, he managed to stock up sugar from Brazil, London, New York, and Paris. True enough, the price started rising days after Kuok’s employees signed the contract with the Brazilian government as the news have leaked out.

5. Kuok’s excellent command in English gives him an advantage over his competitors

“I could speak very good English since I was young. The businessmen in London and New York were curious about how a young Chinese man could speak such fluent English. As such, it was easy for me to approach them.”
Time to master English guys!

Content Creation Proven Tips – Not Only For Content Writers or Speech Reviewers

Cardinal for the final content form (summary, review, synopsis, direct speech, article with quotes and references) and for writer’s kick-off notes is the purpose, which determines everything.

Ideas or spoken resource can be jotted down or it can be recorded while writer’s (your) personal allusions and footnotes are anchored on the paper or in the notepad. Hereby shorthand (stenography) technique deems super serviceable.

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Pumping Iron on the First Draft

You spend years pouring out heart and soul and the first bit of advice many new writers hear is: “don’t worry about it, your first draft is always crap.” I strongly disagree. The mere fact you have completed the first draft should let you know you’re a winner. I’ve heard it said that 80% of people living in America want to write a book. That means 260 million people who want the same thing you do. But how many people follow through? Not many. How many people start their book but never finish? Too many. So, if you have a rough draft, take a moment and celebrate… you’ve done something millions of people have never done.

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13 Content Writing Tips To Improve Your Website Copy

Good content for your website will earn you more shares, earn back links for your page and earn the trust of your visitors. We are in an age where capturing a reader’s attention is challenging. People are spending fewer seconds on pages than they did before.

To beat this, one must give visitors good content that can be optimized for the web and hold a reader’s attention. These tips will help you give your content the attention it deserves.

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Become A Writer – 3 At Home Writing Careers

When many think of a Writer the first impression on their minds is from a movie like Johnny Depp’s The Secret Window, or another one comes to my mind titled Misery, with James Caan and Kathy Bates. There’s usually someone in a cabin or reclusive setting trying to focus on content for their next book.

Did you know that there are dozens of writing careers available that someone can specialize in and earn a nice living from? Usually, the writer is not referred to as such but identified by their profession, ex: a journalist, book author, blogger and more.

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The Effect of Employing Good Content Writing Companies for New Businesses

Content writing companies often offer services to new and upcoming companies to write promotional and attractive content to increase the readership of their website. These blog writing services are offered for all types of companies, like online merchants and other service providers. The advantage of employing a content writer to do this job for an upcoming firm is that you can customize the content according to the kind of keywords you want. Using special keywords that are often searched on the Internet is called Search Engine Optimization (SEO). These words can bring up the blog or the company’s website among the top few results that engines provide and hence keywords have the utmost importance when it comes to writing online content.

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6 Benefits Of Blogging On Your Website

Do you need to have a blog on your site? This is a very common question. Usually, this question is on the minds of small business owners who are too busy to create content for their websites.

Some business owners have no idea whether a blog can help their business. In this article, we are going to discuss some prominent benefits of blogging on your business site. let’s get to the point.

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