Are you a recent graduate looking for ways to be successful in your career (or mid-career, looking for a boost)? Try thinking of yourself as a product and find ways to ‘upgrade’ yourself every year. Even if you’re still paying off your college loans, there are creative and cost effective ways to continuously learn and grow.
Think of yourself as a product. That’s right! View yourself as a competitive product with features, benefits, assets and liabilities -- all waiting to be improved upon year over year, carefully differentiating yourself from others and creating your personal brand.
Companies spend time every year listening to their customers’ needs and then they work on upgrading and improving their products. Why? So they can sell more of their products and services in the marketplace. You can use this business process of continual product improvement to make yourself more valuable as an employee as you progress through your career.
Determine how you can 'upgrade' yourself. Improvement doesn’t have to be expensive. For example, what would happen if you picked one topic each year? Let’s say you have a new job and you want to be able to take on new and challenging projects, so you choose the topic of project management. Then, let’s say you went to the library and each month or so you checked out (or downloaded) and read a different book about project management. How much of an expert on the topic of project management could you become after one year and reading six or more books?
If you started this practice now, of picking one subject per year and reading books on that topic, just think about how many subjects you could learn about and become an expert in over the next 10 – 20 years. It’s truly amazing when you think about how such a small change like this could have such a huge impact on your career and your life.
I am pissy about Apple. The headphone jack that uses same hole as power cord is the most anti-consumer design of the last five years. If my battery is low, which it always is, I can’t listen to videos and charge at same time. And you pay for an iPhone and want to keep it they don’t even keep making calls more than 2 years because the company scrambles so you have to buy another. Apple treats us like chumps!
Renee, I'm not sure what painful life experiences you've been through and I won't begin to pretend to know, but it feels to me as if you're giving up on life.
I feel you're so convinced that because you've never experienced the life you desire to live, that it's not possible...
You see yourself in such a limited, rigid, unloving way...
Who are you doing a favor by playing so small? Who are you trying to prove right by believing this is "wishful thinking"?
By seeing yourself as undeserving? By continuing to feel and believe that this will never work for you?
Just like the Palestinians every thing is taken from them.
I want to feel happy I want to return and live in my country Palestine.
And what a hypocrisy leaders from all religions he said. Yea the sheep with the wolf's. The killers of Muslims all around the world.
Kevin Wylted oh wow you listen extremists of course they tell you this ridiculous things, they are isis membres, they have nothing compared to any religious person , listen, all religions are about peace now, in the past, all the religions had violence in their saint books, because of crusades etc, now crusades and this violence isn't even relevent any more, please have critical spirit
Ibrahim Al Haj Ali stop being Muslim bro, that shit about world domination and killing everyone who disagrees with you is bad. It’s also stupid for you to make your women dress in desert clothes when they aren’t in the desert
I really enjoy listening to you Mr. Tony Robbins I appreciate all of your guidance. I believe that you have truly helped me succeed in my business
Thank you very much!
Although foreigners may now invest in A-shares, there is a monthly 20 percent limit on repatriation of funds to foreign countries.
Performance of A-shares.
Since its inception in 1990, including a major reform in 2002, the index has seen great fluctuations. Overall, however, it has grown along with the Chinese economy. The years 2015 to 2016 were a particularly difficult period, with a 52-week performance of -21.55 percent as of July 20, 2016.
As China grows from an emerging market to an advanced economy, there is substantial demand for Chinese equity. Stock exchange regulators continue efforts to make A-shares more broadly available to foreign investors and have them recognized by the global investing community.
In June 2017, the MSCI Emerging Markets Index announced a long-awaited decision it would add stocks to its index. According to CNBC, MSCI will add 222 China A Large Cap stocks to its benchmark emerging markets index gradually beginning in 2018. The MSCI website reveals the stocks it will list include the Bank of China, China Merchants Bank, Guotai Junan, Ping An Insurance, according to a document on Tsingtao Brewery, SAIC Motor, Suning Commerce and Spring Airlines.
Current Dividend Preference.
Participating Preferred Stock.
Convertible Preferred Stock.
Cumulative preferred stock includes a provision that requires the company to pay preferred shareholders all dividends, including those that were omitted in the past, before the common shareholders are able to receive their dividend payments.
Non-cumulative preferred stock does not issue any omitted or unpaid dividends. If the company chooses not to pay dividends in any given year, the shareholders of the non-cumulative preferred stock have no right or power to claim such forgone dividends at any time in the future.
Participating preferred stock provides its shareholders with the right to be paid dividends in an amount equal to the generally specified rate of preferred dividends, plus an additional dividend based on a predetermined condition. This additional dividend is typically designed to be paid out only if the amount of dividends received by common shareholders is greater than a predetermined per-share amount. If the company is liquidated, participating preferred shareholders may also have the right to be paid back the purchasing price of the stock as well as a pro-rata share of remaining proceeds received by common shareholders.
Significance to Investors.