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🐦 Brand Tweet Length Distribution


On avg, only 12% of tweets are longer than 140 characters, with 1% hitting the 280-character limit. (Twitter’s data, 2018)

Brands are less brief: 39% of brand tweets are longer than 140 characters, with 6.6% of tweets containing 245-280 characters. (Socialbakers data, 2018)

🛍 The Top 5 Most Popular Categories Purchased Online


A majority of online consumers around the world claim to buy entertainment (61%) and service (56%) categories more often online than in-store. And while fewer (38%) say they buy durables such as fashion, IT/mobile and electronics more often online, that still outweighs the share (22%) that buy them more in-store, according to a Nielsen study.

Back in business! 💪 Tottenham shared this image of Harry Kane back in full training with his Tottenham teammates, ahead of their match against Burnley on Saturday! 🏃


Plastic sea: Children join an annual event to clear rubbish from Lampung Bay on the southern tip of Sumatra, Indonesia 📷 Perdiansyah @afp


What is the river that separates China and North Korea?


What is the river that separates China and North Korea?

From west to east, the Yalu River, Paektu Mountain, and the Tumen River divide the two countries. Dandong, in the Liaoning Province of China, is the largest city on the border. On the other side of the river is the city of Sinuiju in North Pyongan Province, North Korea.

What countries are included in UK?


The official name of the UK is the “United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland”. The name refers to the union of what were once four separate nations: England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland (though most of Ireland is now independent). The United Kingdom is made up of: England – The capital is London.

TECHNOLOGY: Samsung announces release of five new Galaxy phones, including 5G-compatible version and one with folding screen


Tesla’s ‘secret weapon’ disappears from website and fans are panicking


The Model 3 was supposed to be Tesla’s secret weapon in the car market, but fans are panicking after it disappeared from the company’s website, Electrek’s Fred Lambert reports.
It was this base Model 3 with a standard battery pack that was supposed to be Tesla’s “secret weapon” on the car market, the affordable luxury electric vehicle that would solidify and boost Tesla’s dominance in its niche market and spread it over into the mainstream car market. However, this might have to wait.

BREAKING: US Coast Guard officer arrested with weapons and alleged list of Democrats to attack, including Speaker Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kamala Harris.


The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns


The UK would be ‘irresponsible’ to let Huawei into 5G, think tank warns

Chinese tech giant Huawei is facing a new attack as it tries to persuade the UK government to let it help build super-fast 5G networks in the country.
Top British cybersecurity officials are reportedly confident they can manage any risks from Huawei’s telecommunications equipment, but a report published Wednesday by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), a top security think tank, said that would be a mistake.

Briefly about the main events of the day


«I choose a lazy person to do a hard job. Because a lazy person will find an easy way to do it.»

💬 Bill Gates

Briefly about the main events of the day

🔴 UK manufacturers see stronger orders, average output growth – CBI.

🔴 Lloyds Bank brushes off Brexit fears with £4 billion investor payout.

🔴 Sainsbury’s-Asda deal in jeopardy as UK regulator condemns plan.

🔴 Former Barclays chairman ‘not aware’ of Qatar fee document, court told.

🔴 French court fines UBS 4.5 billion euros in tax fraud case.

🔴 German finance minister: We are close to agreeing with France on euro zone budget.

🔴 Mall operator Intu shares slump after dividend axed amid retail shakeout.

Take Time to Reflect (3)


“Oh…that they would consider their latter end!” Dt 32:29 NKJV

If your goal is personal growth, then you must make time for reflective thinking. So: (1) Remove yourself from distractions. Reflection and distraction don’t mix. Reflection requires solitude. It’s not the kind of thing you can do well near a television, while the phone’s ringing, or with children in the same room. You say, “But I don’t have time to spend in reflection.” We all have 168 hours each week. If you spend just one of them reflecting, you’ll be amazed how your life will be enriched. (2) Regularly review your calendar or journal. Most people use their calendar as a planning tool, which it is. But few use it as a reflective thinking tool. What could be better, however, for helping you to review where you have been and what you have done—except maybe a journal? Those two things remind you of how you’ve spent your time. They show whether your activities match your priorities. They help you to see whether you are making progress. They also offer you an opportunity to recall activities you might not have had time to reflect on previously. Some of your most valuable thoughts may have been lost because you didn’t give yourself the reflection time you needed. (3) Ask the right questions. The Bible says, “Oh, that they were wise…that they would consider their latter end!” Ask yourself, “Am I growing personally and in my walk with God? Am I strengthening my relationships with the people who matter in my life? Am I using the gifts and sharpening the skills God has given me?” Reflecting on such questions can change your life for the better.

Yes, storytelling is an art – the good thing is, you can master it too. It’s the best tool to make connections, sell and succeed in life..!


President Yoweri Museveni to seek re-election for a 6th term after NRM endorses his candidacy in 2021.


Gerard Piqué is the seventh player to play 100 games for Barcelona in the Champions League. 🔵🔴 Winning the competition three times in that period. 🏆


Airbus A350s in service.


Qatar Airways: 37
Cathay Pacific: 30
Singapore Airlines: 30
China Airlines: 14
Finnair: 12
Lufthansa: 12
Thai Airways: 12
Vietnam Airlines: 12
Delta Air Lines: 11
LATAM Brasil: 11
Ethiopian Airlines: 10
Hong Kong Airlines: 9
Air China: 6

MEXICO: Businesswoman Susana Carrera was decapitated after her family refused to pay $200,000 ransom to her captors


UNITED KINGDOM: Sir Jim Ratcliffe, the UK’s wealthiest person and a Brexit supporter, is relocating to Monaco to save billions of Pounds in tax.


TANZANIA: Country imprisons Yang Fenglan, a Chinese woman known as the ‘Ivory Queen’, for smuggling millions of dollars worth of tusks taken from 400 elephants.


Take Time to Reflect (2)


“In the day of adversity consider.” Ecc 7:14 NKJV

The digital age has great advantages. Through emails, texts, and tweets we can communicate quickly. The disadvantage is that it doesn’t cultivate in us a desire to think about things deeply. You can’t microwave personal growth; it requires a crockpot. The Bible says, “In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: surely God has appointed the one as well as the other.” By taking time to reflect: (1) You gain confidence in decision making. Ever made a snap decision and later wondered if you did the right thing? Reflective thinking can help to defuse that doubt. It also gives you confidence for the next decision. Once you’ve reflected on an issue, you don’t have to repeat every step of the thinking process when you’re faced with it again. You’ve got mental road markers from having been there before. (2) You clarify the big picture. Reflective thinking encourages us to go back and spend time pondering what we have done and what we have seen. To keep from making the same mistake over and over, you must stop and examine the process that led to it. In other words, reflection helps you to see the big picture. (3) You take a good experience and make it a valuable experience. They say we learn by experience. No, we learn from evaluated experience. An experience becomes valuable when it informs and equips us. That’s why daily prayer and Bible reading are so essential. You’ll understand things in God’s presence that you won’t understand any other way.

HISTORY: On this day in 356, Emperor Constantius II issued a decree closing all pagan temples in the Roman Empire.


World’s largest luxury companies


World’s largest luxury companies

1. LVMH
2. Kering
3. Richemont
4. Luxottica
5. Swatch Group
6. Signet Jewelers
7. Hermès
8. Tiffany & Co.
9. Coach Inc
10. Prada

(Forbes)

States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:


States suing Trump Administration over border wall emergency:

– California
– Colorado
– Connecticut
– Delaware
– Hawaii
– Illinois
– Maine
– Maryland
– Michigan
– Minnesota
– Nevada
– New Jersey
– New Mexico
– New York
– Oregon
– Virginia

QUOTE: ‘The fool has one great advantage over a man of sense — he is always satisfied with himself.’ Napoleon Bonaparte


📺 Netflix’s 2019 Problem


Although Netflix had a record-breaking November, it’s problems can be record-breaking as well. Following #Netflix’s lead, nearly every major video company is moving into the streaming media business. And that means also moving their content off Netflix and onto their own services.

Disney — along with its soon-to-be purchased Fox — is launching its streaming service, Disney+, next year and pulling its content, including Pixar and Marvel films, from Netflix. The combined AT&T/Time Warner, which has licensed its popular TV series “Friends” to Netflix, may also pull its movies and TV shows from Netflix when its own streaming service gets off the ground at the end of 2019.

That potential loss is part of the reason Netflix has ratcheted up its original content spending lately, and is expected to spend $12 billion to $13 billion on content in 2018 — most of which will go toward original content.

As of October, original content made up 8 percent of content, measured in hours, on Netflix, according to Ampere.

Joyous Encounter


In a place of deep thoughts, one day, i got recognized

I didn’t know i was recognized until I was welcomed,

Welcomed with friendliness,
openness
and overflowed with
warmness

Those kind gestures taught me rather enormous things
which i shall hold within me forever

As they are too meaningful to ignore and
Too couraging to be kept to one’s self only.

In that place,

Being thankful to those who already love you instead of seeking love from others,

Being thankful for what you are blessed with,

Appreciating your surroundings,

Understanding there’s no limit to achievements in life,

Believing and trusting, as the future actually holds something for you,

Enduring it and fighting for it, for it’s all worth it,

Realizing it’s all about “how well” not “how far”,

Putting a little bit effort and being outstanding,

Is taught until it reaches the bottom of your heart
and makes you reflect back on yourself.

And that’s when i thought, “If that place is great enough to teach me those things”, then i better visit it frequently….

📱 Fastest Mobile Internet


Norway🇳🇴 had the fastest mobile #internet download speed, coming in at 67.17 megabits per second (Mbps). Iceland🇮🇸 came in a close second with 67.05 Mbps. The United States 🇺🇸 came in a distant 43rd with an average download speed of 30.49 Mbps. To stream #Netflix in Ultra HQ quality, a person needs access to 25 Mbps.

🎞 Video Get More Interactions than Images


The more followers an #Instagram business page has, the more likely it is to include video in its mix of post types, according to a study from Quintly. As part of its report, Quintly analyzed more than 8.9 million posts during the Q1-Q3 2018 period from more than 44,400 profiles ranging in size from 0-1k followers to more than 10 million followers.

The analysis yielded an interesting benchmark: the vast majority (72.6%) of posts from these various pages were Image posts. In fact, posts were more than 4 times as likely to be Images as Videos (16.7% share), and almost 7 times more likely to be Images as Carousel posts (10.7% share).

However, the finding that 1 in 6 posts are Videos masks some intriguing differences by profile size. When sorting the results on post type distribution by page size, the analysis found a near-linear correlation between size and likelihood of using Videos. In other words, the larger the follower number, the more likely the page to use videos as part of the post mix, and the less likely to use Images.

Fashion city ranking, 2018.


Fashion city ranking, 2018.

1. Paris
2. New York City
3. Barcelona
4. Milan
5. Rome
6. London
7. Amsterdam
8. Berlin
9. Las Vegas
10. Dubai

(Global Language Monitor)

Egypt is shaping up to become a real energy hub


Egypt’s oil and gas future looks very bright. The large scale concessions awarded during the EGYPS2019 conference in Cairo, 11-13 February, shows the appetite of IOCs, such as Shell, BP and ENI in this emerging energy hotspot.
After years of a major slump, partly due to continuing payment and security issues, the Pharaohs are again back in the top league. Continuing concerns about security in Egypt’s Western Desert or the Sinai no longer seem to be a breaking point for investors. At the second day of EGYPS2019 the announcement of five onshore and offshore licenses by EGPC, as presented by Egypt’s minister of energy Tarek El Molla, has created a very bright future for the North African oil and gas producer.

Stockton starts giving some residents $500 a month to fight poverty


Residents of Stockton, California have been through a lot: from widespread foreclosures to the city going bankrupt. But for a handful of residents, some help is here.
One hundred Stockton residents started getting monthly payment of $500 on Friday. They’ll receive the extra money for 18 months as part of an experiment testing the impact of universal basic income, also known as UBI.

How to choose the right investor for your startups


“You don’t start a company for your investor, you build a company for customers.”

Choosing a wrong investor is a cancer for your startup and onboarding right investor can accelerate to company’s long-term growth. Choosing a right investor is as important as choosing a co-founder. During the investor hunt process, you will come across various type of investors and finding a right match is a cumbersome process. Remember no one is favoring you by investing in your startup, they are doing because they also want to make money with you.

“Not all money is good money, no money is free money and money from wrong investor is a most expensive money.”

I would like to classify investors into two categories, one which I would call as ‘growth enablers’ and second one as ‘toxic investors’. Toxic investors are those who don’t understand the idea, can add no value to the growth, and invest ONLY for money. Yes, growth enablers also invest for money, but in return they also contribute to the idea and help to widen the entrepreneur’s perspective.

Here are a few key points to consider during your investor hunt for your startup:

  1. Understanding of the idea – Investors who understand the idea and know the potential of it can only be able to match your wavelength. Look for the investors who share the same vision as yours, check out their existing portfolio, and also see how their existing portfolio companies have grown. If an investor understands your idea and the technology that you are trying to build, then there is a higher possibility of a long-term relationship.
  2. Avoid toxic investors – There is a common notion that you cannot be choosy while seeking for an investment. But if you believe in your product and your caliber to execute it, then refuse to settle for anything less than you actually need. This is the thumb rule: if you end up spending more time in managing your investors than your customers, than you got a wrong one. During the process if you feel it’s a task to manage a particular toxic investor then let it go, there are many more magical islands.
  3. What does your investor bring on board– Investors who can bring more than money are growth enablers. Look for investors who can also assist you with scaling & shaping your idea, and who can assist you with building vendor and customer relationships. Investors who ask tough questions and push you to think out of current scheme of idea is a great value addition to your management.
  4. Smart Investors – The famous quote “surround yourself with people who are smarter than you” fits well for investors as well.

“Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you”

11 Best Entrepreneurial Books


There is no friend as loyal as a book!”

Every entrepreneur needs an active reading list. After all, books are one of the most valuable knowledge resources.

From self-development to business best practices, here are eleven must-reads for all entrepreneurs:

  1. The Innovator’s Dilemma – Clayton M. Christensen

Why is it so difficult for big brands and major corporations to keep up with the rapid-fire evolution of their respective industries? In Clayton M. Christensen’s well-known business book, The Innovator’s Dilemma, he tackles why outstanding companies can continue to perform at optimum efficiency and still lose ownership over their market. This book serves as a history lesson as much as it is an actionable guide for business leaders who want to ensure the long-term success of their company.

  1. Never Eat Alone – Keith Ferrazzi

Every entrepreneur knows the challenge: how do I continue to build my network while I’m swamped with work? While various books attempt to answer, Keith Ferrazzi’s extremely popular book Never Eat Alone is a tactical guide to networking the right way, and the power of giving first. Here, readers will find advice on how to handle rejection, find their way into certain “inner circles,” and make the most of a conference. Ferrazzi’s approach to networking is both insightful and highly practical, and built on the proven principles he has employed in his own career.

  1. Meetings Suck – Cameron Herold

Various books talk of conducting successful meetings. However, this one is very different. How many times have you sat through a meeting and thought to yourself, “Why is this such a waste of time?” According to renowned business growth expert Cameron Herold, meetings aren’t the problem. We are. This is one of those books that helps shed some perspective on the importance of focusing on soft skills, like how to hold an effective meeting that leaves people feeling empowered. Meetings Suck is essentially a guide on how to be a better leader, by walking readers, step by step, through systems that encourage true productivity and efficiency.

  1. Unshakeable – Tony Robbins

For books on truly insightful financial advice, look no further than the guru himself, Tony Robbins. Unshakeable is, by all accounts, a compilation of “the best of the best.” It pulls knowledge from the top financial minds in the world to create a playbook for financial freedom. For any aspiring entrepreneurs looking to learn more about managing the financial aspect of their life (both personally and professionally) or even seasoned veterans hoping to continue honing their skills, this is a must-read.

  1. All In – Bill Green

Serial entrepreneur Bill Green pulls from over forty years of business experiences to share 101 key insights that have helped him build one of the largest industrial distribution companies in the country. For aspiring entrepreneurs, this is a glimpse into what it takes to go from a startup founder to CEO of a publicly traded company. This is the sort of read that makes you realize that even the world’s most successful entrepreneurs once started as paperboys and door-to-door salesmen — and Green is no exception. All In shows the true value of committing 100% to a venture, and the level of persistence and dedication it takes to become successful.

  1. Good to Great – Jim Collins

How does an organization go from good to great? That is the question that Jim Collins set out to answer. He deployed a 21-person research team to comb through every Fortune 500 company that met their scrupulous criteria: companies that suffered a decade-long period of stagnant profits, followed by 15 years of great success and increasing profits. These companies ended up being the foundational case studies for his book, and act as teaching tools for any entrepreneur wondering how a company can ultimately surpass its competitors.

  1. How to win friends and influence people – Dale Carnegie

Tried and true, How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the most popular business books of all time for a reason. With plenty of undertones of self-development, Dale Carnegie shows readers why handling business the right way is so imperative. He exhorts us to treat each and every opportunity with the same level of respect and dignity you would any other–and acknowledge that people want to do business with their friends. People sign deals with the people they like, and with whom they believe they’d work well. If there is one book out there that will teach you how to do just that, it’s this one.

  1. Zero to One – Peter Theil

Entrepreneurs everywhere say they want to do something different, that they want to change the world. Well, serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel has decided to tackle that topic head-on, and point out exactly what it takes to make something entirely unique and new. As he says, “The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their business will be unique.”

  1. Top of Mind – John Hall

This book is full of tactics, with insights into how consumer needs and expectations have changed over the past few years; how you can build a brand that serves both your ideal customers and your own employees; and ways to use digital content to build lasting trust with your readers, followers and subscribers.

  1. Be Obsessed or Be Average – Grant Cardone

From Cardone’s perspective, success ultimately comes down to three basic rules: first, be willing to set crazy goals, and aim to reach them, every single day; second, value your money and make it work for you; and, third, use your haters as fuel. This book is a humbling reminder of just how much you have to want success in order to eventually have it.

  1. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg

What does it take to build a habit? Furthermore, what impact do our everyday habits have on us, as human beings? According to Charles Duhigg, they have a far greater impact on our happiness, productivity, relationships, and everything in between than we might think. It was Duhigg’s interest in the science of habits that sparked this well-known book, and in it, he tackles questions like how and why companies use the science of habit building to influence what we buy–and when we buy it. Out of various books on habit, this one will truly change the way you do what you do!

Entrepreneurship is a commitment—not only to your venture or business, but also to a unique learning process. And these books will definitely go a long long way in contributing to your success!

Best Twitter Accounts To Follow


These guys don’t use Twitter accounts to impress people, they use it to impact people!”

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow on it. And so, we’ve created a special list of Twitter accounts you must, must, must follow:

  1. Narendra Modi

Here is a man who has used social media to his absolute advantage. According to a report, the Prime Minister strategically tweets under nine broad themes: Cricket, Rahul Gandhi, entertainment, sarcasm, corruption, development, foreign affairs, Hinduism, and science and technology. But what struck the researchers is his “use of political irony and sarcasm to become broadly appealing and refashion his political style.” You can definitely learn some social media tips from this account, of course, along with all the other content posted!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/narendramodi

  1. BBC Breaking News

If you want to feel more knowledgeable, it’s important that you stay up to date on current events. While there are countless sources for breaking news online, BBC Breaking News’ Twitter account has proven to be a reliable and timely source. Even with the 140 character limit, this Twitter account can tell you the key point of any breaking news story so that even if you’re pressed for time and don’t click the link to read the entire report, you will have a general notion of what is happening in the world of news simply from a quick scan of their feed.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BBCBreaking

  1. TED Talks

Among various Twitter accounts, this one is especially devoted to spreading ideas that can change your world, and change the world. Typically, A TEDx Talk is a showcase for speakers presenting great, well-formed ideas in under 18 minutes. If you want to make it big, this Twitter account will contribute tremendously!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/TEDTalks

  1. Barkha Dutt

One of India’s top journalists, Barkha Dutt is the group editor of NDTV, a leading and credible TV news channel. Sharp and diligent, she has made a name for herself as an anchor-reporter not merely in India but globally. Her tweets are a mix of on-ground reportage and accompanying views.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/BDUTT

  1. Forbes

Forbes has it all: career advice, business news, cultural news and the latest tips and advice from the world’s most powerful and innovative entrepreneurs. Of all Twitter accounts, this account can definitely not be missed!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/Forbes

  1. Economic Times

India’s largest business newspaper, The Economic Times focuses on large companies, particularly listed entities, apart from the economy and finance. But it also publishes stories of small businesses with advisories thrown in. You could look at it as a starting point into India Inc. Instead of following several Twitter accounts, this one summarizes the Indian economy and the financial setup in the country.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/EconomicTimes

  1. Harvard Business Review

This premiere business school publication tweets articles by the world’s leading scholars and academics regarding business and leadership. Definitely a must read!

Follow now: https://twitter.com/HarvardBiz

  1. Ronnie Screwvala

One of top names in the entertainment industry, Ronnie Screwvala tweets on entrepreneurship. He takes questions from potential entrepreneurs and that makes his timeline interactive and interesting. Apart from enterprise and start-ups, Screwvala also tweets on rural India and the young.

Follow now: https://twitter.com/RonnieScrewvala