The HP Way: Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard’s legendary management style

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard, two graduates of electrical engineering from Stanford University, started Hewlett-Packard (HP) in Packard’s Palo Alto garage with an initial capital investment of US$538. Initially, the company was unfocused and worked on a wide range of electronic products for industry and agriculture. HP incorporated on August 18, 1947, and went public […]

Satyajit Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, and Akira Kurosawa at the Taj Mahal

Three of the greatest auteurs of world cinema, India’s Satyajit Ray, Italy’s Michelangelo Antonioni, and Japan’s Akira Kurosawa at the Taj Mahal around the mid-1970s. Satyajit Ray (1921–1992) was a Kolkata-born an Indian filmmaker regarded as one of the greatest auteur of world cinema. Michelangelo Antonioni (1912–2007) was an Italian film director, screenwriter, editor, and […]

Difference between Bottom-Line and Top-Line Growth

Bottom line refers to a company’s net income — the “bottom” number on a company’s income statements. Therefore, bottom line is a company’s income after all expenses, charges, costs, and are subtracted from its revenues. A company’s bottom line is the same as its net earnings or net profits. Top line refers to a company’s […]

Behavioral Interview Questions by Competency: Assertiveness

Assertiveness is the ability to maturely express one’s feelings and opinions in spite of disagreement; accurately communicate to others regardless of their status or position. Behavioral Interview Question: “Some of the best business ideas come from an individual’s ability to challenge others’ ways of thinking in a mature way. Tell me about a time when […]

New York Landmark Katz’s Delicatessen turns 125

A short time ago, we visited New York City landmark Jewish deli Katz’s Delicatessen and devoured its signature dish, the pastrami sandwich on rye with mustard, along with hot dogs, sauerkraut, dark green barrel pickles, and Dr. Brown Cherry sodas. Katz’s Delicatessen Turns 125 This kosher-style delicatessen recently turned 125! Katz’s Delicatessen has been serving […]

Chinese Car Company Logos That Look Appallingly Familiar

The car industry in China is the largest in the world, as measured by total annual automobile unit production volumes. Since year 2009, the number of automobiles manufactured in China has exceeded that of the European Union and that of the United States and Japan combined. 45% percent of cars produced were BYD, Lifan, Chang’an […]

Four Questions Every Mentor Must Ask

When mentors ask the following five questions in the order presented below, they can precisely form an effective analysis of the mentee and therefore can provide specific, practical guidance. Question 1: “What are your passions? What do you want to be? What are your aspirations? What do you want to do?” Enthusiasm is what separates […]