Friday, June 26, 2020

Trends and challenges in Chinas smartphone market has implications for job market

In recent decades we have seen China develop into the worlds second-largest economy and increase its presence in numerous industries. One of the most notable trends of the past few years has been the explosion of the smartphone market. Lenovo Group Ltd. said the sector has been going through a phase of hypergrowth that is only just starting to slow. The Beijing-based electronics company posted revenue growth of 7.2 percent for the third quarter of 2014, the smallest increase since March 2013. In an interview with Bloomberg, Lenovo chief executive officer Yang Yuanqing said: The industry is changing from in the past, when China grew much faster than the rest of the world. The market is changing, and China will not see further hypergrowth. Despite this forecast, there is no doubt China is now a key part of the global smartphone industry. Lenovo has moved to secure its position in the fiercely competitive marketplace with the USD2.91 billion purchase of Motorola Mobility from Google, which made it the worlds third-biggest smartphone maker behind Apple and Samsung. Yang said: Lenovo will be number three in the global smartphone market, but definitely we will not stop here. We want to become the leader in the smartphone and mobile devices area. In the domestic Chinese market, Apple has overtaken Samsung to become the leading mobile brand this year, according to the China Brand Research Center. Samsung lost the top spot, which it had held since 2012, following a survey of 13,500 Chinese consumers assessing brand awareness and loyalty, CNET reported. The China Brand Research Center said one of the reasons the Korean electronics group had lost out was its emphasis on market share over customer experience. If companies (are) focusing too much on market share, while ignoring the concerns of consumers, it will cause a problem in brand management, the report said. Meanwhile, other big names in consumer electronics have been struggling to retain a foothold in the Chinese market. Sony has decided to take a step back from Chinas mobile sector, partly because of stiff competition from local brands such as Xiaomi and Huawei, which have been making their presence felt on the global stage. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that handsets produced by Chinese companies now account for 38 percent of the international smartphone market, more than Samsung and Apple combined. [Tweet @Hult_Biz Chinese companies now account for 38 percent of the international smartphone market] Samsung has resolved to overhaul its smartphone range to stay relevant in swiftly evolving economies like China and India. There is no denying that markets such as these are now a critical part of the international business environment. If you are a technology professional or entrepreneur with a global outlook, it is worth asking if you can afford to ignore them. Working and developing in China How do you view China: a closed shop, almost impenetrable to all except the biggest global corporations, or a land of unrivaled opportunity? Its certainly true that you will face some unique challenges if you choose to seek employment in the country, but the process will also offer substantial scope for professional development. While it is often viewed as an exclusive market in terms of jobs, China is an open economy offering exciting prospects to candidates who fit the bill in terms of what employers are looking for. To start with, foreigners must meet baseline requirements including a minimum age of 24, a Bachelor degree, two years relevant full-time work experience post-graduation, Mandarin language skills, and a clean criminal record. Your application will also be viewed positively if you have a good cultural awareness of China and have made a clear commitment to the region. As Shanghai-based recruitment expert Simon Lance told CNN, the days of overseas professionals – particularly those from the West – being able to stroll into a job in China are long gone. [Tweet @Hult_Biz The days of overseas professionals being able to stroll into a job in China are long gone] The novelty of being a foreigner has worn off, said Mr. Lance, who is regional director of staffing firm Hays in China. Employers are seeking value. Demonstrating a genuine commitment to China is key. He also underlined the importance of Mandarin or local language skills, pointing out that foreigners who cant offer this attribute will struggle to compete with the millions of graduates coming out of the countrys higher education institutions. Nick Cucinella, chief executive of CareerBuilder China, recommended having a resume in both English and Mandarin, even if you are not yet fluent in the language.   He also advised candidates to take initiative and target prospective employers. Many applicants get lost in the crowd because they fail to go beyond online jobs boards and search engines. As well as being highly competitive, the Chinese job market can be complex, particularly for foreigners. Work permit conditions can vary between cities, districts, and even individual companies, so it is crucial to thoroughly research and prepare for the unique demands of every job application you make. When it comes to visas, there has recently been some positive news on this front for U.S. passport holders, with the U.S. and China announcing an agreement extending the term of tourist and business visas from one to ten years. American businesses operating in the Asian nation will welcome improvements to the visa system. According to a survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in China, 68 percent of firms felt the recruitment of foreign workers was being hindered by excessive visa processing times. Speaking at a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, Barack Obama said: Ive heard from American business leaders about how valuable this step will be. And weve worked hard to achieve this outcome because it clearly serves the mutual interest of both of our countries. If you would like to find out more about Hults business programs,  download a brochure here. Kickstart your career in the commercial center of Asia by studying at Hults Shanghai business school. To find out more, take a look at our blog Hult Prize regional finals inspire in Shanghai. Download a brochure or get in touch today to find out how Hult can help you to learn about the business world, the future, and yourself. Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Hult Rotation offers you a chance to study in a truly global way. Our rotation program allows you to study and be immersed in some of the finest cities in the world. 📠¸: @jasminmanzano . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . Each year, Hult seeks to enroll a talented and ambitious incoming class from all over the world. We look for diverse students with a wide range of experiences, perspectives, and interests—students who will thrive in our unique educational atmosphere. Are you ready for a truly global experience? 📠¸: @iambrunadiniz . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . We’re excited to start 2020 on a ranking high! Hult is proud to have been placed #28 in Poets Quants 2020 rankings for Best Undergraduate Business Schools in the US. Taking a huge leap of 32 places from our 2019 position, we’re also very happy to have secured top positions in key categories like: life-changing experience, practicality of the degree, and global immersion. . With five global campuses, a student body of over 130 nationalities, and a learn-by-doing approach—Hult offers a student experience like no other. . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . â€Å"I’m from an engineering background and needed a whole new skill set for the industry I wanted to switch to. I learned a lot about myself and how I deal with being out of my comfort zone. I learned both soft and hard skills, from how to work in very diverse teams to key accounting metrics and strategy. I was surprised by how weak I was at certain tasks in English or how strong I actually was in other areas. Hult gave me opportunities to try new things and meet people from places I never thought I would have friends. . My internship experiences gave me the chance to broaden my view of different cultures and different companies. I had the opportunity to work and live with people whose values differed from people in my home country. I thought that this would be difficult, but it gave me the chance to reflect on my own values and assess if they were a result of my home country environment or if they were intrinsically mine. . Diederick ter Kulve (@diederick.terkulve) Netherlands Masters in International Business . Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021 Say a big hello to our Bachelor of Business Administration program cover star, Elisa Orus Plana âÅ" ¨ . â€Å"I’m excited for the future—especially that I cant predict whats going to happen. Maybe Ill end up in Mexico working for a trading company or maybe in Africa, developing my own business. Everything is possible, and the options are constantly changing. I love the idea that Im never going to be stuck doing the same job until the end of my life if I dont want it to be like this. . Hult really supports me and my ambitions and truly believes that we deserve to be considered as professionals as well as students. Here, I get to express not just my opinions but all elements of myself. From my creative side with the Fashion Society to my finance and business sides in Trading Club and the Management Consulting Club. We get a different type of learning here. Not just essential knowledge and theory, but practical skills and mindset. The school is always evolving. We’re encouraged to innovate and to always look for new ways of doing traditional things. We learn how to be more confident and become aware of how we can impact our environment. The school aims to help you become a better version of yourself and to stand out from the crowd.â€Å" . Elisa Orus Plana French Bachelor of Business Administration Class of 2021"> During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. During the final days of 2019, you probably reflected on what you’ve accomplished this year—and even this decade—and what you’d like to achieve in 2020. Let us know in the comments below. â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"The first time we did group work on the program, I went head-to-head with a colleague. It taught me a lot about how I see people, how people see me, and how conflict can be resolved in a kind and productive way. The best feedback you get, when delivered constructively, is the most critical because it really feeds into how you lead. I’ve completely reversed my leadership style—the result is so much richer and more powerful when you lead from behind and lead with strength. . Studying in tandem with working, whilst challenging, gave me the perfect platform to directly apply learning concepts into my business environment, the competitive landscape, and the real-estate industry as a whole. When I started the program, I was very happy in my corporate role. But my courage and aspirations grew to the point that I took on a whole new direction. Having my career coach, Joanna, as a sounding board allowed me to really be strategic and get to know myself. She coached me thro ugh all the interviews, the research, and the questions. It went in parallel with what I was doing academically and after six months everything just clicked. . I went into the EMBA knowing I had nothing to lose and I’ve come out with everything. Great strength, global friends, amazing learning, mentors from professors, a job I love, and the knowledge that I can set my mind to achieve anything and with the right support and resources I’ll get there.† . Kashani Wijetunga British, New Zealand Sri Lankan Associate Director Senior Strategy Consultant CBRE EMBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . â€Å"It was now or never. I knew that I’d have likely stayed in my neighborhood for years to come if I didn’t take this opportunity. I’d not lived or studied outside of the U.S. before. So I left my job as a global strategist at an advertising agency and moved halfway around the world. I’ve come back a more culturally aware, well-versed person. I’ve realized that everything is a learning experience and an opportunity for growth. Ill definitely carry this mindset with me into the future. Technology and social media allow us to be different people in several places at once. Im excited to see how I can establish myself in whatever city Ill be lucky enough to call home and still maintain deep connections with people all over the world. I’m inspired by my classmates every day. Hearing some of their life stories and how getting this degree fits into their greater mission has been very humbling. My biggest challenge has been finding the ‘right’ path for me. There have been rooms Ive felt like I shouldnt be in, but now Im proud to feel as though I truly belong, wherever I am.† . Dwayne Logan, Jnr. American MBA Class of 2019 . Happy New Year, Hultians! . Happy New Year, Hultians! .

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Are the Members of PETA Journalists

At this moment there are millions of animals being electrocuted, tortured, and mutilated. Two huge administrations in the U.S. are responsible; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They look away as these innocent creatures are put through inhalation chambers, electrocution, fluoride testing, and even few being baked alive. This is all lawful for the purpose of curing human diseases, testing cosmetics, and testing the safety of household products - even though none have been proven to effectively find a resolution. All of these truths weren't known until around 2008 thanks to the number one leading animal rights activist group called PETA. With 3 million members across the globe, they spent every second and every breath committed and devoted to helping these animals. Digital media is used heavily to provoke emotion and heart-break in people all across the world. They break stories every day concerning new abuses happening in the anim al world. Though none of them have specific journalistic backgrounds, they all have one passion - getting the truth visible to the public! Since PETA covers all of the breaking news happening in the animal world, are the members of PETA considered journalists? Dan Gilmor asks this same question in his article, "Who's a journalist? Why does it matter?". PETA's members are true advocates for the rights of animals. They are not credited craftsmen of journalism. However, they do contribute to journalistic thoughts. I think that is key in deciphering who is a journalist or not. Bloggers and web commentators are often put against in comparison with journalists. The truth is, they both are writing about something that is passionate to them. Sometimes, people other than journalists have more knowledge or expertise in certain areas of interests. Most journalists are given stories rather than having full knowledge of them. The question if bloggers or commentators are journalists shouldn't b e one to ask. We should be more focused on on the actual material, stories, and news being put out there and which is more effective to the public. PETA out of many news programs and online publications has created the most awareness to an issue and provoked the most emotion. As in Michael Schudson's article, "Was There Ever a Public Sphere?", he talks about how important it was to provoke emotion and get a reaction from the public about certain campaigns or stories. Not only does PETA give us the truth about what goes on behind closed doors, but they do it in such a emotionally provoking way. And after all, shouldn't that be what an article does to a reader? PETA has crafted not only their journalistic thoughts but have also crafted the opportunity and usage of digital media. They have a broad range of campaigns that can appeal to any person, all including things to do with animal rights. PETA has been bold in their stories by being very upfront and blunt about the people or corpor ations responsible for these cruel acts done to animals. Ultimately, yes, the public decides what to do with the information, but there is not one dry eye when a viewer comes across a PETA story or article. That is what true journalism should be about - having the voices of the voiceless be heard. Not only does this fit right into what PETA does, but we can also learn from their activism and apply it to journalism. All stories need a voice and need to strike a viewer/reader in a deep way. And to be truthful, I think the members of PETA are the most honest, real, and hard-hitting journalists out there. They work and breathe for their passion of saving animals and to me, that is a true journalist - someone who cares about a situation, writes about it, gathers information, and informs the public. In the article, "Twilight of Objectivity", Kinsley brings about the so-called "fact" that most viewers of news want strictly facts. Kinsley also states that even the most horrid things canno t be opinionated. As a member of PETA and a strong believer in their core values, I have to strongly disagree with this. The most horrid things should be opinionated and made aware, especially with an activist group. The public should be informed and made aware about what is right and what is strictly wrong. Not to say that the media should control the public and their way of thinking, but they should expose the media to the horrors of what happens out in the world and therefore state that it should not be happening. PETA comes under much scrutiny for their bold tactics and uses of graphic images and videos. This blatantly shows how emotionally-hitting the truth can be and how if one person was not opinionated about this topic, no one would have ever know these acts were going on. In conclusion, there cannot be objectivity in a situation where something is so terrible and tragic.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Using the Each Method in Ruby

Every array and hash in Ruby is an object, and every object of these types has a set of built-in methods. Programmers new to Ruby can learn about how to use the each method with an array and a hash by following the simple examples presented here. Using the Each Method With an Array Object in Ruby First,  create an array object by assigning the array to stooges. stooges [Larry, Curly, Moe] Next, call the each method and create a small block of code to process the results. stooges.each { |stooge| print stooge \n } This code  produces the following output: Larry Curly Moe The each method takes two arguments—an element and a block. The element, contained within the pipes, is similar to a placeholder. Whatever you put inside the pipes is used in the block to represent each element of the array in turn. The block is the line of code that is executed on each of the array items  and is handed the element to process. You can easily extend the code block to multiple lines by using do to define a larger block: stuff.each do |thing| print thing print \n end This is the same as the first example, except that the block is defined as everything after the element (in pipes) and before the end statement. Using the Each Method With a Hash Object Just like the  array object, the  hash object  has an  each  method that can be used to apply a block of code on each item in the hash.  First, create a simple  hash object  that contains some contact information: contact_info { name Bob, phone 111-111-1111 } Then, call the  each  method and create a single line block of code to process and print the results. contact_info.each { |key, value| print key value \n } This produces the following output: name Bob phone 111-111-1111 This works exactly like the  each method  for an  array object  with one crucial difference. For a hash, you create  two  elements—one for the  hash  key and one for the value. Like the array, these elements are placeholders that are used to pass each  key/value  pair into the code block as  Ruby loops  through the hash. You can easily extend the code block to multiple lines by using  do  to define a larger block: contact_info.each do |key, value| print print key value print \nend This is the same as the first hash example, except that the  block  is defined as everything after the elements (in pipes) and before the  end  statement.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Analysis Of The Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin - 811 Words

Dakota Lunsford Prof. Nathan Gower English 112-07 5 May 2015 What’s in a Protagonist: An Analysis of The Story of an Hour In Kate Chopin’s short story, The Story of an Hour, the reader is introduced to three characters and an event that has occurred prior to the beginning of the story. The three characters that the reader is introduced to are: Mrs. Mallard, who is the protagonist of the story, Josphine, who is her sister, and Mr. Richards, who does not play a major role in the story. Throughout the plot of the story, the reader can gain a sense of sympathy for Mrs. Mallard as they read of her personal conflict with a gender-rolled society. From the beginning of the short story, Chopin creates a character that the reader can and should be sympathetic of. To begin with, the author tells the reader straight-forward that Mrs. Mallard is â€Å"ill†. Chopin writes, â€Å"Knowing that Mrs. Mallard was afflicted with a heart trouble, great care was taken to break to her as gently as possible the news of her husband’s death † (Chopin 438). Through this the reader can understand that due to Mrs. Mallard’s illness, which is one reason to feel sympathetic for her. Another reason that the reader has for feeling sympathy for Mrs. Mallard is the fact that at the beginning of the short story Chopin gives us the piece of information that her husband has died. Throughout the short story two specific conflicts occur in the life of the protagonist that correlate to on another are presented to theShow MoreRelatedThe Story Of An Hour By Kate Chopin Literary Analysis1432 Words   |  6 PagesMaking a literary analysis involves writing an argumentative analysis about a particular literature. The analyst is supposed to carefully read the literature and better understand the contents so as to come up with legal analysis. 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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Color Purple A Story of Transformation Essay

It is possible to say that the conceptions of women’s experiences do not speak to the conceptions of men. Universal perspectives have been asserted explaining the differences between men and women, by basing individual feelings on external impressions. From different perspectives, no such thing as personal prejudices exists. Judgments on the female phenomena are uninfluenced emotions that contain higher thought of physical manifestations. The Cultural components of this social structure include the interactional expectations that each of us meet in every social encounter (Risman, 268). But can we speak meaningfully about feminine experiences as something fundamentally different from masculine experience of social encounters? Is there such†¦show more content†¦But why does there have to be a disruption of the â€Å"traditional† roles? The constant struggle of gender roles with the males in her life, she is able to endure through the worst circumstances. 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