After all, small-business formation fell during the 2008–09 financial crisis and grew only marginally during the 1990–91 and 2001 recessions. However, there is a remarkable wave of new small enterprises at the moment. There were more than 1.5 million new business applications in the United States alone in the third quarter of 2020, nearly twice the amount for the same time in 2019.
Many of those businesses are one-person operations that may or may not survive. However, it’s fascinating that the number of “high-propensity-business applications” meaning those most likely to convert into enterprises with payroll, has increased dramatically as well—by more than 50% in comparison to 2019.
The Olympic Games, which began as early as 3,000 years ago in ancient Greece, were revived in the late nineteenth century and have since become the world’s greatest sports tournament. The Games were conducted every four years in Olympia, located in the western Peloponnese peninsula, in honour of the deity Zeus from the eighth century B.C. until the fourth century A.D.
Every four years, between August 6 and September 19, the ancient Olympics were performed at a religious festival honoring Zeus. Their impact was so great that ancient historians began to measure time by the four-year intervals between Olympic Games, known as Olympiads.
The first modern Olympics were held in Athens in 1896, with 280 athletes from 12 nations competing in 43 sports. Summer and Winter Olympic Games have been held separately and alternating every two years since 1994.
Coco Chanel’s upbringing was defined by poverty and hardship, which few people are aware of. Her mother died when she was 12 years old, and she was taken to an orphanage convent in Central France. It was a difficult period for the little girl, but it was there that the nuns at the convent taught her how to sew.
Coco married Etienne Balsan, a rich ex-military commander, in 1908. Coco, who was just 23 years old at the time, moved in with her husband and spent the next three years at his chateau. Out of boredom, she began designing and making hats — her first venture into the world of fashion.
Chanel launched her first boutique in 1913, with the help of Arthur Capel, her second lover. It provided luxury casual clothing made of jersey and tricot. Originally, these materials were solely used for men’s underwear, thus this was a revolution in women’s fashion. Her boutique immediately became a hit due to its prime location on a popular street. Her sister and aunt were the original Chanel models, and their job was to dress up in Chanel’s clothing and “advertise” them by walking about town dressed in Chanel from head to toe.
Our mindset determines which path we take in life. One road is paved with scarcity, while the other is paved with abundance at every turn. We can change our minds about which road we want to take at any time.
Here are the five key differences between those who have a scarcity mindset and those who have an abundance mindset.
Those with an abundant mindset believe the world is abundant in resources, love, relationships, wealth, and opportunities. They believe they can afford whatever they want in life and express this belief by saying, ‘I can afford that…’
Those who have a lack mentality believe that there are few opportunities, resources, relationships, love, and wealth. They always say, ‘I can’t afford that…’ Saying that statement every day reinforces the belief and establishes that exact pattern as reality in one’s life.
A person with an abundance mindset recognizes that change is a natural part of life, and they embrace and accept it. Recognizing that change, even if it is challenging or difficult to navigate, often leads to more positive outcomes.
Those who have a scarcity mindset are burdened with fear. They will spend more time complaining about change and will take a longer time to accept change.
An abundance mindset desires to learn and grow. They have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and the acquisition of new skills, whereas the scarcity mindset believes they know everything, severely limiting their learning and growth.
A social enterprise is a for-profit organization with the goal of making a positive social impact. Social enterprises include “non-profit organizations” or “registered charities” that run revenue-generating businesses, as well as organizations that run “for-profit” businesses with a social goal.
A few decades ago, we didn’t have enough and had always struggled for food. That was when we had a strong desire in materialism. Now as more and more people are getting more wealthy, we should find a balance between that and our psyche.
Make money with a purpose, live and create a happy life for others,
This new movement of social enterprise symbolizes a new time to come.
Even though it is considered impolite to interrupt someone who is speaking, it occurs frequently in the United States. If you pause to collect your thoughts or think things through, someone else may jump in and start talking, finish your sentence, or take things in a different direction. If you want to make a point, say, “Excuse me,” when there is a pause, and then continue.
話している人を中断することはよろしくないですが、アメリカではそれが頻繁に起きています。自分の考えをまとめたり、よく考えたりする時に、間を空くと、他の人が飛び込んできて話し始めたり会話の方向を変えて行きます。言いたいことがあれば、間が空いたときに “Excuse me “と言ってから続けるようにすると丁寧な印象を与えます。
Americans dislike silence and will go to great lengths to fill it. In meetings, they also expect people to participate and speak up. If something is unclear to them, Americans are not afraid to ask questions. If you do not ask any questions, it is assumed that you understand everything, and if you are quiet, it may be assumed that you have nothing to contribute or that you did not come prepared to the meeting.
In a blog post, Microsoft reported that “the Internet Explorer 11 desktop application will be retired and go out of support on June 15, 2022, for certain versions of Windows 10.”
Microsoft revealed last year that by August 2021, Microsoft 365 applications and services would no longer support Internet Explorer 11.
Microsoft Edge provides a quicker, safer, and more modern browsing experience, according to the company. Since it has an integrated Internet Explorer mode, Microsoft Edge is also compatible with old and legacy websites and applications.
“We have a roadmap to the web’s future while also preserving the web’s history with Microsoft Edge. We needed to change, but we didn’t want to abandon secure, still-working websites and apps,” the company wrote in the blog.
マイクロソフト社はブログ記事で、”Windows 10の一部では、2022年6月15日に「Internet Explorer 11」デスクトップアプリケーションが下がり、サポートが終了する “と報告しました。
マイクロソフト社は昨年、2021年8月までに、Microsoft 365のアプリケーションおよびサービスがInternet Explorer 11をサポートしなくなることを明らかにしました。
Microsoft Edgeは、より速く、より安全で、よりモダンなブラウジング体験を提供するとしています。また、Internet Explorerモードが統合されているため、Microsoft Edgeは旧来のレガシーなWebサイトやアプリケーションにも対応しています。（古いWeb基準のブラウザ）