ABB expands in robotics

ABB will plow ahead with more acquisitions to expand in robotics and industrial automation even as the Swiss engineering giant carries out the sale of its power-grids unit to Hitachi Ltd., Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer said in an interview with Neue Zuercher Zeitung. “We bought six companies in the last two years in robotics and will acquire…

Speaking is no longer a soft skill

“If an entrepreneur can’t tell a convincing story, I’m not investing. You call it soft. I call it fundamental.” Warren Buffett would agree. Whenever Buffett is asked about the one most valuable skill that anyone can build today, he says public speaking. He even puts a value on it, “The one easy way to become worth 50 percent…

How BOSE stays the boss of sound

Most HINEKEN members own BOSE products, and the noise cancellation head sets have become an essential travel companion. In our hero powered network we wondered “How does BOSE maintain it’s leadership position and continues to develop great products?”. Here are some clues we found; BOSE website; “But maybe the most important principle we live by…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Applies Three Persuasive Communication Techniques To Answer Tough Questions – Forbes, Carmine Gallo

Excerpt from Forbes article by Carmine Gallo; 1. Use a simple three-part story structure. Cramer asked Cook to make the case for Apple’s stock, which had fallen about 4% since the first of the year. Cook immediately took control of the narrative and shifted the story away from the stock price which, as he correctly points…