TOKYO (Reuters) - Weeks after his billion-dollar bailout of WeWork, SoftBank Group Corp’s founder and CEO Masayoshi Son reiterated his belief in an instinct-led investing style, in a discussion with Alibaba Group Holding Inc’s co-founder Jack Ma. SoftBank Group founder and CEO Masayoshi Son and Alibaba founder and former Chairman Jack Ma shake hands at the Tokyo Forum 2019 in Tokyo, Japan, December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SoftBank owns 26% of China’s Alibaba, with its origin in a $20 million investment in 2000, and the stake is now worth more than the Japanese firm’s market capitalization. Son on Friday said the decision to invest in Alibaba was driven by a gut feeling. Other entrepreneurs Son met at that time “did not have true belief in their heart. I can feel,” Son said. “We are the same animal. We are both a little crazy,” he said of long-time ally Ma. Ma said Son initially tried to invest $50 million in the … [Read more...] about SoftBank’s Son sticks with gut-led investing in chat with Alibaba’s Ma
Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma reveals why he ditched a power point presentation while making a pitch to foreign investors. His personal success story aside, Vijay Shekhar Sharma is a man sought-after for his connections with some of the biggest names in the global business arena currently. The Paytm founder counts Alibaba's Jack Ma and Softbank's Masayoshi Son as investors. At a recent event, Sharma was asked about his first meeting with Ma. More specifically, for tips for those who may someday be walking in his shoes. In response, Sharma outlined three key points from his "sound and light show that included action, emotion and drama". He gave the power point presentation the boot as he believes no passion comes out of those. Resonate, he said. "I was told [by the investors who arranged the meeting] that you should narrate your history. If you are meeting an investor, you should resonate with them," Sharma said . Reason: People like people who have had similar life experiences. … [Read more...] about Ditch the PPT, there’s no passion in it, says Vijay Shekhar Sharma
The most lovable month of the year, December is here and the actors are already in Christmas mood. While some are sharing beautiful pictures on their social media, actress Esha Deol has shared the picture of the Christmas tree decorated at her residence, already! Ahead of the festival, Esha Deol has decorated a beautiful Christmas tree. However, this time, decorating the tree was more fun as her two-year-old daughter Radhya joined her in decorating the holy tree. She took to her Instagram and shared the picture which is nothing but adorable. In the picture we can see little munchkin Radhya, looking at the fully decorated Christmas tree as she holds a pink soft toy in her hands. Esha captioned the picture as, "#christmastree at our home 🎄this time was more fun as Radhya helped us decorate the tree #tistheseason #radhyatakhtani #mirayatakhtani @bharattakhtani3 #itsthemostwonderfultimeoftheyear #december ♥️🧿🎄." View this post on Instagram … [Read more...] about Christmas is here! Esha Deol decorates the X’mas tree with the help of daughter Radhya and its all things festive!
Dopo l’attentato suicida nei pressi della residenza del neopremier iracheno Haidar al Abadi la sicurezza a Bagdad è stata rinforzata. L’attentatore ha fatto saltare la carica esplosiva, ma non è riuscito a penetrare nell’edificio la cui facciata è distrutta. La disperazione di chi vive lì vicino. Dice una donna: “Che abbiamo fatto di male. Hanno distrutto case e negozi. Che cosa hanno fatto questi innocenti?” Appena martedì Al-Abadi era stato nominato premier dal presidente Massoum succedendo a Nouri al Maliki. Al Malii non sembra disposto a gettare la spugna, ma l’Iran sembra averlo abbandonato. Questi cambi al vertice della politica si unice un intervento statunitense. Washington scarta un intervento di terra, ma i bombardamenti sulle roccaforti dei ribelli dell’Isis si susseguono. Nel Paese sono almeno 130 i consiglieri militari usa, nelle parole del ministro della difesa Chuck Hagel. Molti di loro sono arrivati ad … [Read more...] about Iraq: kamikaze contro neopremier a Bagdad. Consiglieri Usa nel Paese
Jonathan Toews scored on a breakaway 54 seconds into overtime, and the Chicago Blackhawks overcame blowing a three-goal lead in the third period to beat the host Bruins 4-3 Thursday, ending Boston’s eight-game winning streak. Dec 5, 2019; Boston, MA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) scores the winning goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during overtime at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Ryan Carpenter, Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat tallied in regulation for the Blackhawks, who won for just the second time in their past eight games (2-5-1). Robin Lehner stopped 37 shots in his return from an illness. Joakim Nordstrom, Chris Wagner and Torey Krug scored for the Bruins, who extended their points streak to 13 games (9-0-4) and still haven’t lost in regulation at home (12-0-5). Tuukka Rask made 27 saves. Toews’ winner came after David Pastrnak couldn’t get the puck around him, allowing Toews … [Read more...] about NHL roundup: Blackhawks end Bruins’ win streak despite 3-goal rally