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Congratulations, You’re Sisyphus

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 8, 2013

By Hiroshi Mikitani

[Mikitani was born in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. Mikitani attended Hitotsubashi University, graduating in 1988. While workingDLD Conference 2012 - Day 3 for the Industrial Bank of Japan, Mikitani was transferred to the US and from 1993 studied at Harvard University, earning an MBA. Mikitani worked at the Industrial Bank of Japan (now part of Mizuho Corporate Bank) from 1988 to 1996. In 1997 he founded a consulting group called Crimson Group.

Hiroshi Mikitani is the outspoken chairman and Chief Executive of online shopping mall operator Rakuten. In 1997 Mikitani founded Rakuten. He was president from its founding, and in 2001 he also became chairman. In addition, he is also head of the E-Commerce and Banking Business Units and Head of the Development Unit. Among his other titles are also director of Kobo Inc., chairman of Rakuten Card Co., Ltd, chairman of Rakuten Travel, Inc., chairman of Fusion Communications Corporation, and chairman of Crimson Football Club, Inc.The company’s stock price is up on it successful expansion abroad: last year it acquired Germany’s Tradoria online mall, the UK’s Play.com online retail site and others in Indonesia and Russia. Rakuten also has a China online mall in venture with Baidu.com. It is moving into e-books with acquisition of Canada’s Kobe e-reader firm. At the same time, Rakuten is petitioning the Japan Fair Trade Commission to examine Yahoo Japan’s tie-up with Google as a net monopoly. Mikitani owns the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team. Rakuten donated $3.7 million to earthquake relief efforts and raised millions more via Rakuten Securities and digital wallet service Edy.  48 years Mikitani is billionaires and Net Worth $6.2 B as of March 2012. His this short essay is very encouraging and popular.]

In Greek mythology, there is the story of Sisyphus. Sisyphus is forced to endlessly try to push a rock up a hill. Although Sisyphus works so hard to push the boulder up the hill, every time the boulder falls back down just as he is nearly to the top. And so he must push the boulder up the hill for all eternity.

Sounds awful, right?

Wrong. It’s fun.

In fact, the story of Sisyphus is one that offers a valuable tip for success in business.

Although there are essential differences, business shares some similarities with this story. You are never able to see your next problem before you solve the one at hand, but there is always a next problem. And it is always much more difficult than the one which you faced before. Unlike Sisyphus, you are not constantly going up and down a hill, but you are constantly climbing one, never reaching the top. Read the rest of this entry »

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Congratulations, You Failed

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 9, 2013

By Hiroshi Mikitani

DLD Conference 2012 - Day 3[Mikitani was born in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. Mikitani attended Hitotsubashi University, graduating in 1988. While working for the Industrial Bank of Japan, Mikitani was transferred to the US and from 1993 studied at Harvard University, earning an MBA. Mikitani worked at the Industrial Bank of Japan (now part of Mizuho Corporate Bank) from 1988 to 1996. In 1997 he founded a consulting group called Crimson Group.

Hiroshi Mikitani is the outspoken chairman and Chief Executive of online shopping mall operator Rakuten. In 1997 Mikitani founded Rakuten. He was president from its founding, and in 2001 he also became chairman. In addition, he is also head of the E-Commerce and Banking Business Units and Head of the Development Unit. Among his other titles are also director of Kobo Inc., chairman of Rakuten Card Co., Ltd, chairman of Rakuten Travel, Inc., chairman of Fusion Communications Corporation, and chairman of Crimson Football Club, Inc.The company’s stock price is up on it successful expansion abroad: last year it acquired Germany’s Tradoria online mall, the UK’s Play.com online retail site and others in Indonesia and Russia. Rakuten also has a China online mall in venture with Baidu.com. It is moving into e-books with acquisition of Canada’s Kobe e-reader firm. At the same time, Rakuten is petitioning the Japan Fair Trade Commission to examine Yahoo Japan’s tie-up with Google as a net monopoly. Mikitani owns the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles baseball team. Rakuten donated $3.7 million to earthquake relief efforts and raised millions more via Rakuten Securities and digital wallet service Edy.  48 years Mikitani is billionaires and Net Worth $6.2 B as of March 2012. His this short essay is very encouraging and popular.]

Failure is not fun. When it happens, it’s hard to pick yourself up the next day and go back into work.

But push through, because your prize is waiting for you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ariel Lewin, an American Ethnographer at Harvard University on Buddha birthplace

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 15, 2012

Ariel Lewin, an American Ethnographer at Harvard University shared her thoughts on Buddhist pilgrame to Lumbini archaeological site and the Budhha birth place also. She is a practising Buddhist and is of the opinion that Buddha’s birth-site is where the Ashokan pillar stands today, that is to say, present day Lumbini of Nepal:

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Harvard’s a Bargain — If You’re From the UK

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 4, 2011

By SONIA VAN GILDER COOKE

When British student Rishab Mehan arrived in Cambridge for college in 2010, he decorated his room with a few Beatles

Harvard University.

album covers and an English flag. But it wasn’t the Cambridge where his classmates at Eton, the prestigious English boarding school, had expected the academic star to spend his university years. It was Cambridge, Mass. He’d chosen to go to Harvard instead.

Mehan is not alone. With tuition fees skyrocketing in England and admission to Britain’s elite universities becoming increasingly competitive, growing numbers of British students are now applying to college in the States. “The numbers have increased dramatically in the last seven years,” says Richard Burston, who oversees Yale alumni interviews of candidates in the U.K. “It’s quite remarkable.” Mehan’s school, Eton, which has educated 19 prime ministers and Princes William and Harry, now sends about 25 students out of 260 to the States each year — a five-fold increase since 2000. (Seven Eton students will join Mehan at Harvard this fall.) The number of pupils applying to the U.S. from rival Westminster School has doubled in the past five years. And similar dynamics are at work at other elite academies.

It hasn’t always been this way. Ten years ago, few students were interested in applying to the U.S., and those who did were left to navigate the gauntlet of GPA’s, SAT’s, personal essays and financial aid forms by themselves. Today, top schools like Westminster and St. Paul’s have special U.S. advisers to help students deal with the process.(See the 24 most and least affordable public colleges.)

What’s sparked the interest? Tuition costs, for one thing. Until recently, England’s elite universities offered an unbeatable combination of world-class curricula at a nanny state price. That was before Prime Minister David Cameron’s coalition government slashed education budgets in the name of austerity. As a result, tuition at many U.K. institutions will almost triple to £9,000 ($14,700) per year next fall. Read the rest of this entry »

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Harvard University or Community College? Why the Choice Isn’t As Crazy As It Sounds

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on April 23, 2011


In Eastern world word ‘step’ does not sound good at all. Everywhere theory and practice are becoming like step and due to this goal achievemen­t becoming very tough.
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