A Growing List of Inspirational Quotes For Success!

We believe it is necessary to continue to inspire all to be their personal best in life and in investing. We also believe that keeping inspired and learning from others is an essential element to building long-term financial and emotional wealth.

With this in mind, we commit to grabbing ideas and thoughts from those that are successful in life and from investors who have conquered the markets and would encourage you to do so as well.

Here is a list of inspiring quotes that we will continue to add to over time. So please enjoy them today and come back regularly to continue to find inspiration as we add to this list.

  1. “I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.” – Warren Buffett
  2. “Bottoms in the investment world don’t end with four-year lows; they end with 10- or 15-year lows.” – Jim Rogers
  3. “The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.” – Phillip Fisher
  4. “The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.” – Ben Graham
  5. “Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.” – Dave Ramsey
  6. “Invest in yourself, you can afford it, trust me.”- Rashon Carraway
  7. “The wisest rule in investment is: when others are selling, buy. When others are buying, sell.” –  Jonathan Sacks
  8. “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn
  9.  “Investing puts money to work. The only reason to save money is to invest it.” – Grant Cardone
  10. “You will come to know that what appears today to be a sacrifice will prove to be the greatest investment that you will ever make.” – Gordon B. Hinkley
  11. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.”― Benjamin Graham
  12. “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run, it is a weighing machine.” ― Benjamin Graham 

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Chinese Tech Giant Huawei Switches Focus with Creation of Two New AI Chips

Huawei, a Chinese tech giant, is pitting itself against technical giants such as Qualcomm and Nvidia with the unveiling of its two new Artificial Intelligence  (AI) chips: the Ascend 910 and Ascend 310.

The Ascend 910 is created for data centers. AI applications call for an enormous amount of data, and Huawei claims that their new chip can process more data at faster amounts of time than the competing chips and can train smart algorithm networks in a matter of minutes versus several days or weeks.

Huawei already offers cloud services and in selling hardware along with software and services, the company is hoping to develop further growth in its enterprise business.

The other new chip, the Ascend 310, is geared towards internet-connected devices such as smartphones and smartwatches.

The new chips will put Huawei alongside major industry players such as Intel, Samsung, Qualcomm, and Nvidia. The new chips come as a big switch for the company, which has previously focused on designing and making chips for its own smartphones.

Huawei Rotating Chairman, Eric Xu stated, “Going forward we need to think of new ways to prepare our business and industry for change. There are clear signs that AI will change or disrupt a whole host of industries.”

More information on Huawei and the new chips can be found here.

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Boeing, ALC, and EVA Celebrate 787-9 Dreamliner Delivery

Dow 30 component Boeing (NYSE: BA)  is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems.  A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.

Boeing along with Air Lease Corp. and EVA Air celebrate the delivery of the airline’s first 787-9 Dreamliner this week. EVA Air will debut the long-range super-efficient plane this November on its international routes.

The Dreamliner is built with lightweight composite materials and is powered by advanced GEnx engines made by General Electric Aviation. The plane will lower operating costs by over 20 percent when compared to previous planes and almost 10 percent compared to competing jets used today.

 

 

 

 

 

The delivery of the Dreamliner was the first of 24 for the airline.

Kevin McAllister, President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes stated, “We are extremely honored that EVA will be introducing the new 787 Dreamliner to their world-class fleet. This milestone delivery signals yet another chapter in our enduring partnership with EVA. I am confident that the market-leading capabilities of the 787 will contribute immensely to the airline’s long-term success.”

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Visa Official Payment Technology Partner For New York Fashion Week

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Their mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and economies to thrive.  Their advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and a driving force behind the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying their brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

Visa recently announced its new partnership with New York Fashion Week: The Shows where it will serve as the Official Payment Technology Partner. The relationship between the two will provide consumers with new ways to pay such as tapping to pay with contactless cards and devices on-site at NFYW. With the retail environment as its backdrop, the speed, convenience, and security of contactless payments are highlighted in this new relationship.

Mary Ann Reilly, senior vice president, North America Marketing, Visa stated, “We are constantly exploring sponsorship opportunities to help us diversify our brand and reach new audiences while delivering experiences that drive business priorities. We are excited to work closely with this property to bring our vision for a contactless payments future to life.”

More information on the contactless payments and how they work can be found here.

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Visa Taps into Fashion

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Fusion Scores 3-year Cloud Solutions Agreement With “Major Family Entertainment Center & Restaurant Chain”

NYC-based Fusion is a leading provider of integrated cloud solutions to small, medium and large businesses, and is a Single Source for the Cloud®. Fusion’s advanced, proprietary cloud service platform enables the integration of leading edge solutions in the cloud, including cloud communications, contact center, cloud connectivity and cloud computing. Fusion’s innovative, yet proven cloud solutions lower their customers’ cost of ownership and deliver new levels of security, flexibility, scalability, and speed of deployment.

Fusion recently announced that it has secured a $1.1 million, three-year cloud solutions agreement with a major family entertainment center and restaurant chain. The popular chain looked to Fusion to consolidate its communications services across several hundred locations in the United States. The chain is currently reviewing a multiple site deployment in Canada to further support its network optimization efforts.

Fusion’s dedicated solutions integration team facilitated the onboarding of the account for an expedited installation process, exceeding the customer’s expectations for rapid deployment and seamless integration with existing applications and workflows. Fusion’s all-in, fully integrated solution met the chain’s requirement for a single source to provide the highest quality services at competitive pricing across its rapidly expanding chain of popular establishments. The chain also looked for a solution that could support the integration of locations across the border into Canada, a growing territory for the well-known entertainment and restaurant chain.

Dan Foster, Fusion’s Chief Revenue Officers stated, “We’re proud to help the management team of this major organization focus on serving their growing base of customers, relieving them of the need to divert precious resources to manage their wide-ranging and expanding voice and connectivity network. We look forward to growing with the company and improving productivity across the enterprise with the always-on, reliable communications solutions required for businesses to compete, succeed and grow.”

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Fusion Wins $1.1 Million, Multi-Year Contract to Provide Cloud Communications Solution for a Major Restaurant Brand

Fusion (FSNN), a leading provider of cloud services, announced today that it has secured a $1.1 million, three-year cloud solutions agreement with a major family entertainment center and restaurant chain. The popular chain looked to Fusion to consolidate its communications services across several hundred..

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Amazon Creates 300 New Machine Learning, Software Development, Digital Entertainment, Cloud Computing Jobs in San Diego

Amazon.com, Inc.  (AMZN), the world’s largest retailer, has announced its expansion of its San Diego Tech Hub and its intentions to develop 300 new high tech jobs in fields that include machine learning, software development, digital entertainment, and cloud computing.

Amazon’s new 85,000 square foot office expansion resides Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc.’s Campus Pointe in the University Town Center neighborhood of San Diego. With the opening of the new office, Amazon can now more than double its tech workforce in the area. Since 2011, the company has created over 39,000 jobs in the state of California and invested more than $19 billion in the state.

The Tech Hub in San Diego is just one of the 17 Tech Hubs beyond Seattle. The Tech Hubs employ over 17,500 people all across North America who invent and create new products and services for Amazon customers. San Diego’s teams work to develop software systems that drive AmazonFresh, PrimeNow, Amazon Web Services, supply chain tech, and prevention of fraud and abuse on Amazon.

The company will celebrate its latest California investment by hosting Mayor Faulconer, Assemblymember Gloria, and other community leaders on September 6th for the grand opening event of its new San Diego Office.

Nate Wiger, General Manager of Amazon’s new San Diego office stated, “Amazon is excited to create more tech jobs in San Diego – a city with terrific talent and a culture of innovation.  We look forward to more than doubling our investment in the area, and hiring local talent to fill exciting roles across Amazon. Thank you to all our partners across the city and the state for helping us create these new jobs, and contributing to the already vibrant innovation economy in San Diego.”

Amazon tops LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Companies list with the #1 spot. The company is renowned for providing comprehensive benefits to all its employees.

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Amazon expands San Diego Tech Hub and announces plans to create 300 high tech jobs

(AMZN)— Amazon today announced an expansion of its San Diego Tech Hub and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment. To accommodate the job creation, Amazon has opened a new 85,000 square foot office..

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Check out the Programmable Shape-shifting Metal

Scientists at the University of Sussex and Swansea University have created a programmable, shape-shifting metal. Sounds unreal? The unreal sounding breakthrough is very real! Scientists use electrical charges, apply to liquid metal, and coax it into 3D shapes. This new, extremely promising material can be programmed to alter its shape.

Electric fields are used to shape the liquid and the areas are created using a computer so both the position of the metal and it’s form can be manipulated dynamically.

Professor Sriram Subramanian, head of the INTERACT Lab at the University of Sussex stated, “Liquid metals are an extremely promising class of materials for deformable applications; their unique properties include voltage-controlled surface tension, high liquid-state conductivity and liquid-solid phase transition at room temperature. One of the long-term visions of us and many other researchers is to change the physical shape, appearance, and functionality of any object through digital control to create intelligent, dexterous and useful objects that exceed the functionality of any current display or robot.”

Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have also created a new metal alloy by marrying indium and gallium. The metal alloy exists in a liquid state at room temperature and can capacitate liquid metal transistors, flexible circuitry, and hopefully self-repair circuits in the future.

These new molten metals, which are being referred to as “electronic blood”, have the potential to completely change computing to generations to come. IBM has also joined in the development of electric sustenance with is REPCOOL or Redox flow electrochemistry that is used for power delivery and cooling. The project is based on the structure and power supply of the brain where the blood capillary system cools and supplies energy to the organ. They believe that in using electronic blood, the same effect can be applied to overheated computers.

The first applications of Electronic Blood are expected to take place in 2030.

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American Express & GreenSky Collaborating To Help Vendors Expand Via Digital Payments

Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP), and its subsidiaries provide customers and businesses globally with charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services. They look to enrich the lives of their customers and build business success.

American Express has announced its alliance with GreenSky, Inc. as part of a strategy to bring enhanced digital payments and financing capabilities to help vendors expand their businesses and allow consumers more flexibility in the way they choose to finance their purchases.

With the collaboration of the two companies, U.S. merchants within the American Express network and their customers will be able to access GreenSky’s point-of-sale financing solutions. Home improvement and elective healthcare merchants who accept American Express can increase their sales by offering qualifying customers with more options to finance larger purchases. Customers will be able to apply for installment loan financing using GreenSky’s mobile app, online or over the phone and will be able to receive a decision typically within 60 seconds.

Together, the companies plan to captain a digital direct loan option that will be a platform for eligible American Express consumer card members to allow them to search for merchants participating within the GreenSky network and to also finance their purchases at participating American Express merchants of their choice within or outside the GreenSky merchant network. Initially, the direct to consumer loans would be offered in five cities in the U.S. in the home improvement category.

David Zalik, CEO and Chairman of GreenSky stated, “We’re excited to work with American Express, a global leader in the payments industry that is known for its commitment to providing exceptional value to its customers. We’ve long admired American Express and all that the brand stands for. Combining our industry-leading technology platform with the security and backing of American Express will allow us to continue innovating to meet evolving customer needs.”

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DowDuPont Adds New & Valuable Members to Advisory Committees

The Dow Chemical Company is a part of the DowDupont Holding Company (DWDP), a business that is focused on agriculture, materials science and specialty product sectors that seek to lead their respective industries through productive, science-based innovation to meet the needs of customers and help solve global challenges.

DowDuPont has announced the addition of new members to their Agriculture, Materials Science, and Specialty Products Divisions’ Advisory Committees.

The two new members of the Advisory Committee of the Agriculture Division (Corteva Agriscience) include:

  • Michael O. Johanns, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Former Senator and Governor of Nebraska
  • Greg Page, Former Chairman and CEO of Cargill

Four new members joined the Advisory Committee of the Specialty Products Division (DuPont):

  • Ruby Chandy, Former President, Industrial Division of Pall Corp.
  • Luther C. (“Luke”) Kissam, IV, Chairman, President and CEO, Albemarle Corporation
  • Steven Sterin, EVP, CFO of Andeavor and President of Andeavor Logistics
  • Raymond J. Milchovich, Former Chairman and CEO, Foster Wheeler AG

The new members of the Advisory Committee of the Materials Science Division (Dow) include:

  • Jacqueline Hinman, Former Chairman and CEO of CH2M
  • Daniel Yohannes, Former Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

The caliber of the individuals we have attracted to join the Advisory Committees for the Agriculture, Materials Science, and Specialty Products Divisions speaks to the importance and potential of each of our businesses in their industries and end markets. With the additional expertise contributed by these new members, the Advisory Committees are exceptionally well equipped to support the division leadership teams as they move rapidly toward separation next year.” -Ed Breen, chief executive officer of DowDuPont

Along with the new advisory committee members, Jacqueline K. Barton and Richard K. Davis have been appointed to the DowDuPont Board of Directors to fill the vacancies created by member retirements and transitions.

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Is “Gaming Disorder” Considered a New Mental Health Problem Now?

The World Health Organization has announced that compulsively playing video games is now considered a mental health condition, verifying the fears of many parents.

The World Health Organization or WHO, hopes that in identifying “gaming disorder” as a separate addiction, will assist government, health care workers, and families in being more vigilant and prepared for identifying the risks of the condition. The condition is still extremely rare, having no more than 3% of gamers affected.

While gaming disorder has been accepted as new problem with scientific evidence to back it, Dr. Joan Harvey of the British Psychological Society, is concerned about unnecessary concern among parents of video gamers that the new disorder might cause.

“People need to understand this doesn’t mean every child who spends hours in their room playing games is an addict, otherwise medics are going to be flooded with requests for help,” she said.

Many believe that the new classification of the disorder is imperative to helping the people hooked on video games seek help, especially since they are typically teenager or young adults unwilling to seek help for themselves.

The addiction seems to be best treated using psychological therapies, although some medicines might work too.

While WHO has approved the proposal of the addiction, the American Psychiatric Association has not declared gaming disorder as a new mental health problem stating that it is “a condition warranting more clinical research and experience before it might be considered for inclusion”.

The majority of the scientific literature on compulsive gamers has been based off of evidence from young Asian men. The studies have shown that people who are consumed in Internet games, have certain pathways in the brain that are triggered in a direct, intense way, similar to the way a drug addicts brain is affected by a given substance.

“If (video games) are interfering with the expected functions of the person — whether it is studies, whether it’s socialization, whether it’s work — then you need to be cautious and perhaps seek help.” – Dr. Mark Griffith, Professor of Behavioral Addiction, Nottingham Trent University

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The World Health Organization Now Considers ‘Gaming Disorder’ a Unique Mental Health Condition

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