Google being Google, world’s biggest tech giant, and a cash-rich company whose employee-friendly culture is universally celebrated and lauded does Christmas in style. Not only does Google go out in decking up its campuses around the globe and dissing up Christmas special fare to its 30,000 employees, it plays the biggest Santa every Christmas.
Google employees around the world get a gift, called the Holiday gift every year during Christmas. These are no ordinary gifts, a box of chocolates or a little gadget! We have a roundup of all the gifts Google’s showered on its employees.
You’ve been dreaming of finally leaving your corporate cubicle forever. Maybe it’s because you think your work is boring and repetitive. Maybe it’s because it eats into your personal life. Or maybe it’s because you’re truly passionate about something, and are willing to forego the comforts and perks of a normal job to follow your dreams.
As a part of the “People Who Quit Their Jobs To Do Something Amazing” series, we bring you another 11 enterprising people who did leave their corporate cubicles. Their motives were different – some have set up businesses, others have travelled, yet some others have tried to give back to society. But their underlying motives remain – they’ve turned their backs on a safe, conventional life and taken the plunge. And they’re all very happy with their life choices.
In the latest of collaborations between a Hollywood biggie and an Indian business magnate, director Steven Spielberg ( of Jaws, ET and Jurassic Park fame) and Anil Ambani have come together to form Amblin Partners. The entity will primarily focus on producing and distributing films using the DreamWorks Pictures, Amblin Entertainment and Participant Media brands.
Fame can be fleeting. Looks fade away with age. Talent comes with a shelf life. However, businesses can go on, almost forever. Celebrities realise this fact, and many of them have decided to not put all their eggs in one basket and secure their future, with investments into a life beyond the showbiz. Their name, fame and the ready inventory of cash also makes business that much easier to get in to, and the new wave of entrepreneurship is not lost on them. Here are some of the prominent celebrities from the world of Bollywood, modelling and cricket who have ventured into starting or investing into businesses.
Things are changing in India. from a country that’s idolised Bollywood and cricket celebrities for the longest time, it’s now seeking and seeing role models and celebrities in startup founders and CEOs.
After a lot of murmurs around the deal, budget hotel aggregator Oyo Rooms finally looks set to acquire rival Zo rooms. This deal with firmly cement Oyo Rooms as the dominant player in the budget rooms segment eliminating its only competition hitherto.
Sundar Pichai, newly appointed CEO of Google is on a maiden visit to his native country after being appointed chief in August this year.
Speaking at a high-profile Google India event, Pichai was all hope giving and positive news sharing from Google’s stable. Pichai announced some major plans the tech giant has for India.
Companies are known to be capitalistic, cold and impersonal entities who’re out there to take your money.
However, every now and then they do little gestures, that makes them come across as personal, caring and send warm and fuzzies your way. In their own ways, they go out of their way to reach out and touch.
Call it a clever marketing hack or a genuine gesture, here’s a few instances when some companies – known or small – made people’s days with their thoughtful acts.
Zipgo, the online-demand shuttle service has now launched a women only bus service in the Delhi region to tackle 2 of Delhi’s biggest problems- Women’s safety and the traffic situation.
In the days of a spurt of online startups with few distinguishable features, and insta-ROI driven marketing strategy, the tried and tested methods like print ads, PPC campaigns and sponsored posts on Facebook and Twitter campaigns just don’t cut it anymore. The market is cluttered and the ad networks are expensive. Winning on discounts may bear short-term gains but isn’t sustainable in the long run. Companies are thinking out of the box, with ever new…