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.
On-demand shuttle services had been seen by many as a way to ease India’s growing traffic and pollution problems. By operating on popular routes at peak hours, these services took cars off roads and also provided consumers a cheaper alternative to cab hailing companies. Over the last year, several startups emerged in the area, including ZipGo, RBus, and Shuttl, while cab hailing giant Ola had also thrown its hat into the ring, launching Ola Shuttle.
TinyOwl had closed its offices in Hyderbad, Pune, Gurgaon, Chennai and Hyderabad in dramatic circumstances in October, with a founder being held hostage in the Pune office for over 48 hours by the laid off employees. Now with all the offices lying vacant, TinyOwl’s founder has taken to Facebook to find new owners for them.
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.
With the release of Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens this week, the team at Adzuna did a survey of important tips for our careers that can be found in the first two trilogies of the series, in the hope of finding “the force” in their day job, and maybe (who knows) even becoming Jedi masters in our own areas of expertise.
Check out the 5 most important career lessons you can learn from Luke, Leia, Han, and even Darth Vader: