- 13/10/2016Bjarke Ingels Architect of Audemars Piguet New Museum ExtensionAudemars Piguet Breaks Ground On New Museum Extension By Bjarke Ingels, To Open Spring 2019www.hodinkee.com Audemars Piguet has just announced that it's broken ground on the new extension to its existing museum, which will house themed exhibitions, as well as space for watchmaking workshops and other presentation facilities. The extension, dubbed the...
- 11/10/2016Interested in a Hospitality MBA ? Join the online information sessionInformation Session – EMBA & Master programs | Ecole hôtelière de Lausannewww.ehl.edu CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME Join us and learn about our EMBA & Master programs, student life and your career prospects. You will be able to ask us questions through a live...
- Switzerland Stays Most Competitive Nation as WEF Warns on TradeSwitzerland Named World’s Most Competitive Nation, Againwww.bloomberg.com The World Economic Forum named Switzerland the most competitive nation for an eighth straight year as it warned less open trade was threatening economic growth...
- Come visit our stand at the Swiss Classic British Car Meeting tomorrow in Morges (VD)!
Venez nous rendre visite demain sur notre stand au Swiss Classic British Car Meeting a Morges (VD)!
- Green GT H2, the first electricity/hydrogen competition prototypescontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net
- Producer29/09/2016How Stan Wawrinka Won the US OpenThe 2016 US Open was a thrill ride that ended up with surprising results on both the men’s and women’s sides. While Angelique Kerber winning on the women’s side was a little surprising, the fact that Stan Wawrinka triumphed over Novak Djokovic on...
- Producer29/09/2016A Fired-Up Bee...Some help from William ShakespeareFriends, Bloggers, Social Media Citizens...lend me your ears. I write to share my experiences and perspectives not to praise beBee. There are many social media sites on the internet. The good is often shared with...
Comments02/10/2016 #47 Pamela L. Williams#40 @Neil Smith you've expressed exactly how many of us feel about beBee. A refreshing, relaxing change from the dog eat dog sites we have all visited. Here we truly pursue positivity, encouragement, support, and collaboration. @Donna-Luisa Eversley has expressed that quite eloquently in this post. Welcome to beBee! I just followed you and am looking forward to learning more about you.29/09/2016 #32 Lada PrkicI, as well as @Aurorasa Sima, like your way of describing all the advantages of beBee without trashing other media sites. It is like in real life, when you praise someone and emphasize his/her qualities you don't need to trash or lambaste someone else at the same time.
I appreciate your positive attitude towards life in general, which is then transferred to your posts in very engaging and interactive style. Must be that island thing, like @Don Kerr said. 🙂
That is why I see you as a real ambassador and one of those bricklayers and foundation builders who will spread the word about beBee to the rest of the world. Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley.29/09/2016 #31 debasish majumderyour speech have utterly different essence unlike Antony, who eventually created a chaos and unrest in Rome. but your speech will truly yield affinity which is the objective of beeBee ambassadors! lovely post @Donna-Luisa Eversley View moreyour speech have utterly different essence unlike Antony, who eventually created a chaos and unrest in Rome. but your speech will truly yield affinity which is the objective of beeBee ambassadors! lovely post @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post. Close
- Producer28/09/2016Market your business through sponsorshipWhat is sponsorship?Sponsorship is a marketing and communication operation (often linked to an event).A contract is signed between:A sponsor: a person or a companyThe sponsored: another person (an athlete or an artist very often), a sports club, an...
Comments28/09/2016 #4 Stephane Fenner#2 You can find, just target a less known testimonial, a young promising personality or offer goods or services instead of money.
Another point is that many sponsored do not put themselves into sponsors' shoes. They don't even try to understand the needs and objectives... This is key to my company: maker both understand each other.28/09/2016 #2 Rose SpotThat would be great for small companies as well or starting like us but it cost so much money that it's almost impossible to find or have someone commited but for companies with a budget it's a great and easy way to be known if the sponsored is acting with a good attitude...
- 27/09/2016Snapchat breaks the mold again! Introducing Spectacles, its new sunglasses wich records video in 10 seconds increments. Available this autumn.Snapchat introduces Spectacles video sunglasses The company announced a rebrand along with new sunglasses that can record footage. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/63721/ Find more videos like...
- Producer22/09/2016BeBee Better Than LinkedIn. I Proved it!The following comes from my comments in https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-bebee-why-disrupting-current-model-social-media-c%C3%A1mara-ricaI have been in some cases doing a copy / paste of LinkedIn posts to beBee and getting the same number of...
Comments26/09/2016 #36 Jared Wiese#35 Hi https://www.bebee.com/@anders-liu-lindberg. Thanks for the reply. That says you care and want more engagement. Hats off!
You have 290 followers here. Your last 2 posts on beBee got 10 times the views and more likes than on LinkedIn. Not bad!
Why not start a Business Finance hive and paste some of those great LI posts there? Or post new on beBee then try sharing to LI?
I'm in a bit of the same boat. I am doing well on LI only because of my business specialty having a group with 120,000 members and many who are active. Other than that, not much engagement or traction.
I see the potential in beBee and have more to engage about than just my profession. Happy to be 🐝 here :)26/09/2016 #35 Anders Liu-Lindberg#33 Thanks for highlighting Jared. I will check it out but a hive called "All Business" seems a bit too general wouldn't you say ;). In my case, I write mostly about the finance function and how to develop that. Not much of an audience on beBee despite hives like Accountants having almost 100K bees. Maybe finance people are just less engaging!25/09/2016 #31 Pamela L. WilliamsThis was great Jared! You are truly becoming a valuable Bee! So glad you joined the hives. I was on LI for 6 months. Tried building my network and it was murder. I was told that was the way to go for a career change. Well it depends on the career path and your level in the industry. I was giving up on social media all together when beBee came along. This is my social media home and I couldn't be happier with the results; as your numbers show.23/09/2016 #24 Jared Wiese#22 Thanks for the comment, and sharing in the LinkedIn Hive, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman!
Yes, one can feel the BUzzzzzzzZZZZZZ! Perhaps we are getting up there on the Rule of Seven in marketing #beBee. #iLovebeBee! It took me hearing about beBee from Dean @Dean Owen, @John White, MBA and finally @Renée Cormier for me to try it out!
- 23/09/2016Tough new Swiss rules on residency permits make it through parliamentTough new Swiss rules on residency permits make it through parliamentlenews.ch Switzerland's National Council, or parliament, voted in favour of strict new rules on Swiss residency permits last week. The project, which was started at the beginning 2014, looked like it...
- 23/09/2016PHILLIPS GENEVA WATCH AUCTION - 12 & 13 November 2016
Including Patek Philippe Pink gold reference 1518: 600,000 to 1.2 million CHF
Details : http://www.watchonista.com/2914/watchonista-blog/news/phillips-worlds-leading-auction-house-watches-announces-geneva-watchscontent-frt3-1.xx.fbcdn.net
- Producer13/09/201613 Things Successful People Do on Sunday NightsThought this was a great post. Please check it out!By Jacquelyn Smith, www.businessinsider.comhttp://www.businessinsider.com/what-successful-people-do-on-sunday-evening-2016-9/#-13 I have to make a plug here, for trying a Miracle Morning - on...
Comments21/09/2016 #4 Jared Wiese#3 Hi @Jena Ball! What a beautiful and eloquent comment. So true!
I can see why you'd love Sundays even more. I think Australian's have a better life/work attitude anyway. I would also extend that to Europeans.
I applaud you for never fitting well into job descriptions. As Liz Ryan from Forbes might say, work your Human Voiced Resume instead! Sounds like you are doing just that. Check out my buzz on that at https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/career-tips-and-links-an-updating-reference.
I had heard of the Google pitching too. I LOVE that. There is so much potential in each of us...21/09/2016 #3 Jena BallOddly, I kind of enjoy Sundays because I know that in a few hours folks I am excited to connect and share with will be up and running. In fact, since I work with a lot of people in Australia, they are often willing to connect with me on Sunday itself. That said, I agree about the need for a shift in attitude, but I'd like it to be in the way we approach and reward work. As someone who has never fit well into job descriptions, and have dreams I want to realize along with those of others, I'd like to see employers actively solicit and support the aspirations of their employees. I have a good friend who works for Google and he not only has time to work on his ideas, but is encouraged to "pitch" them to his Google colleagues. If he can get enough folks interested and willing to donate some time, Google will support it. Now that's my idea of collaboration :-)
So here's to Sundays with friends and family, and finding ways to nurture and celebrate yourself every day of the week. Just imagine what we might accomplish if we worked to empower one another and collaborated instead of competed.
P.S., Chocolate is also helpful on Sunday nights ;-)
- Producer21/09/2016BeBee’s focus is to reach out to people who share the same hobby or passionBy The Guardian, UKIf all this swiping to meet contacts sounds too work-centric, Juan Imaz might have the service for you. The Madrid-based founder of beBee believes too many people are thinking too hard about finding contacts that do the same job...
Comments29/09/2016 #18 mohammed khalafService is expected. The BeBee members Sales itself is defined as - the action of helping or doing work for someone. Your guests come to your site already expecting efficiency and great service: someone to friendly greet them, seat them on time, serve their thinkings and feelings on time, be attentive, bus their table, bring the check as soon as asked and being thanked for their visit.26/09/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia HoffmanThis is a home run post by defining beBee's purpose. Be professional, be personal, be successful offered in one exciting social media site. With beBee's new upcoming features, it's becoming an all-in-one place to bee. It just doesn't get any better than this.
- 20/09/2016Dear @Juan Imaz and @Javier beBee, dear beBee Team. Thank you so much for the honor and the confidence. I am very much touched.
Dear "older" ambassadors, dear bees, thank you for your continuous comments and suggestions which enriches our posts.
Thank you all and have a great day ! Cheers, Stephane
- 14/09/2016OUCH :
Richemont Profits Continue to Decline; Forecasts 45% Drop for Half-YearRichemont Profits Continue to Decline; Forecasts 45% Drop for Half-Year | Watches By SJXwatchesbysjx.com The luxury conglomerate's results for the first five months of the year continue the grim...
Comments15/09/2016 #3 Dean Owen#2 China was never buying on the scale of collectors in HK, Tokyo, Singapore and even KL. It looked like they were buying as Swatch and LVMH opened up huge shops in prime locations and shipped a huge amount of inventory to China only to realise the Chinese don't buy luxury goods in China because of luxury taxes. The clampdown on corruption was typically cited in the media and pictures of the odd politician wearing a Patek etc, but the biggest sales were non-Chinese collectors like the wacky Dr. Bernard Cheong and the secretive Japanese collector who has the largest collection of A Lange & Sohne in the World. AP have always, and will always continue to do well purely on the wings of their Royal Oak and Offshore line which is hugely popular in Asia, but also they haven't pushed for standalone boutiques in a region where rents are just through the roof. The biggest challenge moving forward will be the Millenials, and hopefully mid-range companies like Glashutte Original, Zenith and GP can innovate enough to attract this new audience.15/09/2016 #2 Stephane Fenner#1 @Dean Owen one of Asia's factors is also the corruption war in China. From what I see some independents have a drop of 15-20% on a record year. Which means they are still doing very well. Nobody can explain AP's small drop. It is probably due to the fact production was always lower then demand.
Despite Apple has become the second biggest watch producer in the World I do not believe smart watches should be the target for Swiss manufactures, at least not for the luxury segment. As you mention, hybrids could be one of the solutions for the medium range segment.
Your prediction is probably right. Look at the classic cars and top wines business; they have never been so lucrative.15/09/2016 #1 Dean OwenYes, Asia sales have been hit hard as many embrace smart watches. But this is cyclical. The industry survived the quartz crisis, with a lot of credit due to Nicolas Hayek. Now we are seeing quite a few manufactures making more stainless steel pieces to drop prices. I fear most for the independents whose very survival was due to Asia, in particular Singapore, but the US is picking the slack to a certain extent. We now need to count on people like Jean-Claude Biver to embrace smart watches as he is doing through the Tag Heuer line, creating hybrids perhaps. I predict this will be a great time to pick up some great vintage investment pieces although vintage Daytonas continue to defy the odds.
- Producer14/09/2016The Rise, Fall and Reinvention of the MinibarMinibars resulted in a 500% increase in room-service sales of alcohol in its inception. Since then, the well may have run dry with the near-universal standard minibar. Loosing out to convenience stores as guests choose cheap over easy, hoteliers...
Comments15/09/2016 #13 Stephane FennerAnother important point: I see throughout different articles (not only in hospitality) that perception is a key element in our many experiences. Whenever I prepare a business meeting with different parties, I always ask suppliers or consultants to be well prepared and anticipate questions. The other party has to feel comfortable and even think they face the best professional. The focus is to reassure the customer, it is all about perception...15/09/2016 #11 Stephane Fenner#10 @Lisa Gallagher Hospitality in Asia is a fantastic experience. I know that labor cost makes the difference, especially when you can have a ratio of 50 to 75% staff/guest. Also the kindness of Asians is key (except in China!!!). But you also can have a fantastic stay in privately owned small hotels across Europe where you feel home.15/09/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher#9 I wish they would raise the standards in the US @Stephane Fenner. I've heard that the standards are higher outside of the US . Yes, cheese would stink if it sat out too long ;-) I thought by now many hotels would have Keurigs in the rooms. When chains allow hotels to be individually owned- they run into problems. I guess I need to travel over seas to experience something new! Thanks15/09/2016 #9 Stephane Fenner#6 @Lisa Gallagher Cheese is part of the complimentary "gifts". They are linked to the "VIP level" the hotel has put you into. The problem of cheese standing in a room for some time is the smell.... Concerning the Nespresso coffee, I regularly find them in some hotels chains like Mandarin Oriental, Four Seasons or Swissôtel. Also US standards are lower then Europe or Asia for instance: some chains like Hyatt have a different management for USA and rest of the world. Outside the american market, they are perceived as a pretty good chain when in the US they are average (except for some specific properties).15/09/2016 #7 Stephane Fenner#4 @Paul Walters There is such a system where when you take out an item for more then a few seconds it is billed. But customers perceive it at cheap. I fully agree minibar are many times way too expensive. On the other hand, some chains give it complimentary (included in the room price, obviously). It is a question of strategy.15/09/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher#5 Free minibar at the Shangri-La hotel group? Now that would be nice! I think minibars are great if traveling long distance. If we are driving, I make sure I buy a four pack of wine (yes, I sound cheap). But the last time I stayed at a Marriott hotel they charged me 17.00 for a small glass of Merlot. I can purchase a nice name brand 4 pack for about 10.00. I would love to arrive and find cheese and a Nespresso Machine in my room. I can't resist good cheese. We have utilized minibars on occasion because, well it's right there! I think it would be nice if hotels would at least comp their rewards members with higher points as part of a package if they utilize items in the minibar or put together a package price. I guess it's a catch 22, considering the amount of staff required to stock and check items that were used. Obviously, that's why the prices are jacked way up. Maybe they need to utilize technology and use a ticketing system (like Dean mentioned about Data being sent to inventory).15/09/2016 #5 Dean OwenI like what the Shangri-La hotel group have done with their minibars in the Kerry Hotels, and that is to make everything in the minibar free (chocolates and all). Many of the minibar fridges I come across in Asia are automated in that when something is removed, the data is sent to inventory.15/09/2016 #4 Paul Walters@Stephane Fenner as a traveller I do like the mini bar, especially when arriving late . However when a beer sometimes equates to the cost of the room I am sometimes tempted to flee from the fridge. A simple scanning device might be the answer where anything 'removed' is recorded and billed on check out. Might save on those tiny bottles of gin being taken out, drunk and refilled with water. Ah, guests love em or hate em you simply cant do without em!!14/09/2016 #2 Stephane Fenner#1 @Aurorasa Sima, It all depends on the category. I have always preferred service than vending machines. But I understand a low budget property cannot afford the cost of good service. Then it is all about creativity and find affordable solutions. The final judge is the customer. And a loyal customer is priceless...14/09/2016 #1 Aurorasa SimaInteresting timeline about the history of mini-bars. I think in low-end hotels some have switched to vending machines on the floors. Maybe it was time to force the players to more innovative solutions. Paying 10 $ for a 1 $ bottle of water was getting old. The concepts you listed (especially Epiphany and Emma) would make me spend and add to a positive image of the hotel.
- Producer09/09/2016EHL & Saviva: a Collaboration to Fight Waste in the Foodservice IndustryThe Food & Beverage Research Chair, developed in 2010, aims to study the changes and challenges in the foodservice industry. For 2015-2018, EHL is working with Saviva, a member of M-Industrie, to study sustainable innovations in foodservice. The...
- 05/09/2016Renaissance Clocks automats - 1580-1630
The Kugel Gallery presents from September 9 to November 5, 2016 the first fully dedicated to clocks Renaissance automata exhibition. Over thirty automats populate the exhibition. This constitutes the largest collection ever out together. We can discover an exotic animals menagerie: lions, camels, elephants, bears, monkeys ... Every hour or on demand, PLC mechanisms are activated: a ferocious mouth opens, a tongue comes out, a leg rises, a tail sways, while the eyes roll to the rhythm of the clock. If animals dominate the realm of automats, one can also cross singular characters, including a Turkish horse brandishing his scimitar or bear and lion tamers pulling on their ropes.
Fruit of the collaboration of the greatest watchmakers and goldsmiths, the controllers were developed between 1580 and 1630, particularly in the city of Augsburg, the principal German art center then.
Kugel Gallery - 25 Quai Anatole France - 75007 Paris
- 02/09/2016Afterwork in Lausanne https://www.facebook.com/events/301119446913645/scontent-fra3-1.xx.fbcdn.net
- Producer02/09/2016THE FONDATION DE LA HAUTE HORLOGERIE IS PLEASED TO WELCOME F.P. JOURNE AS A NEW PARTNER-BRANDF.P. Journe - Invenit et Fecit becomes the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie's 26th partner- brand. This active support and essential participation lends further weight to the Foundation's activities to promote Fine Watchmaking worldwideA foremost...
- 01/09/2016Customer experience is what all brands are thriving for nowadays. It defines who they are as much as the products themselves.www.watchonista.com
- Producer27/08/2016Mastering The Art of Perception: What PR people will never tell youRecently, some colleagues and I were discussing our work and how to be better marketers (since we were all self-employed). I commented that as Public Relations Professionals, we are masters of perception. They liked the descriptive phrase I used and...