Electronic commerce, commonly known as e-commerce or eCommerce, is a type of industry where the buying and selling of products or services is conducted over electronic systems such as the Internet and other computer networks.
Almost every aspect of the U.S. energy landscape is changing drastically -- except government policy. Consider: The global price of oil has soared to more than $100 today from $30 a barrel in 2004. As a result, the U.S.’s annual bill for oil imports has risen to $365 billion, even though domestic oil production has jumped in the past two years to 7.5 million barrels a day from 5.5 million barrels.
Meanwhile, the price of natural gas has plummeted. The tight shale gas boom in the U.S. has caused the domestic price of gas to drop to less than $4 per million British thermal units today from $10 in 2010. By replacing a diesel or gasoline engine with one that accommodates compressed gas, Americans can drive for the equivalent of 50 cents a gallon.
“When I first came here, after a year or two, a lot of people told me I should leave. They said I was never going to even get promoted past assistant professor. A lot of people in the scientific community didn’t believe in the science I was doing; they thought it was wrong. And so I got my first nine grants turned down,” recounted Professor Robert S. Langer ScD ’74.
Thirty-four years after joining the MIT faculty, Langer is one of 14 professors holding the title of Institute Professor — the highest honor awarded to a faculty member. He is the most cited engineer in history, holds about 800 granted or pending patents, and leads the largest biomedical engineering lab in the world. His remarkable collection of awards and honors overflows the walls of his office at the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. Some of his most notable accolades include the Priestley Medal, the United States National Medal of Science, the Millennium Technology Prize, the Lemelson-MIT Prize, and the Charles Stark Draper Prize — the engineering equivalent of the Nobel.
“Anybody can get lucky once,” saysJohn T. Santini Jr., a former graduate student of Robert S. Langer’s and a cofounder with Langer of the company MicroCHIPS. “It’s a little harder to get lucky 25 times.”
Langer, 63, has shown time and again that he’s no one-hit wonder. This serial entrepreneur has cofounded about 25 companies and licensed technology to scores more. All that commercialization is in service of his primary goal—making sure his inventions help improve health.
America became great because it transformed its vast natural resources -- Iowa farmland, Mesabi iron, Texas crude -- into human capital, equipped with skills to succeed in the Information Age.
Now, when human capital is king, some look toward Texas and North Dakota and see natural-resource extraction as a path to economic rejuvenation. But if we look at Australia, the model of a major mineral producer, we see that widespread prosperity comes not from the stuff beneath the ground but from the stuff between our ears.
Last summer, I went to America to be an exchange student of Harvard. You know what is the most exciting thing for me? You know it's in Boston!! Boston!! I can go to watch the NBA game, and I can meet my dream stars of NBA face to face! I finally decided that I should go to watch the Basketball game in Houston, and that’s when Big Yao Ming announced he would retire from NBA.
Long journey of my life has witnessed my achievements and setbacks, my happiness and sorrow, my ups and downs, and those things, actually, are the most precious things in my life—my failures. The only way for you to improve yourself is to learn from your failure in the past.
But, it is not an easy thing!!! In fact, what we feared most for ourselves at our age was not poverty, but failure.
Your website is the face of your small business on the Web. In many cases, it is your business. Hence, it is important that your website must set-up for success. Your website must be designed to maximize your desired results, whether it is sales of your products or services, or advertising income.
1. Strong value proposition = you need to clearly state why people should come to your website, buy your products or use your services.
Nowadays, many people believe that whenever they graduate from the high school or university and begin to work, they do not need to learn any more. They think of learning a tough job and hate it to death. Actually, things are not just like what these people think!! Life-long learning is a very significant way to improve your wealth— that’s say your money or property. So in this way, is learning still a tough job??
With real estate values still sliding and mortgage rates approaching record lows, a favorable climate for home buying is accompanying this year’s fall foliage. And as the days grow colder, housing experts say home buyers will have another reason to jump into the market in the coming months. “Let’s face it,” says Guy Cecala, publisher of Inside Mortgage Finance. “Anybody who is trying to sell a house going into the winter months has to be flexible, and you should be able to get good deals.” That’s because the residential real estate market is highly seasonal, with many home buyers planning their transactions around the academic calendar. Buyers with children typically start their search in the early spring in hopes of having a contract signed by summer so they can move into their new house by late August. Once the school year begins, however, the housing market heads into a period of hibernation, with sales activity declining until January or February, when it bottoms out.