Twitter may get new Daddy or Mommy?

Twitter may get new Daddy or Mommy?

I like to share my blog posts or pins from Pinterest on Twitter.

Just heard that Twitter may be sold. Suitors may make a formal bid soon. They include tech giants like Google and Salesforce.

Twitter may be sold. Formal bid to come soon.

If Google buys Twitter, this could be great news for bloggers. We could get better SEO rankings for our posts if we share them on Twitter since it’d be in the same Google “Happy Family”.

If Salesforce gets it, Twitter may become a huge playground for sales people. LinkedIn, move over. Sigh… more tweets asking me to buy something. That I don’t need.

Or Yahoo may buy it. Marissa Mayer could be the new mommy… Let’s hope they will not lose our accounts as well.

Any ideas?

It was also reported that Jack Dorsey (founder of Twitter) is asking for $30 Billion! Gob smack! Get your jaw off the floor!

That’s too much for an ailing social media platform. Maybe $15Bil if Jack’s lucky.

Please check out my post, “Where does your salary come from?”

Jack’s salary or bonuses may depend on how MUCH he gets for Twitter. Hmm … with his share of $30Bil, he could buy an island or two. To relax and meditate. It’s been a stressful couple of years.

Lucky Jack in any case. He’s too busy to be running two social media platforms for the long term. Successfully. Not to mention stressful. Don’t be too greedy Jack! The market  will tell you what they’re willing to pay. Deal or no deal?

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.

Ivonne Teoh


Where Does Your Salary Come From?

Where Does Your Salary Come From?

I found this pic on LinkedIn. It illustrates why the person at the bottom (or end) of the food chain gets the least.


If you’d like more money, why not position yourself in front, instead of at the end of the salary funnel?

Some people like being self employed. They are their own boss. No one decides how much they’re worth.

When a company goes about cutting costs, those in top management are  often not affected. If they cut managers jobs as well, this could make the others nervous. Morale may drop.

Management decide to cut down on the number of staff that they consider as `dispensable’ or don’t re-hire when an employee leaves. Wages can be the biggest expense. Or they hire contractors instead of permanent staff to save money.

Then they allocate that person’s work to the rest of the team. This has predictable consequences, as shown below.

Some managers care about their staff and try to save their jobs. If that doesn’t work, then it may be a matter of time before more jobs are let go.


Become Indispensable

How can you protect your job? By making sure that you are indispensable to the company.

Are you a Key Person of your team or company?

Point out your achievements like:

  1. How you help the company to save money or
  2. How you bring in additional revenue or new clients
  3. How big clients like you and acknowledge your work for them

to your managers and management’s attention at the appropriate time. Don’t wait until the annual review time. This could also help you when you ask for a raise or promotion. Your achievements are fresh in their minds.

So now that you know where your salary comes from, what are you going to do to get more? At the very least, you can protect the income that you have now.

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.

Ivonne Teoh


Louisiana Floods, Malcolm Turnbull & Acts of Kindness

Louisiana Floods, Malcolm Turnbull & Acts of Kindness

Louisiana floods

Malcolm Turnbull, PM of Australia, was in the news this week.

He got into trouble for giving a homeless man some money on his way to an important meeting. He gave the man the money and shook his hand.

Malcolm Turnbull criticised for giving homeless man money

Some people pounced on him for only giving $5.  It’s too little, they said. He should have given the man one of the $20 or $50 notes he had in his other hand.

Then some people said that giving money is not the answer to the homeless problem. There are professional beggars as well as genuine homeless people on the streets of our cities.

Medicine Hat, a town in Canada, solved their homeless problem (at that time in 2015). The problem has come back with the economic downturn.

They said that Malcolm should have taken the man to a café or food shop to buy him some food. Otherwise the man might use the money to buy cigarettes or alcohol. With $5? Just as well he gave him $5.  Plus he was on the way to a meeting. The PM, I mean.

Perhaps Malcolm could hire this man to attend other meetings in his place. Wouldn’t that make the headlines!

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This homeless man might feel somewhat bemused to be at the centre of this media storm. “Duh? So what? I got $5 more than I got from other people. And he shook my hand too!”

Malcolm said that he felt sorry for the man when he saw him sitting on the road with his sign. Why punish him for an Act of Kindness? Whether he gave the man $5 or $50 or $500, it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it?

If he had given the man $20 or $50, it might increase the chance that he’d go off and buy cigarettes, alcohol or even drugs.

With $5, he’s more likely to buy some hot chips or a cheeseburger and a coffee at McDonalds or Hungry Jacks.

Give the man a break, will ya?

Acts of Kindness do not need explanations or justifications.

Louisiana Floods worse than Sandy or Hurricane Katrina

Many people in Louisiana USA have lost everything in the recent floods. They still have their homes but most of all their belongings are ruined. Many of their homes have been too damaged and are now inhabitable. They have to rebuild again.

Louisiana floods have caused massive housing crisis

The sad thing is that many of these people like in Baton Rouge had no flood insurance because floods were not normal for that area of Louisiana. Insurance companies breathe a sigh of relief. This flood could cost over $30 million (initial estimates).

Some 40,000 homes have been damaged said the governor.

In their situation, Acts of Kindness from neighbours and even strangers from anywhere in the world, would be very welcomed. In this case, money could help them to replace some of the things that they have lost.

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.

Ivonne Teoh

Photo credit from March 2016 floods in Mississippi and Louisiana.



When you believe…

When you believe…

Who knows what miracles you can achieve …

When you believe. Song from Disney’s “Prince of Egypt.”

Listen to Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey. This song will lift you up and help you to keep going. #faith #perseverance

Hard times can help us to become stronger and to find our faith.

“The Lord is my Rock and Strength.”

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.

Ivonne Teoh


Domino’s Pizza AU on Forbes List for its Robot

Domino’s Pizza AU on Forbes List for its Robot

Domino’s Pizza’s Australian arm of the business got into the Forbes list of the world’s most innovative companies for its robot. The DRU. Domino’s Robotic Unit.

3 Australian growth companies in Forbes list of most innovative companies

They launched their first DRU in Australia recently and it was a success!

Success in the sense that people found it innovative, amusing and hopefully that it would arrive with a nice hot pizza!

You may like to order a pizza from Domino’s just to watch their DRU in action! Who knows? If you took a selfie with Domino’s robot or a video of it arriving at your front door, you could become a Facebook or Instagram star!

“Hey DRU, when are you coming to my house?”

Pizza and robots make a sizzling combination!

Live Long & Prosper. Peace.