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Monday, May 14, 2018

Bloomberg rich and powerful ... never allow the trolls to get into you

In this beautiful World, we are part of many smaller groups – and there are always people who quarrel .. the ego makes one think who is big and powerful without ever realizing – how big the outside World is !!!!

On Friday, Senator Ed Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Congressman Joe Barton, a Republican from Texas, sent a letter to Amazon CEO  with several questions about the new Echo Dot Kids Edition. Last year, Markey and Barton -- co-founders of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus -- wrote a letter to toy manufacturer Mattel (MAT) with concerns about its "Aristotle" product. The WiFi-enabled toy featured audio and visual monitoring for kids. The company ultimately stopped selling the device. The letter to Amazon (AMZN) includes 12 questions about the Echo Dot Kids Edition, the $79.99 gadget that plays kid-friendly music, answers questions and comes with parental controls, such as time limits for use. The device began shipping this week. The lawmakers asked Bezos whether Amazon maintains a data profile on each child and how long the company keeps recordings and other information collected by the device.

Qs or none – his rise to top is awesome .. this  week, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was named the world's most powerful CEO by Forbes. The tech mogul also took the No. 5 spot on the Forbes ranking of the "World's Most Powerful People" of 2018, ahead of Pope Francis and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. It's been a big year for Bezos: He has not only become the richest man in the world, but he has also helped make Amazon the second most valuable company in the world, behind Apple. And his success can arguably be traced back to a risk he took when he was 30 years old.

Bezos was a straight-A high school student and the class valedictorian, and he got accepted via early admission to Princeton, according to Brad Stone's biography "The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon." He majored in computer science and electrical engineering, and then went on to work various finance and tech jobs after college. It was while serving as a vice president at the hedge fund D. E. Shaw in the 1990s that Bezos came up with the idea to sell books over the Internet. Doing so, though, would mean taking a significant risk and perhaps sacrificing his stable job.

In a global economy that roars continuously forward at lightning speed, fortunes can potentially be made and lost in the span of a day. The Bloomberg Billionaires Index is a daily ranking of the world's 500 richest individuals. While many of the names in the top ten have become as iconic in their own right as the tech companies that propelled them to wealth and fame, there is always room for a few surprises. In addition to their business acumen and accomplishments, many of the men on the list are also active philanthropists. And if the thought of all that wealth feels intimidating and out of reach, consider the fact that the ten richest people on Bloomberg's billionaire index are all self-made, many with humble and unremarkable beginnings.

Jeff Bezos has become synonymous with his company, Amazon, the online book retailer turned global e-commerce juggernaut he founded in Seattle in 1994. Mr. Bezos still runs Amazon, ranked the world's fourth-largest information technology company by revenue. In addition to retail and tech, Amazon has also ventured into the streaming game, with a number of original shows in development. When Amazon's stock price surges up, Bezos edges out Bill Gates and moves into the pole position on Bloomberg's Index.  When Amazon's stock eases up, Bezos can slip into the second position.  But Amazon's recent successes may soon put Bezos out of reach.

Here are the top 10 according to Bloomberg : 1. Jeff Bezos, United States, Technology;  2.  Bill Gates, United States, Technology; 3.  Warren Buffet,  United States, Diversified; 4.  Mark Zuckerberg, United States, Technology; 5. Bernard Arnault, France, Consumer;  6. Amancio Ortega, Spain, Retail; 7.  Carlos Slim, Mexico, Diversified; 8.  Larry Page, United States, Technology; 9. Larry Ellison, United States, Technology; 10. Sergey Brin, United States, Technology.

Most of us know and have realized that one need not be in any top 10 list to be trolled and hated by people around.   It's irritating to soul-crushing when you encounter a hater in real life or on social media. But when it happens to you or your dear – here are some words of  Melissa McCarthy, I found interesting.   She says that trolls don't get to her and she's teaching them not to get to her daughters either, ages 11 and 8, by looking at them in a certain way.  Melissa McCarthy, the star of Life of the Party, which hit theaters, has experienced her share of trolls. Especially when Ghostbusters loyalists weren't thrilled with the remake starring Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones. It's a message the 47-year-old actress is passing onto her daughters.

Haters need a 'little joy' :Sure, she could be mad at the haters. That's a natural response, right? But McCarthy said she doesn't bother. Instead, she roots for them. “Weirdly, instead of getting mad at them, I always feel like, 'Oh, I hope you meet someone soon that you can talk to, someone that really makes you laugh,’ ” she told People. “I just root for that person to find a little joy.”

No more wallowing  : We often get a thrill when celebrities really zing their haters because it's what we'd like to do. Sadly, when we do think of the perfect come back, it's four days later.  But McCarthy says she's done playing in the mud with haters.  This has been a tough chunk of history for women. But at one point I just said, ‘I’m not going to wallow in this anymore.' "

Flip the lens : McCarthy said she encourages her daughters to think about the lives of the haters. McCarthy said she advises her daughters to flip the lens and have empathy about why the person is lashing out. “It’s the same thing I tell my girls, ‘If somebody is being mean, they’re probably really not happy. If you’re having a great day, you don’t walk past someone and yell, ‘Freak!’ If you’re happy, you say, ‘I love your skirt!’ ”

End of the day, forget thy haters,  they have their own reasons to be unhappy, let us be happy !!

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
14th May 2018

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