The e-commerce sector has been booming in China, and with the amount of convenience the new age e-commerce companies are providing, it only makes sense. Richard Liu Qiangdong is one of the men to reckon with in the e-commerce industry, and he is the CEO and founder of the second-largest e-commerce company in China today by the name of JD. The company was initially known as 360buy but was later renamed as JD after the last name of Richard Liu Qiangdong and his ex-girlfriend. Richard Liu Qiangdong said in an interview that he never thought JD would become as big as it did, but it is the combination of hard work, vision, and ambition that helped him achieve such great heights of success.
After Richard Liu completed his studies, he joined the job of a programmer at Japan Life, where he eventually progressed to the post of directors of computers. However, after working for a while at Japan Life, he left the job to start his entrepreneurial venture. It is when he rented a small shop in Beijing’s China Technology Hub and started selling magneto-optical products. In due course, the success he achieved helped him expand to selling other products as well, which primarily included electronic products. The relentless effort he put into making his retail operations a success helped him open a dozen more stores in the next few years.
The retail operations faced enormous challenges at the time SARS epidemic spread across China. At the time, the employees were unable to go to the shop, and the sales dipped severely as well. It made it difficult to let the shop running like earlier, and it forced Richard Liu Qiangdong to convert his retail business into an e-commerce site. It is what eventually the e-commerce empire became as we know it today known as JD. Richard Liu Qiangdong is the man known to take his chances, and he did make his chances at the time when the e-commerce industry was still warming up to the modern world. Richard Liu Qiangdong is on the Forbes’ list of wealthiest Chinese in the world and has an estimated net worth of over $12 billion.
Shervin Pishevar stands out as one of the most respected venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, California. He is the co-founder of Virgin Hyperloop One and Sherpa Capital (which he recently resigned from due to legal matters). He is one of the key people to see Silicon Valley become the center for tech innovation and development it is today.
After keeping off Twitter for a while, Shervin Pishevar came back on fire back in February 2018. He made 50, 21 hour-long tweets speaking about the future of the US economy, globalization and tech innovations. These are major fields that dictate the success of America and its potential for more growth.
Being an angel investor, one of the major topics that he talked about was startup companies and their future in Silicon Valley. Shervin Pishevar is keen to note that the Silicon Valley tech industry is somewhat monopolized by some major companies. Shervin says in one of his tweets that “As Silicon Valley monopoly on early stage has shifted abroad its empowered 5 US monopolies: Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft.” Frankly, everybody knows these companies, and constantly uses their products. You might be surprised that cities are fighting for Amazon to come to their location. That is how big these companies have grown.
Unfortunately, the dominance of these companies in the market has made it almost impossible for startups to come up in Silicon Valley. Their immense power will continue to run for years to come just like they have been unless they are divided into small companies like the way Ma Bell was divided. Do note that these companies have immense power.
Shervin Pishevar describes this power in his tweets as “These Modern Ma Bells have much more power than Ma Bell ever did. Extreme amounts of power with access to data no sovereign has.” He goes further to say “They have power of a nation-state destroy vulnerable start-ups threatening their monopolies. They’ll use that great power overtly + covertly.” Needless to say, if something is not done about them, they will continue to run Silicon Valley for ages.
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(Recap) Bob Reina is the founder of Talk Fusion basically Talk Fusion is a popular WebRTC System. Reina announced that he was coming out with a new version via an online broadcast. The new update will include many new features also adding in Live Meetings which helps people hold better and more efficient video conferences. This application is pretty strong it can hold up to 15 hosts and can have 500 participants tagging along. More advantages of Live Meeting are sharp video for better viewing pleasure, amazing clear and efficient audio, plus claims have been made that Live Meeting has a smooth appearance as in there is no more echoes or stutters which offers less confusion for the video conference attendees.
It has been found out that before Reina became CEO he was actually a police officer. He did all of his studying and training in South Florida and he even went to the Tampa Police Academy and earned his spot at number one in his class. By the time the 1990’s rolled around Reina was already in the know about network marketing and decided to take it on as a part time roll while still maintaining employment as a police officer.
It didn’t take Reina long to fall in love with marketing and once that happened he gave up his steady paycheck. Even though a lot of his family members called him crazy he stuck to his guns and pushed forward. Reina says that when he was a distributor he had to wait long periods before he was able to collect his earnings, he soon had enough of that and body developed the first ever “Instant Pay Plan” now Talk Fusion pays instantly.