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Be the Actor of Your Life
Life is not exactly like in the movies, we are not in a movie, there is no director to tell you exactly who you are, and what you are meant to accomplish. This does not mean you are here just because a spermatozoon fertilized an egg, and it is more nebulous than it might appear to someone not sensitive enough.People you encounter in life may guide you or show you the right path that will help you getting closer to the real you and the reason for you to be here. But no one will be able to describe yourself accurately and with enough details to assure you the role you have to play in this world. And this is also true for any tests you are given by governments or companies, these engineerings were invented by people to put yourself in small cases in order to control you with more ease. Each human being cannot be characterized by a just a few questions, we are more complex than this kiss of Judas.In fact, most of the time people discover what they were asked to do here only once they were able to finish the job. This may be what we call Destiny: an unforeseen goal that will be done whatever happens in our lives. Because either we already know this path or not, except us with our blindness, nothing is against ourselves to realize this ultimate purpose. And you may think you are doing things for yourselves, minding your own business, but every action has consequences, and these consequences are to be felt by the whole world, even as futile and little it might appear to you.You are the hero of your own life, but your own business helps the world march onto its supremacy, thus you should get up and accomplish the quest of your destiny.
As Shakespeare wrote:All the world’s a stage,And all the men and women merely players;They have their exits and their entrances,And one man in his time plays many parts…

Be the Actor of Your Life

Life is not exactly like in the movies, we are not in a movie, there is no director to tell you exactly who you are, and what you are meant to accomplish. This does not mean you are here just because a spermatozoon fertilized an egg, and it is more nebulous than it might appear to someone not sensitive enough.

People you encounter in life may guide you or show you the right path that will help you getting closer to the real you and the reason for you to be here. But no one will be able to describe yourself accurately and with enough details to assure you the role you have to play in this world. And this is also true for any tests you are given by governments or companies, these engineerings were invented by people to put yourself in small cases in order to control you with more ease. Each human being cannot be characterized by a just a few questions, we are more complex than this kiss of Judas.

In fact, most of the time people discover what they were asked to do here only once they were able to finish the job. This may be what we call Destiny: an unforeseen goal that will be done whatever happens in our lives. Because either we already know this path or not, except us with our blindness, nothing is against ourselves to realize this ultimate purpose. And you may think you are doing things for yourselves, minding your own business, but every action has consequences, and these consequences are to be felt by the whole world, even as futile and little it might appear to you.

You are the hero of your own life, but your own business helps the world march onto its supremacy, thus you should get up and accomplish the quest of your destiny.

As Shakespeare wrote:

All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…

The Outside World
I have always felt like the world I was living in did correspond to who I was. And that was true. My everyday thoughts and my beliefs were not in keeping with what I was seeing and hearing, and sometimes even in complete opposition to this world. But the world surrounding you is your world, you may disagree with some part of it, but you are also participating in it.No one should think they are stuck in life because you cannot fight the whole world; everybody is acting in it and you have the power to choose what to see and what to leave aside in order to advance in life. Nobody should be subjugated to his surroundings, choose your own path in order to make your own world.

The Outside World

I have always felt like the world I was living in did correspond to who I was. And that was true. My everyday thoughts and my beliefs were not in keeping with what I was seeing and hearing, and sometimes even in complete opposition to this world. But the world surrounding you is your world, you may disagree with some part of it, but you are also participating in it.

No one should think they are stuck in life because you cannot fight the whole world; everybody is acting in it and you have the power to choose what to see and what to leave aside in order to advance in life. Nobody should be subjugated to his surroundings, choose your own path in order to make your own world.

Of the Importance of Letting Yourself Known to the World
It is common to hear that if an idea grows in our mind, we must certainly keep ourselves from telling anyone, because if not, it will be stolen by someone else.It may be true about the fruit of some deep research, or about the idea of a new product to be commercialized, or even about an artistic inspiration. Yet, in order to use these ideas, people often have to ask other people for help with whom they will be able to share them, open up to the world, and by this mean to use them on a public stage.Therefore you have to be able to open up yourself to others. While talking about your projects, your ideas, and your interests, the goal is not only to carry out your design; the goal is also to create a kind of intellectal emulsion among your circle of friends or family that will help improve, change or redirect your idea, and even discover other’s ideas and participate to their creation.Opening yourself up to other people is also a good way to know whether or not your vision of the world is right according to the principles of today’s community, society, and civilisation. It is important of course to have beliefs and faiths, but you must be able to question the existence of these convictions in order to strengthen the base of your personality. And it is easy to agree with yourself or anyone with the same believes; yet, by opening yourself up to others, by sharing ideas, and by exposing your beliefs to the world as it is, you will perform the last step to assert yourself and your thoughts.

Of the Importance of Letting Yourself Known to the World

It is common to hear that if an idea grows in our mind, we must certainly keep ourselves from telling anyone, because if not, it will be stolen by someone else.
It may be true about the fruit of some deep research, or about the idea of a new product to be commercialized, or even about an artistic inspiration. Yet, in order to use these ideas, people often have to ask other people for help with whom they will be able to share them, open up to the world, and by this mean to use them on a public stage.

Therefore you have to be able to open up yourself to others. While talking about your projects, your ideas, and your interests, the goal is not only to carry out your design; the goal is also to create a kind of intellectal emulsion among your circle of friends or family that will help improve, change or redirect your idea, and even discover other’s ideas and participate to their creation.

Opening yourself up to other people is also a good way to know whether or not your vision of the world is right according to the principles of today’s community, society, and civilisation. It is important of course to have beliefs and faiths, but you must be able to question the existence of these convictions in order to strengthen the base of your personality. And it is easy to agree with yourself or anyone with the same believes; yet, by opening yourself up to others, by sharing ideas, and by exposing your beliefs to the world as it is, you will perform the last step to assert yourself and your thoughts.

kqedscience:

Goodbye, Old Friend
“Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals. From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.” (© John Chaney)

kqedscience:

Goodbye, Old Friend

“Elephants are legendary for their memory and intelligence including attributes associated with grief, making music, altruism and compassion. We came across this elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and jackals. From a distance we heard and then saw another elephant approaching at a fast pace. She was successful at chasing away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.” (© John Chaney)

Brand Hotel Trends - Market Research

Introduction:

Hotel Brand Structure:

Accor:

Brand structure : Today

Brand structure evolution : 2007

Brand structure evolution : 2007

Brand structure evolution : 2008

Brand structure evolution : Before 2012

Brand structure evolution : 2011

Ibis Hotel, All seasons and Etap Hotel are gathered under a new hotel chain.

Brand structure evolution : 2012

Brand structure evolution : June 2012

Brand structure evolution : Conclusion

CEO’s Vision :

IHG:

Brand structure : 2004

Brand structure : 2012

Brand structure evolution : February 2012

Brand structure evolution : Conclusion

Starwood:

Brand structure : Today

Brand structure evolution : 2005

Brand structure evolution : 2006

Brand structure evolution : Today

Brand structure evolution : Conclusion

Hyatt:

Brand structure : Today

Brand structure evolution : 2004

Brand structure evolution : 2007

Brand structure evolution : 2012

Market trends between global hotel groups, small hotel chains and independent hotels:

Top 10 best hotel chains by number of rooms

Top 10 hotel chains according to the number of countries where they can be found (2010)

Top hotel chain per revenu

10 Leading hotel groups in asia pacific, as of Q3 2011 (by number of rooms)

The Chinese market

Home Inns

Growth per Category:

Luxury hotel chains average daily rate per region:

Accor revenue share between the different markets:

New Hotel Chains:

Swire Hotels

CitizenM

Sources:

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(Source: tetoros-lair.com)

Hospitality Design Trend 2012

Introduction:


Here is some research I had to do for the company I was doing my internship in, this material was never used to any purpose so I thought I might share it with the web.

Introduction:

Disclaimer:

Technology moves forward, and so should hotels:

Design Trends:

Ascetic modernism

Nostalgic opulence

Extravagant fantasy

Exotic exclusivity

Design trends and the incorporation of the local landscape, design, culture & trend:

The incorporation of ethno-cultural diversity, by developing designs complimenting the local cultures and traditions in luxury getaways.

Urban regeneration, by refurbishing old housing in prime locales in places like London and New York.

The new “lifestyle” brands will be an increasing force in the market, continuing their growth in both number and scale.

Tablet’s Top 10 modern hotel design:

REMOTA, Chile :

HOTEL AMERICANO, New York :

CONSERVATORIUM, Amsterdam :

H2HOTEL Sonoma Valley, California :

CLASKA TOKYO Tokyo, Japan :

NEW HOTEL ATHENS Athens, Greece :

LA PURIFICADORA Puebla, Mexico :

KAMEHA GRAND Bonn, Germany :

SAFFIRE FREYCINET Tasmania, Australia :

Bonus:

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Nearly To Daily News Feed

Today’s news feed article will be about virus, changing the world, adapt or die and tunnels. Too complicated? Read the rest.

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The Global Investment Discrepancy

In that previous article, I talked about how the world was not entirely flat and how some part of it were spiked compared to others : especially in high education. Today I will talk about another part of that descrepancy, and how it affects a tremendous number of countries.

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When It Comes To Globilize, You Need To Localize

It is hard for companies to understand the necessity to seek new markets on the international stage. And even if they manage to get an international standing, a huge step can be missed when settling a brand in a new country. In other words, global strategy gives you access to a whole new world of potential consumers, and localization is the tool to employ to close range with the customers and makes your brand easily accessible by them. So, what is localization?

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The Globalism - Tribalism Collusion

As stated in my last article, the world is going global, with some discrepancy according to the countries. Then among the world population, this global trend is known as globalism : a theory explaining how mankind would in the future share the same culture through a merge of all of the existing cultures. Yet, as Dan Fonseca wrote in an article of his blog, globalism induces an “opposite, yet equal force” feeding upon the first one : Tribalism.

Facebook : A global service using tribalism to categorize people

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