The program is “come dine with me” for anyone interested and I’m watching it from Ireland so don’t really know about American traditions but this one seemed a bit far fetched even to me....
Does you all really eat your sweet potatoes with marshmallows at thanksgiving? Or is he just bullshitting us?
Edit: holy shit I was at work and came back to all your replies! Thanks!
Tl;dr (SPOILERS) landlord gives us 7 days to vacate our leisure business from the building, he thinks we cant empty the business during lockdown, and proceeds to advertise OUR equipment for sale to our competition. We sell everything in 7 days and destroy the rest. Enjoy no rent and the loss of your potential buyers.
I work for a leisure company, think soft play, indoor soccer, laser tag (can't be specific) Prior to lockdown, Managers and the big bosses were negotiating the renewal of the lease on one of our parks. Things were going mostly smoothly, however, the landlords were difficult to contact.
Then 2020’s shit hit the fan.
All of our sites were closed, and everything was thrown into a mess. Negotiations began to slip down the priority list; nobody thought the landlord would push an eviction for an expired lease during this period. Especially with it still getting rent, despite the sites closure, and the closure of every business and restaurant in the immediate area... keep reading on reddit ➡
The two teams leading in title odds besides the Lakers are the Bucks and the Clippers this year, and the Lakers will likely have to beat both in order to win a championship this year. Both teams are starting centers that Magic Johnson essentially discarded in his time as the Lakers GM.
Obviously, Magic Johnson's disastrous tenure as the Lakers' GM has been extensively covered, but this is a pretty perfect example of the type of decisions he made.
Lopez has said multiple times that he was interested in signing with the Lakers at the end of the 2018 season. Despite lacking both spacing and quality centers, the Magic Johnson did not seem to share that interest, and so Brook signed a 1 year, 4 million dollar deal with the Bucks. He went on to an incredibly productive season, and signed a 4 year extension with the team.
Johnson's other center debacle occurred when he traded Ivica Zubac, a pro... keep reading on reddit ➡
Big Commerce, BIGC, DD
This company is a shopify competitor and just IPOed for 20$ a share, and reached 93$ as its high so far. Currently it is sitting at 76$.
But why is it good and not just a bummy eCommerce stock?
Shopify targets smaller "nobody's" that bring in a little. Of course the standard mom and pop will go with shopify but bigger companies will not. That's where bigc comes in. They are an enterprise solution for VERY large companies. Instead of making maybe a couple thousand off a customer per year, BIGC will be getting much more, weighing out that they only have 10% of the business of shop.
BIGC gross margins where 71% (2019) whereas Shopify's where only 51% (2020)
BIGC lost 10% of their customers at the beginning of the virus but now have gained over 60% growth this may yoy
Q1 their revenue grew by 29.7%
FROM THEIR SEC FILING "Global retail ecommerce will reach $3.9 trillion, representing 17% of total retail spending in 2020, accordi
It's as if eventually once players reach their mid-20s and have to start thinking about life decisions, they realize being a serious Smash competitor just isn't worth it unless you're Mango and have a big following.
Take Za... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hi all - for those of you who went from being one of the better athletes in your gym to becoming a competitor, what's your story? (e.g. podium at a local comp or qualify for a sanctional)
What made you decide you wanted to? What was your approach?
How did you adjust your programming? your volume? (if at all) Did you you hire a coach?
What's one thing you MUST DO? What's one thing you learned along the way to ABSOLUTELY AVOID?
Thanks for sharing.
Someone made a post about the unluckiest competitor of all time yesterday, and I thought it would be interesting to hear people's opinions on the luckiest. I was going to put this in the unpopular opinion thread, but I wanted to get Feedback, and hear what other People thought.
For me it's Dee, and it's not close. Dee had a lucky break in WOTW getting Wes, one of the best guys there, as a Partner, and he carried her through most of the Season. She had another lucky break going against Zach in an elim, who admitted at the reunion that he didn't want to be there. On Total Madness she went into an Elimination against ashley, a strong competitor, and the Elimination itself was luck based. So of Course, she dominated. In the only part of the elim that wasn't luck based, she had wes there to give her the answers, and when she couldn't hear him anymore, she just guessed. And got it Right. Because of Course she did. She also had several daily challenge wins come in big Teams where her Team wa... keep reading on reddit ➡
A few points before I begin:
CW for accidental poisoning and animal attacks.
Credit where it's due, my writeup heavily borrows from this article.
In the modern day, most Olympic athletes are professionals (and therefore not hobbyists.) However, in this particular event, the majority of competitors were not professional athletes, and indeed, many weren't even experienced at long-distance running.
More fish drama is in the works, don't worry! I just saw this article and got a bit sidetracked.
The year is 1904, and in St Louis, the third modern Summer Olympic games are gearing up to start. Men in boaters and ladies in gowns are filling the bleachers to watch what will become the world's greatest sporting competition. At an event as important as the Olympics, the budget is a blank cheque. Only the finest professionals are hired to organise every aspect of the competition, guarantee... keep reading on reddit ➡
The subcommittee's chairman, Rep. David Cicilline, brought up that, outside Amazon, these third-party sellers are called "partners," while inside they're called "internal competitors."
For example, I’ve always preferred CVS to Walgreens and Lowe’s to Home Depot.
I have literal no basis for these preferences. The stores are virtually identical and yet I’ll always go to one over the other.
Anyone else do this?
From the ESPN article regarding the jealousy and pettiness of the award.
I know the answer is probably "nothing", but it's incredibly frustrating. I launched my online store one month ago, because the existing offerings were quite amateur and there was a gap in the market for a better, more professional company. Since I launched, my competitor has started copying my marketing, my social media posts, my Facebook adverts (almost word for word/image for image), my loyalty programme (she is using the exact same points and reward scheme as me, right down to the number of points customers get for certain actions). It's like every day she has stolen yet another part of my business. I know copying is supposed to be flattering, but it doesn't feel like it. Customers are starting to mix us up because she is copying my marketing so closely. Has anyone else had this experience? What would you do?
Edit: Some clarifications. I'm a legit retail store, no dropshipping or anything like that. I made enough profit in my first month that I'm now opening a brick and mortar... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is a realization I've come to after thinking about it for a while. Why do people use physical cash for over-the-counter purchases? It's simple: You can't trace the "hands" over-the-counter cash have gone through. If I give you a $5 bill, and you give that $5 to another person, there is no way that a government or a financial institution can know that the cash was passed from me to you, and this is mimicked by the "mandatory privacy" nature of Monero. The privacy of wallet addresses are also similar to someone stuffing money under their mattress: no financial institution can see it, and nobody can trace where that money came from. The only difference is that Monero is a more secure, private, and realistic way of doing that. Monero seems to closer fit the definition of digital "cash" rather than coins with public ledgers, which compromise fungibility.
Alright boys time to let the people that don't already know in on another beautiful SPAC play that has ridiculous potential. FMCI, or Forum Merger II Corp announced on May 13, 2020 that they have signed a letter of intent with “a high-growth, plant-based food company with a broad portfolio of innovative products that are aligned with major food trends and sold through leading retailers and distributors across the United States.” They also stated that the Target’s disruptive strategy is focused on addressing the growing consumer demand for nutritious, great tasting, better-for-you products with plant-based food. The Target’s alignment with today’s secular food trends, combined with its robust, plant-based offerings that feature unique ingredients, innovative recipes and creative branding, has allowed it to establish a meaningful market presence in a short period of time. Best case s... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have a hard time trying to fund my project. There are so many people who try to reach out to investors in my region. I don't know how to stand out and show that my idea is really profitable and trustworthy.
Do you think that this kind of basic app showcase would help me to convince someone or it's just waste of money?
Our restaurant is one that pays the bills but does not make enough to even upgrade our cr*ppy AC unit. I feel that if this new competitor takes up enough market share we will lose our restaurant.
I am trying to put together a marketing plan/calendar to play defense in retaining our customer base and offense to fight for new foot traffic.
Can anyone chime in with resources/ideas I can use to help put together our plan of action?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I Have a Job Offer from a Competitor -- Unsure What to Do
Hi there, hope all is well.
Backstory; I've been at my current company for a year now. I was the 2nd hire on my team - that team is now 8 people, the company has grown immensely, etc. etc. In sum, I feel very confident that this company will see a successful exit. As of recent, I haven't been the happiest with my work and team, (I imagine 6 months of remote plays a large roll in this) I asked for a promotion + raise and got a skimpy offer and in the meantime other companies have been headhunting me with attractive offers.
Long story short; I end up getting an offer from one of our competitors. Higher position, 50% higher salary, 3x more equity -- but a much smaller company (they don't even have a mobile app yet). The size of this new company compared to my current company is both reason for excitement and reason for pause. On one hand I have an opportunity at my hands to really scale this company. On the other hand, when... keep reading on reddit ➡
It is my opinion that Osana has already been completed years ago, and Yandev has been sitting on it only to siphon money from his fans. The intent was to start a crowdfund after Osana was released, but if he was able to coast off patreon for a while, that would be even better. Live an easy life being paid to do nothing for a bit. Then when people started getting restless release Osana to quell them.
Then competition showed up. He was able to bully the first few into stopping, but the most recent one isn't taking any of his BS and pushing forward. He now is going to hold Osana and release her when it's most strategically advantageous for him; right before the competing game releases their rival. He believes it will kill the hype around that game if he can say "Hey everyone Osana is FINALLY out!" We have seen this recently, as he continues to move the goal post to make it look like he's working when he's actually not.
Osana is now his trump card, and instead of giving the fans what the... keep reading on reddit ➡
Support ended. This is/was a pretty good app. If anyone hesitated what to choose, the matter is now clear. We managed that u/Joaomgdc devotes time to the tasker out of love and passion, because it's definitely not for the money 😁
After the split last year, rumors started going around that Activision had a replacement for Destiny in the works. There wasn't any real proof other than the idea that it'd be a sensible move.
Now, it's looking like there might actually be some substance. Back in March, The Gaming Revolution, a leaker with supposed sources in Activision tweeted a leak that they were working on a new IP to replace Destiny, something he had mentioned last year as well. His account has seen been suspended and the tweets have been deleted, but I thought it was interesting since a number of his recent leaks have ended up being true, like the Tony Hawk Remaster. This gives some actual weight to the idea.
Given that VV and High Moon both have significant practical experience with the franchise, Destiny might actually find some real competition after all this time.