Recently, the world-famous ketchup maker Heinz announced a merger with another market giant, Kraft Foods Group. The combined company will be the fifth largest food and beverage producer in the world with annual revenues of $ 28 billion. This transaction was handled by the legendary investor Warren Buffett, who invested in Heinz two years ago, stole the company from the stock exchange and began to pursue a rather tough policy there.
“When you come to work, you have 10 problems, 20 more appear during the day, and you manage to solve 15 by the evening,” describes Anatoly Ustinov, co-owner of the Oryol cable plant, in Russian business. He began his career at age 15 - he went to sell the cable to the Mitinsky radio market, and he still works with him (cable, not the market).
Vera Kiryunina On July 2006, the editorial board of the Sloboda newspaper, huddled next to a nightclub, was visited by a man whom Wired magazine called the "killer of the web" and an influential media investor. Yuri Milner examined the rooms where journalists, designers and advertisers were sitting, talked with the management, and his expectations were confirmed.
Moving the whole office In 2010, several employees of the St. Petersburg company JetBrains wanted to live in Europe. The management thought and chose Munich: it is easy to get a work visa to Germany, and there is also a direct flight from St. Petersburg to the capital of Bavaria. "The idea was that people who would like to live in another country, while continuing to work with us, had such an opportunity," says company director Andrei Ivanov.
The monstrous skyscraper of the Moscow Arbitration Court hung over the Tulskaya metro almost five years ago. Judge’s assistant Tatyana remembers the old building - the apartment building designed by architect Zeligson on Novaya Basmannaya Street: “After the crisis, the lines for filing a lawsuit were turned around the corner of the house, there were so many people.”
The robot is unlikely to resemble a person, it will be left without an intellect comparable to the mind of the owner, it will not become Zakhar under Oblomov, who is spread out on the sofa. Forget fantastic novels and blockbusters: a robot is just a cross between a smartphone and a Victorinox knife. The device into which you download applications that allow you to remotely control something, receive information and give household tasks.
That was Sergey Brin's nightmare. A concrete fence with the inscription "video surveillance" and barbed wire, in which a red heart balloon fluttered, flew in from the dining room, where the wedding was celebrated and people sang. I was looking for programmers and designers from Ultralab, but Yandex.Maps were pointing somewhere behind the fence, and there was nothing but the dull buildings of the October Revolution factory stretching along the Svisloch River.
Valery Tuniyants began to sew hats back in the 90s. From a small production facility serving wholesalers from the market, his Canoe company has become a supplier of major chain stores like Metro and Auchan. Now the entrepreneur sews almost a million caps a year, in 2012 the company's revenue amounted to about $ 10 million.
For more than a year, the leadership of the Moscow Department of Trade and Services has promised to create conditions for mobile retail outlets in Moscow. However, to this day, officially serving catering can only be done in one place (and paying for its rental). Nevertheless, after looking at the vans, carts and bicycles from which it is customary to sell food in Europe, America and China, Moscow entrepreneurs began to try to do something like that.
The truly green T-shirt of Mikhail Lyalin is the only bright spot in the gloomy hall of the Fundamental Library of Moscow State University. Rector Sadovnichy, as usual, in a dark, not too well-fitting suit. Mark Zuckerberg, as usual, in a gray greasy shirt. A short man with a sad and seemingly preoccupied face could not choose a calmer shade of a T-shirt - it was painted by Om Nom, the light green hero of Cut The Rope, which brought ZeptoLab CEO to the same table with Zuckerberg.
On March 20, 2012, Alisher Usmanov’s managers, discussing the value of his share with the founder of VKontakte Vyacheslav Mirilashvili, were preparing for the next negotiations. But Mirilashvili called himself. Someone from the audience pressed the speakerphone button - and this touch of the key turned the life of the company upside down. Mirilashvili argued why the social network costs more than $ 1.5 billion - they say, value is not in the product, but in the brilliant prospects of monetization.
Petr FINOV Founder of the Depo brand I am from Obninsk, studied in Tarus as an artist. In 1993-1994, when I was 21 years old, the free flow of imports started, and I was one of the first to start importing from abroad and selling jeans to us. Then the majority did not work by profession. In a few years I reached significant volumes in the wholesale trade, but there were many competitors who also carried jeans from Turkey and China.
"I have to do my utmost to prove to the US government that my business in Los Angeles cannot exist without me, otherwise I won’t get a green card," Xsolla owner Alexander Agapitov flew to Moscow for two days, and he needed to make two dozen meetings . Next time he will visit Russia in a year.
Last weekend near Ulyanovsk, on the banks of the Volga, the Ulcamp tent camp unfolded - a party of IT specialists from all over Russia. It is organized by local companies - Ecwid, Buy a Loaf!, Echo, Itech Group, X-Cart. The event is designed in an informal setting to unobtrusively form an IT community in Russia and provide an opportunity to meet those who are not yet familiar with each other.
The future has gotten through: now you see in the browser an advertisement related to your search queries, but soon these ads will aim even more precisely. It looks like this. The provider uses technology that allows you to track all user actions on the network. For example, you looked for a discount on Bentley on the car dealership website, ordered it on Rzd.
The inconspicuous Stalinist five-story building is the new Russian manufacture of the 21st century. At the end of the house is an atelier, where three seamstresses repair trousers in shifts, and, if necessary, sew costumes from the customer’s fabric. Next to their apartment, a former military man and his wife provide t-shirts and flared skirts to a small online store.
On a fall autumn evening, the conference room of a small office center in Palo Alto was packed to capacity. A dozen people attended the Network After Work meeting, organized by the American Business Association of Russian-Speaking Professionals (AmBar). The main guests of the evening were Russian entrepreneurs who came to see Silicon Valley, from the pro-presidential Agency for Strategic Initiatives.
To get income from meme, you must act immediately. The possibility of monetization disappears along with fleeting network popularity. As it turned out, it’s most profitable to create video memes: YouTube pays the authors of popular videos, according to H&F, $ 2 to $ 5 per 1,000 views. To find out the total earnings of the authors of memes, we summed up the proceeds from the video with the fees from the sale of souvenir products, the release of books, shootings in brand advertising, etc.
Dmitry BELYAEV Belyaev Business Orthopedic salon "Dobrota", Cherepovets Mission Sale of rehabilitation, orthopedic and medical products Turning point Injury of the spine Dmitry lived in Cherepovets, studied at the sports faculty, at the same time was engaged in outdoor advertising. Soon he became deputy director of his father’s construction company: he organized the work, followed the material.
"We could not afford to give up on slack because of people who did not believe in our business for a billion dollars. If we did not believe, how could we convince others? A well-built communication base is what we have talent for. Send us to a strange town and we will meet the people who are needed. " When 14-year-old Sergei Fage closed the book “Boo Hoo: From Idea to Disaster,” he already knew what he wanted to do in life.
"She looks scary. The son refused to eat," - Andrey Krivenko points to the sausage, gray, like boiled meat. It is made for VkusVill supermarkets at the Duminichi meat processing plant. Krivenko explains that they add color to the burgundy cervelat and soft pink "Doctor" and why in supermarkets sausages and meat look fresh for several days.