Tag: Slowing

How slowing down can actually help you get more done in the long run

  • Raj Jana is the founder of JavaPresse Coffee Co., an ecommerce business and subscription service.
  • He believes reflection is critical when it comes to learning, growing, and celebrating your successes, and that you shouldn’t rush to accomplish everything at once.
  • Slowing down can help you follow your intuition, approach stressful situations more calmly, and focus on long-term career strategy.
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It doesn’t matter whether I was working a full-time job (and building my business before and after work hours) or now, as a full-time entrepreneur: I always place time on my calendar for stillness, thinking, and reflection.

Our bodies are intelligent machines. If you are constantly taking action without giving yourself the time to digest and apply what you have learned from that action, there is no value to be gained. It becomes difficult to recognize your wins, celebrate your successes, and find confidence

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U.S. labor market slowing as fiscal stimulus fades

By Lucia Mutikani

a group of people in a park: FILE PHOTO: People wait outside Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort

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FILE PHOTO: People wait outside Kentucky Career Center in Frankfort

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly increased last week, supporting views the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was running out of steam amid diminishing government funding.

The weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy’s health, also showed 26 million people were on unemployment benefits in early September. The faltering labor market recovery and a recent rise in new coronavirus infections has piled pressure on Congress and the White House to come up with another rescue package.

a group of people standing on a sidewalk: FILE PHOTO: Thousands line up outside unemployment office in Frankfort

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FILE PHOTO: Thousands line up outside unemployment office in Frankfort

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Wednesday that Congress and the U.S. central bank needed to “stay with it” in working to support the

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Jobless Data Is Expected to Show That Progress Is Slowing: Live Business Updates

Credit…William DeShazer for The New York Times

Labor Department data on Thursday morning is expected to show that applications for jobless benefits remained high last week as employers continued to lay off workers six months after the coronavirus pandemic first rocked the U.S. economy.

Economists surveyed by FactSet anticipate little change from the week before, when initial claims for state benefits totaled 790,000 without seasonal adjustments.

That is far below the more than six million people a week who were filing for benefits during the peak period of layoffs last spring. But hundreds of thousands of Americans are losing their jobs each week, and millions more who were laid off earlier in the crisis are still relying on unemployed benefits to

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Zuora: Slowing Growth Hints At Weaknesses In Business Model (NYSE:ZUO)

I’ve written about software stocks with negative earnings before, and the lack of growth is usually a bad sign. Zuora (ZUO) is one stock that came to my attention as it is “cheap”; however, the slowing growth is a concern. I wanted to do some due diligence to see whether or not this was temporary or symptomatic of larger issues.

Just a brief background on the company, Zuora is a cloud-based software-as-a-service company focused on an internet-based subscription business model. Specifically, the company’s solution combines elements of customer management integrated with billing, payment, and revenue recognition all tailored for the subscription business model. Think of it as a light version of Salesforce (CRM) that does subscription business accounting really well as the company’s bread and butter is their Zuora Billing and Zuora RevPro.

Unlike most traditional enterprise reporting software, Zuora is built from the ground up to handle the ordering,

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