Maintaining work-life balance

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Worried about how to balance work and personal life? Don’t worry, we have got you covered!

“Hey there,

When was the last time you indulged yourself in some or any of your passions outside of work?

What was the last book that you read? Or binge-watched a series?

Last but not the least. Are you able to balance your work life and personal interests?”

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Do we need adult education to keep us competitive?

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“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest” – Benjamin Franklin

Developing competitive skills such as adult education at par with the industry is the key to a career growth and a prospect for better job opportunities. If you want to see more doors open for you, you might consider learning what is the next best thing in your field of work.

Suppose one work in a technical field, then learning new programming languages is most desirable. If one is inclined towards management or business analysis, then knowing more tools can augment one’s existing skill sets. I am a technology consultant, I recently completed a course on R Programming from Coursera and am planning to pursue a very interesting course on Machine Learning.

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Is innovation relevant while pursuing growth by acquisitions?

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“The key to making acquisitions is being ready because you really never know when the right big one is going to come along” – Benjamin Franklin

The leading analog semiconductor company Avago Technologies is all set to buy its competitor Broadcom for $37 billion in cash and stock, merging two leaders in wireless and wired communication semiconductors.

This news has rocked the technology world as it is seen as the biggest chip deal in the history according to the data compiled by Bloomberg.

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Taking Uber to the Financial World

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“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and, therefore, the foundation of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.” – J. K. Rowling

A few days back I visited my Bank’s ATM (Automated Teller Machine), which is around 8 miles from my office. I decided not to let go of my favorite parking space (under the shade of the tree, where my car would not get too hot in the summer) and instead to take an Uber to the ATM.

As I was waiting for my Uber, a thought struck me, what if there is an Uber business model for the banks? Do I really need to go to the bank or the ATM? Can we take the financial services beyond the banks? Yes, with e-banking and mobile banking, most of our banking needs are satisfied at home, yet we still do need to go to the banks and the ATMs for other services.

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Why Employee Engagement Is Important In Modern Work Space?

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This is a post contributed by one of our new employees regarding the importance of employee engagement.

Empowered employees produce more and create a positive environment in the company! I wonder how many companies consider and execute employee engagement as a strategic activity. I have been working in the IT industry for over 4 years and was looking for new opportunities recently. I was fortunate to get some good offers. In all honesty, money wasn’t always the priority or the concern of moving on to next job chapter.

However, I was rather looking to join a company where I could enjoy my work with utmost comfort and freedom. Right now, the new work space seems peaceful and “work-worthy”.

But what made the difference? Is it the company or just me? And this is when I approached a friend who works in HR. Our coffee chat turned to be very informational with discussion around Employee Engagement Strategy and here are some key points that I wanted to share.

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A World Of Only Electric Cars, Is It Going To Be A Real Game-Changer?

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At Antra, we get excited about technologies that drive innovation in making electric cars and we strive to enable the enterprises with tools and resources to support the innovation and shape further newer ideas. We always love to talk about the changes that these innovative companies bring in and get a flash of inspiration.

One of our clients who happen to work with an electric automaker recently initiated a conversation about a popular topic these days, how the automobile industry is being disrupted and how the electric and hybrid cars such as Tesla, Nissan Leaf, Chevy, and Ford are changing the consumer world.

This conversation has inspired a transformation thought – “World with only electric cars” – triggering in detail on some obvious changes, pros, and cons of electric vehicles.

In this article, we are presenting some fundamental information gathered to discuss what changes we ought to see today and expect to see tomorrow. Read on.

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