ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Make 2015 your most productive year yet by doing more of the one thing that matters: focusing.Maximizing productivity is a goal often discussed but rarely reached. As a result, though entrepreneurs actively strive to make the most of their time–reading books, exploring productivity hacks, testing project management tools–too often they feel they’ve fallen short. Meanwhile, the to-do list gets longer.But a new year is a great time to start fresh. We asked a panel of successful startup founders from YEC what simple, low- or no-cost resolutions they were going to make for 2015 to keep themselves on track and free of distractions. Their best answers are below.1. Plan out each day.I once heard the quote “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail” and it really resonated with me. I find my productivity soars if, each night, I take 10 minutes to write a list of five accomplishments I aim to make the following day. In 2015, I resolve to do this every working day. —Justin Bailie, FR8nex.com2. Keep meetings to 15 minutes, max.This is something I’ve sent out companywide: Meetings shouldn’t be longer than 15 minutes. We tried standing last year for the whole meeting, and that worked well, but being even more productive during meetings couldn’t hurt! continue reading »
Spence Johnson – Will Mayne has been promoted to director. He studied Economics at the University of Cambridge and management at the Judge Business School before running a team of analysts at Informa. Since joining Spence Johnson, he has worked on a wide variety of strategic projects across European institutional.Newton Investment Management – Julian Lyne has been appointed global head of distribution. He was previously head of business development and global consultant relationships at Newton. He joined the company in the summer of 2014 from F&C Investments, where he was head of institutional business.BNY Mellon – Richard Gill has been appointed head of BNY’s Markets business in the EMEA region. Gill has worked at BNY Mellon for more than 20, years and his previous roles include co-head of FX Trading and chief FX Dealer. Meanwhile, Ileana Sodani is to lead the Asset Servicing Relationship Development business in the EMEA. She formerly held the position of chief relationship officer of Pershing’s EMEA business.bfinance – Peter Hobbs is joining as managing director of private markets. Hobbs recently left MSCI, where he was head of real estate research. Hobbs was previously head of global research at Deutsche Bank’s real estate investment management business RREEF, before joining MSCI in 2010.UBS Asset Management – Asher Garnett has joined as director of UK business development for the global real estate business of UBS. Garnett joins from BlackRock, where he spent the past five years. Prior to this, he spent four years on CMBS at Bank of America. Pension Protection Fund, West Midlands Pension Fund, Financial Conduct Authority, Redington, Willis Towers Watson, Spence Johnson, Newton Investment Management, BNY Mellon, bfinance, UBS Asset ManagementPension Protection Fund – Leanne Clements has joined the UK’s PPF as responsible investment manager. Clements was most recently responsible investment officer at West Midlands Pension Fund. She held a similar position at the London Pensions Fund Authority and has also worked at Pensions and Investment Research Consultants (PIRC), a proxy voting and engagement firm. Ebba Schmidt, who was the responsible investment manager at the PPF and implemented its responsible investment strategy, died last year.Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) – Acting chief executive Tracey McDermott is to leave the FCA on 1 July. In January, she decided in early December 2015 to withdraw from the process to appoint the permanent chief executive but would continue as acting CEO until a permanent replacement was in post. Andrew Bailey was appointed as the new chief executive on 26 January and is due to take up the position this summer.Redington – Jinesh Patel has been appointed vice-president of the DC & Financial Well-being Consulting Practice. He joins from Willis Towers Watson, where he provided defined contribution consultancy advice. Before then, he worked at HSBC.
Female athlete Selma Kajan, who performed at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for the national team of Australia, won the seventh place in her qualification race at 800 meters. She arrived to the end line in 2:05,20 as the seventh contestant, which was not enough for her to qualify for the finals.Selma Kajan is the daughter of Alija and Biba Kajan. They are familiar to the fans of athletics in former Yugoslavia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, who remember them as great athletes, a marathoner and representative of BiH at 400 and 800 meters.Alija Kajan was born in 1958 in Sarajevo. He was a member of Athletic Club Igman and Athletic Club Sarajevo, where he proved himself as an extraordinary athlete at 3.000 meters, 10.000 meters, and marathon. He performed for the national team of the former Yugoslavia in the period from 1985 until 1988, where he achieved remarkable results.He crowned his success with a victory at the Kumrovac marathon, in more than strong competition.In the period from 1984 until 1986, he meets Biba Subašić and they got married soon after. They continued doing athletics in the Athletic Club Sarajevo and in 1988 Alija leaves to Australia, where he still lives and works.Biba still holds the national record of BiH at 400 and 800 meters, which he set in Sarajevo and Zagreb in 1985.Biba also moved to Sydney with their older daughter in 1989. After a while, they got another daughter, Selma, who continued the tradition of the Subašić family, her father Alija and mother Biba, and the crown of her career was the performance at the Olympic Games in Rio.(Source: vijesti.ba)