Day: February 10, 2021

All successful entrepreneurs have mastered delegation

The best entrepreneurs understand that they can’t do everything themselves, and that delegation and teamwork are the keys to business success.

Do you feel as though you have far more goals than you have the time, energy, or capabilities to see them through? Do you often find yourself procrastinating on these goals, and then feeling increasingly guilty about it the longer you put them off? If you do, you’re not alone.

It’s a common complaint among business owners, and it used to be one for me too.

It’s as though they’re bursting with exciting, innovative ideas, but when it comes down to choosing which ones to implement in their business—and finding the motivation to make it happen—they get stuck.

They procrastinate, feel guilty about it, and then procrastinate some more. It becomes an endlessly tiring, confidence-depleting cycle.

Breaking the cycle

Having lots of ideas isn’t the problem here—the problem is

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Grocery shopping has changed for good, says Ocado

The grocery landscape worldwide is changing “for good”, online supermarket Ocado has said, after a year in which the global pandemic forced many people to buy online for the first time.

Ocado’s comments came as it reported a 35% jump in sales over the past year.

Amid rocketing demand the UK-based firm, which is 21 years old this year, narrowed losses from £214.5m to £44m.

The company said many customers were saying they were unlikely to revert to pre-crisis shopping habits.

Ocado’s chief executive, Tim Steiner, said he wanted to “pay tribute to the remarkable work of our colleagues in exceptionally challenging circumstances”.

Lockdown has thrown up challenges for all supermarkets and Ocado itself has struggled to deliver smoothly at all times.

The firm, which previously delivered for Waitrose, had to cancel some orders when its new partnership with Marks & Spencer launched on 1 September, angering customers.

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Blumenstein to become deputy editor in NY Times publisher’s office

Rebecca Blumenstein

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger sent out the following announcement on Tuesday:

Colleagues,

I’m excited to announce that Rebecca Blumenstein is going to take on a new role, as deputy editor, Publisher’s Office. Rebecca will step away from the news cycle to become my day-to-day partner in supporting our journalism operations at a time when they are growing rapidly in size and ambition.

As she starts in the role, one of Rebecca’s key areas of focus will be on our workplace. Our shared goal is ensuring The Times remains the place where the world’s best journalists — and all of the rest of us who support them — can do the best, most impactful work of their careers. To that end, I’ve asked Rebecca to help me, Dean Baquet, Joe Kahn and Kathleen Kingsbury grapple with questions like how we better manage a much larger, more complex

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