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Why is Roger Maris not in the Baseball Hall of Fame?

Roger Maris played Major League Ball (MLB) for 12 seasons, from 1957 to 1968. He played for four different teams (Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals). He appeared in seven World Series, winning three of them. He was a two-time (consecutive) American League MVP, seven-time All Star (1959-1962 2 all-star games a year), and a Gold Glove outfielder.

Maris won the Hickok Belt for Best Professional Athlete of the Year and was voted Man of the Year by Sport magazine, Sporting News Player of the Year, Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated Athlete of the Year. Roger’s No. 9 uniform was retired by the New York Yankees. During the 1961 season, Maris hit 61 home runs for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth’s one-season record of 60 home runs (set in 1927), a record that stood for 37 years. His achievement, which was much debated in its own time, returned to the forefront in 1998 when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa broke his record. In 1999, the United States Postal Service issued a commemorative stamp honoring Roger Maris.

During the 1961 baseball season, I was 17 years old and was enjoying my summer vacation before entering my senior year of high school. Mickey Mantle was my hero. It was a great time to be a baseball fan. By 1956, Mickey had hit 52 home runs for the Yankees and there were many, including me, who saw him as the man who broke Babe Ruth’s season record of 60. Mantle was the favorite; Maris, who had come to the Yankees in a trade with Kansas City, was the outsider.

Maris’ first year in pinstripes, in 1960, earned her the first of two consecutive MVP awards. The 6-foot, 197-pound outfielder hit 39 home runs (one behind Mantle’s league-leading 40), led the American League with 112 RBIs and a 581 slugging percentage, hit a career-high 283 and won his sole Golden Glove. While the Yankees lost the World Series in seven games to the Pirates, Maris hit two home runs. However, his 1960 performance was quickly overshadowed by the circus atmosphere that surrounded his 1961 campaign. In 1961, Maris did not hit home runs in his first ten games, but by the end of May he had hit 12. By the end of June he had hit 27 By the end of July, Maris had hit 40 home runs. The excitement was building because Roger was six ahead of Ruth’s overall record. He became the first player in history to reach 50 at the end of August.

The media continually published stories comparing Mantle and Maris, Maris and Ruth, Ruth and Mantle. I remember the newspapers and sports magazines trying to create an adversarial relationship between Roger and Mickey. However, the stories were not true. Mantle refuted these attempts to divide the two. Mickey was quoted as saying “Roger was one of my best friends. They shared an apartment with Bob Cerv. Mickey and Roger became friends and continued that friendship even after they both retired after the ’68 season. Mickey was instrumental in convincing him. Roger to return to Yankee Stadium to be honored by the club in the early 1980s. And Mickey went to North Dakota for Roger’s funeral in 1985.

On August 26, in her 128th game, Maris reached number 51. She was now eight games ahead of Ruth’s pace and the anticipation of what could happen grew by the day.

Around the same time, Commissioner Ford Frick ruled that an asterisk would be placed next to Maris’s name in the record books if she broke Babe’s record after game 154 of the season.

After 134 games, Maris stayed at 51 home runs and Mantle at 48. Meanwhile, in 1927, Babe Ruth hit his 48 and 49 home runs in his 134 game. Ruth was on fire, hitting five HRs in his last three games and nine. in his last 11. However, Roger was still five games ahead of the record pace of Ruth, whose 51st HR didn’t come until her 139th game.

Unfortunately for Maris, he wasn’t the people’s choice to break the 34-year-old record. Most Yankees fans supported his teammate, Mickey Mantle. But an infection forced Mick out of the race in September and he finished with 54 home runs. I admit I wanted Mickey to break the record, but after he was out of the race, I turned to Roger. At least he was a Yankee.

Maris had 58 home runs on Sept. 18 when the Yankees arrived in Baltimore for a four-game series. Maris had three games in which to “officially” beat Ruth’s record. It was games 152, 153 and 154. Achievements after that date, Frick’s ruling said, would be designated with an asterisk.

Maris was eliminated during a two-night doubleheader (games 152 and 153). On September 20, a night game, the 154th game of the season, the Yankees claim the American League pennant with a 4-2 win over the Orioles in Baltimore. Roger Maris goes deep in the third inning off Milt Pappas, a nearly 400-foot blast into the stands in right field that gives him 59 roundtrip crew for the season, passing Jimmie Foxx and Hank Greenberg, but two of breaking Babe Ruth’s one-season home run record. Maris had three more chances that night to tie Babe Ruth’s record. But he struck out, flipped, and missed.

Reporters from around the country had gathered at Yankee Stadium. There were almost as many reporters as there were fans. Only 21,032 attended the game. As an insult to Roger and what he was about to accomplish, the Yankees never promoted the game the way they should.

Number 60 arrived at Yankee Stadium against Baltimore’s Bill Fisher on September 26. Only 19,401 attended the game to see the second man in baseball history to hit 60 home runs in one season.

It came down to the last three games of the 1961 season. It was the Yankees against the Red Sox. It was Maris against Ruth. Boston pitchers shut out Maris in the first two games. It is now October 1, 1961, the last game of the season. Roger Maris, who had to be drained both physically and emotionally, faced 24-year-old Red Sox right-hander Tracy Stallard. Stallard got Maris out in his first at-bat. The 23,154 roaring fans at Yankee Stadium fell silent. In the fourth inning, Maris hit again.

“They’re on their feet, waiting to see if Maris makes it to number sixty-one.” Phil Rizzuto’s voice carried the moment. “We only have a handful of people sitting in left field,” Rizzuto continued, “but in right field, man, it’s stuck out there. And they’re standing. Here’s the rope, the pitch for Roger. I walk.” Out, ball one … And the fans are starting to boo. Low, ball two. That was on the ground. And the boos get louder … Two balls, no strikes on Roger Maris. Here is the rope. Fastball, hit deep to the right! This could be! Back there! Holy cow, he did it! Sixty-one for Maris!

The ball traveled only 360 feet and crashed into section 33’s l63D box on the sixth row of the bottom deck in right field. And a riot broke out as fans fought and battled for the ball and the $ 5,000 bounty. When trucker Sal Durante sought to give Maris the ball he had caught in the stands, the star declined, insisting that During should receive the reward. He would later say that Durante’s generosity meant more to him than media pressure and boos from pro-Ruth and pro-Mantle fans.

Roger Maris trotted the historic home run. A boy grabbed his hand when he passed first: Maris shook his hand and then did the same with third base coach Frank Crosetti as he passed third base and headed home. His fellow Yankees formed a human wall in front of the dugout, refusing to let him in. Four times he tried to no avail. Finally, Maris waved his cap to the crowd of 23,154 fans who cheered and applauded him standing up. His teammates finally let him into the dugout.

“He threw a pitch at me outside and I followed him,” Maris would later say. “If I never hit another home run, this is the one they can never take from me.”

“I hated seeing the record broken,” Phil Rizzuto said. “But it was another Yankee who did it. When he hit the 61st homer, I screamed so loud I had a headache for a week.” Yankees fans and baseball fans should be screaming loud now; Maybe the guys from the Veterans Committee will listen.

Roger Maris remains one of the most famous names in baseball; held the record for most revered games for 37 years and won back-to-back MVPs. Maris was a family man who played directly on and off the field and treated the game with respect. He held the home run crown for so many years and his contribution to baseball should probably have given him what he needed; the call to Cooperstown.

During his career, Roger Maris never received the credit he deserved. Apparently no one wanted him to break Babe Ruth’s record. The commissioner, Ford Frick, refused to attend any of the games during his historic chase, and even decided to put the ridiculous asterisk in the record book. Even Yankees fans didn’t hug him; instead, they saw him as a threat to their hero, Mickey Mantle, as well as Ruth’s legacy. Rather than being his greatest achievement, the race to ’61 was a miserable, stressful, and ridiculous experience.

Now, almost 26 years after his death, it’s time to make amends and put Roger Maris where he belongs: in the Hall of Fame.

The Veterans Committee elected former Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski in the Hall. Mazeroski, like Maris, was a 260 career hitter, but he hit just 138 home runs in 17 seasons and never finished higher than eighth in the MVP voting. “Maz” was admitted primarily because of his eight Golden Gloves and the World Series hitting a home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series.

There have been others selected from the Veterans Committee who compare favorably to Maris. Players like Hack Wilson, Cardinal Red Schoendienst, Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philly Richie Ashburn. I’m not saying they shouldn’t be in the Hall of Fame, but in my opinion Roger Maris’s contribution to baseball far exceeds all of his combined. If Kirby Puckett is a Hall of Famer for the first time, Maris deserves the nod from the Veterans Committee.

The Aiken-Rhett House: Charleston, SC

If you are ever in beautiful and historic Charleston, SC, be sure to head to 48 Elizabeth St. There you will find one of the oldest mansions in the state, the Aiken-Rhett house. Now serving as a museum, the history of the house dates back to the early 19th century, when it was first built in 1817. John Robinson was the first occupant of the house. A local merchant and importer / exporter of goods, Robinson had the mansion built for himself. However, difficult times happened to him. In 1825 he was forced to sell the house when he lost five merchant ships at a time while they were at sea. In 1827, William Aiken Sr. would purchase the house, to be a rental property. When Aiken died prematurely shortly after due to a carriage accident, his wife and son, William Aiken Jr., divided their estate. In 1833 William Jr. and his wife, Harriet Lowndes moved into the mansion. A wealthy and accomplished businessman, Aiken would later become Governor of South Carolina in 1844, and then, in 1851, he would be appointed to the House of Representatives. He and Harriet did many renovations to the house, including exquisite hand-carved furniture and fine glass from one of their many trips to Europe. Soon, the house became one of the most beautiful and elegant mansions in Charleston. They lived in the house for about 59 years until Harriet Aiken’s death in 1892.

The house was then taken over by Aiken’s daughter, Henrietta, and her husband, the elder AB Rhett. There, the couple would raise four daughters and a son. After Henrietta’s death, the house was divided between all of Rhett’s children and their heirs. Two of Rhett’s sons, I’On Rhett and Andrew Burnett Rhett Jr., would continue to live in the house. In 1949, I’On Rhett would buy the house from the rest of the Rhett brothers and remain living there with his wife, Frances Hinson Dill. Later, Frances would donate the house to the Charleston Museum in 1975. It would remain in her hands until 1995, when the Charleston Historical Foundation purchased the property. It has been a museum for tourists ever since.

Although there were no dire events or murders on the property (that no one knows about), there has been talk of Aiken-Rhett’s house being haunted. The house had many slaves over the years, and there were probably many deaths among them, naturally and perhaps in another way. Whatever the reason, some people who have been in the house claim to have seen ghostly apparitions, inside and outside the mansion, and have heard strange sounds like footsteps and bangs. Anyway, ghost or not, the Aiken-Rhett house is a must see.

Custom Made Chopper Motorcycles

“Whose motorcycle is this?”

“It’s not a baby motorcycle, it’s a helicopter.”

“Whose helicopter is this?”

“It’s helicopter baby Zeds.”

“Who is Zed?”

“Zeds dead baby, Zeds dead.”

Now most of us who live in the 1990s remember this scene from the classic American film Pulp Fiction. I remember seeing this movie for the first time and then wondering, “What is the difference between a helicopter and a motorcycle?” This was before shows like American Chopper and Monster Garage came onto the scene and helped educate the public on the difference between a custom-made motorcycle and helicopter.

A chopper is more or less a motorcycle that has been customized or “chopped” to give it individuality. The practice of building custom motorcycle helicopters began sometime after WWII, when the culture of the motorcycle rider began. Veterans returned from Europe and found the big, clunky motorcycles built by Harley Davidson and Indian to be unsatisfactory compared to the lighter and faster European bikes. They decided to change the bikes removing everything that was unnecessary. They started shortening or removing the fenders to give the bike a sleeker look and the term “chopper” was born.

The custom-made chopper motorcycle evolved further during the 1960s and 1970s. The motorcyclists began to eliminate everything that was considered unnecessary and to replace everything that seemed too big. The windshield, the big flashing lights, and the big seats went out. They started raking the front wheel so that it extended further out of the bike, giving the bike a “cool” look and raising the handlebars higher. These custom motorcycles began to move away from anything that was factory standard and became unique as each owner tailored their individual bike to what they felt was necessary.

The helicopter acquired iconic American status after the release of “Easy Rider” in 1969. Soon after, the idea of ​​a custom-built motorcycle left the realm of the outlaw motorcyclist and entered the domain of the typical American. Soon talented designers opened their own customization shops replacing the guy in the backyard who built bikes for fun. People started going to these stores to get their custom helicopters instead of building them themselves.

As the baby boomer generation began to age, the demand for these nostalgic symbols of individuality began to rise. Soon, custom-made motorcycles were being produced and sold at exorbitant prices. Helicopters were no longer the outlaw motorcyclist’s vehicles. Instead, they had become the status symbol for the weekend hobbyist with expendable income. Still, when I see one of these bankers going through a midlife crisis flying down the freeway in a Chopper, I can’t help but feel a chill of danger and rebellion.

How to become an IOS developer from scratch?

If you want to become an iOS developer from scratch, there are several skills that you will need to acquire. The skills would be specifically related to IOS and Cocoa Touch Frameworks. Apart from these skills, you should also have the knowledge about object-oriented principles, steps to make use of source control, and language like Swift or Objective-C required to perform IOS development. Once you can build an IOS application from scratch, you can easily get a job as an IOS developer.

  • The user interface should be made up of images, text views, labels, buttons, and other controls that are listed within code and also on Story Boards.

  • When using automatic layout, you will need to ensure that the views are where they should be in the screen sizes and orientations.

  • User interactions should be maintained by buttons, switches, table views, sliders, and other controls.

  • The IOS application must also have various types of navigation with tab bar controllers, page view controllers and navigation controllers and even combinations of them.

  • Alerts and action sheets would be displayed along with the ability to handle inputs from them.

  • User input from text views must be accepted.

  • Scrolling view composed of smoother scrolling is another necessity.

  • Data is sent and received from a REST API using asynchronous network requests.

  • A table view that displays a list of data from a network request.

  • The web page must be displayed in a web view.

To become an IOS developer, you need to be able to participate in conversations on the topics mentioned below.

  • Tips that make for a good user interface and human interface guidelines that iOS developers should follow.

  • The list of controls that are available to you and when you would consider it appropriate for use.

  • Knowledge of the ways you can use a debugger in x-code to track down problems.

  • Knowledge of the application life cycle, including which methods are called and when the methods are called and what an IOS developer has to do with them.

  • In-depth knowledge of the concept of delegation. This may include some IOS API examples that make use of the concept. From it, you should be able to create and make use of your own delegate API.


Knowing these skills will definitely help you qualify for the job as an entry-level iOS developer. It also starts a quick learning process that helps you gain knowledge of other frameworks, as well as the technologies required for the job.

Ways to market instead of using press release services

Years ago, a press release was the best tool to use if you want your story to be picked up by the media. This is still what many new business owners believe, so your first thought when marketing your business is to submit a press release.

The question is, do journalists really read them today? People rarely read these days, so it might be time to consider new ways to market instead of using press release services.

The competition for journalists’ attention is pretty tough, almost everyone is vying for the coveted recognition of news reporters and being used as their next big scoop.

There are DIY methods that are also effective for getting media mileage. Let’s take a look at some of them.

You need to establish relationships with your target journalists and editors. Get started creating custom proposals. Doing this will show the journalist that you did your homework by researching them and their publication. It takes time and effort to do this and journalists appreciate it being done for them. A targeted audience release of your posts is heaven sent because it makes your job so much easier.

Find out the name of your target journalist and make a speech that is personal to him or her. Don’t send copy and paste messages that are impersonal. Learn more about the journalist and how his content will help him and the publication he is working for. Show interest in their work by making an introduction that you have read their work.

Use a subject line that can attract attention. Do not use generic “For Your Information” or “To Whom It May Concern”.

You can format your email as a blog post or an article. Break the ice by talking, try to tell a story. Tag your email with keywords and include a link to your business website.

Before emailing your presentation, try to get the reporter involved by sending a tweet. You can also convert the content of your email into one or two tweets. After submitting your tweet material, you can follow up with your submission by email.

You can also try sending a message on Facebook. Add well-known journalists and influencers to your Facebook friends list. Get started by following them, liking their posts, and commenting.

If you have the guts to do so, you can call a reporter to see if they are interested in your release. This will save you a lot of time and effort, getting a positive or negative response will help you focus your efforts on other journalists or build on what you have already started.

Why not go one step further and meet the journalist for coffee and present your proposal face to face? There are journalists who would use this invitation as a way to get out of their offices.

If you’ve established a relationship with the right journalist, you can reap the benefits of that relationship by telling an exclusive story. Reporters love getting exclusives that are newsworthy and relevant. Once your story is written, there is a great chance that it will get publicity in many other publications. You can achieve public relations results without having to write a press release.

There is a tendency for people to prefer watching videos than reading. There are more than 500 million people who watch videos on Facebook every day. A quick video can replace the distribution of a free press release and get better results. You can start sharing your video on the various social media platforms for better exposure.

Boho chic Christmas decoration

I invite you to my rustic farmhouse as I share my free-spirited Boho Chic Christmas décor, preparing for the beautiful holiday season and a house full of friends and family. I love the rustic woods and eclectic finds that I combine with the Christmas decor keeping it cheery, magical, and colorful. The Christmas wreath accentuates the warm patina of the old carved barn door that is the focal point of the living room. The patchwork saree pillows, colored sheer curtains, and colorful Indian tribal damchiyas that I use as nightstands in my bedroom give an eclectic and edgy boho vibe.

I was inspired by mid-century rustic Christmas décor of the past, where antique woods play a huge role in grounding energies along with lots of greenery and handloomed cotton blankets that are so vagrant in their color. My aesthetic has now become more colorful and I love the pops of color scattered around the house. My obsession with antique wooden furniture and handmade furniture in natural wood tones with colored tiles, as well as rustic farmhouse tables in whitewashed woods, plays against metal chairs and upholstered benches. .

The Christmas tree has a mid-century vintage feel, with handcrafted antique dolls and ornaments, my need for a holistic vibe brings in bad agate and lapis crystals that injects a bit of boho warmth into the decor. My kitchen has pendant lights and a hand-carved lotus lampshade that I have illuminated with recessed lights to make the soft glow inviting and warm. Large wooden chandeliers and a life-size Buddha sitting quietly in the corner add beautiful energy.

Beautifully carved sofas in medium wood tones and beige velvet upholstery give the living room some Victorian appeal. The uniqueness of the hand-carved wood and floral mix of carvings is like bringing nature into your home. Artistic furniture tailor-made for you inspires the mood to go beyond the ordinary. Christmas is the time to love and gift loved ones with all the precious blessings of the universe. Handmade consoles and hall tables adorned with traditional bouquets of fall flowers and lush green potted plants illuminated with lights add a festive atmosphere.

My love of bold colors like crushed red velvet curtains blends with the rustic textures and patterns of vintage sideboards and a laid-back bohemian-inspired space comes to life. The rustic chest of hope is filled with gifts and blankets, the warmth of love and happiness is so rewarding and beautiful as we pass by old Christmas decorations and trinkets. Blessings and love fill the home. Have a blessed and very happy Christmas !!!

Six cheapest and best-selling hybrid cars

If you are planning to go green, then you must take that passion and apply it to your cars as well. Today, you will find a multitude of fuel-efficient cars that consume less fuel than normal ones, helping to conserve the environment. These hybrid cars are equipped with a gasoline engine and an electric motor. But going green doesn’t necessarily mean skipping the style and the exterior. As manufacturers have now begun to combine the two, hybrid cars are selling like hotcakes.

Here is my list of the most popular and top-notch hybrid cars. The next six best-selling hybrid cars also have a lot of luxury features, which makes them so attractive and expensive, of course.

Toyota Prius hybrid:

It’s definitely not as big as the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid (mentioned later), but the Escalade’s sales are nothing compared to the Prius’s selling power. In reality, the Prius is the best-selling hybrid car on the market. Eco-friendly people love it for its excellent fuel economy and exterior design, which has become their trademark style. The latest version is bigger and more comfortable and it also has solar panels on the roof (which don’t ruin its overall look if that worries you). The cheapest of all on the list, it is attractively priced at $ 24,200.

Cadillac Hybrid Escalade:

This fabulous car is a perfect example of how you don’t have to skip the glitter to save the environment. It’s the world’s first full-size luxury hybrid SUV and therefore comes at a whopping $ 73,850 price tag. I wouldn’t skip this one if I were you because it has features that are worth the price. It has a powerful V-8 engine and can seat eight passengers. Its high-tech interior features include: an ultrasonic rear parking assist, a rear-view camera, and music control that automatically adjusts for background noise. It comes with a 25% improvement in fuel economy when evaluated with the standard Escalade. Obviously, it doesn’t save as much fuel as smaller standard hybrid cars, but if you’re looking to combine luxury, space, and utility and a greener vehicle, then I’d recommend the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid.

Lexus LS600h

For those of you who wish to opt for a smaller but equally luxurious car like the Cadilac Hybrid Escalade, this is for you. It is the largest and most luxurious car produced by Toyota (which is the parent company of Lexus). It is different and unique both in external and internal aspects. The electric motor can propel the car at slower speeds to save gasoline and provide a power boost to the gasoline engine’s fuel economy at its best. I would recommend this if you want to combine an exciting ride with eco-driving. Its interior is equally beautiful with a combination of elegant leather and wood. All Lexus vehicles have a remote touch interface (RTI), but this particular 12.3-inch version is more eye-catching than the road. It even has a rear seat entertainment system with a cool underarm footrest for cool drinks. Obviously, with all these wacky features, this car is priced at $ 119,910, which beats that of the Escalade.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid:

If you’re looking for a family vehicle that can carry a large number of people as well as luggage and is environmentally friendly, then Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid is the perfect fit for you. It seats seven people and has plenty of room for luggage, sports equipment, etc. It has a sophisticated powertrain with a 3.5-liter V6 engine accompanied by two electric motors instead of the usual one. It gives you up to 37 percent more fuel economy. It is also quite strong externally and is capable of withstanding tough conditions and uneven dirt roads without any problems. Internally, as mentioned above, it is spacious with plenty of legroom. It is equipped with the latest technology, such as a “Display Audio” multimedia system with a 6.1-inch touch screen and Toyota’s Entune service, which offers applications such as Bing search services, iheartradio.com and Pandora music. The $ 46,370 price tag in my opinion is quite reasonable and affordable considering all the features it has to offer.

Honda Civic Hybrid:

The Honda Civic Hybrid is one of the most affordable hybrid cars on the market, so it automatically earns a spot on this list. It is not much different from the standard Civic model, which makes it difficult to distinguish. Its gas-electric powertrain consists of a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder i-VTEC engine that is combined with an electric motor to deliver 110 horsepower and 127 pound-feet of torque. The exterior is the same as the Civic, but the latest model has been updated with slightly different features and a better interior as well. The air vents have been revised and the cabin has been made more soundproof. In general, the driving experience is also quite pleasant; it is easy to handle and accelerates well. It is reasonably priced at $ 24,360. However, lately its price has been overtaken by the cheaper Honda Insight.

Toyota Camry hybrid:

Another Toyota car on the list, which is not surprising considering that Toyota offers some of the best-selling and most popular hybrid cars. Like the Highlander Hybrid, this all-in-one also offers excellent performance and a comfortable, spacious interior. The engine is a 2.5-liter Atkinson cycle inline four-cylinder gasoline combined with an electric motor. The car is available in two versions: LE and XLE. The former has all the basic features like air conditioning, keyless entry, cruise control, etc. The XLE is a more advanced version with extra cool features like a 6.1-inch touchscreen and a leather-strap steering wheel with audio control. In contrast to the standard Camry, overall, there is a 26% improvement in fuel economy. Pricing is reasonable at $ 26,140 and the XLE version costs $ 1,530 more.

Marketing Strategies and Tactics I

– Marketing domain strategies

In this category of strategies, you view the world and the market in terms of market share; you know your market share, you rank as a leader, challenger, follower or better. Then, plan your marketing strategy accordingly.

Leader– You have market dominance, you must emphasize that you are the dominant business in your market because you are the best.

Challenger– You are the next big thing, you should point out that the industry leader has become too big to care about customers, which will change the way things are going in the industry. You must project the image of being the next novelty to hit the market.

Follower: You must consolidate your position by never directly challenging the leaders while making alliances in the market. You wait for your chance to be a challenger or a leader.

Nest– You focus on your niche, being careful not to venture out unless you are sure of your odds outside of your niche.

– Innovation strategies

This is about who is at the forefront, who produces the new products and technologies before anyone else. You are a pioneer, close follower, or late follower.

Pioneer: You focus on being the one with the newest and most popular products. It promises that its customers will get the new technology before anyone else.

Close follower: You wait for others to pioneer in a different direction, and when they are at something, you quickly embrace it, improve it, and make it yours.

Late followerAdopting only the most stable technology, it emphasizes to its customers that its products will be stable, tested and proven, without errors or last minute recalls.

– Growth strategies

When operating under growth strategies, your focus should be on how to grow your business. You use:

Horizontal integration: You try to expand by acquiring or starting new businesses in the same field as your main business, in this way you control a greater market share and ignore the competition.

Vertical integration: You are trying to acquire or start businesses that supply your current business or sell your products. In this way, you can have a stable production and delivery structure.

Diversification: You try to conquer new markets with new products, spending in an unexpected direction where you predict that there will be big profits there.

Intensification: Add new features to your existing products. You launch new versions of your products. Trying to consolidate and then expand its position in the market.

5 tips for finding unique gifts for groomsmen

As important members of your entourage, your groomsmen play an important role during your wedding day. And while there are a host of gift items that can be selected for your bangs men’s band, finding the perfect gift item for them can be a chore. Fortunately, wedding gift providers can offer you a selection of unique groomsmen gifts in different price ranges. Here are some tips to discover what unique gift items you can consider for men at your wedding party:

1. If you can, give him different gifts according to his interests. It is better to try to learn what they like individually. What are your hobbies? If you are the girlfriend and you are reading this, check with your boyfriend. You probably know your children best and can help decide which particular gift or item is most appropriate for each one.

2. Try to be practical with the choice. Men are practical in general and would greatly appreciate things that would have significant value in their daily life. You can’t go wrong by choosing something utilitarian, something that they can wear on a daily basis or at least regularly.

3. Don’t skimp on quality. Even if it is simple and inexpensive, if it is a very good quality item, it will surely be appreciated. Of course, if money is not an issue, then this will not really be an issue. But if you’re trying to stay on a budget, don’t worry, men like things that are practical and inexpensive. And they will surely appreciate anything as long as it is well made and of good quality.

4. Personalize the gift items. Even a generic item can be turned into one-of-a-kind groomsmen gifts with engraving and personalization. Putting the recipient’s name on the article is the best way to make it more thoughtful and unique. Personalized items always have that charm and are likely to be appreciated. Receiving an item with your name gives you a sense of pride of ownership and makes even the simplest gift truly special.

5. Buy online directly from vendors. Skip the wedding boutiques and get the best value by buying your best man gifts online directly from the vendor or manufacturer. You will be amazed at how much money you will save.

Honoring your best man with something he deserves that matches his manhood, find ideas from here and make him happy at your wedding.

7 ideas to take your physical training outdoors

Bored with your current training routine? Tired of driving to the gym to exercise in such good weather? Are you stuck in a fitness routine and looking for new ideas to renew your progress? The warmer weather is here, why not take your exercise routine outside?

Let’s be honest. Driving 30 minutes to the gym to walk on the treadmill and lift weights doesn’t make much sense in good weather. Not to mention, he’s been locked up all winter, he’s very bored with his exercise routine, and hasn’t seen any progress in months.

Sit back and make yourself comfortable. I’m going to share with you some ideas that will get you out of the way, get you interested in training again, and help you experience a level of progress you haven’t seen in years. Interested? I hope you said YES!

In my 10 years in the fitness game, I’ve found that it keeps coming back to a couple of key points. One: You must try to live to do more from one training session to another. Two: We all need regular variety in your training (for psychological and physiological reasons). Today I’m going to talk about the second point and show you how getting a little variety in your training can help you get back on track. Take a look at these outdoor workout ideas to add some variety to your routine:

1. Take Your Weight Training Outdoors to Mix It Up: During the summer months I really enjoy taking my strength training outdoors. I love taking my weights to the backyard or to the local park. Training with a loved one or a group of dedicated friends is a great way to go. Some of the training tools that work well for outdoor training are kettlebells (shown in the image below; it looks like a large bowling ball with a handle), clubbells (a weighted bat), medicine balls ( fun to throw), sled drag (great for athletes), weighted vest workouts, sandbag training (nothing fancy here, just sand in a bag), and good old dumbbells.

2. Try some interval training to increase fat loss – Look, the “fat burning” zone is a myth. Sure, your body uses fat for energy after 30 minutes of continuous exercise at a certain intensity, but sports scientists have shown us that shorter efforts of higher intensity exercise can be even more effective in lowering your percentage of body fat (have you ever wondered why sprinters are so skinny without running for 30 minutes straight ???). A great way to incorporate interval training into your summer workout can be as simple as warming up for 5-10 minutes and then alternating 30 seconds of more intense effort with 30 seconds of more moderate effort. You can do this on your mountain bike, road bike, doing hill sprints, kayak sprints, rope jumping, track sprints, or even doing bodyweight exercises like jumping jacks. Enjoy!

3. Do mini-workouts throughout the day: An easy way to fit into some outdoor workouts is to choose any exercise and take short breaks outside. You can get out of your office and perform a series of squats, walking lunges, elevated push-ups, stepping up stairs where you skip steps, or even calf raises. Remember: it is your total energy expenditure at the end of the day that is important, not doing it all at once.

4. Do some yard work: The yard is a mess, so you might as well exercise and be productive at the same time. Try stacking lumber, raking leaves, building a rock wall, digging a hole (you decide what for), walking around with a loaded wheelbarrow, carrying things around the yard on your head, spreading a little mulch around your newly just plants. to put in the hole you dug earlier.

5. Admire the scenery: make the world your gym. Commercial health clubs have nothing on mother nature. Get out and take a walk in the local park, go hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, and hit the beach for a run in the sand or jump in the waves. Getting outside can be a great way to adopt a physical lifestyle and add some variety to your current training program.

6. Take Obstacle Walks – A great way to add some variety to your routine is to mix in some bodyweight calisthenics like squats, push-ups, and jumps into your summer walks to increase calorie expenditure and challenge your body. Walking on a treadmill is boring and predictable. Taking a hurdle hike through your local park can be so much more enjoyable and the “chaos” of walking outside might just be the right variety you’ve been looking for.

7. Get involved in a summer sports league: Playing sports is a great way to add some variety to your routine and have fun doing it. There are hiking clubs, mountain bike clubs, road bike clubs, triathlon training clubs, softball leagues, martial arts tournaments, basketball leagues, and more. In fact, I’m participating in a summer basketball league for the first time in years and can’t wait to get started. It’s a great opportunity to get outside, make new friends, and engage in life-enhancing physical activity.

There you have it: 7 ideas to take your fitness training outdoors and add some variety to your program. One thing to consider is hitting the gym a couple of days a week and doing your other workouts outside. Mother Nature has given us some great options, so get out there this summer and take advantage and I’m sure you will see renewed progress (and have fun doing it!).

Train with purpose