Best Western CEO: Why you should never get promoted too quickly

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The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question “What advice would you give your 22 year old self today?” is by David Kong, CEO of Best Western International.

Looking back on it now, I accomplished quite a bit when I was 22: I received my bachelor’s degree, completed the management training program with the biggest hotel chain in Hawaii, and began working as an assistant manager for a large hotel in Waikiki. My main focus during my early 20s was to move up the ladder as quickly as possible.

Growing up in Hong Kong and witnessing the work ethic of my parents, I understood the value of hard work. As an immigrant, I recognized that I had to work harder than others to get ahead. So that’s…

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“Anonymous” File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal by German Court

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“Anonymous” File-Sharing Darknet Ruled Illegal by German Court | TorrentFreak by Ernesto on Torrentfreak

A court in Hamburg, Germany, has granted an injunction against a user of the anonymous and encrypted file-sharing network RetroShare . RetroShare users exchange data through encrypted transfers and the network setup ensures that the true sender of the file is always obfuscated. The court, however, has now ruled that RetroShare users who act as an exit node are liable for the encrypted traffic that’s sent by others.

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Manila falls in love with Lee Min Ho ~ Latest K-pop News – K-pop News | Daily K Pop News

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Manila falls in love with Lee Min Ho ~ Latest K-pop News – K-pop News | Daily K Pop News on Dkpopnews

According to Lee Min Ho’s management agency, the actor visited the Philippines from November 15th until 18th where he participated in various interviews with local media outlets before holding a large-scale event at the Araneta Coliseum in promotion for his endorsement of ‘Bench’.

Lee Min Ho also filmed the commercial and held a fan signing session at the ‘Bench’ store the next day. A great number of fans gathered to see Lee Min Ho, proving his amazing popularity in the region.

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PHANTOM ISLAND | Where'd it go? Sandy Isle exists on Google Maps, but not in real world – InterAksyon.com

PHANTOM ISLAND | Where’d it go? Sandy Isle exists on Google Maps, but not in real world – InterAksyon.com on Interaksyon

A South Pacific island identified on Google Earth and world maps does not exist, according to Australian scientists who went searching for the mystery landmass during a geological expedition.

Ooooh!!

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With new passport, China stamps claim over disputed territories; DFA protests – InterAksyon.com

And I’ve said it repeatedly, approach this issue as a UNITED ASEAN not as individual countries. China is playing the “divide-and-conquer” game. Talk (more like, challenge) each of us individually so our power remains small.

Just look at how they did not include in their new epassport the islands they’re in a row with Japan! Japan is on a different level and they’re approaching it differently – as a power to reckon with.

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The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday issued a note verbale against China to protest this new development. “The Philippines does not accept the validity of the nine-dash lines that amount to an excessive declaration of maritime space in violation of international law,” DFA chief Albert del Rosario said in a press briefing.

“The Philippines demanded that China respect the territory and maritime domain of the Philippines,” the foreign chief stressed.

The new Chinese ePassport contained images of the nine-dash line which DFA officials say “covers an area that is clearly part of the Philippine territory and maritime domain”.

The nine-dash-line encompasses the Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, Pratas Islands and Macclesfield Bank – all believed to hold vast resources of oil and mineral reserves.

Vietnam also made the same complaint against China, and said discussions between Hanoi and Beijing are under way.

“I got into Vietnam after lots of twists and turns,” said one user of China’s hugely popular microblogging site Sina Weibo, saying an entry stamp was initially refused “because of the printed map of China’s sea boundaries – which Vietnam does not recognise”.

Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi told reporters Thursday that the Chinese documents amounted to a violation of Hanoi’s sovereignty and it had protested to the embassy.

Officials handed Chinese representatives “a diplomatic note opposing the move, asking China to abolish the wrongful contents printed in these electronic passports”, he said.

In Tokyo, a foreign ministry official said: “We have confirmed that disputed islands in South China Sea appear in a map printed on new Chinese passports.

“On the other hand, Senkaku doesn’t. Therefore, we are not in a position to comment or complain.”

Show to the world that ASEAN works. Make all those disputed islands and waters under the ASEAN banner shared by all ASEAN members (not just those with claims), then dispute it as ONE-ASEAN.

If that is not possible (which probably isn’t, not with Myanmar and Cambodia having close ties with China), then all ASEAN members with disputes re: South China Sea, should unite as one and make these territories declared as an ASEAN territory. Guidelines can be discussed and created on how to manage this “ASEAN territory”, and how to manage it.

It is better that way than to let China do what they want: divide-and-conquer. It’s now or never.

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