LaLiga Santander Matchday 24 preview: it’s going to be a tough weekend!

All seven of the Spanish teams who entered UEFA competition this season made it through the group stages and into the knockout rounds; five of them returned to Champions League and Europa League action this midweek, with two more set to restart their European campaigns next week. Now, though, the focus is back on LaLiga Santander and they’re gearing up for some very difficult matches this weekend.  

Before that, the weekend’s action gets under way with a team looking to make it into Europe next season. That team is Real Betis, whose only LaLiga Santander loss of 2021 was against FC BarcelonaLos Verdiblancos are in excellent form and on Friday night they’ll face a struggling Getafe CF side that haven’t netted a goal in their past 449 minutes of play.  

Atlético de Madrid then play Levante UD in the Spanish capital and, due to a quirk in the schedule, this will actually be their second meeting in the space of four days. These two sides also faced off on Wednesday night in a fixture that was postponed from earlier in the season and now, this Saturday, they’ll do battle again.  

Valencia CF, with just one win from their past six matches, are in action next, welcoming RC Celta to Mestalla. The good news for Valencia and the bad news for the Galician side is that Iago Aspas is suspended for this match, so Los Che will be desperate to capitalise on this with a three-point haul.  

Saturday night sees Real Valladolid and Real Madrid square off. Both these teams have had lengthy injury lists of late and Real Madrid have been dealing with this much better than the Pucela, with Zinedine Zidane’s side winning their past three LaLiga Santander games. They’ll return to Champions League action in the midweek following this weekend’s game, so will surely be looking for a statement win at the Estadio José Zorrilla

On Sunday, the teams who were just in European action continue their LaLiga Santander campaigns and FC Barcelona will be looking to bounce back from their disappointment against PSG by turning in a convincing performance at home to Cádiz CF – who have already beaten both Barça and Real Madrid this season. The Andalusian side want to get back to winning ways too after suffering four consecutive league defeats. With both these teams needing a positive result, this should be an especially intriguing matchup at the Camp Nou.

The final game of Matchday 24 is another fascinating one as CA Osasuna will host Sevilla FC, another of the Spanish teams coming into this round after a continental clash. Although the Andalusians won their past five in LaLiga Santander while conceding just one goal in the process, Osasuna are in a good run of their own as they’ve won three of their past four. With a longer rest between matches, they might just fancy their chances of another victory in this Monday night matchup.  

Watch LaLiga Santander live this weekend on beIN Sports (Channel 818 Astro) 

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打破硅谷神话模式 – Atlassian盈利才是王道

有一间名不见经传的公司,估值却高达630亿美元;从不靠销售人员拼业绩,但年度营业额竟多达16亿美元!

今天“企动人心”要分享的故事是关于两个澳洲小伙子麦克坎农布鲁克斯( Mike Cannon Brookes)与斯科特法科(Scott Farquhar)的创业故事。

Mike与Scott联合创立的Atlassian,被形容为“没人认识的科技巨霸”,也是澳洲的第一家独角兽。

或许你会说“科技公司夸大的估值,不就是靠资本家追捧出来的吗?公司根本没在赚钱!”

但是,这个刻板说法并无法强加予Atlassian身上,因为它是一家实实在在、持续有获利的科技独角兽,这打破了硅谷由资本驱动成长的创业模式。

到底Mike与Scott有什么独门秘方打破硅谷神话,成功让Atlassian在南半球独霸一方?

Mike与Scott 独出己见

■左起Scott FarquharMike Cannon Brookes。

关于Atlassian的故事,要从2001年说起,当时22岁的Mike与Scott,是在新南威尔士州大学一项带薪实习奖学金计划中认识,彼此的创业理念很相似。

他们希望开发一系列帮助企业部门、电脑程序员及软件开发商使用的协同工具。

两个充满抱负又志同道合的年轻人,就这样以50:50平权股份制,于2002年创立了公司,两人是联合创始人,也是公司的共同执行长。

由于科网泡沫爆发后,科技公司当时很难寻获资金,所以Mike与Scott是以一张1万澳元信用卡的额度充当创业资本。

Atlassian设计产品的理念就是“简单好用又有趣”,旗下四大王牌产品为Jira、Confluence、Bitbucket 及Trello,产品之间具有强大的协同功用,这使得用户的对产品的依赖度及黏性更强。

属于软件即服务 (SaaS)产业的Atlassian,用户都是重度知识工作者,非常倚重于项目管理、协同办公及代码共享,所以对产品的要求非常高。

在创业首两年,Mike与Scott仅领取300澳元的周薪,以便把公司的整体营运成本维持在低水平。两人几乎大部份时间都在工作,然后到了下午6点小酌几杯后,又继续回公司埋头苦干。

Scott在投资银行任职的女友还告诉他,同事问她怎么跟一个没有正职的人交往?这些经历告诉两人,在创业的成功路上,他们只有前进,而没后退之路。

产品理念 独树一帜

当时两人的业绩目标就是每周至少要卖出一套800澳元的软件,公司才可支付营运开销。当有客户致电咨询时,两人就会轮流扮演不同角色,比如客服、后援人员……有时为了扮演不同角色还要改变声调来配合,十分搞笑。

记得有一次收到美国航空公司(American Airlines)传真来的订购单,即便也只是购买一套800澳元的软件,但对Mike与Scott来说是强大的信心注入。

尽管当时很多软件在销售后就不再更新,除非再付费买第二个升级版,但是Mike与Scott非常注重产品的持续提升,几乎每周或每两周,产品都会更新提升。

对的策略就好像下对注,往往会引领好的成果。Atlassian自第一年开始营业就有盈利,成立4年后(即2006年)营业额更达到了1500万澳元,团队达50人。

当团队再扩大,50人变100人时,Mike与Scott开始面对新挑战。

草创时期所聘请的人员,都由Mike与Scott亲自挑选,理念自然想近,这批元老派也很理解公司理念与抱负。但当这批元老派再聘请第二批的50位员工时,文化与理念的传达与贯彻都不到位。

正如两人形容,都几乎犯下所有管理教科书籍提及的错误。但是两人学会的就是要诚实面对犯下的错误,然后及时纠正。

推动业务 一枝独秀

到了2007年,Atlassian营业额再升到2000万至 3000万澳元,在圈内开始引起注意,也吸引了一些并购的机会。

有一次,Atlassian吸引了一位对手提出并购意愿,与对方见面会谈时过程顺利,但后来却突然中断,原来对方甫发现Atlassian的业绩数字比自己还要强大!

经过此事,更让Mike与Scott笃定公司实力、商业模式及未来的发展潜能。

公司如果有预算增聘一位员工,Mike与Scott会选择把这个空缺来请一位工程师,而不是一位销售人员,因为Atlassian的理念是不断把产品优化,好还要更好,因为只有产品(软件)越来越好用,用户就会主动来购买,而不是靠被动的推销。

他们认为,当产品越来越好、越来越增值时,今年的售价不再只是1澳元,明年甚至可以到2澳元、后来是3澳元……

根据Atlassian的2019年度财务,该公司的研发开销占了40%,远高于销售开销的30%。

以产品及工程师来推动业务成长,而不是由销售来驱动,这个理念与不断持续创新的戴森企业(Dyson Limited)非常相似,更可说其中的成功经典例子。

2015年上市 独当一面

在Atlassian成立的13年后,该公司于2015年在美国纳斯达克市场挂牌上市,当时发售价为21美元;6年后的今时今日,Atlassian股价已翻了至少10倍,达到每股252美元!

稳持630亿美元估值,员工总数逾4900人,Atlassian无疑是澳洲最大的科技独角兽,在南半球独当一面。

到底是什么推动这间明星科技公司获得如此高的估值呢?答案就是独特的商业模式,再加一张流动性强的资产负债表,尤其稳健的资产负债表,是很多科技公司望尘莫及的事。

耐心恒心 独辟蹊径

那把公司一步、一步推向高峰的秘诀到底是什么? Mike与Scott的回复很简单:耐心与恒心。

耐心等待营业额慢慢上涨、耐心等待业务版图扩大、耐心规划公司长远发展路线图,并且持之以恒。

今年42岁的Mike与Scott,根据《福布斯》2019年富豪排行榜,两人个人净资产各别达到64亿美元。

两人曾在一项访问中被询及有否想过脱售公司,套现退场过些清闲好日子?

Mike与Scott认为,这须视个人创业的目的是什么?如果创业只是为了累积财富,那显然目标已达成,自然可以退场了。

唯两人的理念是希望这个世界会因为他们的创造及贡献,而变得更美好一些,希望继续用正向的影响力造福更多人。

◆同场加映 (取自Mike与Scott访问)

一、新冠肺炎疫情,对你们的公司有影响吗?

最大的改变是办公的场景吧,以往公司里美美又热闹的食堂人少了,大家没有机会像以前那样见面闲聊。居家作业、流动式作业已变成我们被迫要接受的工作模式,迫使人们去调整及适应新的常态,这已不是选择题。

二、员工面对面的机会少了,那要如何维持企业文化?

人与人之间的联系还是要通过面对面来维持,但重点在于当我们有机会见面的时候,是为了谈公事,还是为了联系感情?比如与其会面谈公事,不如珍惜机会加强感情联系,比如一起用餐。

三、两人是平权制又是共同执行长,不会有纷争吗?

当然会有意见不一的时候,如果遇到意见不合、两人都不肯妥协时,我们协议是: 交给“剪刀石头布”决定!

Top 5 捞生外带 – 新年宅在家也能捞好运!#zh

让我们高喊 “Heng Ahh, Ong Ahh, Huat Ahh” 开启农历新年序幕 !

「捞生」是我们马来西亚华裔专属且独有的农历新年传统文化。亲戚好友围一桌捞着七彩鱼生,各种祝福语此起彼落,寓意着新年最美好的祝福。就算今年过年大家不能到处趴趴走,但年还是可以过得有仪式感。Newswav特别来个2021年捞生外带拼盘推荐,用这5款七彩鱼生捞起一整年的快乐与幸运,让大家牛年“Huat”起来!

1. Sushi King 发财鱼生

别以为只有华人餐厅有推出鱼生哦~ Sushi King今年特意推出了寓意满满的发财鱼生,让大家可以在新的一年里升官发财,前路光芒!

发财鱼生里含有新鲜海鲜及各类蔬菜,再加上捞生必不可缺的李子酱,只需不到RM50就能把它带回家与家人一起捞好运!

此外,Sushi King 也很贴心的提供小份的捞生,只需不到RM20就get到咯~ 让那些出门在外,不能回家庆团圆的游子们也可以捞好运。

2. Oriental Pavilion 高级日本宫崎和牛鱼生

有没有一款既特别,又高级,且前所未闻的鱼生?

Oriental Pavilion(东方集团)隆重推出了一款不单名字吉祥寓意,卖相更非常高级,还十分特别的宫崎和牛鱼生

这款高级鱼生肉质软嫩,油脂丰腴;卖相让人垂涎三尺之余,味道还非常可口呢!名副其实的色香味俱全,是今年的必试!

3. Dragon-i 鲍鱼什菜鱼生

想减肥的你们,这款鱼生绝对是你们的首选!

Dragan-i 这款鲍鱼什菜鱼生贴心的挑选了全天然的新鲜蔬果作为食材。一份鱼生里含有满满的营养价值与成份,绝对适合家里男女老少。一口吃下去一点也不油腻, 还非常清爽。

吃了这款鱼生,“鲍”你捞到风生水起,健康贺年无负担!

4. Sakae Sushi 发财鱼生

Sakae Sushi 今年也跟上新年的步伐,推出了一款散发着满满日本风味的 Prosperity Yee Sang (发财鱼生)

这款鱼生采用了传统的鱼生蔬菜,鲜美的调味扇贝,蟹肉,萝卜丝等,当然也少不了日本料理必备的新鲜三文鱼。淋上厨师精心秘制、独特开胃的柑橘汁,毫无违和感,两个字形容:完美!

5. Salad Atelier HENG ONG HUAT鱼生

Salad Atelier 推出的这款 “Heng Ong Huat” 鱼生,一次过满足你所有“Heng Ong Huat”的要求!

这款鱼生采用了来自挪威的新鲜三文鱼刺身,清爽的葡萄柚,香气满满的碎花生及芝麻籽,再配上海蜇及不可少的蔬菜,淋上独家自制的梅酱及烘焙芝麻酱 – 绝对让你爱不释口!

以上的五款鱼生皆可以在Grab订购,让你足不出户也能在家捞个风生水起!

此文章是参考 https://newswav.com/A2102_Oeju57

Top 5 Takeaway Yee Sangs – Bringing Prosperity To Your Homes #en

Let’s start the Lunar New Year off by shouting “Heng Ahh, Ong Ahh, Huat Ahh”!

‘Yee Sang’ is a a fun Chinese New Year tradition that is unique to Malaysian Chinese. Each ingredient in this dish brings its own meaning and blessings. Commonly, family and friends will gather around a table during the Lunar New Year to toss the Yee Sang together. The significance of the tossing is to wish for abundance of luck and happiness. Although the pandemic has put in place many restrictions for this year’s celebrations, the CNY mood is still present and as strong as ever. Nothing will stop Malaysians from kicking the New Year off with a Prosperity Toss!

Due to our current predicament, here are our top 5 recommended Yee Sangs to usher in prosperity and luck for 2021, and have everyone “HUAT!” to the Year of the Ox!

1. Sushi King’s Prosperity Yee Sang

Don’t be fooled into thinking that only Chinese restaurants have Yee Sang for ordering! Sushi King has launched their Prosperity Yee Sang, filled to the brim with blessings – which means tons of prosperity and luck for you and your loved ones.

The Prosperity Yee Sang contains fresh seafood and vegetables, and of course, the must-have plum sauce. The best part? You can take it home for under RM50!

Furthermore, Sushi King also provides a smaller version of the Yee Sang, if that suits you better. The smaller sized Yee Sang is priced at less than RM20, perfectly suitable for individuals or smaller families.

2. Oriental Pavilion’s Japanese Miyazaki Wagyu Yee Sang

Have you had the chance to try such a unique, interesting, and premium Yee Sang?

Oriental Pavilion has definitely brought the big guns this year, introducing their special Miyazaki Wagyu Yee Sang. Not only does the name sound premium and unique, it definitely looks that way too!

As expected from a cut of Wagyu beef, the meat is soft, tender, and rich in fat – thanks to the impressive marbling of Wagyu. It looks mouth watering, and the taste definitely holds up too! The one of a kind design, aroma, and flavor makes this a must try in 2021.

3. Dragon-i’s Abalone & Vegetables Yee Sang

If a healthier alternative is what you’re looking for, this Yee Sang is for you.

Dragon-i’s Abalone & Vegetables Yee Sang consists of carefully selected all-natural fresh fruits and vegetables as the main ingredient. A Yee Sang that is full of nutritional value and healthy ingredients, suitable for every family member at home.

Having a Yee Sang like this helps keep both your body and mind fresh, ensuring you a healthier and burden-less year, one that will be filled with prosperity.

4. Sakae Sushi’s Japanese Prosperity Yee Sang

Not to be outdone by other Japanese outlets, Sakae Sushi has also brought their own Yee Sang to the table, which also includes Japanese elements.

This Yee Sang contains familiar faces within a Yee Sang – vegetables, well seasoned scallops, crab meat, shredded radish, and of course, the star of the show – fresh cuts of Salmon.

It is also topped with the chef’s secret citrus juice that is both unique and appetizing. To put it simply, it’s perfect!

5. Salad Atelier’s Heng Ong Huat Yee Sang

Salad Atelier’s ‘Heng Ong Huat’ Yee Sang will meet all your HENG ONG HUAT needs, all in just one Yee Sang!

This Yee Sang contains fresh salmon sashimi from Norway, refreshing grapefruit, fragrant crushed peanuts and sesame seeds, seasoned jellyfish, mangoes, and much much more. Not to mention it’s drizzled with an exclusive homemade plum sauce and kewpie roasted sesame with yuzu taste dressing.

All Yee Sangs above can be ordered via Grab, bringing prosperity to your home while keeping you safe.

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