Book launch: Nitin Rakesh and Professor Jerry Wind to Release their First Book – Transformation in Times of Crisis

Featuring Eight Principles for Creating Opportunities and Value in the Post-Pandemic World

LONDON, Nov. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Nitin Rakesh, CEO of Mphasis and distinguished leader in the IT services industry, and Jerry Wind, the Lauder Professor Emeritus and Professor of Marketing, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, have joined forces to co-author Transformation in Times of Crisis  Eight Principles for Creating Opportunities and Value in the Post-Pandemic World. Emphasizing key Management and Leadership Practices, the book will launch globally on 3 December 2020.

COVID-19, and the economic crisis and social unrest that it precipitated, has changed the world. Even before the pandemic, exponential advances in science and technology, empowered and skeptical consumers, and other forces of change, were disrupting every industry. The current landscape has accelerated these forces of change and their impact. If companies and their leaders don’t equip

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SpaceX Prepares Starship SN8 For Launch, But Elon Musk Gives 1-in-3 Chance Of Landing Intact

KEY POINTS

  • Starship prototypes SN5 and SN6 completed short hop tests in earlier this year
  • Elon Musk said a lot of things need to go right with this launch
  • Starship’s orbital launch will not be before 2021

Elon Musk revealed on Tuesday that SpaceX could launch its latest Starship prototype as early as “next week.” 

The Serial Number 8 Starship prototype, also called SN8, has already passed a test firing of its three engines. In its next launch, SpaceX is hoping the rocket will reach an altitude of around 50,000 feet, which would be quite a liftoff considering both the SN5 and SN6 flights only reached 500 feet.

For Musk, the Starship mission has become SpaceX’s main focus, following the successful launch of four astronauts into space in its Crew Dragon capsule earlier this month.

Musk has said that the Starship mission needs to be pushed forward “dramatically and immediately,” 

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PS5 Is Sony’s Biggest Console Launch Ever and More Units Are Coming by End of 2020

Sony announced Wednesday that the PS5 was the company’s biggest console launch ever, and promised more inventory of the next-gen console will be coming to retailers for eager gamers by the end of the year.

The official PlayStation Twitter account made the proclamation Wednesday morning and thanked folks for the continued support of the PS5.

“We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers,” the account read.

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Tesla’s Musk Says Company Might Launch Hatchback in Europe

Electric-car maker Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Report might explore a new hatchback model in Europe, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports.

“Possibly in Europe it would make sense to do, I guess, a compact car, perhaps a hatchback or something like that,” Musk told a European online conference on batteries hosted by the German government, as reported by Reuters.

“In the U.S., the cars tend to be bigger for personal-taste reasons,” he said. “In Europe, (they) tend to be smaller.”

Shares of the Palo Alto, Calif., company at last check were down 1.8% to $545.50.

On Tuesday shares of Tesla reached a market valuation of $500 billion for the first time.

Tesla’s share price has surged in the recent past, driven by its approaching inclusion in the S&P 500 index. Tesla will join the index on Dec. 21. 

Musk has been one

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PS5 Is Sony’s Biggest Console Launch Ever, More Stock Promised

After just under two weeks since launch, Sony is now calling the launch of the PlayStation 5 its “largest console launch ever,” while promising more stock before the end of the year.

The company shared the milestone on Twitter but didn’t get into the specifics of how many consoles it had sold or during what time period. The PS5 launched across a week, with the initial launch happening on November 12 and other regions only getting access on November 19. The console still launched in more regions than the PS4 did originally in 2013, where Sony sold 2.1 million units in the first two weeks.

It seems at the very least that record has been broken now.

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Sony Promises More PS5 Stock After Confirming Its ‘Biggest Console Launch Ever’

Sony has been a little tight-lipped about PS5 sales to date, and that hasn’t changed much today. While they have confirmed, via a new tweet, that the PS5 is their “biggest console launch ever,” that has not come with any exact sales figures.

This is not a huge surprise, given that Jim Ryan was already previously saying that the PS5 was pre-selling more units in a few hours than the PS4 had in a few weeks. But the scale of this remains unknown. We don’t know if the PS5 is selling 30% more than the PS4 or 300% more in this same period, and that may just come down to supply, ultimately.

The tweet also says that more PS5 stock will be made available to retailers before the end of the year. No doubt there is some amount of stock being saved for a Black Friday release,

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Redmi Watch could join Redmi Note 5G series at launch tomorrow

Mi Watch Revolve app drawer profile

Credit: Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

  • Xiaomi’s Redmi brand is teasing the launch of a new smartwatch tomorrow.
  • The watch could be the Redmi Watch, which emerged online last month.

Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its first 5G Redmi Note phones tomorrow (November 26), expected to be called the Redmi Note 9 5G series in China. These phones might not be the only Redmi product on offer at the event though.

Redmi general manager Lu Weibing took to Weibo to tease the arrival of the smartwatch, noting that it’s lightweight and has a small, square screen. The executive also posted a teaser image, showing a wearable with a square housing along with Big Ben popping out of it. Check it out below.

Lu Weibing Redmi Watch teaser

It looks like this is the same Redmi or Mi Watch Lite smartwatch that swung by the FCC last month. The FCC filing showed a watch (model

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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink internet satellites in 100th Falcon 9 launch

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A time exposure captures the fiery trajectory of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket climbing away from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying 60 Starlink internet relay satellites. It was the company’s 23rd launch so far this year, the 100th for the workhorse Falcon 9 since the rocket’s debut in 2010 and a record seventh flight for the booster’s first stage.

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SpaceX fired off a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida on Tuesday night, marking the company’s 100th overall and 23rd so far this year. The rocket boosted off another set of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit using a first stage making a record seventh flight.

The latest batch of Starlinks pushed the total number launched to date to 955 as SpaceX continues building out a globe-spanning constellation of internet relay satellites designed to provide broadband services to subscribers anywhere on the planet. Thousands more satellites are

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SpaceX uses booster seventh time on Starlink launch

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 24 (UPI) — SpaceX launched one of its Falcon 9 first-stage boosters for a record seventh time Tuesday night as the company launched more of its Starlink satellites from Florida.

The 16th batch of 60 satellites headed toward orbit at 9:13 p.m. EST from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

The launch marks the 100th such mission for a Falcon 9 rocket, and boosts the number of Starlink satellites in orbit to more than 900.

A risk of rough seas in the Atlantic Ocean, where Elon Musk’s company wants to land the booster on a droneship, prevented the launch on Monday night. Rough seas remained a risk on Tuesday night, according to a U.S. Space Force forecast, but the launch took place as planned.

The rocket booster for the mission flew on four other Starlink launches, most recently in August, and two missions for

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Astroscale to test space junk cleanup tech with ‘ELSA-d’ launch in 2021

Technology that could help humanity get a handle on the growing space-junk problem will get an orbital test early next year.



a man standing in front of a cake: Astroscale's ELSA-d mission will launch in March 2021 to test space junk-removal tech.


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Astroscale’s ELSA-d mission will launch in March 2021 to test space junk-removal tech.

The End-of-Life Services by Astroscale-demonstration (ELSA-d) mission will launch in March 2021 atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, representatives of the Japan-based company Astroscale announced last week.

“We now have the launch in our sights,” ELSA-d project manager Seita Iizuka said in a statement. “The ELSA-d program demonstrates complex and innovative capabilities that will support satellite operators in realizing options for their post-mission disposal strategies and establish Astroscale as a global leader in the on-orbit servicing market.”

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ELSA-d consists of two spacecraft that will launch together — a 385-lb. (175 kilograms) “servicer” and a 37-lb. (17 kg) “client.” The servicer

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