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Topic: To screw up
Posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 3:20:47 AM
Thank you! Both.
Topic: To screw up
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:08:57 AM
Hi,
This is from an interview on start-ups.
What does the part in red mean, please?
Big companies buy start-ups with no intention of actually buying them, just to "screw up" their business for 18 months. What happens after 18 months? Why 18 months? Any ideas?

Quote:
In this brutal environment, how important is it for start-ups to retain their founders?

We always want control to rest with the founders. Anything else can be intensely dangerous, because of the ease with which people can mount proxy fights and all this other stuff. Large tech companies will often move to take over start-ups with no intention of actually buying them, just to screw up their business for 18 months.

Man, I’m glad I’m on the East Coast.

It’s like World War III out here. [Laughs.]
Topic: Can a body be found unconscious?
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:57:01 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Against their advice, Cpl Kok returned to camp, bearing "a lot of snacks" for everyone as he wanted to "treat his colleagues", said his cousin, Ms Julia Ng, on Tuesday (May 15).

The 22-year-old NSF died on Sunday after his body was found unconscious at the bottom of the 12m-deep pump well at the fire station, which was filled with 11m of water.

Is the bold part OK? Can a body be found unconscious?

Thanks.


It does not sound correct. The thing that was found was not a body (because he was living at the moment) it was a human being who is alive -only unconscious. When he died, the thing that was found became a body.
Topic: Disintermediation
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2:53:52 AM
Thank you guys!
Topic: Disintermediation
Posted: Monday, May 14, 2018 6:51:51 AM
"...But effectively capitalizing on network effects
isn’t just about scaling your user base as quickly as you can. You also need
to be aware of issues like building trust among the participants on your
platform, focusing on the right kinds of users, and avoiding disintermediation.
(With disintermediation, participants’ trust in one another and the
ease of the transactions grow so great that the participants can sidestep
you as an intermediary.
)"

If there is no disintermediation, how could the participants of the business
platform sidestep me as an intermediary?
What does this text mean? Is disintermediation good or bad for my enterprise?
Topic: Detailing
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 3:54:47 AM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
Turnpike wrote:
What is the best way to write that sentence?

It doesn't need to be changed, it's fine as it is.


Thanks.
Topic: Detailing
Posted: Monday, May 7, 2018 3:48:45 AM
What is the best way to write that sentence?
Topic: word in law?
Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 3:36:08 AM
QP wrote:
Hi friends,

I read a novel about lawyer. It said a word "private bar".

I am not sure its meaning. Does it mean lawyer council or law society or else?

The context is:-
the judge is retiring. He no need to worry about the reelection like those from the private bar.


Thank you
QP

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/private-bar
Topic: activity/activities schedule
Posted: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 1:51:30 AM
Koh Elaine wrote:
Every month, our temple will give each member a piece of paper stating the activities for the month.

Is it called an 'activity schedule' or an 'activities schedule'? And what is the reason for the correct version?

Thanks.


Both versions are correct.

An example for the other option:

https://robinsonss.fcps.edu/event/view-ms-activity-schedule-april-3
Topic: Put the blame on...
Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:12:35 AM
Romany wrote:
The paragraph is about "Leaders who cannot recover..." .

"Well-meaning colleagues, families and friends" thinking to help, may lay blame on others so that the "leader" will feel better.

This isn't a good idea ("can be more damaging than helpful") as it will confuse the "Leader" even more.


Thank you, Romany.

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