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Hard Work Won't Make You Successful -- But Doing This Will

I don’t blame anyone who has become frustrated and disillusioned with the working world. It is a huge disappointment to grow up and realize that most of what we’ve been taught about how to be successful is bad advice. We were taught “Just work hard at whatever job you get, and things will work out.” That’s false. Working hard at your job does not get you much. When you work hard at a job where the boss doesn’t value your efforts, all your hard work gets you is taken for granted. Just working hard by itself will exhaust you and shorten your lifespan without any benefits to you. There has to be more to success than merely working hard, or millions of people around the world would be a lot more successful than they are! If you are at work right now, think about the investment of time and energy you are making. Imagine that you only went home to sleep for four hours a night, and gave up all the rest of your personal time to get more work done. Imagine that you practically lived at your de…

OnePlus to Start Manufacturing Smartphones in Andhra Pradesh (India)

Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus announced Monday its plans for local production at theFoxconn Rising Stars factory within the Sri City Integrated Business City in the state of Andhra Pradesh by the end of 2015.
Local production of OnePlus' upcoming devices will start before end of this year at the 30,000 square feet facility, which will have a cumulative peak production capacity of 500,000 units per month, and generate direct employment for over 1,000 full-time workers, the company said, adding the first batch of locally-produced phones would be made available before the end of the year.
At a formal announcement of the event in Bengaluru, Pete Lau, Founder and CEO of OnePlus, told journalists that the move will help step up momentum for the firm in the country, and give further support to the Government's Make in India initiative.
Pete Lau, Founder & CEO, OnePlus said, "Producing smartphones in India is one of the most important decisions that we have made so far at OnePlus, and we are thankful to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Foxconn for helping us make this happen. India being one of our biggest markets worldwide, we are committed to a long term sustainable growth path. This move will strengthen our presence and help us step up momentum in India." 
Vikas Agarwal, General Manager - India, OnePlus said that local production will help solve supply chain-related issues, make the company's operations more efficient and make them available for sale much faster than before. He also added that the OnePlus 2 had seen over five million registrations worldwide.
AsusXiaomi, and Gionee had previously announced their plans to assemble phones at the Foxconn's Sri City facility in Andhra Pradesh.
Lau declined to answer our queries on how many OnePlus 2 units have been shipped to the world so far, and how many units were available as a part of the open sale on Amazon India on Monday, as he didn't have the information at hand. However, he said that over 15,000 units were sold in under 12 minutes.