Will Apple Make Product in the USA?

Many Apple lovers are curious as to when Apple products will be manufactured in the US. While speculation is growing surrounding this issue, there are several challenges that could make this change difficult. A lot of people are concerned that there aren’t enough qualified engineers in the US to be able to manufacture the product correctly. Other concerns include possible increase in costs to manufacture Apple products since US workers will require a higher wage, the importance of keeping investors happy, and the ability to meet the massive demand for Apple products. All of these concerns are legitimate and help to explain why Apple has yet to manufacture products in the US. However, there are many possible, positive advantages of making this product in the US.

An obvious advantage of manufacturing Apple products in the US is the increasing number of jobs the change would provide. Thousands of jobs would become available to citizens, which could greatly reduce the number of unemployment in areas where Apple would manufacture. Apple has the potential to become one of America’s most popular companies to work for as the benefits could be incredible.

There is a possibility that manufacturers of Apple products would be able to respond to the demand faster if they were manufacturing out of the US. Many Apple enthusiasts look for ways to customize their products. While final assembly of certain products are finished in the US, they are made overseas which means that stores have to wait to get a shipment before they can finish customizing your gadget.

Quality assurance is an important part of any manufacturing business, but the costs to run quality assurance is much higher when the manufacturer is overseas. If Apple began to manufacture products in the US, they could eliminate some of the costly fees associated with running quality assurance checks overseas.

Knock-off brands of Apple products are found all over China, because the people have the materials and know-how to manufacture the products. If Apple were manufactured in the US, it would be easier to protect the intellectual property of the company. There may still be some people that try to get away with reproducing a product, but Apple manufacturers would be able to keep a closer eye on these copycats.

Another advantage of selling Apple products in the US is the major amount of money that could be saved on transporting goods overseas and storing products elsewhere. If transportation was merely from state-to-state and warehouses were all in the US, there would be a large amount of money saved each year on transporting and storing goods.

There are other advantages to manufacturing Apple products in the US and once certain hurdles can be overcome, Apple may be able to gain even more fame in the US.

Thoughts About Push Presents

I first heard about push presents in an advertising campaign. Of course, like most women I liked the idea of my husband showing me he appreciated what I’d gone through with pregnancy and labor. I started to research more about the idea. What I found surprised me. There is almost as much resistance to the custom as there are supporters. Many opponents felt that the baby should be gift enough and that women who desired push presents were being ridiculous, entitlistic, and greedy. This caused me to reexamine my own motives. Did I want a push present for the sake of the gift?

No. I like the idea of a push present far more than the actual gift itself. I’m willing to bet many women feel the same way. I want my husband to appreciate what I did the same way he wants me to appreciate when he accomplishes something difficult. The gift is secondary to that. Sure jewelry or flowers are nice and sure the gift makes a great heirloom to pass down to your new child, but most of all I want my husband’s appreciation and support.

Although in some families it is a tradition to give a push present, there is no universal etiquette for the custom. The new father purchases a gift of some sort, typically jewelry, for the new mother after the baby is born as a thank you for “pushing” his baby out. The custom is common in India where gold is the usual gift and in England where eternity bands are popular.

American celebrities seem to have caught on to the trend as well. For example, Tori Spelling’s husband Dean McDurmott gave her a fifteen hundred dollar diaper bag when their son Liam was born. Gwyneth Paltrow received a “mama” pendent necklace, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kate Hudson got gold charm bracelets, while Jennifer Gardner was the recipient of a gold necklace with a diamond initial charm.

What do you think of the idea of a push present? Is it too greedy for woman to want her husband to get her a gift? What about the idea that it is an heirloom you can pass down to your child? Is occasionally helping with the baby enough of a gift? Wouldn’t it be nice for a new dad to show his appreciation to the new mom in a tangible way?

How to Develop Effective Negotiation Techniques

Learning how to develop effective negotiation techniques can take you a long way in the business world. There are many different aspects of business that require effective negotiation and it is in your best interests to learn this. Here are a few of the different ways that you can develop effective negotiation techniques.

One method that you have at your disposal to learn effective negotiation techniques is to take a class. There are negotiation classes that you can take that will explain the entire process to you. You will be able to learn the basics of negotiation from a trained professional. One of the great things about taking a negotiation class is that you can learn in a hands-on manner and you can ask plenty of questions. Many people learn best this way and it generally works very well.

Another way that you can learn negotiation secrets is to purchase a course. There are several negotiation courses on the market that you can buy online. You will then get access to all of the information that you need in order to learn how to be successful negotiating. Many of these courses will implement video tutorials, audio files, and e-books to help you learn negotiation. One of the great things about this type of learning is that you can work at your own pace. You will be able to stop the videos, rewind, and listen to them again.

When you are trying to develop effective negotiation techniques, you also need to try to get some practice in. One of the best ways to do this is to role-play. You can recruit a friend or family member to help you with this. Sit down with them and ask them to act like they are negotiating against you. By doing this, you can get some great practice in and this will help you to develop effective negotiating techniques quickly.

Once you have learned the techniques, you need to put them into practice, as soon is possible. Many people learn something and then never actually get around to using it. If you plan on negotiating in your business, you need to try to get a little bit of real-life practice first. Try to negotiate as often as you can in real life situations. By doing this in a real scenario, you will be able to develop your craft and hone your skills. Negotiation is just like any other skill and it takes time and practice to develop. Very few people can negotiate effectively straight away so it will take some dedication on your part to make it work.

If you want to be successful in business, you should aim to spend a reasonable amount of time developing effective negotiation techniques. This can go a long way towards helping you save money and doing as well as you can in business. If you put a priority on developing these techniques and then immediately putting them into practice, it will greatly increase your chances of success.