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It’s relatively new in Quebec to hear entrepreneurs talk about their troughs. And as the taboo breaks down, we welcome setbacks with more serenity. For many, the difficult times are part of the road, as much if not more than the successes. After all, almost two-thirds of businesses don’t survive more than 5 years.

Last week, we learned that the co-founders of Frank and Oak, through their investment fund Noble, joined the shareholders of Rose Buddha, a Quebec company renowned for its pretty leggings made from recycled fibers. It is with pride that we announced it, even if in 2020, Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, precursors of online commerce in the country, came close to bankruptcy. We are finally in an area where we can recognize the value of entrepreneurs beyond a hiccup.

“All entrepreneurs go through ups and downs,” says Hicham Ratnani. We chose the roller coaster. And if you want to be there, you have to enjoy every moment, in the descents and the ascents. You have to appreciate the race more than the result. »

Difficult choices

Of course, entrepreneurship will always be a race for success and investors will want returns. But falling doesn’t mean you can’t get up. After a round of financing of $20 million in 2018, in which the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec was very involved, Frank and Oak experienced difficulties with some of its stores; accentuated by the pandemic.

“Every day from March 13, 2020, we had to make difficult choices and work on survival by restructuring before being able to sell to the right partner,” recalls the 37-year-old entrepreneur.

The sale to a US investment fund was not a decision unique to the co-founders. With the other shareholders, it was necessary to find the outcome most favorable to the survival of the company. At the end of 2021, the new owners, with whom Hicham Ratnani has close ties, opened their first store in China.

The rebound is taking shape.

Identity

The entrepreneur has no regrets except not having been able to close the chapter by celebrating in person the contribution of the teams, who have built a strong brand. Hicham Ratnani always knew that he would not spend his entire life in the company born in 2012, after two and a half years at stake to find the right vein. Nevertheless, parting with it called into question his personal identity.

“We worked for years putting heart, soul, sweat and blood into it. The company becomes another dimension of myself and I will always have a deep emotional connection with it. Grieving is in the search for the new identity and I’m not sure what it is yet,” he says.

To see clearly, Hicham Ratnani does a lot of sport and surrounds himself with those he loves. He moved temporarily to Berlin with his wife. He meditates, writes a lot and does not hesitate to call on professionals to take care of his body and his head.

Also, he is delighted to see former employees become entrepreneurs, a sign for him of a strong culture.

By creating the Noble Pace fund with his childhood friend Ethan Song, he wants to use the learnings of the last decade to help other social and environmental impact brands in their growth. Rose Buddha is the first. The wish is to help him continue to surprise and charm.

Noble

Profile de Hicham Ratnani

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It’s relatively new in Quebec to hear entrepreneurs talk about their troughs. And as the taboo breaks down, we welcome setbacks with more serenity. For many, the difficult times are part of the road, as much if not more than the successes. After all, almost two-thirds of businesses don’t survive more than 5 years.

Last week, we learned that the co-founders of Frank and Oak, through their investment fund Noble, joined the shareholders of Rose Buddha, a Quebec company renowned for its pretty leggings made from recycled fibers. It is with pride that we announced it, even if in 2020, Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, precursors of online commerce in the country, came close to bankruptcy. We are finally in an area where we can recognize the value of entrepreneurs beyond a hiccup.

“All entrepreneurs go through ups and downs,” says Hicham Ratnani. We chose the roller coaster. And if you want to be there, you have to enjoy every moment, in the descents and the ascents. You have to appreciate the race more than the result. »

Difficult choices

Of course, entrepreneurship will always be a race for success and investors will want returns. But falling doesn’t mean you can’t get up. After a round of financing of $20 million in 2018, in which the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec was very involved, Frank and Oak experienced difficulties with some of its stores; accentuated by the pandemic.

“Every day from March 13, 2020, we had to make difficult choices and work on survival by restructuring before being able to sell to the right partner,” recalls the 37-year-old entrepreneur.

The sale to a US investment fund was not a decision unique to the co-founders. With the other shareholders, it was necessary to find the outcome most favorable to the survival of the company. At the end of 2021, the new owners, with whom Hicham Ratnani has close ties, opened their first store in China.

The rebound is taking shape.

Identity

The entrepreneur has no regrets except not having been able to close the chapter by celebrating in person the contribution of the teams, who have built a strong brand. Hicham Ratnani always knew that he would not spend his entire life in the company born in 2012, after two and a half years at stake to find the right vein. Nevertheless, parting with it called into question his personal identity.

“We worked for years putting heart, soul, sweat and blood into it. The company becomes another dimension of myself and I will always have a deep emotional connection with it. Grieving is in the search for the new identity and I’m not sure what it is yet,” he says.

To see clearly, Hicham Ratnani does a lot of sport and surrounds himself with those he loves. He moved temporarily to Berlin with his wife. He meditates, writes a lot and does not hesitate to call on professionals to take care of his body and his head.

Also, he is delighted to see former employees become entrepreneurs, a sign for him of a strong culture.

By creating the Noble Pace fund with his childhood friend Ethan Song, he wants to use the learnings of the last decade to help other social and environmental impact brands in their growth. Rose Buddha is the first. The wish is to help him continue to surprise and charm.

Noble

Profile de Hicham Ratnani

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643067766) } [1]=> array(11) { ["title"]=> string(77) "How to measure the impact of your company’s social or environmental actions" ["link"]=> string(111) "https://brandnewstores.com/business/how-to-measure-the-impact-of-your-companys-social-or-environmental-actions/" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Harry Rivers" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Mon, 24 Jan 2022 23:11:51 +0000" ["category"]=> string(55) "BusinessactionscompanysenvironmentalImpactmeasuresocial" ["guid"]=> string(111) "https://brandnewstores.com/business/how-to-measure-the-impact-of-your-companys-social-or-environmental-actions/" ["description"]=> string(106) "When companies deploy extra-financial actions, which is the case for the overwhelming majority of them,..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4668) "

When companies deploy extra-financial actions, which is the case for the overwhelming majority of them, measuring their impact is not yet automatic. François Dampeyrou, expert at Cabinet Leyton, provides some advice on how to achieve this.

Relocation of suppliers, energy savings, carbon offsetting, recovery of waste and unsold items or development of career management, the possible social or environmental actions are varied. According to a recent survey*, companies have indeed taken up the subject pfor more than 90% of them, all company sizes combined. Unsurprisingly, it is the Énergie family that receives the most care.

Only 40% of companies that have taken extra-financial actions measure their impact. Why ?

François Dampeyrou, Head of Transition Financing at Cabinet Leyton: « This figure should be read in terms of its progression over time. Three years ago it would undoubtedly have been less than 20%. Within Leyton, we support 15,000 business leaders and discuss these extra-financial actions in particular. We note that this subject takes root: it started with very large companies via individual or collective initiatives and also because of regulatory constraints, including extra-financial reporting, and gradually, the subject goes back down to the average and small businesses as the survey proves.

How should the notion of impact of an extra-financial action be understood?

« Whatever the action, it always has several impacts. Managers very often anticipate an additional cost in the short term. In many cases this is a mistake, because these actions allow access to public aid or lighter taxation and therefore a positive impact on the income statement. There is therefore a prerequisite: clearly identify the possible impacts upstream of the deployment of an action. Any action on the energy item, in the current context of rising prices, is justified. Five or six years ago, it was this logic alone – that of short-term cost control – that prevailed. Such an approach should also make it possible to identify the modification of its production processes as an issue. This dimension appeared two to three years ago, but without the companies attaching a temporality to it. However, the purpose is obviously to make investments to shape production with regard to the energy transition. ».

What impacts and indicators should we aim for?

« The challenges to be covered vary a lot and are most often dependent on the business sector of the company. Within industrial companies, three are often mentioned: attracting talent, particularly within technical and R&D teams, sourcing raw materials and limiting energy costs. For other activities, we can find the same issues but the weighting will be different. Important point, any action, whether to relocate the supply, to have ranges more in line with customer expectations, to produce solutions that are more respectful of the environment or to improve the quality of life at work , must be part of a global CSR approach ».

Once the actions have been identified, how should the company prioritize them?

« Depending on the return on investment (ROI) of course, but which must be defined according to three parameters: you certainly need fast return on investment times but with a broad impact. Such is the case with the formation of teams and energy savings. The third parameter is to cross-reference this selection with the strategic plans of the State, the regions or the European Union. This may result in a different sequencing of priority actions”.

*Leyton x Daf-mag.fr survey, December 2021, 61 “finance function” respondents from SMEs and ETIs

Find out more about leyton’s energy & environment expertise

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When companies deploy extra-financial actions, which is the case for the overwhelming majority of them, measuring their impact is not yet automatic. François Dampeyrou, expert at Cabinet Leyton, provides some advice on how to achieve this.

Relocation of suppliers, energy savings, carbon offsetting, recovery of waste and unsold items or development of career management, the possible social or environmental actions are varied. According to a recent survey*, companies have indeed taken up the subject pfor more than 90% of them, all company sizes combined. Unsurprisingly, it is the Énergie family that receives the most care.

Only 40% of companies that have taken extra-financial actions measure their impact. Why ?

François Dampeyrou, Head of Transition Financing at Cabinet Leyton: « This figure should be read in terms of its progression over time. Three years ago it would undoubtedly have been less than 20%. Within Leyton, we support 15,000 business leaders and discuss these extra-financial actions in particular. We note that this subject takes root: it started with very large companies via individual or collective initiatives and also because of regulatory constraints, including extra-financial reporting, and gradually, the subject goes back down to the average and small businesses as the survey proves.

How should the notion of impact of an extra-financial action be understood?

« Whatever the action, it always has several impacts. Managers very often anticipate an additional cost in the short term. In many cases this is a mistake, because these actions allow access to public aid or lighter taxation and therefore a positive impact on the income statement. There is therefore a prerequisite: clearly identify the possible impacts upstream of the deployment of an action. Any action on the energy item, in the current context of rising prices, is justified. Five or six years ago, it was this logic alone – that of short-term cost control – that prevailed. Such an approach should also make it possible to identify the modification of its production processes as an issue. This dimension appeared two to three years ago, but without the companies attaching a temporality to it. However, the purpose is obviously to make investments to shape production with regard to the energy transition. ».

What impacts and indicators should we aim for?

« The challenges to be covered vary a lot and are most often dependent on the business sector of the company. Within industrial companies, three are often mentioned: attracting talent, particularly within technical and R&D teams, sourcing raw materials and limiting energy costs. For other activities, we can find the same issues but the weighting will be different. Important point, any action, whether to relocate the supply, to have ranges more in line with customer expectations, to produce solutions that are more respectful of the environment or to improve the quality of life at work , must be part of a global CSR approach ».

Once the actions have been identified, how should the company prioritize them?

« Depending on the return on investment (ROI) of course, but which must be defined according to three parameters: you certainly need fast return on investment times but with a broad impact. Such is the case with the formation of teams and energy savings. The third parameter is to cross-reference this selection with the strategic plans of the State, the regions or the European Union. This may result in a different sequencing of priority actions”.

*Leyton x Daf-mag.fr survey, December 2021, 61 “finance function” respondents from SMEs and ETIs

Find out more about leyton’s energy & environment expertise

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The electronics group Soitec, which has 1,600 employees and more than 500 million euros in turnover, is one of the few specialists in France for innovative semiconductors. A market, currently in tension because cruelly lacking of products to be sold in particular in direction of the car manufacturers, which makes the fat cabbage of the Grenoble-based company.

While all the company’s figures are green, the Soitec share suddenly fell by more than 18% on Friday January 21, then again by 8% on Monday January 24.

Inexplicable? No, because this stock market plunge illustrates an astonishing and unexpected crisis of governance within the flagship of Isère. A crisis that greatly worries analysts, hence the free fall on the stock market.

It all starts with the designation, apparently normal, by the company’s board of directors of Pierre Barnabé, 51, the current boss of the “big data” and cybersecurity branch of the Atos group, as CEO of Soitec.

Everything would have ended there, without the lively reaction of the Soitec management committee to this appointment.

The terms are not muffled, to say the least: in this letter, of which the newspaper Les Echos had a copy, “Soitec’s management committee deplores the takeover of Soitec by the chairman of the board of directors for three years which culminates today with the incomprehensible appointment of a new general manager…”

Further still, said management committee adds that “it is incomprehensible that the succession was organized in such haste and in total opacity, without involving the general manager in the recruitment process and without serious consideration of internal candidates…”

Close the ban!

An iconic boss

It must be said that currently Soitec is headed by an emblematic boss, Paul Boudre, 63, an adventurous boss who led the company to the heights where it currently culminates, but considered too close to the age limit.

However, Paul Boudre who could take his retirement rights next July could have remained eighteen months longer at the head of the company and would even have prepared a succession plan.

He is also the man who is at the origin of the strategic plan which aims to allow Soitec to double in size by 2026 and therefore to exceed one billion euros in turnover.

In short, we find ourselves faced with an open war between two corporate governance entities that should work hand in hand.

We can finally be surprised at the cavalier way that a board of directors has of separating from a key man who managed to turn the company around after it was in difficulty and knew how to turn it around nicely. way.

In fifteen years of presence within the Isère group, including five as general management, it was he who made a strategic shift and managed the dark years with a restructuring plan at the key and the cessation of its diversification towards the solar, but also the one that enabled Soitec to post the best quarterly financial year in its history: +53%, with net profit jumping by… 234%.

CGT in dance

The case does not stop there since even the CGT, the majority union at Soitec has just entered the dance, de facto supporting the decision of the board of directors.

The union thus recalls that “the decision which has just been taken must be accepted by all”, although “recognizing failures in the succession process.”

It’s the least we can say.

Everything suggests, however, that it is indeed Pierre Barnabé who will ultimately take over the reins of the company, but the episode could leave serious consequences…

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The electronics group Soitec, which has 1,600 employees and more than 500 million euros in turnover, is one of the few specialists in France for innovative semiconductors. A market, currently in tension because cruelly lacking of products to be sold in particular in direction of the car manufacturers, which makes the fat cabbage of the Grenoble-based company.

While all the company’s figures are green, the Soitec share suddenly fell by more than 18% on Friday January 21, then again by 8% on Monday January 24.

Inexplicable? No, because this stock market plunge illustrates an astonishing and unexpected crisis of governance within the flagship of Isère. A crisis that greatly worries analysts, hence the free fall on the stock market.

It all starts with the designation, apparently normal, by the company’s board of directors of Pierre Barnabé, 51, the current boss of the “big data” and cybersecurity branch of the Atos group, as CEO of Soitec.

Everything would have ended there, without the lively reaction of the Soitec management committee to this appointment.

The terms are not muffled, to say the least: in this letter, of which the newspaper Les Echos had a copy, “Soitec’s management committee deplores the takeover of Soitec by the chairman of the board of directors for three years which culminates today with the incomprehensible appointment of a new general manager…”

Further still, said management committee adds that “it is incomprehensible that the succession was organized in such haste and in total opacity, without involving the general manager in the recruitment process and without serious consideration of internal candidates…”

Close the ban!

An iconic boss

It must be said that currently Soitec is headed by an emblematic boss, Paul Boudre, 63, an adventurous boss who led the company to the heights where it currently culminates, but considered too close to the age limit.

However, Paul Boudre who could take his retirement rights next July could have remained eighteen months longer at the head of the company and would even have prepared a succession plan.

He is also the man who is at the origin of the strategic plan which aims to allow Soitec to double in size by 2026 and therefore to exceed one billion euros in turnover.

In short, we find ourselves faced with an open war between two corporate governance entities that should work hand in hand.

We can finally be surprised at the cavalier way that a board of directors has of separating from a key man who managed to turn the company around after it was in difficulty and knew how to turn it around nicely. way.

In fifteen years of presence within the Isère group, including five as general management, it was he who made a strategic shift and managed the dark years with a restructuring plan at the key and the cessation of its diversification towards the solar, but also the one that enabled Soitec to post the best quarterly financial year in its history: +53%, with net profit jumping by… 234%.

CGT in dance

The case does not stop there since even the CGT, the majority union at Soitec has just entered the dance, de facto supporting the decision of the board of directors.

The union thus recalls that “the decision which has just been taken must be accepted by all”, although “recognizing failures in the succession process.”

It’s the least we can say.

Everything suggests, however, that it is indeed Pierre Barnabé who will ultimately take over the reins of the company, but the episode could leave serious consequences…

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The job market is doing well! In any case, this is the observation drawn up by Hellowork, the leader in digital job search in France. This Rennes-based company connects companies and candidates, but itself benefits from this economic recovery. If today, it has 400 employees, including 240 in Rennes, 110 in Paris and 30 in Bordeaux, it is preparing to welcome even more. This year it plans to create 100 to 130 jobs, the vast majority of which in Ille-et-Vilaine

90 positions are to be filled in Rennes and the profiles are very diverse. “We are looking for business developers, account managers, but we will also have needs within our technical teams“, explains Claire L’Hostis, recruitment manager at Hellowork. The company is also looking for employees for its marketing teams and for the teams working on its RegionsJob, ParisJob, Cadreo platforms.

Candidates can apply on the group’s various platforms, or participate in a “job dating” organized this week. Faced with the influx of candidates and the large number of positions to be filled, Claire L’Hostis has a very particular method of finding her way around. She sticks post-its on the walls of her office: “A post-it goes back to a vacancy“, she explains. She then places them under columns representing the different stages of the process, like “the announcement, the telephone exchange, the interview or the signed contract“. Every morning, when she finds her work partner, the recruitment manager “advances the post-its according to the progress of the recruitment“.

Claire L’Hostis, recruitment manager at HelloWork © Radio France
Laurine Benjebria

Since the beginning of the year, around ten people have already been recruited, mainly in Rennes. If for the moment all have been accommodated in the current premises, for future recruits, Hellowork will have to push the walls. “7 years ago, when we arrived at La Mabilais, we had three trays, which could accommodate 70 people, and today we have six and we continue to look for more.“, specifies François Leverger, Managing Director. “There we have room to accommodate a certain number of employees, but we will not have enough to accommodate the 100“, he adds. The company is therefore actively looking for new platforms, still within the building located rue de la Mabilais in Rennes. But Hellowork will also have to “rethink the organization of work“, by focusing in particular on teleworking.

Hellowork’s situation is far from trivial. It illustrates the great shape of the job market, according to François Leverger. Connecting companies and candidates, Hellowork is a good barometer of the current trend. “In 2021, 3.7 million offers were distributed, which represents 100% growth compared to 2020“. This growth can be explained by the economic recovery, but also by the aging of the population and “les baby boomers“. But if the offer is considerable, the number of candidates does not necessarily follow. To be more competitive, it is necessary to review the recruitment strategies pleads Hellowork. The company wants for example to develop tools to allow more transparency in the application follow-up.

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The job market is doing well! In any case, this is the observation drawn up by Hellowork, the leader in digital job search in France. This Rennes-based company connects companies and candidates, but itself benefits from this economic recovery. If today, it has 400 employees, including 240 in Rennes, 110 in Paris and 30 in Bordeaux, it is preparing to welcome even more. This year it plans to create 100 to 130 jobs, the vast majority of which in Ille-et-Vilaine

90 positions are to be filled in Rennes and the profiles are very diverse. “We are looking for business developers, account managers, but we will also have needs within our technical teams“, explains Claire L’Hostis, recruitment manager at Hellowork. The company is also looking for employees for its marketing teams and for the teams working on its RegionsJob, ParisJob, Cadreo platforms.

Candidates can apply on the group’s various platforms, or participate in a “job dating” organized this week. Faced with the influx of candidates and the large number of positions to be filled, Claire L’Hostis has a very particular method of finding her way around. She sticks post-its on the walls of her office: “A post-it goes back to a vacancy“, she explains. She then places them under columns representing the different stages of the process, like “the announcement, the telephone exchange, the interview or the signed contract“. Every morning, when she finds her work partner, the recruitment manager “advances the post-its according to the progress of the recruitment“.

Claire L’Hostis, recruitment manager at HelloWork © Radio France
Laurine Benjebria

Since the beginning of the year, around ten people have already been recruited, mainly in Rennes. If for the moment all have been accommodated in the current premises, for future recruits, Hellowork will have to push the walls. “7 years ago, when we arrived at La Mabilais, we had three trays, which could accommodate 70 people, and today we have six and we continue to look for more.“, specifies François Leverger, Managing Director. “There we have room to accommodate a certain number of employees, but we will not have enough to accommodate the 100“, he adds. The company is therefore actively looking for new platforms, still within the building located rue de la Mabilais in Rennes. But Hellowork will also have to “rethink the organization of work“, by focusing in particular on teleworking.

Hellowork’s situation is far from trivial. It illustrates the great shape of the job market, according to François Leverger. Connecting companies and candidates, Hellowork is a good barometer of the current trend. “In 2021, 3.7 million offers were distributed, which represents 100% growth compared to 2020“. This growth can be explained by the economic recovery, but also by the aging of the population and “les baby boomers“. But if the offer is considerable, the number of candidates does not necessarily follow. To be more competitive, it is necessary to review the recruitment strategies pleads Hellowork. The company wants for example to develop tools to allow more transparency in the application follow-up.

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A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck is unveiled online, a company advocates the scalping of PS5 and Xbox Series X, an actor from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ousted for “misconduct”: here is the recap!

Earlier this week, we discovered the new design of the Tesla Cybertruck. In addition, a British company has created a service specially dedicated to scalpers. Finally, an actor in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was fired for abusing a colleague. We recap it all below!

Tesla Cybertruck: its new design leaked online

Full-scale production of the Tesla Cybertruck will only begin in 2023. Members of the Cybertruck Owners Club forum, however, were able to get their hands on images of a new prototype. The opportunity to see significant changes in the silhouette of the pick-up. This new version does include mirrors and a single-blade wiper. What’s more, the door handles have indeed disappeared, as promised by Elon Musk.

To read > Tesla Cybertruck: mirrors, wipers, handles, a leak reveals the latest version

This is what the final version of the Cybertruck could look like – Credit: Cybertruck Owners Club

PS5, Xbox Series X: a company makes it easier for scalpers

While the shortage of PS5 and Xbox Series X still rages, Jack Bayliss has launched a service specially designed to notify scalpers of the slightest restocking. For a subscription of 35 euros per month, they can then order them in large quantities in order to resell them at a higher price. A practice pointed out that the British entrepreneur does not hesitate to defend: “My clients become true entrepreneurs. They go out, create a side income… They do something that 90% of the population can’t bother to do”.

Read> He resells PS5s at exorbitant prices and is happy to create jobs

Image 2: A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck, a company pampers PS5 scalpers, an ousted Harry Potter actor, that's the recap!
PS5s bought and resold en masse by scalpers – Credit: © The Lab

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Harry’s interpreter dismissed for “misconduct”

James Snyder portrays the role of Harry Potter in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Finally, it was before he was ousted following a complaint from Diane Davis, his colleague who plays Ginny on the boards. According to the producers, he would have shown misconduct towards the actress. And to remember that harassment ” in all its forms “ was strictly prohibited.

To read > Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: “misconduct” or harassment, the boards are shaking

Image 3: A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck, a company pampers PS5 scalpers, an ousted Harry Potter actor, that's the recap!
James Snyder, the actor who plays Harry Potter in the play – Credit: Twitter @CursedChildLDN

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A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck is unveiled online, a company advocates the scalping of PS5 and Xbox Series X, an actor from Harry Potter and the Cursed Child ousted for “misconduct”: here is the recap!

Earlier this week, we discovered the new design of the Tesla Cybertruck. In addition, a British company has created a service specially dedicated to scalpers. Finally, an actor in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was fired for abusing a colleague. We recap it all below!

Tesla Cybertruck: its new design leaked online

Full-scale production of the Tesla Cybertruck will only begin in 2023. Members of the Cybertruck Owners Club forum, however, were able to get their hands on images of a new prototype. The opportunity to see significant changes in the silhouette of the pick-up. This new version does include mirrors and a single-blade wiper. What’s more, the door handles have indeed disappeared, as promised by Elon Musk.

To read > Tesla Cybertruck: mirrors, wipers, handles, a leak reveals the latest version

This is what the final version of the Cybertruck could look like – Credit: Cybertruck Owners Club

PS5, Xbox Series X: a company makes it easier for scalpers

While the shortage of PS5 and Xbox Series X still rages, Jack Bayliss has launched a service specially designed to notify scalpers of the slightest restocking. For a subscription of 35 euros per month, they can then order them in large quantities in order to resell them at a higher price. A practice pointed out that the British entrepreneur does not hesitate to defend: “My clients become true entrepreneurs. They go out, create a side income… They do something that 90% of the population can’t bother to do”.

Read> He resells PS5s at exorbitant prices and is happy to create jobs

Image 2: A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck, a company pampers PS5 scalpers, an ousted Harry Potter actor, that's the recap!
PS5s bought and resold en masse by scalpers – Credit: © The Lab

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Harry’s interpreter dismissed for “misconduct”

James Snyder portrays the role of Harry Potter in the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Finally, it was before he was ousted following a complaint from Diane Davis, his colleague who plays Ginny on the boards. According to the producers, he would have shown misconduct towards the actress. And to remember that harassment ” in all its forms “ was strictly prohibited.

To read > Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: “misconduct” or harassment, the boards are shaking

Image 3: A new version of the Tesla Cybertruck, a company pampers PS5 scalpers, an ousted Harry Potter actor, that's the recap!
James Snyder, the actor who plays Harry Potter in the play – Credit: Twitter @CursedChildLDN

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Company ranking |
What are the best countries to open your business in 2022? | Source: Getty Images

Location is an important criterion when it comes to setting up your business. Forbes unveils the ranking of the best countries to start your entrepreneurial adventure.


Among the factors playing a determining role in the success or the success of a company, the place is essential. Indeed, commercial rules differ from one city, state or country to another. The business climate, tax rate, and legal and regulatory requirements are all variables to consider. Ignoring these fundamental factors could spell failure for your new venture.

A new international study by UK organization Small Business Prices provides valuable insights into these key questions. However, this study does not provide all the answers. The ranking of the best countries to start a business from Small Business Prices is one indicator among many others.

This ranking is based on several parameters, including the number of new companies in 43 countries, the type of sectors in which they operate, the survival rate of companies and gross domestic expenditure on research and development. In light of all these parameters, Small Business Prices has therefore drawn up the following classification:

  1. United States
  2. The United Kingdom
  3. australia
  4. France
  5. Chili
  6. Italy
  7. Spain
  8. Turkey
  9. Mexico
  10. Germany

Other points of view

There are other rankings and resources to consider before deciding where to start a new business.

Forbes ranked 153 nations based on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risks, quality of life, labor work, freedoms (personal, commercial and monetary), administrative formalities and investor protection. Only countries with data covering at least 11 categories were selected for the final ranking.

According to this ranking, “despite all the talk about the potential of emerging markets, the developed economies of North America, Western Europe and Asia remain the best places to do business. »

The article also states that “Singapore appears to remain the most investor-friendly location in the world between 2014 and 2018, retaining its top spot from 2009 to 2013. Switzerland and Hong Kong also defend their second and third place. The rest of the top 10 is dominated by North America, Scandinavia and other developed Asian economies. »

This ranking is based on the results of a global opinion poll. Countries are ranked based on ratings from nearly 5,000 business decision makers in five categories: affordable country, bureaucratic country, country with cheap manufacturing costs, country connected to the rest of the world, and country with easy access to capital.

This index provides insight into the complexity of starting and operating businesses around the world. It analyzes key trends affecting three business areas: accounting and tax, global entity management and human resources, and revenue. Entrepreneurs can learn about several factors:

– Which are the most complex (or simplest) jurisdictions in terms of their business environment?

– Where and how are companies pushed towards responsible governance and increased transparency?

– How has digitization progressed to remove traditional processes during the covid-19 pandemic?

– Why the trend towards international alignment can come up against local complexities?

exercise caution

Exercise caution when seeking and relying on data and studies from different sources. For example, the report Doing Business of the World Bank ranks countries according to taxes, investor protection and administrative/bureaucratic formalities. In 2020, the World Bank stated that “irregularities in the data de Doing Business 2018 and 2020 were flagged internally in June 2020. World Bank management therefore paused the next report and initiated a series of reviews and audits of the report and its methodology. »

Other priorities

There are other priorities to consider when launching a new business: your expertise, your knowledge, your financial and other resources, your customer base, your growth potential, your distribution channels and the nature of the products or services you are going to sell.

That’s why Small Business Prices states, “If you want to build a business that will thrive and continue to succeed for years to come, then getting into the pharmaceutical (biotech) industry is the best way to go. »

Of course, not everyone can (and shouldn’t) get into a business, especially if they lack experience and expertise. Additionally, companies, industries, and countries that are hot or trending one year may take a back seat the next year. Whenever and wherever you decide to start a business, remember the importance of following sound business and financial advice and practices.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Edward Segal

<<< Also read: Ranking of cities where life is good and those to avoid: Paris is lagging behind >>>

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Company ranking |
What are the best countries to open your business in 2022? | Source: Getty Images

Location is an important criterion when it comes to setting up your business. Forbes unveils the ranking of the best countries to start your entrepreneurial adventure.


Among the factors playing a determining role in the success or the success of a company, the place is essential. Indeed, commercial rules differ from one city, state or country to another. The business climate, tax rate, and legal and regulatory requirements are all variables to consider. Ignoring these fundamental factors could spell failure for your new venture.

A new international study by UK organization Small Business Prices provides valuable insights into these key questions. However, this study does not provide all the answers. The ranking of the best countries to start a business from Small Business Prices is one indicator among many others.

This ranking is based on several parameters, including the number of new companies in 43 countries, the type of sectors in which they operate, the survival rate of companies and gross domestic expenditure on research and development. In light of all these parameters, Small Business Prices has therefore drawn up the following classification:

  1. United States
  2. The United Kingdom
  3. australia
  4. France
  5. Chili
  6. Italy
  7. Spain
  8. Turkey
  9. Mexico
  10. Germany

Other points of view

There are other rankings and resources to consider before deciding where to start a new business.

Forbes ranked 153 nations based on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risks, quality of life, labor work, freedoms (personal, commercial and monetary), administrative formalities and investor protection. Only countries with data covering at least 11 categories were selected for the final ranking.

According to this ranking, “despite all the talk about the potential of emerging markets, the developed economies of North America, Western Europe and Asia remain the best places to do business. »

The article also states that “Singapore appears to remain the most investor-friendly location in the world between 2014 and 2018, retaining its top spot from 2009 to 2013. Switzerland and Hong Kong also defend their second and third place. The rest of the top 10 is dominated by North America, Scandinavia and other developed Asian economies. »

This ranking is based on the results of a global opinion poll. Countries are ranked based on ratings from nearly 5,000 business decision makers in five categories: affordable country, bureaucratic country, country with cheap manufacturing costs, country connected to the rest of the world, and country with easy access to capital.

This index provides insight into the complexity of starting and operating businesses around the world. It analyzes key trends affecting three business areas: accounting and tax, global entity management and human resources, and revenue. Entrepreneurs can learn about several factors:

– Which are the most complex (or simplest) jurisdictions in terms of their business environment?

– Where and how are companies pushed towards responsible governance and increased transparency?

– How has digitization progressed to remove traditional processes during the covid-19 pandemic?

– Why the trend towards international alignment can come up against local complexities?

exercise caution

Exercise caution when seeking and relying on data and studies from different sources. For example, the report Doing Business of the World Bank ranks countries according to taxes, investor protection and administrative/bureaucratic formalities. In 2020, the World Bank stated that “irregularities in the data de Doing Business 2018 and 2020 were flagged internally in June 2020. World Bank management therefore paused the next report and initiated a series of reviews and audits of the report and its methodology. »

Other priorities

There are other priorities to consider when launching a new business: your expertise, your knowledge, your financial and other resources, your customer base, your growth potential, your distribution channels and the nature of the products or services you are going to sell.

That’s why Small Business Prices states, “If you want to build a business that will thrive and continue to succeed for years to come, then getting into the pharmaceutical (biotech) industry is the best way to go. »

Of course, not everyone can (and shouldn’t) get into a business, especially if they lack experience and expertise. Additionally, companies, industries, and countries that are hot or trending one year may take a back seat the next year. Whenever and wherever you decide to start a business, remember the importance of following sound business and financial advice and practices.

Article translated from Forbes US – Author: Edward Segal

<<< Also read: Ranking of cities where life is good and those to avoid: Paris is lagging behind >>>

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Decision makers. What observation did you make when creating the IQH (Indicator of Human Quality)?

Florence Benichoux. Each organization has a financial balance sheet and environmental results are now added to it. In the end, the human balance remains little valued within companies. Very complex indicators exist to assess the quality of human management such as VP GO or ISO 26000. However, only a few large structures of the CAC 40 can use them… This is why we have designed a tool accessible to all, otherwise CSR is based more on environmental criteria than on social and societal ones.

“The valuation of human quality attests to the viability of an organization over the long term”

How to find objective criteria to evaluate human management?

Certain “status” indicators have been successfully tested by human resources: the number of workplace accidents, turnover, the number of industrial tribunals, etc. To these must be added the so-called “action” ones: how many prevention training sessions take place each year, but also the frequency of meetings on human capital in management committees. The human quality indicator takes into account actions taken around diversity and inclusion, the ability to be aligned with human rights and social justice. As for its objectivity, each quantified response provided by the company requires a supporting document. Scientific criteria exist but you have to know how to make them speak.

How to use the results of such an indicator?

The IQH is distinguished by its simplicity with 60 questions and 19 key indicators on the five main axes of “Being well” at work. Thanks to the data provided by the structures, areas for improvement stand out, whether it be the physical and mental health of employees, the organization of work, relations between employees or with governance.

In addition, the comparative analysis over three years makes it possible to see the evolution and the analysis between the different sites of a company are proving to be rich in lessons today. This allows a fast, reliable, efficient and targeted diagnosis on each site. The results can easily be communicated to all stakeholders who can act very quickly. A realistic field of action then becomes possible.

What do you expect from using the IQH?

It is imperative to make the human balance sheet of a company. Seeking exhaustiveness in this area is not useful, but relevant tools are needed, allowing immediate action. Then evaluating the consistency between the perception of employees on their company and the quantified results obtained in terms of human balance sheet greatly accelerates awareness and transformations. For employees, but also for investors, a company’s human balance sheet appears significant. The valuation of human quality attests to the viability of an organization over the long term, no one can be mistaken.

Interview by Elsa Guérin

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Decision makers. What observation did you make when creating the IQH (Indicator of Human Quality)?

Florence Benichoux. Each organization has a financial balance sheet and environmental results are now added to it. In the end, the human balance remains little valued within companies. Very complex indicators exist to assess the quality of human management such as VP GO or ISO 26000. However, only a few large structures of the CAC 40 can use them… This is why we have designed a tool accessible to all, otherwise CSR is based more on environmental criteria than on social and societal ones.

“The valuation of human quality attests to the viability of an organization over the long term”

How to find objective criteria to evaluate human management?

Certain “status” indicators have been successfully tested by human resources: the number of workplace accidents, turnover, the number of industrial tribunals, etc. To these must be added the so-called “action” ones: how many prevention training sessions take place each year, but also the frequency of meetings on human capital in management committees. The human quality indicator takes into account actions taken around diversity and inclusion, the ability to be aligned with human rights and social justice. As for its objectivity, each quantified response provided by the company requires a supporting document. Scientific criteria exist but you have to know how to make them speak.

How to use the results of such an indicator?

The IQH is distinguished by its simplicity with 60 questions and 19 key indicators on the five main axes of “Being well” at work. Thanks to the data provided by the structures, areas for improvement stand out, whether it be the physical and mental health of employees, the organization of work, relations between employees or with governance.

In addition, the comparative analysis over three years makes it possible to see the evolution and the analysis between the different sites of a company are proving to be rich in lessons today. This allows a fast, reliable, efficient and targeted diagnosis on each site. The results can easily be communicated to all stakeholders who can act very quickly. A realistic field of action then becomes possible.

What do you expect from using the IQH?

It is imperative to make the human balance sheet of a company. Seeking exhaustiveness in this area is not useful, but relevant tools are needed, allowing immediate action. Then evaluating the consistency between the perception of employees on their company and the quantified results obtained in terms of human balance sheet greatly accelerates awareness and transformations. For employees, but also for investors, a company’s human balance sheet appears significant. The valuation of human quality attests to the viability of an organization over the long term, no one can be mistaken.

Interview by Elsa Guérin

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It’s relatively new in Quebec to hear entrepreneurs talk about their troughs. And as the taboo breaks down, we welcome setbacks with more serenity. For many, the difficult times are part of the road, as much if not more than the successes. After all, almost two-thirds of businesses don’t survive more than 5 years.

Last week, we learned that the co-founders of Frank and Oak, through their investment fund Noble, joined the shareholders of Rose Buddha, a Quebec company renowned for its pretty leggings made from recycled fibers. It is with pride that we announced it, even if in 2020, Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, precursors of online commerce in the country, came close to bankruptcy. We are finally in an area where we can recognize the value of entrepreneurs beyond a hiccup.

“All entrepreneurs go through ups and downs,” says Hicham Ratnani. We chose the roller coaster. And if you want to be there, you have to enjoy every moment, in the descents and the ascents. You have to appreciate the race more than the result. »

Of course, entrepreneurship will always be a race for success and investors will want returns. But falling doesn’t mean you can’t get up. After a round of financing of $20 million in 2018, in which the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec was very involved, Frank and Oak experienced difficulties with some of its stores; accentuated by the pandemic.

“Every day from March 13, 2020, we had to make difficult choices and work on survival by restructuring before being able to sell to the right partner,” recalls the 37-year-old entrepreneur.

The sale to a US investment fund was not a decision unique to the co-founders. With the other shareholders, it was necessary to find the outcome most favorable to the survival of the company. At the end of 2021, the new owners, with whom Hicham Ratnani has close ties, opened their first store in China.

The rebound is taking shape.

The entrepreneur has no regrets except not having been able to close the chapter by celebrating in person the contribution of the teams, who have built a strong brand. Hicham Ratnani always knew that he would not spend his entire life in the company born in 2012, after two and a half years at stake to find the right vein. Nevertheless, parting with it called into question his personal identity.

“We worked for years putting heart, soul, sweat and blood into it. The company becomes another dimension of myself and I will always have a deep emotional connection with it. Grieving is in the search for the new identity and I’m not sure what it is yet,” he says.

To see clearly, Hicham Ratnani does a lot of sport and surrounds himself with those he loves. He moved temporarily to Berlin with his wife. He meditates, writes a lot and does not hesitate to call on professionals to take care of his body and his head.

Also, he is delighted to see former employees become entrepreneurs, a sign for him of a strong culture.

By creating the Noble Pace fund with his childhood friend Ethan Song, he wants to use the learnings of the last decade to help other social and environmental impact brands in their growth. Rose Buddha is the first. The wish is to help him continue to surprise and charm.

Noble

Profile de Hicham Ratnani

.

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It’s relatively new in Quebec to hear entrepreneurs talk about their troughs. And as the taboo breaks down, we welcome setbacks with more serenity. For many, the difficult times are part of the road, as much if not more than the successes. After all, almost two-thirds of businesses don’t survive more than 5 years.

Last week, we learned that the co-founders of Frank and Oak, through their investment fund Noble, joined the shareholders of Rose Buddha, a Quebec company renowned for its pretty leggings made from recycled fibers. It is with pride that we announced it, even if in 2020, Ethan Song and Hicham Ratnani, precursors of online commerce in the country, came close to bankruptcy. We are finally in an area where we can recognize the value of entrepreneurs beyond a hiccup.

“All entrepreneurs go through ups and downs,” says Hicham Ratnani. We chose the roller coaster. And if you want to be there, you have to enjoy every moment, in the descents and the ascents. You have to appreciate the race more than the result. »

Of course, entrepreneurship will always be a race for success and investors will want returns. But falling doesn’t mean you can’t get up. After a round of financing of $20 million in 2018, in which the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec was very involved, Frank and Oak experienced difficulties with some of its stores; accentuated by the pandemic.

“Every day from March 13, 2020, we had to make difficult choices and work on survival by restructuring before being able to sell to the right partner,” recalls the 37-year-old entrepreneur.

The sale to a US investment fund was not a decision unique to the co-founders. With the other shareholders, it was necessary to find the outcome most favorable to the survival of the company. At the end of 2021, the new owners, with whom Hicham Ratnani has close ties, opened their first store in China.

The rebound is taking shape.

The entrepreneur has no regrets except not having been able to close the chapter by celebrating in person the contribution of the teams, who have built a strong brand. Hicham Ratnani always knew that he would not spend his entire life in the company born in 2012, after two and a half years at stake to find the right vein. Nevertheless, parting with it called into question his personal identity.

“We worked for years putting heart, soul, sweat and blood into it. The company becomes another dimension of myself and I will always have a deep emotional connection with it. Grieving is in the search for the new identity and I’m not sure what it is yet,” he says.

To see clearly, Hicham Ratnani does a lot of sport and surrounds himself with those he loves. He moved temporarily to Berlin with his wife. He meditates, writes a lot and does not hesitate to call on professionals to take care of his body and his head.

Also, he is delighted to see former employees become entrepreneurs, a sign for him of a strong culture.

By creating the Noble Pace fund with his childhood friend Ethan Song, he wants to use the learnings of the last decade to help other social and environmental impact brands in their growth. Rose Buddha is the first. The wish is to help him continue to surprise and charm.

Noble

Profile de Hicham Ratnani

.

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At Logiparc de Montbeugny, four building permits have been filed for a total amount of 75 to 100 million and 100 to 200 jobs created. Two building permits were filed in the second quarter of 2021, for secure logistics. The first by Eiffage for 18,000 m² and the second by Concerto for 31,000 m². “The environmental authorization is in progress. The public inquiry should start at the beginning of 2022”, explains Philippe Boismenu, vice-president in charge of economic development and trade at Moulins community.

The same two companies also want to do classic logistics. Concerto filed a building permit at the town hall on December 23 for 18,000 m². The company would like to open its site in early 2023, which means that it will be a race against time. Eiffage would be interested for 24,000 m². The project has been presented, the building permit should soon be filed.

Eiffage submits a new building permit for the Logiparc de Montbeugny (Allier)

These different buildings should not see the light of day before 2024-2025. “These are two big makers who have European stature. They each already have two projects on the site. This means that they are happy with the site and the infrastructure put in place. In addition, we are confident for the 35 hectares which could have interested the BSMAT which finally chose to stay on its current site”.

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The Logiparc is divided into three activity zones: deconstruction, logistics and tertiary. The 35 hectares are planned for logistics. Another place to take at the Logiparc: that of Bosch. “The company is only a tenant of the building. The owner already has several visits. Bosch did not give a departure date. But it should be mid-2022”.

Bosch explains his departure from the Logiparc de Montbeugny (Allier)

Facilities in the Petits-Vernats area

Moulins communautaire acquired an additional 9 hectares in the Petits-Vernats area. Mewa, the German company specializing in industrial cloths, is planning to expand its site to 30,000 m².

Another local company, Les frigorifiques de Moulins, by Hervé Claret, is to set up on the 90,000 m² acquired by Moulins communautaire.

The area will host a huge garage specializing in bodywork, Chapotot, which will diversify its activities by offering electric car rental and camper van storage, all with the installation of a photovoltaic park on the site. For these two companies, the purchase options have been set, the compromises should soon be signed.
The area is thus complete.

Change also in Toulon-sur-Allier

Moulins community owns a large piece of land, in Toulon-sur-Allier, towards the road center. He will sell it to Renault truck which will leave from Avermes. This sale must be validated at the next community council. You will then have to find another company.
But the major project in which the economic center has already embarked is the project after the base camp currently occupied by Aliaé for the RCEA site.

Projects in rural communities

“We have a lot of work to do in the rural areas of the agglomeration, such as Thiel-sur-Acolin, Neuilly-le-Réal, Lusigny or Lurcy-Lévis. There are buildings to convert and transform. Until now, these areas were managed by the municipalities, but we can help. For example, with the departmental council, there is aid for business real estate, which is an important financial lever,” explains Philippe Boismenu, vice-president in charge of economic development and trade at Moulins Communauté.

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At Logiparc de Montbeugny, four building permits have been filed for a total amount of 75 to 100 million and 100 to 200 jobs created. Two building permits were filed in the second quarter of 2021, for secure logistics. The first by Eiffage for 18,000 m² and the second by Concerto for 31,000 m². “The environmental authorization is in progress. The public inquiry should start at the beginning of 2022”, explains Philippe Boismenu, vice-president in charge of economic development and trade at Moulins community.

The same two companies also want to do classic logistics. Concerto filed a building permit at the town hall on December 23 for 18,000 m². The company would like to open its site in early 2023, which means that it will be a race against time. Eiffage would be interested for 24,000 m². The project has been presented, the building permit should soon be filed.

Eiffage submits a new building permit for the Logiparc de Montbeugny (Allier)

These different buildings should not see the light of day before 2024-2025. “These are two big makers who have European stature. They each already have two projects on the site. This means that they are happy with the site and the infrastructure put in place. In addition, we are confident for the 35 hectares which could have interested the BSMAT which finally chose to stay on its current site”.

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The Logiparc is divided into three activity zones: deconstruction, logistics and tertiary. The 35 hectares are planned for logistics. Another place to take at the Logiparc: that of Bosch. “The company is only a tenant of the building. The owner already has several visits. Bosch did not give a departure date. But it should be mid-2022”.

Bosch explains his departure from the Logiparc de Montbeugny (Allier)

Facilities in the Petits-Vernats area

Moulins communautaire acquired an additional 9 hectares in the Petits-Vernats area. Mewa, the German company specializing in industrial cloths, is planning to expand its site to 30,000 m².

Another local company, Les frigorifiques de Moulins, by Hervé Claret, is to set up on the 90,000 m² acquired by Moulins communautaire.

The area will host a huge garage specializing in bodywork, Chapotot, which will diversify its activities by offering electric car rental and camper van storage, all with the installation of a photovoltaic park on the site. For these two companies, the purchase options have been set, the compromises should soon be signed.
The area is thus complete.

Change also in Toulon-sur-Allier

Moulins community owns a large piece of land, in Toulon-sur-Allier, towards the road center. He will sell it to Renault truck which will leave from Avermes. This sale must be validated at the next community council. You will then have to find another company.
But the major project in which the economic center has already embarked is the project after the base camp currently occupied by Aliaé for the RCEA site.

Projects in rural communities

“We have a lot of work to do in the rural areas of the agglomeration, such as Thiel-sur-Acolin, Neuilly-le-Réal, Lusigny or Lurcy-Lévis. There are buildings to convert and transform. Until now, these areas were managed by the municipalities, but we can help. For example, with the departmental council, there is aid for business real estate, which is an important financial lever,” explains Philippe Boismenu, vice-president in charge of economic development and trade at Moulins Communauté.

Marie Collinet

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