Chamath Palihapitiya compares Virgin Galactic to Tesla, hoping for same investor and customer love

Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of investment firm Social Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday that he hopes his new Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture turns out as well as Tesla. Palihapitiya has been a longtime bull on Tesla stock, calling CEO Elon Musk over the years “the Thomas Edison of our generation.” That translates to a Tesla stock market value of nearly $41 billion, compared with the $2.2 billion market cap at the end of its first session of trading. And so just Virgin Galactic alone


Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of investment firm Social Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday that he hopes his new Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture turns out as well as Tesla. Palihapitiya has been a longtime bull on Tesla stock, calling CEO Elon Musk over the years “the Thomas Edison of our generation.” That translates to a Tesla stock market value of nearly $41 billion, compared with the $2.2 billion market cap at the end of its first session of trading. And so just Virgin Galactic alone
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Chamath Palihapitiya compares Virgin Galactic to Tesla, hoping for same investor and customer love

Chamath Palihapitiya, founder and CEO of investment firm Social Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday that he hopes his new Virgin Galactic space-tourism venture turns out as well as Tesla.

“When Tesla went public it was a $2-odd-billion market cap. It’s something that’s now 10X-ed in 10 years,” Palihapitiya said in a “Squawk Box ” interview. “If we are lucky to have the same trajectory and the same customer love, I think we would all look back and say we’ve done something absolutely fantastic in human technology.”

Palihapitiya has been a longtime bull on Tesla stock, calling CEO Elon Musk over the years “the Thomas Edison of our generation.”

Since Tesla went public in 2010 at $17 per share, the stock soared more than 1,200% as of Monday’s close to around $230 per share. That translates to a Tesla stock market value of nearly $41 billion, compared with the $2.2 billion market cap at the end of its first session of trading.

Tesla shares, down about 30% in 2019, saw their all-time high of just under $400 each two years ago.

Social Capital Hedosophia, a special-purpose acquisition company that launched in 2017, is merging with billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson’s space tourism unit Virgin Galactic, with plans to go public later this year. The combined firm will have a $1.5 billion valuation. The acquisition company will take a 49% stake, expecting profitability by August 2021 and aiming to fly tourists to the edge of space for the first time within a year.

Palihapitiya will become chairman of the new Virgin Galactic. The existing management team, including CEO George Whitesides, will remain in place.

The market for space tourism is “enormous,” Branson said. “Since we put two spaceships into space earlier this year, and made five new astronauts, the first astronauts to have been made on American soil since 2009, we’ve had 2,500 people ask to sign up.”

Like Tesla, future Virgin Galactic customers who want to travel to space will have to put down deposits for a product that is not yet commercially available. Tickets for a spaceflight are priced at about $250,000 apiece.

“We have a customer backlog of more than 600 people, more than $80 million in collected deposits already,” said Palihapitiya. “Only 570-odd people have ever been in space. And so just Virgin Galactic alone will double that number.”

Palihapitiya, one of Silicon Valley’s most outspoken investors and an early Facebook executive, last year closed down the venture capital arm of Social Capital to outside investors. He made that move about a year after setting Social Capital Hedosophia in motion.


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What do 90-somethings regret most? Here’s what I learned about how to live a happy, regret-free life

What 90-somethings regret the mostI began each conversation by asking if they had any regrets. How to live a happy and regret-free lifeThe lesson, it appears, is that now is the time to be crazy, overextended, in love, curious and explorative. That might sound unrealistic at first; parenting is hard, marriage can be emotionally taxing, work is crazy and “leisure time” is so limited. According to my 90-something interviewees, the secret to happy and regret-free life is to savor every second you s


What 90-somethings regret the mostI began each conversation by asking if they had any regrets. How to live a happy and regret-free lifeThe lesson, it appears, is that now is the time to be crazy, overextended, in love, curious and explorative. That might sound unrealistic at first; parenting is hard, marriage can be emotionally taxing, work is crazy and “leisure time” is so limited. According to my 90-something interviewees, the secret to happy and regret-free life is to savor every second you s
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What do 90-somethings regret most? Here's what I learned about how to live a happy, regret-free life

My preconceptions about the elderly went out the window four years ago, when a woman in her early-80s came to me seeking pastoral care. She had been widowed for several years, but her distress didn’t come from the loss of her husband. Instead, it was because she had fallen in love with a married man who couldn’t return her affections. As she shared her story with me over some tea and a box of Kleenex, I was bewildered by the realization that people who are far past their 80s still experience the “butterflies-in-the-stomach” kind of love.

An age-old assumption

One of the wonderful and strange features of my job as a minister is that I get to be a confidant and advisor to people from all stages of life, though I primarily interact with those who are double — even triple — my age. I became a minister in 2015 thinking that I, a Korean-American woman in her mid-30s, wouldn’t be able to connect with a congregation of people from a completely different generation and across a variety of ethnic backgrounds. But my interactions with the widow and several others clued me in on how very wrong I was. Until recently, I generally associated deep yearnings and high ambitions with the energy and idealism of youth. I assumed that as we get older, we become more stoic and sage-like — or maybe even the exact opposite: Disillusioned by life and lacking vitality. My kernel of new insight launched me into a rapt curiosity about the internal lives of elderly people. I needed to know: What is life like for 90-year-olds? Do they still have vocational ambitions? Do they still crave love, sex and intimacy? What are their greatest fears, hopes and thoughts on aging? What do they regret most in life? I should note that I’m not a researcher, sociologist or psychologist, but I was determined to find answers. With a pen and paper in hand, I met with and interviewed the oldest people I know, including several congregants and their friends — all between the ages of 90 and 99.

What 90-somethings regret the most

I began each conversation by asking if they had any regrets. Their responses abounded with self-blame and deep sorrow. They all expressed similar sentiments: “If only I had done this differently.” “If I could have seen this coming, maybe I would have done something differently to prevent this.” I was intrigued to learn that their biggest regrets had little to do with their careers, missed opportunities or things they didn’t achieve. Rather, their pain came from failures in their relationships. They regretted not cultivating closer relationships with their children. They regretted not putting their children on the right path in life. They regretted not taking risks to be more loving, such as being more open about their feelings for new people or more affectionate with those already in their lives. They regretted not being better listeners; they wish they had been more empathetic and considerate. They regretted not spending enough time with the people they loved.

The happiest moments of their lives

I then switched up the mood by asking them about their most joyful memories. Each and every person I spoke to cited a time when their spouses were still alive or their children were younger and living at home. I found this surprising, as their answers seemed to contradict the “U-bend of life” theory, which suggests that our happiness generally dips in our 30s and reaches a bottom in our mid-40s. Then, at 50, it rebounds and continues to increase years after. But the people I interviewed said they were the happiest from their late-20s to mid-40s, when they were raising kids and trying to figure out who they were — the exact phase of my life right now.

When I asked one man if he wishes he had accomplished more, he responded, ‘No, I wish I had loved more.’

As a young working mother, I frequently fantasize about the pleasures of retirement. But the conversations I had made me consider the possibility that I might one day look back at this hectic period of juggling potty-training, full-time work and little scraps of self-care as the most fulfilling time of my life.

How to live a happy and regret-free life

The lesson, it appears, is that now is the time to be crazy, overextended, in love, curious and explorative. That might sound unrealistic at first; parenting is hard, marriage can be emotionally taxing, work is crazy and “leisure time” is so limited. But if we take these fleeting moments for granted, we’ll regret it later on. According to my 90-something interviewees, the secret to happy and regret-free life is to savor every second you spend with the people you love. Put another way, when I asked one man if he wishes he had accomplished more, he responded, “No, I wish I had loved more.”

Despite their deepest regrets, the elders I met still laugh like crazy, fall madly in love and fiercely pursue happiness.


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The executive in charge of Facebook’s currency says he’d love somebody with central banking experience to help lead it

David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency. Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital


David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency. Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital
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The executive in charge of Facebook's currency says he'd love somebody with central banking experience to help lead it

David Marcus, vice president of messaging products for Facebook Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview on the sidelines of the Wall Street Journal D.Live global technology conference in Laguna Beach, California, U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

David Marcus, the Facebook exec who helped hatch its Libra digital currency project, said a managing director with experience in government and central banking would be a great leader for the independent group that will actually oversee the currency.

“We need someone who knows how economies tend to work, who understands how to operate in a very complex, decentralized governance type of environment,” Marcus told The Information in a Q&A published on Friday.

“And we need someone who has the gravitas to be able to carry the message on behalf of all the members — the hundred members and more of the association when this thing goes live — rather than have each and every one of us have piecemeal conversations left and right with all of the different governments and regulators that this whole network will be subject to.”

Last week, Facebook announced Libra, a digital currency the company has been building using blockchain technology. Facebook also announced the Libra Association, a nonprofit organization that will manage the digital currency, and Calibra, a digital wallet where Facebook users will be able to hold the currency.

In his Q&A, Marcus also denied a Tuesday New York Times report that banks like Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase had rejected Facebook’s invitation to join the Libra Association.

“I want to absolutely and strongly deny the fact that we’ve approached banks and banks have said no,” Marcus said. “We have had conversations with banks. We still have conversations with banks. And my expectation is that by the time this thing launches next year you will have banks that are going to be members of this.”

You can read the full Q&A on The Information.

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Analysts love Facebook’s cryptocurrency: ‘Empower billions,’ ‘watershed moment’

Wall Street analysts reacted with great fanfare after Facebook finally revealed the details of its long awaited cryptocurrency, Project Libra, on Tuesday. Most analysts believe the crypto project will give the company a major boost and continue pushing Facebook to further greatness. “Facebook unveils blockchain-based Libra currency to empower billions globally,” said J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth who also reiterated Facebook as his best idea in the internet space. Wall Street analysts’ excitem


Wall Street analysts reacted with great fanfare after Facebook finally revealed the details of its long awaited cryptocurrency, Project Libra, on Tuesday. Most analysts believe the crypto project will give the company a major boost and continue pushing Facebook to further greatness. “Facebook unveils blockchain-based Libra currency to empower billions globally,” said J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth who also reiterated Facebook as his best idea in the internet space. Wall Street analysts’ excitem
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Analysts love Facebook's cryptocurrency: 'Empower billions,' 'watershed moment'

Wall Street analysts reacted with great fanfare after Facebook finally revealed the details of its long awaited cryptocurrency, Project Libra, on Tuesday. Most analysts believe the crypto project will give the company a major boost and continue pushing Facebook to further greatness.

The social media giant said its partners in the initiative include eBay, Lyft, and Uber as well previously reported payment partners Visa and PayPal.

Share of the company were down 0.28% to $188.51.

“Facebook unveils blockchain-based Libra currency to empower billions globally,” said J.P. Morgan analyst Doug Anmuth who also reiterated Facebook as his best idea in the internet space.

“We came into 2019 with the view that mega-cap internets, and Facebook in particular, would need to increasingly diversify their businesses and revenue streams, ” he said. “We believe Libra can accelerate that diversification for Facebook as it creates engagement beyond social and communications, and facilitates commerce across the platform.”

Wall Street analysts’ excitement didn’t end there.

“We view Facebook’s introduction of the Libra currency as a potential watershed moment for the company and global adoption of crypto,” RBC analysts Mark Mahaney and Zachary Schwartzman said.

However, while analysts at SunTrust said this move was a, “positive,” they also cautioned this will take some time.


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How tough love from his stepdad helped ‘Shark Tank’ star Kevin O’Leary find success

On ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary is famous for giving aspiring entrepreneurs his honest opinion, even when it’s hard to hear. And according to O’Leary, his own stepfather gave him some tough love that ultimately influenced his future success. How about you go back and figure out what you’re good at? O’Leary went on to get an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario. Now in addition to “Shark Tank,” O’Leary runs a number of other ventures he founded, like investment


On ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary is famous for giving aspiring entrepreneurs his honest opinion, even when it’s hard to hear. And according to O’Leary, his own stepfather gave him some tough love that ultimately influenced his future success. How about you go back and figure out what you’re good at? O’Leary went on to get an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario. Now in addition to “Shark Tank,” O’Leary runs a number of other ventures he founded, like investment
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How tough love from his stepdad helped 'Shark Tank' star Kevin O'Leary find success

On ABC’s “Shark Tank,” Kevin O’Leary is famous for giving aspiring entrepreneurs his honest opinion, even when it’s hard to hear. And according to O’Leary, his own stepfather gave him some tough love that ultimately influenced his future success.

When O’Leary was young, he wanted to be a musician (he played the guitar), an artist or a photographer, he says. But his stepfather had some harsh advice.

“He looked me in the eye after I finished high school and said, ‘You’re not good enough at any of those. And you might as well face the reality now that you’re going to starve to death if you pursue them,'” O’Leary tells CNBC Make It. “You’re not the best photographer out there. You’re not even the best guitarist. So how are you going to become No.1 in a space where you’re starting at a negative six?'”

At, first O’Leary thought maybe he could just get better at those things. But his stepfather encouraged him to explore other career paths that might be a better fit.

“He said, ‘How about this? How about you go back and figure out what you’re good at? And I think you’re a good marketer. You work hard. You hustle. Maybe you should pursue a business career,'” O’Leary says. “He was 100% right.”

O’Leary went on to get an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario. Then he founded a sports programming production company.

“It’s kind of interesting because I wanted to get back at him a little bit — and that’s kind of a relationship you have with fathers and stepfathers,” O’Leary says. “So what did I start? I started a film production company, where I could take pictures all day long. And it worked.”

Ultimately, O’Leary went on to become a business mogul. In 1986, he started Softkey Software Products in his basement with no cash, building it into a booming business that sold to Mattel Toy Company in 1999 for a reported $4.2 billion. Now in addition to “Shark Tank,” O’Leary runs a number of other ventures he founded, like investment fund company O’Leary Funds and O’Leary Fine Wines.

But just because he’s been successful in business, doesn’t mean that O’Leary has abandoned his love of the arts. In fact, he says the best part about his success in entrepreneurship is that it has given him the freedom to spend time on his passions, like photography. O’Leary says he now has a massive collection of cameras and lenses and does film editing for his existing businesses as part of his Sunday routine.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life’ is ‘total crock’

Then work won’t be work. So says Apple CEO Tim Cook. And though Cook may love the work he does, he also certainly works hard. The Apple CEO gets up before 4 a.m. each day, he told Axios in November. See also:Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2019: ‘My generation has failed you’Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out’Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Don’t work for money … you will never be happy’


Then work won’t be work. So says Apple CEO Tim Cook. And though Cook may love the work he does, he also certainly works hard. The Apple CEO gets up before 4 a.m. each day, he told Axios in November. See also:Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2019: ‘My generation has failed you’Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out’Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Don’t work for money … you will never be happy’
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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life' is 'total crock'

Find what you love. Do what you love. Then work won’t be work.

It sounds too good to be true. Because it is. So says Apple CEO Tim Cook.

“There is a saying that if you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life,” Cook said Saturday in his commencement speech at Tulane University in New Orleans, La., at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

“At Apple, I learned that is a total crock,” Cook said.

Rather, when you find a job you are passionate about, you will work hard, but you won’t mind doing so, Cook says.

“You will work harder than you ever thought possible, but the tools will feel light in your hands,” Cook says.

Cook joined Apple at the behest of the iconic entrepreneur Steve Jobs.

He was inspired to be part of the larger purpose behind the products.

“In 1998, Steve Jobs convinced me to leave Compaq behind to join a company that was on the verge of bankruptcy. They made computers, but at that moment at least, people weren’t interested in buying them. Steve had a plan to change things. And I wanted to be a part of it,” Cook said.

“I wasn’t just about the iMac or the iPod or everything that came after. It was about the values that brought these inventions to life. The idea that putting powerful tools in the hands of everyday people helps unleash creativity and moves humanity forward,” Cook says.

And though Cook may love the work he does, he also certainly works hard.

The Apple CEO gets up before 4 a.m. each day, he told Axios in November.

“I like to take the first hour and go through user comments and things like this that sort of focus on the external people that are so important to us,” Cook told Axios. “And then I go to the gym and work out for an hour because it keeps my stress at bay.”

See also:

Apple CEO Tim Cook to the class of 2019: ‘My generation has failed you’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘The world is full of cynics and you have to tune them out’

Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘Don’t work for money … you will never be happy’


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Rapper Pitbull, looking for the next big start-up investment, says biotech is a good bet

Pitbull is looking for the next big start-up investment. The Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur is taking part in this week’s eMerge Americas conference in Miami. The two-day technology summit is host to more than 100 young companies, all in town to pitch their business ideas. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll walk away from the conference backing a biotech start-up. “Coming from the music industry, you never know what record is going to hit, what record is not going to hit.


Pitbull is looking for the next big start-up investment. The Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur is taking part in this week’s eMerge Americas conference in Miami. The two-day technology summit is host to more than 100 young companies, all in town to pitch their business ideas. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll walk away from the conference backing a biotech start-up. “Coming from the music industry, you never know what record is going to hit, what record is not going to hit.
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Rapper Pitbull, looking for the next big start-up investment, says biotech is a good bet

Pitbull is looking for the next big start-up investment.

The Grammy Award-winning rapper and entrepreneur is taking part in this week’s eMerge Americas conference in Miami. The two-day technology summit is host to more than 100 young companies, all in town to pitch their business ideas.

Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, is not only one of the partners in the conference, he’s also an investor who will be one of the judges of the Startup Showcase Finale.

So what does he think is a good bet?

“I always like to look at what’s going on in the biotech side of things,” he told CNBC’s “Power Lunch ” on Tuesday.

“That’s a field that is always going to continue to grow and people are always going to be looking for technology to make humans better or to be able to cure humans.”

However, that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll walk away from the conference backing a biotech start-up.

“Coming from the music industry, you never know what record is going to hit, what record is not going to hit. So it’s always about just sitting back and being able to learn.”

The musician, who hails from Miami, said he prefers investing in the next generation of investments versus companies that are now going public.

This way, he can watch the company grow “from the root to the fruit.”

“It allows us to really understand and evaluate what the outcome is going to be in the future and that to me is the best process because I love to see the journey and I love to see growth.”

— CNBC’s Riley de Leon contributed to this report.


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Mark Zuckerberg built this ‘sleep box’ to help his wife sleep through the night

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said. Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who


“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said. Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who
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Mark Zuckerberg built this 'sleep box' to help his wife sleep through the night

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. She’ll wake up and check the time on her phone to see if the kids might wake up soon, but then knowing the time stresses her out and she can’t fall back asleep,” Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook.

At home however, Zuckerberg seems to be carrying on with his role of doting husband and father. Saturday, Zuckerberg shared the “sleep box” he built to help his wife, Priscilla Chan. It’s a wooden box which sits on her bedside table and emits a soft light between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 a.m., according to Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg and Chan have two children: Maxima, 3, and August, almost 1.

The light from the “sleep box” lets Chan know if whether it’s time for her or Zuckerberg to get up without her having to know what time it is specifically.

The light is “visible enough that if she sees it she’ll know it’s an okay time for one of us to get the kids, but faint enough that the light won’t wake her up if she’s still sleeping. And since it doesn’t show the time, if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she knows to just go back to sleep without having to worry about what time it is.

“So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” Zuckerberg said.

Thrive Global founder Arianna Huffington, who is an advocate for the importance of sleep, responded to Zuckerberg’s post: “Love this! It’s great that you made this device so Priscilla could avoid looking at her phone,” Huffington wrote. (She also took the opportunity to recommend a Thrive Global product, a charging station that discourages you from looking at your phone.)

Zuckerberg said the device was an expression of his love for his wife. But perhaps also a viable business idea.

“As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude,” Zuckerberg writes. But “a bunch of my friends have told me they’d want something like this, so I’m putting this out there in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people!”

See also:

Self-made millionaire Arianna Huffington shares the No. 1 thing you need to do to be successful

Marie Kondo’s morning routine: How the queen of tidy spends the first 90 minutes of her day

This Japanese longevity expert lived to 105 — here’s what he ate every day


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Here’s how to tell if you should prioritize work over love, according to a relationship coach

Work-life balance doesn’t always come easy. Imagine all the areas of your life that you’ve been trying to balance — family, love, work, kids, health, work, money, friends — as spinning plates on poles. It won’t be long before something stops spinning and everything comes crashing down. As a relationship expert who has worked with entrepreneurial couples for more than 20 years, people are often shocked to learn that I sometimes encourage couples to prioritize work first. In all my years of practi


Work-life balance doesn’t always come easy. Imagine all the areas of your life that you’ve been trying to balance — family, love, work, kids, health, work, money, friends — as spinning plates on poles. It won’t be long before something stops spinning and everything comes crashing down. As a relationship expert who has worked with entrepreneurial couples for more than 20 years, people are often shocked to learn that I sometimes encourage couples to prioritize work first. In all my years of practi
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Here's how to tell if you should prioritize work over love, according to a relationship coach

Work-life balance doesn’t always come easy.

Imagine all the areas of your life that you’ve been trying to balance — family, love, work, kids, health, work, money, friends — as spinning plates on poles. It won’t be long before something stops spinning and everything comes crashing down.

Here’s the key: Forget about balance, strive for integration. This is especially important when it comes to our careers and relationships.

As a relationship expert who has worked with entrepreneurial couples for more than 20 years, people are often shocked to learn that I sometimes encourage couples to prioritize work first.

The secret, really, is knowing when and how to do it. In all my years of practice, I’ve found that these are the most acceptable reasons to consider investing in your career first:


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‘Chinese people love and long for peace,’ President Xi says as major naval parade kicks off

The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a large-scale naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Meeting foreign naval officers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, Xi said the navies of the world should work together to protect maritime peace and order. Xi is expected to review the naval parade from sea later in the day, though it is unclear whether poor weat


The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a large-scale naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of China’s navy. Meeting foreign naval officers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, Xi said the navies of the world should work together to protect maritime peace and order. Xi is expected to review the naval parade from sea later in the day, though it is unclear whether poor weat
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'Chinese people love and long for peace,' President Xi says as major naval parade kicks off

The Chinese people love peace and countries should not threaten each other with the use of force, President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday as he kicked off a large-scale naval parade marking 70 years since the founding of China’s navy.

Xi is overseeing a sweeping plan to refurbish the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) by developing everything from stealth jets to aircraft carriers as China ramps up its presence in the disputed South China Sea and around self-ruled Taiwan, which have rattled nerves around the region and in Washington.

The navy has been a key beneficiary of the modernization plan, with China looking to project power far from the country’s shores and protect its trading routes and citizens overseas.

Meeting foreign naval officers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao, Xi said the navies of the world should work together to protect maritime peace and order.

“The Chinese people love and long for peace, and will unswervingly follow the path of peaceful development,” Xi added, in remarks carried by the official Xinhua news agency, after foreign reporters were asked by Xi to leave the room.

“Everyone should respect each other, treat each other as equals, enhance mutual trust, strengthen maritime dialogue and exchanges, and deepen pragmatic cooperation between navies,” he added.

“There must be more discussions and consultations between countries, and there cannot be resorts to force or threats of force at the slightest pretext,” Xi said.

“All countries should adhere to equal consultations, improve crisis communication mechanisms, strengthen regional security cooperation, and promote the proper settlement of maritime-related disputes.”

Xi is expected to review the naval parade from sea later in the day, though it is unclear whether poor weather in Qingdao — with mist and driving rain — could affect the event.

The parade will feature 32 Chinese vessels and 39 aircraft, as well as warships from 13 foreign countries including India, Japan, Vietnam and Australia.

China has said it will display for the first time new nuclear submarines and warships.

China has frequently had to rebuff concerns about its military intentions, especially as military spending continues to scale new heights.

Beijing says it has nothing to hide, and invited a small number of foreign media onboard a naval ship to watch the parade, including from Reuters.

China’s last naval battles were with the Vietnamese in the South China Sea in 1974 and 1988, though these were relatively minor skirmishes.

Chinese navy ships have also participated in international anti-piracy patrols off Somalia’s coast since late 2008.


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