Fire TV Stick, Kindle And More Amazon Devices Have Huge Discounts For Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2020 has officially begun. Today, October14, you can find tons of deals from the online retailer on a wide variety of products, ranging from video games, movies, tabletop games, and much more. But if you’re big on Amazon’s varied ecosystem of electronics, you’ll be happy to know that many of their most popular devices have been marked down for the occasion.

With so many different deals available on Amazon’s plethora of devices, it can be a little overwhelming trying to find the best savings, so we’ve rounded up some of the best deals we’ve found so far. These deals cover a range of Amazon devices, including the retailer’s latest tablets, speakers, and Fire-enabled TVs. If you want to listen to music, there are cheap options available. If you’re looking to save on an Echo Show to help keep in touch with relatives, there are deals for you, as well.

If you’re curious about some of the biggest deals, check out our Prime Day 2020 hub. Plus, see our roundup guide to the very best game deals across all retailers, including Amazon, Target, Walmart, and more.

Ten Reasons Why Big Firms Stick With Obsolete Management (Part 2)

Following the first five of Ten Reasons Why Big Firms Stick With 20th Century Management, here are five more reasons:

1. The Transition To 21st Century Management Is Hard Work

Stopping the momentum of the giant flywheel of 20th Century management and turning it into something more agile can involve a lot of work. Everything in 21st Century management is the opposite of 20th Century management.

The goal of the firm is now to create a continuous stream of value for customers and users. Making money is the result, not the goal. This goal requires a different structure of work to enable the full talents of those doing the work, often through small self-organizing teams working in short cycles, focused tightly on delivering value for customers. Instead of a steep vertical hierarchy of authority, there is a flat network or hierarchy of competence, in which ideas can  come from anywhere.

These three principles in turn require radically different processes. Leadership has to be inspirational rather transactional, and, given the distributed nature of work, it is required throughout the organization. Strategy tends to include not only coping with competition but also creating new businesses that attract new customers. Innovation encompasses systematic efforts to find new needs and new ways of meeting them, including the creation of interactive ecosystems. Sales and marketing involve making a real difference in the lives of customers and users. Given the new role of talent, people management must attract and enable the talent required to deliver value to customers. Because the firm operates as a network of teams tightly focused on creating customer value, the budget typically reflects decisions already taken in strategy; there

Ten Reasons Why Big Firms Stick With Obsolete Management

One of the great puzzles of the corporate world is why big corporations are still being run on obsolete 20th Century management principles when there is an obvious better alternative—21st Century management—that is producing unprecedented financial returns and market capitalizations.

“Most [firms] today are run on the basis of ‘legacy’ management systems that have become obsolete,” writes Menlo College professor Annika Steiber in The Silicon Valley Model. But why?

Even though 20th Century management is a coherent and consistent way of running a company, it is an increasingly poor fit with today’s fast-moving customer-driven marketplace. It has difficulty changing direction. It lacks agility. Here are ten reasons why 20th Century management still dominates.

1.    20th Century Management Operates As An Unstoppable Flywheel

Since 1970, 20th Century management has been preoccupied with a single-minded goal—to maximize shareholder value. The goal leads to a very specific way of running the company. Because the goal is uninspiring to those doing the work, workers need to be closely monitored. So, the goal leads inexorably to a structure of work that is bureaucratic—individuals reporting to bosses—and the organizational dynamic of a top-down hierarchy of authority, as shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1

These three 20th Century principles—goal, structure of work, and firm dynamic—in turn lead inexorably to the familiar set of 20th Century corporate processes. Thus leadership has to come from the top because it is only the top that is deeply committed to those principles; as a result, leadership is inevitably transactional rather than transformational: it has to resort to carrots and sticks, rather than inspiration. Strategy inevitably turns into

How to update your Amazon Fire Stick to the latest software



a close up of electronics: You can update your Amazon Fire Stick directly from your TV. Amazon


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You can update your Amazon Fire Stick directly from your TV. Amazon

  • You can update your Amazon Fire Stick by navigating to your device’s Settings menu and selecting “My Fire TV.”
  • In the “About” section of “My Fire TV,” you can check to see if there are any updates available for your Fire Stick.
  • Keeping your Amazon Fire Stick up to date will ensure that it continues running smoothly with all the latest features.
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Similar to Apple TV, the Amazon Fire Stick allows users to watch their favorite content on apps like Netflix and HBO Go, watch YouTube videos, and, uniquely, shop on Amazon.

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Like any internet-abled product released nowadays, the Fire Stick can be updated regularly, implementing new features and ensuring the device runs efficiently.

Here’s how to manually update your Amazon Fire Stick. 

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How to update your Amazon Fire Stick

1. Plug your Amazon Fire Stick into your television and a power source. Then, select the correct input on your TV so that your Fire Stick appears.

2. After your Amazon Fire Stick is connected, scroll up two times using your remote until your cursor highlights the “Home” tab. 

3. Then, scroll to the right and click “Settings.”

4. In “Settings,” scroll to the right and click on the “My Fire TV” tab.



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Click on “My Fire TV” to look at more information and details about your device. Taylor Lyles/Business Insider

5. In “My Fire TV” click on “About.” In “About” scroll down and select “Check for Updates” to see if your device is up to date. If you see “Install Update” that means

I&B Ministry to private channels: Stick to the programming code of Cable TV Act

The Information & Broadcasting Ministry has asked private TV channels to broadcast content strictly adhering to the Programme and Advertising Codes prescribed under the Cable TV Act.

In its advisory, the Ministry stressed on the provisions in the Programming Code that states that no “programme should contain anything obscene, defamatory, deliberate, false, suggestive innuendos and half-truths.”

In addition, it stated that the Code prescribes that no programme should “criticise, malign or slander any individual in person or certain groups, segments of social, public or moral life of the country.”

This advisory comes at a time when serious concerns have been raised about what is termed the rising toxicity in content aired by news channels.

The advisory by the Information & Broadcasting Ministry also noted the recent observations of the Delhi High Court in the matter of Rakul Preet Singh Vs Union of India. In its September 17, order, the Court had said, “As far as the prayer for further interim relief made in the application by the petitioner, it is hoped that media houses and television channels would show restraint in reporting and abide by the provisions of the programme code as also the various guidelines, both statutory and self-regulatory, while making any report in relation to the petitioner.”

The Ministry’s advisory has been sent to various broadcasters and industry associations including the News Broadcasters Association, the Indian Broadcasting Foundation, and the Association of Regional Television Broadcaster of India. The Ministry has asked broadcasters to ensure compliance of the directions.

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