In Norse mythology, Sessrúmnir is both the goddess Freyja's hall located in Fólkvangr, a field where Freyja receives half of those who die in battle, the name of a ship. Both the hall and the ship are attested in the Prose Edda, written in the 13th century by Snorri Sturluson. Scholarly theories have been proposed regarding a potential relation between the ship. Sessrúmnir is referred to as a hall in chapter 24 of the Prose Edda book Gylfaginning. After describing Fólkvangr, High tells Gangleri that Freyja has the hall Sessrúmnir, that "it is large and beautiful". Sessrúmnir is secondly referred to in chapter 20 of the Prose Edda book Skáldskaparmál. In the chapter, means of referring to Freyja are given, including a reference to Sessrúmnir: "possessor of the fallen slain and of Sessrúmnir ". Sessrúmnir is referenced a third and final time within a list of ship names in chapter 75. Rudolf Simek theorizes that one of the two notions of Sessrúmnir may come from a misunderstanding, as the meaning of the name can be understood in both cases as "space with many or roomy seats."
In a 2012 paper, Joseph S. Hopkins and Haukur Þorgeirsson propose a connection between Fólkvangr, Sessrúmnir, numerous stone ships found throughout Scandinavia. According to Hopkins and Haukur, Fólkvangr and Sessrumir together paint an image of a ship and a field, which has broader implications and may connect Freyja to the "Isis" of the Suebi mentioned by Roman senator Tacitus in his first century Germania. Rán, a goddess and personification of the sea—the sea may be referred to as'Rán's Hall'
Brother Industries, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment company headquartered in Nagoya, Japan. Its products include printers, multifunction printers, desktop computers and industrial sewing machines, large machine tools, label printers, fax machines, other computer-related electronics. Brother distributes its products both under its own name and under OEM agreements with other companies. Brother's history began in 1908 when it was called Yasui Sewing Machine Co in Nagoya, Japan. In 1955, Brother International Corporation was established as their first overseas sales affiliate. In 1958 a European regional sales company was established in Dublin; the corporate name was changed to Brother Industries, Ltd. in 1962. Brother entered the printer market during its long association with Centronics. In 1968 the company moved its UK headquarters to Audenshaw, after acquiring the Jones Sewing Machine Company, a long-established British sewing machine maker. In December 2011, Brother diversified its offerings by acquiring Nefsis, an innovator in web-based remote collaboration and conferencing software.
In November 2012, Brother announced that it had built the last UK-made typewriter at its north Wales factory. It had made 5.9 million typewriters in its Wrexham factory since it opened in 1985. Brother donated the last machine to London's Science Museum; as of March 2013, Brother's annual turnover was ¥641 billion. As of March 2019, Brother's annual revenue was ¥683 billion; as of February 2020, Brother had the cheapest colour laser printer in the world, the HL-L8260CDW. In 2010, the sewing divisions of Brother Industries around Europe were consolidated into one larger company called "Brother Sewing Machines Europe GmbH". With a turnover in excess of €80 million, it is the 4th largest company under the Brother Industries Ltd umbrella of organisations. Brother Industries manufactures mechanical sewing machines in Zhuhai and computerised sewing & embroidery machines in Taiwan. A new sewing machine factory was opened in 2012 in Đồng Nai Province, the largest single brand sewing machine factory in the world.
In September 2012, Brother Industries manufactured their 50 millionth home sewing machine. In May 2017, Brother Industries manufactured their 60 millionth home sewing machine; as for Industrial sewing machines, Brother introduced S-7300A “NEXIO” is the world's first lockstitch sewing machine which adopts the Electronic Feed. NEXIO are world's first IoT applicable industrial sewing machines; the visualization by connecting sewing machine and computer technology enables the customer to analyze, manage processes and speed up productivity improvement and maintenance work. In 1908, Kanekichi Yasui established Yasui Sewing and Co. that provided repair services and parts for sewing machines. Meanwhile, Masayoshi Yasui inherited his company and renamed it to Yasui Brothers' Sewing Machine Co. In 1928, the company's first product was a chain stitch sewing machine capable of producing straw hats; the machine was popular for its durability compared to German machines at the time. They introduced and began mass production of home sewing machines in 1932, when Jitsuichi Yasui, Masayoshi's younger brother and co-founder of their company, succeeded in developing shuttle hooks.
In 1934, they were renamed Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co. which they subsequently manufacture industrial sewing machines in 1936. Their 200 HA-1 domestic straight stitching sewing machines were exported to Shanghai, being requested by the Japanese government. In 1979, they introduced and manufactured their first computerized sewing machined called ZZ3-B820 "Opus 8", they started making commercial/multi needle sewing machines in 2003 with the introduction of the PR-600. 2010 marked their introduction of a PC design and editing software on their sewing/embroidery machines called PE-Design. In 2013, they introduce a home cutting machine named the CM550DX. For the Japanese market, Brother introduced a sewing and embroidery combination machine called Parie in 2017. On August 7, 2018, Brother revealed their new 2019 sewing machine product lineupat their Back To Business Dealer Conference held annually in Orlando, Florida to commemorate Brother's 100th anniversary since its inception in 1908.
The newest top-of-the-line Brother Sewing/Embroidery/Quilting machine is the Luminaire Innov-ìs XP-1. It features StitchVision technology, which uses light projections to preview a stitch and as well as a 10.6" by 16" maximum embroidery area. Brother diversified into making printers, label printers, MFCs, garment printers, midi sequencers, manufacturing/machine tools, Joysound karaokes in the 1960s. Brother sponsored Manchester City Football Club from 1987 until 1999, one of the longest unbroken sponsorship deals of any English football club. Brother launched their first integrated, pan European advertising campaign in Autumn 2010 for their A3 printer range. Titled ‘141%’, referring to the ratio between paper sizes A3 and A4. In 2019 Brother's UK subsidiary became co-sponsor of the Vitus Pro Cycling Team, with the team's name becoming "Vitus Pro Cycling Team, Powered By Brother UK". List of sewing machine brands "Brother establishes a new factory of home sewing machine in Vietnam". Brother. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
Bruce Judson is an American author, media innovator, public policy analyst. Judson attended Dartmouth College and received a bachelor's degree in Policy Studies in 1980. In 1984, he received a Juris Doctor from the Yale Law School and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. At the Yale Law School, he was the co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal on Regulation and was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal in 1984. Judson started his career as a consultant and founding member of the New York office of the Boston Consulting Group. In 1989, the Time Inc. Magazine Company appointed him as its first corporate Director of Marketing. After the merger of Time Inc. and Warner Communications led to the creation of Time Warner Inc. Judson's corporate marketing department served as the focal point for Time Warner's initiative to provide advertisers with advertising programs. With the creation of Time Inc. New Media, Judson was appointed General Manager, where he was one of the co-founders of the Pathfinder.
Both Walter Isaacson President of Time Inc. New Media, The Columbia Journalism Review credit Judson with inventing the concept of the Web banner ad, which established the standardized system that enabled the rapid growth of Internet advertising. In 1996, Judson's first book NetMarketing was published, he was named by Advertising Age as one of the nation's "Cybermarketing Leaders." Judson's activities at Time Inc. New Media are described in Burn Rate. Judson left Time Inc. in 1997. He became a Faculty Fellow at the Yale School of Management, by 2007 was a Senior Faculty Fellow. Yale School of Management announced that he would run a management "clinic," offering free consulting to small businesses, he taught on the Yale Publishing Course and as the first entrepreneur-in-residence at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. In 1999, Scribner published, HyperWars; the book asserted that significant changes in corporate strategies would be required for success in the coming Internet era. In 2004, HarperBusiness published Judson's book, Go it Alone! which argued that the combination of software-as-a-service and outsourcing, enabled by the Internet would fundamentally alter the nature of entrepreneurship and small business success.
In the book, Judson asserted that as a result of automated leverage created by the Internet, small groups of people or individuals, working on their own, would be able to build high revenue businesses. The book was recognized by Library Journal as one of the best business books published in the year of its release, while Judson's ideas on the future of entrepreneurship was the subject of interviews in The Wall Street Journal and Entrepreneur magazine. Judson partnered with HarperBusiness to test the value of making the full text of Go It Alone! Available free online, with advertising support; this first-of-its-kind effort in book publishing was featured in a US News and World Report cover story. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine dedicated a feature story to the book, its continuing popularity, at a time when the "half-life of business books" is short, while the website LifeHack recommended the book, twelve years after its initial publication, in a May 2016 article. Judson was active in developing independent businesses, including Web-Clipping, the business broadband marketplace Speed Anywhere, a mobile web site development firm.
Judson's book, was published in 2009 by HarperCollins. The book argued that growing and extreme economic inequality in the United States was a societal danger. Judson worked with historical and social science research to construct a model which indicated that unequal societies are characterized by political polarization, lack of trust, political paralysis, a collapsing middle class and political instability; the book appeared two years before Occupy Wall Street led economic inequality to be considered a mainstream political issue, at the time the significance of growing economic inequality was disregarded or seen as unlikely to continue. Judson was subsequently appointed a Braintruster at the Roosevelt Institute, where he launched a column titled Restoring Capitalism for the Institute's website. Articles from the column were syndicated in online media including The Business Insider and The Huffington Post; as of December 2015, Judson was a Senior Adviser to Tern Plc. After working starting in telehealth in 2017, Judson returned to the media business in 2019, joining BritePool, Inc. as Vice President of Communications..
NetMarketing: Your Guide to Profit and Success on the Net ISBN 0-679-77031-3 HyperWars: 11 Strategies for Survival and Profit in the Era of Online Business ISBN 0-684-85564-X Go It Alone! The Secret to Starting a Successful Business on Your Own ISBN 0-06-073113-3 It Could Happen Here: America on the Brink ISBN 978-0-06-188591-4