Vol. 2 /Iss. 2 7.23.12
THE CAREER ISSUE
AS I SAT DOWN TO WRITE THIS LETTER TO YOU I FOUND MY THOUGHTS WERE SCATTERED AND VARIED. THERE’S JUST SO MUCH TO TALK ABOUT. SO I THOUGHT I’D CONDENSE MY THOUGHTS INTO A LIST INSTEAD: VOTE – ITS YOUR RIGHT, DUTY AND OPPORTUNITY. OCCUPY THE VOTE TAKE NOTICE – OUR CITY, COMMUNITY AND NATION IS SHIFITING ADVOCATE – BE THE CHANGE, BE THE VOICE, BE A RESOURCE CHALLENGE – YOURSELF, YOUR PEERS AND YOUR HATERS COLLABORATE – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RESOURCES AROUND YOU RISE – TAKE THAT NEXT STEP IN YOUR CAREER, DREAM AND CALLING JOIN – TAKE PART IN THE MOVEMENT BE ENCOURAGED AND ENJOY THE ISSUE! GOD BLESS, VIRGINIA A. CUMBERBATCH AAULYP PRESIDENT CHECK OUT PRESIDENT CUMBERBATCH’S THOUGHTS ON THE INTERSECTION OF FAITH AND PHILANTHROPY IN THIS MONTH’S
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BEYOND OUR BORDERS A World Perspective of Community Through Ayiti, Haiti
It is self evident that we are all citizens of the world. The challenge is to be an engaged world citizen, aware of and interested in the cultures, economies, and politics of our ever increasingly interdependent and interactive societies. I was born and raised in New York City, went to school in Manhattan, the Bronx, Massachusetts and travelled/moved a lot in between. My travels have taken me to a lot of different places – 4 of 7 continents and 16 countries – which is not too shabby for a self-‐proclaimed City kid. I think I have seen a lot and learned a lot about the human capacity for survival, how the rich like to do it and how the poor seem to manage it. Many of us, indeed you and I, have privileged access to real time news and information (anything from our computers). It becomes more apparent that our consciousness of what we do with this intelligence must become trained to separate what should resonate opposed to the rest (which can be interesting but is largely desensitizing in the grand scheme). Though we cannot all pick up and travel to the corners of the globe that peak our interests, we certainly can all care and actively contribute to those places even when not physically present. I went to Haiti to explore the proposition that some of the more intractable problems in the world would be well addressed by entrepreneurial businesses. This was a remarkable time for me, working alongside an energetic team of people for La Mabouya Fondacion, a Haitian development organization. I conducted socio-‐economic research, helped write business plans, and engaged in fundraising and partnership development for a large community trash collection and sanitation center in Jacmel.
By Kiel Bonhomme
Until traveling to Haiti I had not worked with or for the people I’d so often and closely “analyzed” along my travels, which means I probably haven’t actually known much about anything. Being able to live a provincial lifestyle with Haitians who make a living on the land was an amazing experience and a presented a very rare insight into a country that is largely understood through the international media’s coverage of Port au Prince. When the mainstream media rhythmically bludgeons us with stories to the tune of “disaster,” “death,” “destruction,” “disappointment” as is the case with Haiti since 2010, we young people are quick to change the channel, open or close a browser window. I think we have all experienced the moment when we cannot handle the breadth of the world’s distressing issues. The thoughts roll out… “How can anyone really help the hurt millions? “The cause seems noble, but is that enough reason to break out the plastic this time?” “Every solution will be temporary – Syrian people will keep dying, Kony won’t really be caught, Israel & Palestine’s conflict is just the way it is, Haiti is doomed.” Larger, financially powered groups take on the issues while we ponder, and they subsequently reward us with a transitory “good Samaritan” sensation after processing our transaction. “The money is headed toward X, where my chosen group will use it to do right! Or not…or I really won’t know because I did what I could, and what more can you ask of me?” Truly, not much more. Of course traditional aid, in the form of donations from governments, companies, and individuals, has saved countless lives and continues to play an important role in addressing these issues in Port-‐au-‐Prince, and across the country. The social campaigns run via Twitter and Facebook support these messages well, and the
reported outcomes are favorable. Publicize your cause a couple times on your FB account and you’ve done your bit. Not quite. The underlying problems of the world will not be addressed by people of all cultures twittering in 140 characters, nor by updating a Facebook status -‐ no matter how persuasive the presentation or clever the line. The next step the world citizen can and must take is directly inspiring their spheres of influence, whether it’s their fami ly, friends, team, co-‐ workers business or community. Social media is one channel of expression, but the traditional tete-‐a-‐tete conversation cannot be understated. The Internet has in many ways made the reach of global aid more pervasive, but has drained many of us of our drive to get out and lend a non-‐digital hand where we can. More importantly it’s desensitized us to the call to action – instead we believe our “awareness” our dedication to being informed via twitter and news blogs exempts us from the actual work and contribution. And yet the awareness part is half the battle. Raising awareness starts with one person. Whenever the opportunity arises, engage those who are connected to the issues to trade perspectives and build a composite of thoughts, feelings and information. But in order to become engaged citizens, we have to internalize everything, allow yourself to be affected. In a country wherein the populace gets by on relatively little daily money, creativity flourishes not simply because the people are talented, but because often it is necessary to be inventive with limited resources in order to solve problems quickly. It is extremely important to know the mental state of the country and people you aim to help, and as a new friend told me one night, “Haiti will change you before you change it.” The world’s issues can in part be mitigated by the capacity to listen to others in their native language, to reciprocate meaningfully, respectfully, and fluidly. Furthermore we must all feel activated and dynamic in our approach to supplying aid. During my time outside of Jacmel Haiti I worked alongside provincial Haitian men and women, young and old who adamantly stated their desire to work. These people do not spend their time treasure hunting for handouts, they roar for a hand up.
For more articles on Kiel’s work in and perspectives on Haiti go to Ayitipapperi.wordpress.com Kiel is a City kid (as in THE City, New York City), a skillful soccer player and attended Williams College with President Cumberbatch.
Photos courtesy of Kiel Bonhomme
WHAT’S HAPPENING POLITICAL TICKER SUMMER EDITION Although the Presidential Election is on everyone’s mind, the AAULYPs want to make sure we all stay in- the-know on the local and state political current. Local lobbyist and YP A.J. Bingham breaks it down for you. The Texas political landscape became somewhat clearer following the state Democratic and Republican primaries on Tuesday, May 29.
As some may recall, party primary dates were originally set for March 6, however ongoing litigation in federal court over the 2011 legislatively approved redistricting maps kept the date in flux.
With A.J. Bingham
Additionally, what maps would ultimately be approved caused several incumbents to reverse previously announced retirements. Acting at the behest of a federal judge, state party leaders submitted information on timelines and schedules needed for political conventions so the judges could make a decision on the primary election date, which ultimately was finalized as May 29. At the state House and Senate race level, there was an unprecedented number of incumbents not seeking re-‐election, with thirty members deciding not to return in the House and four in the Senate. Of legislators not seeking re-‐election there were several key members lost, notably concerning education. As some may recall, party primary dates were originally set for March 6, however ongoing litigation in federal court over the 2011 legislatively approved redistricting maps kept the date in flux. At the state House and Senate race level, there was an unprecedented number of incumbents not seeking re-‐election, with thirty members deciding not to return in the House and four in the Senate. Of legislators not seeking re-‐election there were several key members lost, notably concerning education. In the House this included Reps. Scott Hochberg (D-‐Houston), Vice-‐Chair of the House Public Education Committee, and Joaquin Castro (D-‐San Antonio), Chair of the House Higher Education Committee. And in the Senate, Sen. Florence Shapiro (R-‐Plano), Chair of the Senate Education Committee. Additionally, Sen. Steve Ogden (R-‐Bryan), Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, retired. Notably, the primaries also saw Rep. Rob Eissler (R-‐The Woodlands), Chair of the House Public Education Committee, defeated by Tea party-‐backed challenger, Steve Toth. In all, 17 House members are facing runoffs in July, with 17 newcomers winning outright because of no opposition on the November ballot. One senate race to watch in the November elections will be between Sen. Wendy Davis (D-‐Fort Worth) and challenger state Rep. Mark Shelton (R-‐Fort Worth). Sen. Davis, running for her second-‐term has been viewed as a GOP target due to her districts heavy Republican concentration. As one of 12 Democrats comprising the 31 member Senate, her seat is seen as key to maintaining a Democrat voting block (it takes a two-‐thirds majority to vote on measures in the Senate).
At the federal level, Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett defeated his two primary opponents for the newly drawn, CD-‐35, with 73.22% of the vote. The nine-‐term congressman sought re-‐election after his former district was redrawn to favor Republicans. He will face Republican Susan Narvaiz in the general elections on Tuesday, November 6. In the GOP primary battle to replace retiring Texas U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Tea party-‐supported former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz will face a runoff election on Tuesday, July 31. While Lt. Gov. Dewhurst had been considered the front-‐ runner since declaring his candidacy, Mr. Cruz was able to garner 34.23% of the vote to his 44.60%, forcing a runoff between the two. Former Dallas Mayor and candidate Tom Leppert took 13.33% of the vote. And then there is still of course a Presidential election. GOP contender Mitt Romney officially secured the Republican presidential nomination with 68.98% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul took 11.94% of the vote. President Barack Obama received 88.21% of the Democratic primary vote. Again, KEY VOTING DATES are as follows: Runoff elections for both parties will be on Tuesday, July 31, and the general election will be on Tuesday, November 6. A.J. is a lobbyist in Austin and one of Austin Monthly’s 2012 Bachelors. Check out the issue styled by YP Board member Graham Cumberbatch this month.
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With YP Professional Development Committee
This summer's edition of The Young Prophet is focused on career development. We've scoured the internet and found articles that you'll find insightful whether you're comfortable and content in your current position or looking to the climb the corporate ladder or expand your professional opportunities. Additionally, we spent some quality time with Austin business leader and entrepreneur Edward Kargbo. While the national job market continues to struggle with the most recent unemployment rate reported at 8.8%, Austin's job market has remained resilient reporting only 5.5% unemployment. And as we learned from Edward there's no better way to invite opportunity than to be prepared and positive. If you find the information in this edition useful or have valuable career advice to offer to other YP's I encourage you to get involved in our Career Development Committee. Our next meeting will be Thursday July 26th at 7 p.m. at the Four Seasons. For more information or to get more connected to the professional development work we are doing contact me at email@example.com. Verick Cornett AAULYP Professional Development Chair Verick works in finance, is training for a triatholon and wants you to join him on the PD committee.
Interview with Austin Entrepreneur EDWARD KARGBO
Interviewed By Priscilla Suggs
Achieving successful career growth is a challenge that many young professionals in the working environment face today. Determining what steps to take to advance professionally and which career opportunities to pursue are often difficult. We met with Edward Kargbo, a young professional in the Austin community to illustrate how he developed professionally and to share his perspective on what key factors enabled him to achieve early career success. Currently, Edward is the President of Greater Austin Transportation Company (GATC) which sells services to Independent Contractor Taxi-‐ Cab drivers and maintains the Yellow Cab brand in Austin, Texas. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and is the former President of the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce. Edward is also an entrepreneur and is a partner in two startup companies: TKO Swim School, a school that provides swimming lessons to youth in the Austin community and ICG Group, LLC (www.iChooseGolf.com), an online fantasy golf sports gaming venture. Edward is a 2012 finalist for the Austin Under 40 Award in the Business and Entrepreneurship category. YP: During undergraduate, what did you study? EK: I primarily studied History, dabbled in Philosophy and participated in a summer Business Management Program at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
YP: How did you get your first job? How did your education influence your first position? EK: It was a combination of entrepreneurism, volunteer work and networking. I began playing professional indoor arena football in Austin Texas and then started a youth sports program called Exposure Sports. While working with youth, I began networking with
families and the community. And while coaching a youth team, I met a venture capitalist, the president of the Greater Houston Transportation Company (GHTC) who exposed me to a new opportunity. My Education, Family background and personality made the opportunity I received a perfect fit. YP: How did your early level positions contribute to your professional development? EK: I wasn’t afraid to fail, took on responsibility and always worked with people; I was always coaching and being coached, teaching and being taught. Studying Business Management helped develop my business sense and having parents that drove cabs while they were working towards their MBA introduced me and exposed me to the industry. I went through a management development program when I first started working for the GHTC which helped me to learn about the company and understand company operations. YP: As an entry level employee, how did you distinguish yourself as someone capable of assuming increased responsibility? EK: I was willing to take on challenges others might not be willing to and I was willing to be held accountable for my work. I made the sacrifices to put in the time necessary to be successful; time is our most valuable asset and we have to manage it accordingly. I worked on a large project where our company adopted a middle school in HISD that provided after school programs. I helped build the program from scratch and organized different activities such as tutoring sessions and exposed the youth to higher education through field trips
and college visits. The program was a success and it demonstrated my leadership capabilities. I also successfully operated the shuttle division in our company and expanded operations and established a limousine line. YP: How did you transition from an entry level position to management position? EK: After establishing that I could be successful in all challenges that I was presented, the transition was pretty quick. Essentially, 9 months into the management development program, my work stood out enough that when opportunities came up I was the person the Board of Directors considered unanimously and immediately. I was offered to serve as the General Manager for the Greater Austin Transportation Authority and once the president retired, it was unanimously decided that I fill the position. YP: What are key characteristics of successful managers? How did you develop your managerial style? EK: Successful managers are always looking to improve things, they’re good at communicating (listening and explaining), and they motivate/inspire people. My “style” was developed over 20 years of participating in team sports by being a teammate and being coached. I also developed my style through lots of reading -‐the more you know the better you can relate to people. Bell Hooks, Nikki Giovanni, Maya Angelou are all authors that helped me gain a better understanding on how to relate to people. YP: What sparked your interest to become an entrepreneur? What has your experience as an entrepreneur been like? EK: I believe a part of the American dream is controlling your own destiny
and in addition to that I believe if you learn and understand how to help yourself you can teach and assist others better. YP: How has being a black professional in Austin, TX influenced your professional experience? EK: I’m fortunate to be in Austin at a time of such great development and my experience as a minority is that I get to contribute my voice and services from a unique perspective. Austin has been a very welcoming city, and I’ve engaged myself by getting involved with different organizations and letting my voice be heard. YP: How would you describe your social experience here in Austin? EK: Austin has become my home. The people are youthful, vibrant, engaging and interesting. I’ve never had a problem making friends and I find so many great people and personalities to connect with in this town. YP: In terms of your philanthropic efforts, what charitable activities do you
actively support in the Austin community? How do you believe your efforts have impacted the community? EK: I actively participate in Austin Young Chamber of Commerce, Big Brother, Big Sister (BBBS), The Seton Fund –The Fifty, The Young Men’s Business League (YMBL) of Austin and Sunshine Camps. My wife and I have actively served as couple mentors for several years in Austin with the BBBS. As apart of The Fifty, I advocate for the improvement of Brackenridge Medical Center and the growth of academic medicine while engaging others in the community to do the same. And for several years, I have participated with the YMBL of Austin and we host sunshine camps which fundraise for under privileged youth. Participating on the Founding Board for the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my philanthropic efforts. Working with like-‐minded professionals to help establish the organization and taking responsibility to get things done has been a rewarding experience and had a significant impact on the community.
What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume
From Business Insider
Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-‐making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on candidates. The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-‐week period to "record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task."
In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education. The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters' eye movements. The one on the right was looked at more thoroughly than the one of the left because of its clear and concise format: With such critical time constraints, you should make it easier for recruiters to find pertinent information by creating a resume with a clear visual hierarchy and don't include distracting visuals since "such visual elements reduced recruiters’ analytical capability and hampered decision-‐making" and kept them from "locating the most relevant information, like skills and experience."
Resume Hot spots | Where Recruiters look the most
Reinvent Your Career by Writing Your Own Narrative A topsy-‐turvy world like the one in which we live offers us tremendous opportunities. But to tap them, we must remove the barriers within ourselves. The crucial barriers are the ways we compartmentalize our experiences — keeping them uniquely bound to one kind of job or career. Avoid such compartmentalization. Break open those compartments and mix all of your experiences, knowledge, and skills into the precise blend that makes a new you. Not long ago, I had a respected executive recruiter tell me I needed to "climb in a box" — drastically narrow what kind of work I was seeking to do in a new career move in order to get potential employers to fit me into one of the boxes they needed to fill. In effect, he was telling me that my various experiences, skills, and career narratives were mutually exclusive. I think that he was giving me dangerously wrong advice. Isn't real innovation supposed to blow through thresholds to create something of new value? I've made two major career moves in the span of four years. I left journalism to work with a Big Pharma CEO as his counselor for strategic affairs and then transitioned to doing industry analysis and thought leadership. In those instances in particular and throughout my life the consistent surprise was how I could draw on
By Christopher Bowe
different skills and experiences to reinvent myself and create the optimal mix much like musicians use sound mixing boards to create the best sound. (My first pursuit as a young man was to be a rock musician.) A mixing board is a large, imposing console with hundreds of dials and sliding faders to control volume. They are arranged in columns that control each instrument. A band playing music, whether live or recorded, uses a mixing board to blend in the precise tone and volume of each instrument, including voices, to make a complete sound. When mixed well, the music sound is transformed into something bigger and better than the sum of the individual instruments and voices. To use this as a template for personal innovation, visualize each of your experiences and skills in life as an instrument controlled on a sound mixing board. What if this experience were "louder" and this skill were "quieter"? What kinds of old experiences from divergent things could be used in new ways to change the overall "sound" of you? Here are two simple examples of past experiences I've "mixed" higher to innovate me. I worked at a wastewater treatment plant (the sewer plant, we called it) as a summer job way back. One day a pony-‐tailed veteran named Fred gave me some
advice: "If they ask if you can drive the bulldozer, you drive the bulldozer." I brought this experience much higher into my focus when going to Big Pharma to work for the CEO. Without it, I might never have even positioned myself for the role. Another singular example is with performing skills. Previously my career roles meant that I was in maximum listening mode. Although I had them, stagecraft-‐performing skills were virtually muted for decades in my mix until recently. Mixing these
Are You A Kobe Or A Durant?
higher has helped me to be comfortable taking a new tack in being on stage more, presenting analytical ideas and thought leadership. The permutations of building a new innovative mix of you are nearly endless. In a real-‐time career, as in live music, a mix does not stay static. Different parts of different songs require changes in feeling, tone, and volume. Similarly, one should always be prepared to tweak the "volumes" of what makes you valuable to your audience at the time.
From Personality Branding Blogs
LeBron James may have won the league MVP award for this year but it’s the two players that challenged him for the title this season whose stark differences caught my attention. With Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, no one argues their skill level, work ethic, or desire to win championships. What does get debated, are topics of selfish vs selfless, team vs individual, and what it takes from a star player to win championships. With..personal branding, you should make the most out of the time when the spotlight is on you. Kobe takes this form of self-‐marketing to an extreme. All teams in the NBA know that 99% of the time he will be taking the game’s last shot, especially in high-‐pressure situations. He is also the one who basks in the glory of his accomplishments even if his team did not fare as well. Durant, on the other hand, is almost too nice, too unselfish. His overt team
mentality is illustrated by one of his most recent quotes in the Thunder Rumblings – “I trust my teammates, no matter if they miss 20 shots in a row”. He also has admitted that at times he may have made the wrong decision in the name of unselfishness. Being that it is now the playoffs, a different approach may be worth considering. To compare it to an office situation, while you may be the only person in your position, your actions
contribute to the goals on the entire department or company. Are you the one that feels it’s more important to take the necessary steps to make sure you as an individual stand out? Or do you feel the best way to have your impact emphasized is by calling attention to the accomplishments of others on your team? and giving credit where credit is due. Many have noted that the way Durant operates can only take him so far. That is unless he adopts Kobe’s attribute of stepping firmly into the spotlight as the
Perhaps perfection is somewhere in the middle for you, Kobe, and Durant. Kobe is nearing the end of his prime and, frankly, might not have many “MVP talk” seasons left. That is unless he adopts Durant’s attribute of having a team mindset with passing more leader, and takes the shots he should have been taking all along. So, are you a Kobe or a Durant? Do you know the necessary changes needed to help you achieve your own “MVP” dreams?
Get More From Your Summer Fridays
From The Vault
The summer is finally here! For a few lucky ducks, it also signifies the first of a weekly phenomenon: the summer Friday. Whether you're getting a half or a whole day off, or nothing (but scrambling to leave before the sun goes down) we've got some tips to help you get out of the office and onto the beach a little faster. 1. Frontload your week The assignments you're dreading are the ones most dangerous to your beach time. Identify what you're most likely to procrastinate, and put it at the top of your to-‐do list. Save easy, administrative stuff for Friday mornings. If you don't get to it, it won't be the end of the world—and you can daydream about the beach while you sort those files. 2. Automate the personal stuff You'll likely be working a few extra hours the rest of the week, which means longer nights and less time for chores at home. Resist the urge to let this stuff bleed into your Fridays. Instead, get proactive and plan to deal with little nuisances ahead of time—order your groceries online, do drop off service your laundry, set auto-‐pay for your bills, and draft an "out of the office" message so you won't have to guiltily respond to every email that comes in after 3pm on Friday. 3. Time Yourself Using your office closing time as a deadline, draft a to-‐do list, and make a rough estimate on how long each item should take. Then start
the clock. Whether you use the alarm on your phone or a playlist that lasts about the length of working time you need, stick to your limit for each task. Then, give yourself a 5 minutes grace period, and move on. 4. Plan ahead Summer is definitely the season of spontaneity, so don't let poor planning hold you back. Stock your desk with the following: Toothbrush, sunscreen, swimsuit, flip flops, toiletries, and a casual change of clothes. Pack it all in a ready-‐for-‐the-‐beach bag and you'll be ready at a moment's notice for weekend fun. Even if there's no time to stop home first. 5. Say yes—or--no more often Sometimes, by the end of the week, we're too burned out to even use summer Fridays. Use your judgment here. Should you give yourself the push to do something social, or is your time better spent at home with a margarita? It's really up to you. Just keep in mind that summer is short, and half-‐day Fridays are a brief opportunity. Take complete advantage of them. And have fun!
Leadership Empowerment Institute Conference July 27 | 8 am – 5 pm http://www.austinblackmba.org/ The Leadership Empowerment Institute (LEI) conference, presented by the Austin Chapter of the National Black MBA Association, is scheduled for Friday, July 27, 2012, from 8 AM until 5 PM CST at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center! This extraordinary full-day conference will inspire and motivate today’s up and coming business leaders through its conference theme: “The Power of Presence and Sharing the Vision for Leadership.” August General Body Meeting | Occupy the Vote August 13 | 6:30 – 8 pm Join us for a look at the issues from experts from each side. Then learn how to become deputized to help make sure everyone is equipped to vote this November. 2012 NCNW Women of Color Business Workshop August 25 | 9 am – 3 pm http://www.ncnwaustin.org/ Back to School BBQ August 18 | Afternoon For more info and to volunteer | firstname.lastname@example.org Join the AAULYPs for our annual Back to School BBQ. We’ll bring the delicious food and entertainment, you bring back to school supplies for child ren and families in need. Let’s impact by making sure Austin students are fully prepared to excel and achieve. YP Fundraiser September 11 | Applebees More info | email@example.com Stay tuned for details Whitney M. Young Conference October 14-16 | Atlanta, GA More info | firstname.lastname@example.org | http://www.nulyp.net/ Not going to the national conference next week? Join the AAULYP Board and YPs from across the country as we build our leadership skills, learn more about the movement and engage in 3 days of amazing activities and festivities.
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