September 05, 2007

Thursday Trivia

here goes the second Thursday Tivia, a weekly series to enrich your grey cells with business trivia

•Donald trump Wrote Surviving at the Top just before his company plunged into bankruptcy

•The biggest live audience ever recorded was one billion people for the Chinese New Year celebrations gala shown by Chinese state govt broadcaster CCTV.

•M&A accounted for 34% of all company name changes among US companies in 2006

•The Swiss watch industry has had a specialized horizontal structure in which producers of movements and producers external parts supply their products to assemblers, called "etablisseurs", who put them together and make complete watches and clocks.

•In the 70’s Ralph Lauren introduces his women’s wear line, inspired by his wife who would go into boys stores for shirts and hacking jackets.

•Japanese people buy over 40 percent of luxury goods worldwide.

•Ex-American, President Dwight Eisenhower discouraged May Day protests by proclaiming May 1 as "Loyalty Day."

•Volvo is offering a tool to help drivers realize when they are too drunk to drive.Its Alcoguard device tests alcohol levels in drivers and will be available as an option on its 2008 Volvo S80, V70 and XC70 models

•Steve "Woz" Wozniak changed his name into Rocky "Raccoon" Clark to complete his Berkeley degree to avoid any untoward publicity or recognition due to his industry celebrity status. Wozniak created the pseudonym using his then wife's maiden name, Clark, and his dog's only name, Rocky.

Stay tuned for next weeks special on college dropouts who built successful business empires

shoot a mail or drop a comment if u know any trivia of college drop outs..even names will do

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