January 29, 2007

pat says now

Pat Says Now a Swiss manufacturer released worlds most expensive computer mouse "Diamond Flower," priced at more than $24,000

January 28, 2007

Dell Theory of conflict prevention

According to "The Dell Theory of conflict prevention" by Thomas Friedman, No two countries that are both part of a major global supply chain, like Dell’s will ever fight a war against each other as long as they are both part of the same global supply chain, because people embedded in major global supply chains don’t want to fight old time wars anymore

(p.s. note the exceptions of the theory are mentioned in his book The world is flat by Thomas Friedman)

January 22, 2007

bgyan # 3

1. cricinfo.com was the brainchild of British scientist Dr.Simon King. In 1993 he starved of cricket at the University of Minnesota, USA. Dr.King used internet to create a site that allowed him to follow middlesex ( a english county team) and England cricket

2. 'Wal-mart pride' is the newly formed organised Group of Gay,lesbian,bisexual and transgender (GLBT) employees at wal-mart

3. According to Warren Buffet, the five most dangerous words in business may be 'everyone else is doing it"

4. Coca Cola Red Lounge is the commercial version of the 'coca cola red room' which was part of the set for American idol

5.Qatar has been blocked from editing any entry on wikipedia due to large voluem of spam and vandalism

6.In his book Perfect enough, george anders painted Carly Fiorina (ex HP) as a lonely heroine battling male chauvinism in an ossified company.

7. marijuna is the largest cash crop in USA. American farmers produce nearly $35 billion worth of this crop annually

8. Mobile bar from smirnoff was named Smirnoff Bar 21 because the legal age of drinking is 21

9. Coca Cola has a virtual agent named 'hank', who answers consumers queries about the company's product?

10. Virgin employees refer Richard branson's method of trusting his own instincts without conducting further market research as virgin system of one (VSO)

Arindam Sanyal - 5, kumar vaibhav - 6, Anant Singhania - 1, amaresh chetan - 4, sarvashree b - 4, Shrinidhi Rai - 1, varadharajan - 1, Nikhil Narayanan - 1, Rohit Jain - 1, Amraesh chetan - 4,
Ramachandran well tried, pawan Daulat 6

Thanks everyone for participating

January 11, 2007

and the credit goes to

Essar Steel was the first Indian company to default on repaying floating rate notes worth $250 million issued to foreign investors in 1999.

January 09, 2007

cost cuttings

Northwest has eliminated free pretzel sticks to save $2 million. In February 2005, American Airlines stopped supplying free pillows for a saving of $300,000 a year.US Airways international business class passengers are forced to make do with Wente Syrah at $13 a bottle instead of Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which costs about $70.

January 06, 2007

so said

“The issues are emotional. The solutions are technical. The decisions are political.” - on Globalisation by a speaker at a conference

worlds first commercial embryo maker

The Abraham Center of Life LLC of San Antonio,is worlds first commercial dealer making embryos. The company has started producing batches of ready-made embryos that single women and infertile couples can order after reviewing detailed information about the race, education, appearance, personality and other characteristics of the egg and sperm donors. The company is using only egg donors who are in their 20s and have at least some college education and only sperm donors who have advanced education, such as a PhD or law degree. Donors will be surveyed on criminal record,family history of mental illness their childhood temperaments, favorite books, adult hobbies and family histories.

January 05, 2007

wal-mart goes green

Global warming can shave up to 20 percent off the world's annual GDP by the end of the century. On the bright side, it will only cost 1 percent of the world's annual GDP to avoid the damage, if we act now.

And Wal-Mart started acting now (finally i read something +ve abt wal-mart in print)
Wal- Mart has recently started offering its workers business cards that are about half the size of the old ones. On the back of the card, Wal-Mart explains its reasoning: The new format uses 50% less paper.

BTW Wal-mart prints 9 million business cards a year

Wal-Mart has also opened two pilot stores that were built with recycled material and use renewable energy sources like solar, wind and recycled vegetable oil.Wal-Mart is going to start replacing the fluorescent lights in its refrigerators, for example, with more efficient alternatives

January 04, 2007

Homedepot ousts chief

Robert L. Nardelli, the chairman and chief executive of Home Depot was asked to leave Hoemdeopt with a exit package of $210 million. Next day Shares of Home Depot rose 2.3 percent, or 91 cents, to $41.07. He earned the nickname "general" — and, hired dozens of former military officers to run stores, a recruitment strategy he introduced at G.E.

believ it or not

privileged pup" pet massage at Ritz-Carlton Sarasota's spa costs $130

for $220 you can give your pup gourmet dog biscuits, an in-room pet massage, a choice of nail buffing or nail polish, a souvenir photo, a brisk walk over Sarasota's scenic Ringling Bridge and a gourmet meal of organic stew and designer water served on a silver tray

Americans spend about $38.4 billion on their pets annually, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturer's Association. Spending on pets increased an average of $2.3 billion a year since the association started tracking numbers in 1997

Marketer of the year

MediaPost has awarded Apple their 'Marketer of the Year' award not only for their success with the iPod, but in large part thanks to the 'Get a Mac' ad campaign. more

January 02, 2007

JWT's Top 15 trends expected to define in 2007

According to ad agency JWT, These 15 trends are expected to define 2007:

Skype/VoIP, Wii and the next-generation gaming systems, The business of social networking, Pop-up stores, restaurants and bars, Shrinky Dink technology (TVs are flat and hidden, iPods are down to half an ounce, speakers are smaller and less visible, and so on), The rise of nanotechnology, Sustainable construction/green buildings, Hydrogen fuel cell technology, Veggie-bus: school buses running on biodiesel fuel, Trans-fat fallout, Reality show talent searches, Ohio State's freshman basketball phenom, Greg Oden, Fear of agri-terrorism, Halal foods, Participatory advertising (user-generated advertising and music video competitions)