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Shinzo Abe's Idiotic Blunder

Last week Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe commented that he felt the 200‚000 women from across Asia‚ who were used as "comfort women" for the Japanese Imperial Army in World War II were not‚ in fact‚ coerced to .. 83840 read, 2 comment .. [More]

 
 
I'm Swear, Nokia Hates the Business User!
I really think Nokia hates me as a loyal consumer.
 
From 1994 till about 2002‚ I purchased seven of them.  But more recently‚ their styles and quality have really suffered.  As a business user‚ non .. 11543 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Dumbest Merger Idea in 2007
Rumor has it that General Motors is flirting with buying DaimlerChrysler?s U.S. subsidiary Chrysler.
 
That would be one of the dumbest business decisions I have ever heard.  Those in favor of a merger argue that combinin .. 4614 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Just Sell the Damn Satellites Back to Thailand!
So now Thai army chief Gen. Sondhi Boonyaratkalin says he wants Thailand to buy back the Shin Satellite PCL stake of the $1.9 billion Shin Corp deal from Singapore?s Temasek Holdings.  He cites national security interests and sharp criticism from th .. 228049 read, 15 comment .. [More]
 
 
One Auto Exec. Who Should be Fired
Excuse me‚ Dieter Zetsche (CEO‚ DaimlerChrysler)‚ but what have your executives been doing over at Chrysler‚ your U.S. subsidiary these past couple of years?  Last year‚ it lost US$1.5 billion.
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PUBLISHED ARTICLE: AMCHAM Banks on Panels to Improve Service
The American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand (?AMCHAM?) has set its sights on improving the value it offers members and the Thai community‚ by enhancing the quality and focus of its special interest committees.
 
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How Landor Screwed Itself (Feb 1st)
Korean Air is suing Landor Associates‚ corporate identity and logo consultant‚ for working with its competitor‚ Asiana Airlines. 
 
According to Korean Air‚ Landor started working with its fie .. 9758 read, 1206 comment .. [More]
 
 
Thailand Allows Generics Drugs to Undermine Patents
The Thai military-installed government announced it would allow generic substitutes for two drugs under patent protection: Plavix and Kaletra.  Plavix is a blood thinner co-marketed by Sanofi-Aventis and Bristol-Myers Squibb and Kaletra is a dru .. 12200 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Hillary Clinton to Run for President
"I'm in and I'm in to win‚" NY Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton said on her campaign website this weekend.  As of today she is favored by 41% of Democrats‚ which is twice as much as the next leading candidate Barack Obama.9099 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Thaksin Speaks Out from Afar
Thaksin was interviewed in the Asian Wall Street Journal earlier this week‚ criticizing Thailand?s military installed government for missteps with the economy‚ particularly introducing capital controls and limiting foreign share .. 11798 read, 2715 comment .. [More]
 
 
Ego is Why Mergers Fail
Ironic. 
 
That is the only way I can describe the unsuccessful merger between two law firms‚ New York?s Dewey Ballantine and San Francisco?s Orrick‚ Herrington & Sutcliffe.
 
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The Slow Death of General Motors
    
In 2007 Toyota will become the biggest automobile manufacturer in the world.  It will supplant GM‚ which has been the biggest manufacturer since 1931.
 
Toyota has forecast .. 3962 read, 3 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Hotel Group's Route to MICE Success
Larry Chao explores how one hotelier connects with clients to gain the competitive edge.
 
Two years ago‚ Starwood Hotels and Resorts Asia-Pacific set up an Advisory Board comprised of key big event organizers and .. 7860 read, 4220 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE (Redux): How the Partner Role is Shifting at KPMG
The post Sarbanes-Oxley era presents leadership challenges to accounting firms‚ which must devise ways of sustaining profitable growth by peaking client interests‚ and retaining the best and the brightest‚ writes Larry Chao. .. 7686 read, 1012 comment .. [More]
 
 
Nintendo's Big Christmas Comeback
Get ready shoppers? the big hit videogame console this Christmas is not Sony?s PlayStation 3‚ but Nintendo?s the Wii.  Priced at about $250‚ the Wii is about half the price of Playstation 3.  By Christmas‚ analysts predict .. 5865 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 

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