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Ford Motors Blundering Hire
Alan Mulally?s pay package for joining Ford Motor Company from Boeing is mind-boggling.  In the first year he is scheduled to earn US$20 million.  Apparently‚ that is what it took to lure him from Boeing .. 106886 read, 1 comment .. [More]
Greed Hampering Economic Progress
Last Friday‚ Banthoon Lamsam‚ CEO of Kasikornbank remarked at a seminar at Prince of Songkhla University that education and infrastructure‚ not populist policies were critical for Thailand's future.  

I can just see .. 8296 read, 1 comment .. [More]
Sony's Fall From Grace
Delay of its PlayStation 3 further undermines Sony?s credibility.  Originally scheduled for launch in Europe by this December‚ Sony announced that its PlayStation 3 will be delayed four months.
Seems one of the co .. 10560 read, 10 comment .. [More]
Political Strife Hampers Thailand's Growth
Thailand's second quarter GDP was 4.9%‚ down from 6.1% in the first quarter.  This is not surprising‚ given low levels of external and government investment‚ high oil prices‚ and uninspiring tourism numbers .. 7172 read, 0 comment .. [More]
Want to Live Longer? Stay in School
I read recently in the New York Times that education might have a big impact on how long you live.
According to the article‚ those with more education plan better and are better able to delay grati .. 13244 read, 229 comment .. [More]
When is a Movie Star Not a Movie Star?
Did Paramount Pictures make a mistake jettisoning Tom Cruise?  After all‚ the movie star did help generate over $2.5 billion in sales over his 14 year career with the film studio.  So what's up?

Apparently‚ Sumner Re .. 15453 read, 1 comment .. [More]
ARTICLE: How Hewlett-Packard Sustains Its Brand Glow

Differentiating a brand is often done through traditional advertising and promotion.
  Yet when product performance and value added are questioned‚ product .. 10409 read, 87 comment .. [More]
Matrix Organization Structure Designs are a Cop-out
Companies create complex matrix organization structures because they want individuals to focus and integrate multiple tasks all at once.  Top executives cannot decide what they really want with limited resources‚ so they compromise.
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Avoiding Pitfalls of Executive Coaching (updated)
Great executive coaching demands a combination of counseling skills‚ relevant work experience and the right approach.  Unfortunately‚ many aspiring coaches are more eager than capable‚ writes Larry Chao 4631 read, 0 comment .. [More]
LATEST WORD: Poultry Industry's Fight Against Avian Flu

While cases of avian flu are cropping up in India and Europe‚ Thailand has managed to slow its progress‚ thanks to the combined hard work of the Agriculture Ministry and producers such as Grampian Siam‚ writes Larry Chao .. 11937 read, 2 comment .. [More]

Enforcement of Thai Constitution is the Key

So now the two sides are drawn up...  

On one hand is a defiant Thaksin Shinawatra.  On the other hand is the opposition‚ led by the Democrats‚ Chart Thai and Mahachon parties.  Thaksin is calling for a .. 12441 read, 1 comment .. [More]

Poor Emotional Intelligence Topples Harvard President
Lawrence H. Summers‚ president of Harvard University has decided to resign at the end of the academic year.  The reason why is that his relationship with the faculty had deteriorated to the point where it was destructive to the health .. 13319 read, 1 comment .. [More]
The Terrible Truth about "Competencies"

Let's face it... "Building Competencies" is an complex‚ arrogant management practice used to describe what used to be a simple term: "Building Skills."  But in an effort to complicate the world and char .. 8131 read, 2 comment .. [More]

CP 7-Eleven?s Strategy for Success
With clever placement of stores and upbeat merchandising plans that cater to customer needs‚ 7-Eleven Thailand is running away with Thailand?s convenience store market‚ writes Larry Chao (The Nation).

As t .. 41930 read, 1 comment .. [More]
Sharing Ideas the Source of Growth for 7-Eleven
To spearhead fresh growth‚ 7-Eleven International encourages its local licensees to share new ideas and learn from each other‚ writes Larry Chao (The Nation)

Deep in the heart of Texas‚ at the .. 6958 read, 1 comment .. [More]

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