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China's Latest Food Scare
The parents of three girls in Hubei China claim the infant milk formula their babies drank caused them to grow breasts.
 
But tests by government health officials indicate that the milk powder in question ? Synutra b .. 16903 read, 169 comment .. [More]
 
 
(Redux)PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Bridging the Divide Between Strategy and Execution by Larry Chao
Many executives make the distinction between strategy and execution.  Often‚ when objectives are not reached‚ they blame poor execution.  The preferred choice seems to be mediocre‚ well executed strategy‚ rather .. 88776 read, 3 comment .. [More]
 
 
U.S. Baskeball Pro's Big China Adventure

Stephon Marbury may have found an even more lucrative career than the multi-millions of dollars he made playing professional basketba .. 9316 read, 1 comment .. [More]

 
 
Big Businesses Continue to Beat Us Down

Big businesses have really be clobbering the us lately‚ writes Larry Chao.

If it isn't Wall Street taking advantage of Main Street‚ then it is giants like BP Oil polluting the environnment and getting away with a& .. 11874 read, 1 comment .. [More]

 
 
What I Learned from the World Cup
Teamwork trumps ego.  Spain won because it played beautiful teamwork.  Yes‚ there were individual stars but non of them really stood out as much as the overall play and the victory.  

The Netherlands also played well .. 8915 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Apple iPhone 4's Big Challenge
It's been reported by Consumer Reports and numerous individuals that the iPhone 4‚ when held a certain way‚ has bad reception.  A poorly designed mobile phone antennae appears to be at fault.

Apple's response so far has b .. 6396 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
(Redux) PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Creating a Sense of Urgency, not Complacency by Larry Chao

For BP‚ the Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis r .. 7551 read, 1 comment .. [More]

 
 
Today's Economic Uncertainty Makes Waiting the Kiss of Death
The ups and downs of global financial markets over this last quarter have made nervous investors scurry from equities into safer bets like U.S. Treasuries.  Their rationale:  Just too much uncertainty and fragile economic news‚ e .. 8195 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Curious Case of China's Growth (July 2nd)

Manufacturing purchases have slowed in June‚ indicating that China seems to be successfully prevented its economy from overheating.

I am beginning to believe that China's 9% steady growth for as long as they want is almost a sure .. 7461 read, 1 comment .. [More]

 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: What a Dream and Hard Work Get You
While ?red shirt? anti-government protesters call for reforms to bridge the gap between the rich and poor‚ there are other less well-to-do people‚ who believe there is a better way to solve the problem: Having a dream and hard work.< .. 10808 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Japan's Prime Minister Trips Himself (June 3rd)
4 for 4. 

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama is the fourth Japanese prime minister to resign in four years.

What?s going on here?

In Hatoyama?s case‚ his broken campaign pledge to remove a U .. 6683 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Fidelity Investments Trumps Citibank in Customer Service
Normally I do not tout products or services unless they are extraordinary.

Fidelity Investments is one such service.

Their on-line customer service is unique in that they consistently do a great job.

Their reps have always b .. 6488 read, 2 comment .. [More]
 
 
Sony's Comeback
Howard Stringer‚ Sony's Chairman has announced that Sony is finally on the cusps of breaking into the black and having a profitable year.  

For the past several quarters‚ Sony has suffered under losses totally millions of .. 6199 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
iPad Cracks a Million Sales
iPad just clocked its one millionth sale last Friday.

Astounding‚ but not unexpected.  Not all‚ a lot of products from the mind of Steve Jobs have a way of reaping gold.

Reports are that most people who purchase th .. 6105 read, 2 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Thai Political Crisis Offers Lessons in Chain of Command Leadership
At the time of this writing‚ Bangkok is still under siege by the red shirt protesters‚ who have tenaciously managed to parry every attempt by the government to disperse them. 

While the red shirts methods of pro .. 7148 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 

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