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Will a Yahoo/Microsoft Marriage Work Out?
Will this 10-year Internet-search partnership between Yahoo and Microsoft work?
 
I?m not sure a Yahoo/Microsoft partnership will enable these two companies to compete more effectively against Google.
 
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Good Luck, Chevrolet
General Motors emerges from bankruptcy this week with four brands in its stable: Buick‚ Cadillac‚ GMC and Chevrolet (or ?Chevy?).
 
A lot is riding on Chevy‚ because it has proven to generate a lot of sales a .. 9101 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
The Slow Extinction of Merrill Lynch
Today?s Wall Street Journal reported that Merrill Lynch has lost 18 investment bankers since Bank of America bought it earlier this year.
 
Everyone is forecasting the demise of the Merrill brand and its tragic fall from grace .. 20172 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: Navigating Turbulent Times
Scenario planning offers CEOs a reliable tool to plan strategy and pivot their organizations quickly during these uncertain times‚ writes Larry Chao.
 
While much of the economic news these days suggests the worst .. 10450 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
World's Best Customer Service Hotline
Siam Commercial Bank just gave me the best customer service experience I?ve had in ten years.  It was so good‚ in fact‚ that I will give you their number just to check it out: +662 777-7777 here in Thailand.
 
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Are GM, Ford and Chrysler Done For?
I am not a car expert‚ but if I am a betting man‚ I think it will take years for Ford‚ GM and Chrysler to resurrect themselves‚ if ever.
 
Sure‚ they have ?restructured? to manage costs and preser .. 11542 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Should News of Steve Jobs's Liver Transplant Have Been Disclosed?
Great to hear Steve Jobs is recovering well from his liver transplant earlier this year.  Not so great to learn that no one told us he had a liver transplant until a few days ago.
 
I do not hold any stock in Apple‚ .. 6895 read, 0 comment .. [More]
 
 
China's Efforts to Censor Internet Access will be Futile
The Chinese government has ordered every computer sold in China after July 1st to have a special filtering software installed to block access to pornographic sites.
 
But critics say that the real reason behind the .. 6922 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Is Ford's "World Car" Idea Just Plain Crazy?
I was about to buy Ford stock‚ but when I heard they were considering making their Ford Fiesta a world car ? one type of car sold all over the world‚ like the BMW 3-series‚ I hesitated.
 
It brings back memor .. 8097 read, 169 comment .. [More]
 
 
Did the Fed Force Bank of America to Buy Merrill?
So now the U.S. Fed is on the hot seat for supposedly pressuring Bank of America to buy Merrill Lynch last December.
 
I do not doubt that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and then Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson wanted the sale of .. 14186 read, 86 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE...Wanted: More Female Brains at the Top
The recession has put a premium on finding the best people needed to run companies effectively. It has challenged the male ego and male dominated corporate cultures‚ and should accelerate more leadership opportunities for women‚ writes La .. 6617 read, 2 comment .. [More]
 
 
Toyota's Alarming Turn for the Worse
Toyota?s sudden downturn is shocking. Only a couple of years ago they were the juggernaut in the automobile industry‚ taking the U.S. auto makers to task by gobbling up their market share with smaller‚ fuel efficient cars. 

Bu .. 7013 read, 22 comment .. [More]
 
 
PUBLISHED ARTICLE: An Unlikely Diva Rocks the World
A stunning singing performance by an unassuming Scottish woman last month on a British television talent show reminds us that anyone who has talent and the guts to go for it‚ can rock the world and finish first‚ writes Larry Chao.&nbs .. 8765 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
Thailand's Economic Crisis and Opportunity
The Thai economy is self destructing.  It seems like those involved in the see-saw battles between the incumbent government and opposition are oblivious of the present economic dangers.  
 
Tourism‚ for exa .. 38610 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 
 
China: A Silver Lining in the Global Economy?
Even though China?s economic growth slowed to 6.1% in Q1 that is still breakneck speed compared to the rest of the world.  Domestic consumer spending seems to be fueling much of this sustained growth‚ as opposed to exports‚ which hav .. 7640 read, 1 comment .. [More]
 

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