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What Do Investors Want?
Champagne corks usually pop if you announce strong earnings. Expensive champagne would be called for if you reported the fourth most-profitable quarter by any company. Ever. Unless you're an Apple investor, apparently. When Apple disclosed its earnings on Wednesday, shares fell more than 11 percent to $450.66. Eeyore understands.
Sometimes even the most careful and respectable personalities are unable to secure their personal weaknesses from the media guys because the media is always in the hunt of things that audience will find astonishing. An example of such a case is Bill Clinton's affair with Monica. I am sure the high profile personalities realize that such a mistake can have devastating effects on their career.
So true. People who are on the spotlight need to be very careful in every thing they in normal life that is visible to external parties. To come in the spotlight is not everybody's luck but even if one does become part of the lime-light, it is no guarantee that he/she will always benefit from it.
Yes, it really depends on what you are -- and want to be -- known for. Minor celebrities, wannabes, and c-listers seem to thrive on the 'fame' they garner for TMZ-style antics that capture the headlines for their 15 minutes (or today, maybe, 5 minutes?) of fame/infamy. Business leaders, however, can not afford to mistake celebrity or reknown for more than what it is: Being known by name isn't necessarily what's important. A reputations takes years to create, and can take only minutes to destroy.
I'm not really that familiar with Warren Buffett's company, but he seems like an "individual." I know it's not that way, but I don't know that Berkshire is really a company with a culture in the same way that Apple is. It's really just his vehicle (and a big one) for his investments.
What do you think about Warren Buffett, @Brian? There has been some talk that it's time for him to hand over the reins... not necessarily new talk, but I know Al Neuharth - founder of USA and Florida Today - likes to go on about it once in a while!
You can't just be clever on social media, that's for sure! When everyone's looking at you and some are waiting for you to take a mis-step
Usually celebrities (and these days even billionaires) do stuff that is perceived as a scandal so that they make headlines. They do think that fame is fame; even if it is bad fame. However, when you are given the title of Sir (as Branson has been given), you have additional responsibility to be clever and not do stuff which hurts your image.
Loved the USB mini fridge idea. One of the most coolest inventions I must say. It will be more a cool to have factor rather than being of much use. I mean how many of us need a mini fridge at our disposal just to keep our drinks cool. Nonetheless, it is a very interesting concept.
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Big-data and analytics tools enable marketers to understand customers as individuals, identifying unmet needs and addressing each customer as a "segment of one," says John Kennedy, VP corporate marketing, IBM.
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