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The Global agenda for 2012 – Part A; The Best of the Best we saw

With festive spirits downed on the weekend, it is time to turn over a new page here..A word in writing before we start for the chariot to the center of the Solar plexus…

Best Practices..Banking


Bailout Bull.

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Everything Investment Banking: Hereisthe

Everything Matt and Bess Levine:

Traditional Media: FT, WSJ and (esp the linked Dealblog)

Not so Traditional Paywall friendly, everything before 9: The FTAlphaville team and the Marketwatch team at Dow Jones ( While being 100% free)

The new kings of Stock and Blogroll: The Big Picture ( & Naked Capitalism (Yves Smith)


Best Practices..Social Media

F1rst! t-shirt

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News linkups with jazz and throw(to cuddle up with):  Linked In

Innovative Indian effort in the social sun with Superior Business insight: ADVANTAGES.US ( Us, We, Thy other self, all ye here)

Painful Traditionality and bore maal: Firstpost

Skew and Slant: zerohedge (consumer) , Neilsen (3rd Party vendor, incl IUSA, India, Rest of everyone)

A content humidifer launch: Trap!t (

Best Practices: Dealmaking


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Goldman Sachs: A facebook money go around all for themselves, among others..

SEC: A plethora of $100 mln settlements and the Rakoff threat for a noose to hang ( vs Preeet Bharara and Insider Trading, Senate sub committee and the SAGs, BofA)

Morgan Stanley HR: Comp ratio of 24% for Traders, 61% for Wealth Management and the other ( vs Goldman Sachs stuck at 44% and HSBC riding out 30k sackings with 15k appointments)


Best Practices..Marketing and Branding

Logo of General Motors Corporation. Source: 20...

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Advertising Age: Making do with less info and more commentary

Andy Beal: Sticking to best practices

Automobile Industry: For coming out of the slump

Superbowl: A twitter success for all, A Saintly bulwark of Marketing investment effectiveness

IPL: India’s random social engagement unifier, another year of super success on the field ( in marketing terms, not political)

Apple and Amazon: For building up an amazingly digital future print for everyone

Samsung: The new Galaxy and injunctions against Apple in Europe, Knowing the technology behind an innovation for sustenance


Best Practices..China

Linked In




Best Practices..India

The clerk at Davos hospitality counter (India ko bahut pasand hai)

Neeraj @ ET Now

Udayan Bose and that enigma @ 9 am, NSE Pre Open

The reform gene

Economic Growth without the yield curve


Best Practices..Europe

EBA’s stress test transparency

Rinse and Repeat

Without recession at -0%

A strengthening Euro


Best Practices..Infrastructure providers and Vendors

On the Web

Blogging best practices: Zemanta

Ranking best practices: Postrank ( now a Google company)

Content: Best Platform:- Posterous

Content most popular alternative to Twitter: WordPress

Content and Shroud: Twitter failing to put up or shut up

WTO: The eternal Smog and swirlish..

Zynga: A great way to strategise, socialise and aggrandize your brands

Diwali:A new choice of name for Latam music/ rock bands


Off the Web

Ebay, Playbook, Nook and iPad: Available near you

Apple retail and Luxury retail sales

India: Delhi Metro ( Airport Direct)  / Namma Metro (Bangalore)

China and Brazil at Cannes 2011

India: Robot vs Ra.One

China: Avatar vs Avatar (Chinese)

Oscars: Cars2, The Beaver, Jodie Foster, The Artist, Midnight in Paris ( haven’t got a hold of any of them yet!) , Happy Happy, The Guard, Oregon


Best Practices..Sports, TV and Music

Producer Jerry Bruckheimer discusses Prince of...

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But seriously..(for good music and entertainment content)

CSI (India season 6/10, USA : New seasons) – Jerry Bruckheimer

IPL/NFL (The new and the old of sports domination)

F1: IF it crosses the rubicon -emerald: After India(rubicon -diamond), it has to restart in the USA to return a Total domination outcome

Bruno Mars and Coldplay ( confession: Google search ,,  a leaning toward a good sound) and ofcourse the phenomenon of Justin Beiber

News (Reminds you of a coming digital and electronic (car) life experience




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