Since I’m preparing to head out of town shortly and haven’t posted in a couple of days, I figured I’d share the interesting things I’ve been reading today.
Companies making the news today:
1) Wal-Mart: Would you like some glass mixed in with your trail mix? Yet another reason NOT to shop at Wal-Mart. As if the long checkout lines weren’t enough?!
2) Google: Let’s take China & Baidu on! Baidu has been called the “Chinese Google” for quite awhile, but it seems as though the real Google has had enough of that.
3) GM: Fighting #1 position against Toyota
I’m not anti-American by any means, but I think our car manufacturers need to pay greater attention to our foreign rivals on how to make better cars that people enjoy driving. Mass producing inexpensive junk isn’t the path to success, but that’s all GM & Ford have been doing for years. It’s finally catching up with them, and I hope it inspires them to finally create better products for a change. It may be a little too late though. Can we please put Buick to bed? The 80+ demographic will find another car to drive, likely a Camry though, but that wouldn’t be a bad thing in my opinion. Then again, they might just hold onto their 1989 Buick LaSabre for another ten years.
4) Apple: New product musings
Here are some tips to make your new year happier.
Who is Rachel Ray anyway? Interesting post on the BS Observer. I don’t watch Rachel, but I’m already sick of her because she’s everywhere. I’m all about promoting one’s self as a brand, but there is definitely a fine line between building the brand and over-saturation. It sounds as if Rachel is going to be promoted even more across more product lines. Enough already!
The language of persuasion. Another Conversation Agent blog posting that’s always thought provoking.
Have any thoughts on any of these stories? If so, please comment away!