Brand equity is one of the most influential factors in determining and increasing the financial value of a brand and the net worth of its investors. The competitive marketplace has made it necessary for firms to invest in advertising and marketing their product in the most efficient, comprehensive, and memorable fashion – and what better medium to use for this purpose than television, with its extensive reach and its high visibility.
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Some eight decades after its release, Brave New World is still just as relevant as it was back in 1932, probably more so. Aldous Huxley’s dystopia, where achieving universal happiness no matter the cost, was the goal, has many modern parallels. The easiest population to control is one that is satisfied and content and no longer wants for more. And that is exactly what Brave New World introduced to us: a stable nation thriving on superficial and drug-fueled happiness.
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Common Sense Investment Management – contrary to what the name implies, the founder and CEO of the fund of hedge funds has proven the saying right that common sense is not that common. If anything, it is one of the rarest characteristics found in the world, financial or otherwise.
The reason the bidnessmen are saying this about Jim is because he was arrested in a prostitution sting operation five months ago. The irony of his arrest is:
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The Cullinan mine in South Africa has been a great source for notable finds like the Cullinan Diamond, valued at around $400 million, and the Star of Josephine which sold for $9.5 million in 2008. The most recent discovery is a rare blue 29.6 carat diamond which, according to analysts, could fetch up to $33 million or higher at auction. In light of this precious new find, let’s take a look at some of the most valuable diamonds in the world.
Diamonds have always played a huge part in history, and some, like the Koh-i-Noor, are shrouded in legend and controversy, having been passed down through royal bloodlines and helped define nations. Others have surpassed all expectations and have sold for millions depending on their cut, color, and quality. Here are some of the most valuable diamonds ever mined
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The Argentine peso saw its steepest one-day decline since the country’s economic collapse in 2002. The fall threatens to incite a major financial crisis for Argentina.
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Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are facing a 14-count indictment for their alleged financial interactions and dealings with the former head of Star Scientific, Jonnie Williams (JW). Allegedly, Star Scientific was picked as the preferred dietary supplement provider to the McDonnell administration in exchange for “gifts”, more commonly known as donations.
The indictment charges against Bob McDonnell and Maureen include accepting expensive gifts such as a Rolex watch and designer clothes. They were also reportedly loaned a jet, a Ferrari, a beach home and $120,000 in cash by Jonnie Williams. According to the documents presented in court, the couple started soliciting money and gifts almost immediately after they moved into the governor’s mansion.
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Oxfam International’s latest report titled “Working for the Few” outlines the extent of global economic inequality and the impact this is having on developed and developing nations. Oxfam statistics reveal that the 85 wealthiest people in the world are worth $110 trillion put together, and this disparity, if gone unchecked can hamper human progress.
According to the report, a poll conducted among low wage earners in the US showed that 65% people believe laws and economic policies are skewed in favor of the rich at the expense of the poor. There is also a growing concern that the concentration of wealth and power with the world’s richest goes against the norms of democracy by silencing the voice of the majority to cater to the whims of the rich. The report also proposes a number of solutions by asking governments to focus on issues like tax evasion, investing in education and healthcare, creating equal rights and opportunities for women and redistributive transfers.
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Canada is known for many things, its healthcare policy, ice hockey craze, its freezing winters, being polite, and Robin Sparkles. But nobody thought that the country would become the talk of the town because of the antics of one of its citizens, Rob Ford who happens to be the serving mayor of Toronto.
The world first got to know about the crack-smoking and alcohol-swigging mayor in November 2013, when a video was made public showing him smoking crack cocaine back in 2012.
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So I’m on a roll today. On Part 3 of something I never thought I’d write. I’m an extremist, I do everything in excess, so I might just disappear on you one day and stop writing so if you actually like my nonsense, enjoy it before I wake up and wonder why I ever did this.
Now I feel old and so will you if you actually understand what I’m writing about here. This is from March 13, 1999:
“Internet stocks are booming..or so went my observation. Internet stocks peak really high then fall back down but they are then basically stabilizing at higher levels …YAHOO investment challenge days…I shall bring everything into the open in this formal analysis of me, myself, my life, my trading career, my failures, my successes, and most of all where do I want to go?? How do I want to get there??? Why do I want to get there or do that??? Are my priorities correct or should I revaluate them….March 16 more challenge (yahoo investment challenge) entries…apparently the NASDAQ market makers make the shares fall so they can buy more and then they raise the price again….March 19..WNKIM (some yahoo guys name in the challenge)…if you remember days…March 20..be confident and relaxed it is the human psychology of supply and demand that sets market prices…March 29…some entries…”
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I’m already on Part 2. This one is going to be a breeze, I’ll just mostly lift my own writings.
On February 3, 2000, I said (and these are EXACT quotes):
“It is often said to fix something if it is broken. Well…my trading seems to have been broken since I started trading in March of 1999. When I began it was a naive person. It felt as though I were forced into it. Like I needed an escape. Somewhere to disappear. The trading was not even performed on behalf of my own intelligence. It was superficial. It was for show. I liked the money…but what was that money worth when I wasn’t earning it as a result of my own intelligence…well next to nothing obviously because not only was I not earning the money by using my own intelligence but I lost it through my own stupidity. The purpose of the following timeline of my trading career is to fix what’s broken. it’s been almost a year now. I have been humbled and am ready to admit that when it comes to the market I am not nearly as good as I think I am. I am just another participator and I should make the best of it. Just work hard and they say it will come. Well, now it’s not so much about the money but more the challenge.”
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