An interesting take on the growth of the celebrity executive. How different would these people be from the reclusive billionaire Ingvar Kamprad owner of IKEA? We would say we are wary of big noting executives that make more money on the speaking tour than their companies do each year.
There have been a large number of predictions of a bust in 2010. Which sector will go first? People in Vancouver are worried about their homes losing value. Will social security be the next area to start struggling ? A bit of google-fu shows more people are talking about a bust than a boom. One thing is that predictions of doom and gloom can often bring on worse conditions that a positive outlook. Either way we know that business that keep growing their marketing activites through a bust end up stronger on the other side.