We went into the Doubleday bookshop
at Fifth Avenue and Fifty Second
Street the other day, intending,
in our innocence, to buy a book, and
found all the clerks busy selling Silly
Putty, a gooey, pinkish, repellent-looking
commodity that comes in plastic
containers the size and shape of eggs.
How an item
in the August 26th, 1950 New Yorker
's Talk of the Town column turned a marketing consultant into a millionare by Christmas. [more inside]
The Yes Men
pull one over on the AP, by convincing them that GE was going to donate
their 3.2 billion dollar tax credit in response to public anger over the fact that they pay no taxes
Ultra-High Bypass (UHB) or "propfan
" jet engines received attention in the late eighties
as an economical
and greener alternative to currrent GTF and ATF jet technologies. Adoption was partially prevented by industry fears that the external propellers would being seen as a step backwards. Evidently, General Electric and NASA are reinvesting in the technology
Sexy hard glistening hot miners
bringing us clean coal technologies and liberating us from our friends in the mid-east. GE greenwashing at its best.
"We're at a tipping point where energy efficiency and emission reductions also equal profitability,"
The world's largest company announces a massive commitment
to the environment. Though not everyone
agrees, both consumers (as suggested by this modern-day protest song
) and market conditions
are making "greener" companies the winners, even in the largest industries
. Is the market the solution to environmental problems?
GE's new ads are great- esp. the piano with water drops. Any other Web ads impress you lately? I presume everybody remembers this thread
The year is 1995, and GE Information Services is looking to sell off its unprofitable online service GEnie. (Here is a rate sheet
.) GEnie Lamp Apple II
offers some thoughts on the sale, and here is a synopsis of the big online services
after GEnie's demise (choice quotes abound!)
The _real_ next President is chosen
... well, of the Fortune 500, anyway. Today, Jack Welch tapped his successor as CEO of the worldest largest and most profitable public corporation, General Electric. As expected, he chose an executive in his early 40's which (with luck) will give GE another king with a 20+ year reign.