Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire and Global Risk ...

Was fortunate enough to see Slumdog Millionaire last week. Am a die hard romantic and as a Bombaite (or should I say Mumbaikar) at heart, there is a deep bond with the spirit of that city. The city has been witness to millions of stories of determination and grit in the face of adversity.

The concept of a child swimming through human faeces and yet coming out all charged up, may feel revolting, but such is the state of the global economy right now!....Well ,that's the feeling one gets as you browse through the Global Risk '09 report published by the World Economic Forum. F

inding the glimmer of hope through the maze of risks portrayed across slowdowns in developed and developing economies, deceleration or even drop in infrastructure investments etc., is going to be quite a task!

A concise and well written report, makes for a rather decent read....

To access the report Click Here

Saturday, 17 January 2009

The Future is Bright...The Future is Here...

My first blog post in over 3 months had to be something remarkably refreshing...which perhaps kept me out of action this long.

Barclays has launched a 8,000 sq ft state of the art bank branch in Piccadilly, London, quite recently. Serving their high net worth as well as local business clients, the truly high tech branch breaks new ground as it
is sprinkled with a host of high tech gadgetry including Microsoft surface.

Click here to read more about it....

In these times of recession and gloom, truly great brands and organisations would seek to innovate and revitalise their customer relationships. Touche to Barclays!