Google+ The World 2 Come: December 2006

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Company of the Week: ATT

"AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is the largest provider of both local and long distance telephone services, wireless service (Cingular), and DSL internet access in the United States. The current company, which is based in San Antonio, Texas, United States, was formed in 2005 by SBC Communications' purchase of its former parent company, AT&T Corp. As a part of the merger, SBC shed its name and took on the iconic AT&T moniker and the T stock-trading symbol (for 'telephone'). Despite that the corporation is considered SBC renamed, most of its major subsidiaries were part of AT&T prior to 1984, including the Bell Operating Companies and the long distance division."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
AT&T -
AT&T - Digg

AT&T Inc. - SeekingAlpha
Cingular - Engadget Mobile

AT&T - Google Finance
AT&T - Yahoo Finance

See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Media of the Day: BBC

"The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion.

Founded in 1922 as the British Broadcasting Company Ltd, it was subsequently incorporated and made a state-owned but independent corporation in 1927. The corporation produces programmes and information services, broadcasting on television, radio, and the Internet. The stated mission of the BBC is 'to inform, educate and entertain', and the motto of the BBC is Nation Shall Speak Peace Unto Nation."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:


News & Blogs:

BBC Blog Network
The Editors - BBC News
Biased BBC
BBC - Innovation Labs
Richard Sambrook

See also:
Media - The World 2 Come

Monday, December 25, 2006

Video of the Day: The Charlie Rose Show

"Charlie Rose is an American television interview show, with Charlie Rose as executive producer, executive editor, and host. The show is syndicated on PBS. Rose interviews well-known thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists, and other newsmakers. Rose sits with his guests in the stillness of his studio, across his trademark round, oak-hewn table and silhouetted against a distinctive, and oft-imitated, inky-black background. A new one-hour episode airs nearly every weeknight."
Source: Wikipedia

Official site:

The Charlie Rose Show - Google Video

- Clint Eastwood
- Robert De Niro
- Angelina Jolie
- George Clooney
- Warren Buffett
- Zbigniew Brzezinski
- Edward Norton
- Madeleine Albright
- Henry Kissinger
- Lou Dobbs
- James Baker
- Jimmy Carter
- Morgan Freeman
- Bill and Melinda Gates
- Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel
- Jack & Suzy Welch
- Donald Rumsfeld
- Pedro Almodovar & Penelope Cruz
- George Soros
- Arianna Huffington
- Carly Fiorina, former CEO of HP
- Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia
- John and Elizabeth Edwards
- Vinod Khosla
- Richard Branson, Virgin Group
- Terry Semel, Chairman and CEO of Yahoo
- Romano Prodi, Prime Minister of Italy
- Bill Clinton
- Lee Scott, CEO of Wal-Mart
- Jacques Attali
- Barack Obama
- Garry Kasparov
- Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and CEO of News Corp.
- Larry King
- Lance Armstrong
- Natalie Portman
- John Chambers, President & CEO of Cisco Systems
- Bill Joy
- Paul Saffo, Institute for the Future
- Esther Dyson
- Thomas L. Friedman
- King Abdullah, Jordan
- John Doerr, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers / Venture Capitalist
- Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon
- Michael Eisner, former CEO of Disney
- Ana Marie Cox
- Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric
- Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations
- Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India
- Karl Lagerfeld
- Anthony Hopkins
- Walter Mossberg
- Milton Friedman
- Nicholas Negroponte
- Gordon Moore, Co-Founder, Intel Corporation
- Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
- Viggo Mortensen
- Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Chairman, The New York Times Company / Publisher, The New York Times
- Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Chairman, Kingdom Holding Company
- Ray Kurzweil
- John McCain, Senator (R-AZ)
- Mark Cuban
- John Travolta
- Barry Diller, Chairman & CEO of IAC/InteractiveCorp.
- Kostas Karamanlis, Prime Minister, Greece
- Ed Zander, Chairman & CEO, Motorola
- Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan
- Les Moonves, President and CEO of CBS
- John Grisham
- Mikhail Gorbachev
- Laurence Fishburne
- Muhammad Yunus, Founder, Grameen Bank
- Christiane Amanpour, Chief International Correspondent for CNN
- Kevin Spacey
- Steve Case
- Al Gore
- Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors
- Noam Chomsky
- Malcolm Gladwell
- Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group
- David Rubenstein, Managing Director of The Carlyle Group
- Bob Wright, Chairman and CEO of NBC Universal
- Efraim Halevy, former director of Mossad
- Paul Otellini, CEO of Intel
- Eric Schmidt, Chairman & CEO of Google
- Sumner Redstone, Chairman of Viacom and CBS Corporation
- Craig Barrett, Chairman of Intel
- Cate Blanchett
- Sting
- Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey
- Nandan Nilekani, CEO of Infosys
- Jerry Yang, Co-Founder and Chief Yahoo!, Yahoo!
- Scott McNealy, Chairman & Co-Founder, Sun Microsystems
- Sandy Weill, former Chairman and CEO of Citigroup

News & Blogs:
Charlie Rose -

Charlie Rose - Flickr

See also:
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Company of the Week: Publicis Groupe

Keywords: advertising, marketing, PR

"Publicis Groupe (Euronext: PUB, NYSE: PUB) is a multinational advertising and communications company based in France. It is one of the top four advertising groups in the world. Its current president is Maurice Levy. Publicis Groupe S.A. provides traditional advertising, media services, and specialized agencies and marketing services SAMS) to national and multinational clients. Its traditional advertising services principally involve the creation of advertising for products, services, and brands. It also include strategic planning involving analysis of a product, service, or brand compared to its competitors through market research, sociological and psychological studies, and creative insight."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Publicis Groupe -
Publicis - MarketingVOX
Internet Advertising - SeekingAlpha

PUB - Yahoo Finance
PUB - Google Finance

Maurice Levy, Chairman and CEO, Publicis Groupe - Google Video

Publicis - Flickr

Why Madison Avenue is in crisis -


See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Friday, December 22, 2006

Video of the Day: LeWeb3

LeWeb3 -

- Nicolas Sarkozy, French politician
- Niklas Zennstrom, Skype
- Martin Masavsky, Fon
- Dave Sifry, Technorati
- Mena Trott, SixApart
- Shimon Peres, Israeli politician
- Danah Boyd
- Tariq Krim, Netvibes
- Anina,
- David Weinberger
- Francois Bayrou, French politician
- Gil Penchina, Wikia
- Lorraine Twohill, Google
- Reid Hoffman, Linkedin
- Jeff Clavier, VC

- Enterprise 2.0
- Europe vs. Silicon Valley
- Ecommerce 2.0
- Education 2.0
- Is old media dead?
- Love & fashion 2.0
- internet and politics
- internet in China
- Web 2.0 bubble
- communities and media
- the state of the blogosphere
- TV, content and distribution

Official site:

News & Blogs:
LeWeb3 -

LeWeb3 - Flickr

LeWeb3 - Google Groups

Loic Le Meur is a force for good in France and Europe. We need more people and entrepreneurs like him... Keep up the good work, Loic!

See also:
Les Blogs - The World 2 Come
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Company of the Week: Goldman Sachs

Keywords: investment banking

"The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., or simply Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is one of the world's most prestigious global investment banks. Goldman Sachs was founded in 1869, and is headquartered in the Lower Manhattan area of New York City at 85 Broad Street. Goldman Sachs has offices in leading financial centers such as New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, London, Hong Kong, Milan, Sydney, Tokyo,Bangalore and Toronto.

Goldman Sachs acts as a financial adviser to some of the most important companies, largest governments, and wealthiest families in the world. It is a primary dealer in the U.S. Treasury securities market. Goldman Sachs offers its clients mergers & acquisitions advisory, provides underwriting services, engages in proprietary trading, invests in private equity deals, and also manages the wealth of affluent individuals and families."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Goldman Sachs Group -
Investment Banking -

GS - SeekingAlpha
GS - Blogging Stocks
Goldman Sachs -
Goldman Sachs - underthecounter
Banking / Loans -

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) - Yahoo Finance
Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. - Google Finance
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc - CNNMoney
GS - Bloomberg
GS - USA Today

Goldman Sachs - Flickr

Goldman Sachs - Wallstrip


How Banks Work - Howstuffworks

See also:
Company of the Week - The World 2 Come

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Blog of the Day: The Happiness Project

Keywords: happiness

Gretchen Rubin:
"I'm working on a book, THE HAPPINESS PROJECT--a memoir about this year, during which I'm testing every principle, tip, theory, and scientific study I can find, whether from Aristotle or St. Therese or Martin Seligman or Oprah. I’m gathering these rules for living from everywhere I can, and I’ll report what works and what doesn’t. This happiness blog is part of my larger project."
Source: The Happiness Project
[via Ben Casnocha]

See also:
Blog of the Day - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Person of the Day: Plato

Keywords: philosophy

"Plato (c. 427–c. 347 BC), whose real name is believed to have been Aristocles, was an immensely influential ancient Greek philosopher, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens where Aristotle studied."
Source: Wikipedia

News & Blogs:
Plato -


Plato -
Linguistics and Philosophy - MIT OCW

See also:
Person of the Day - The World 2 Come

Video of the Day: CIO Sessions Vision Series on

Keywords: chief information officer (CIO), information technology (IT)

"See and hear what CIOs the world over think about the business of technology and how it's changing the way we live and work. Find out what's driving innovation at Yahoo, what technologies are helping British Airways to meet today's business challenges and how the top CIOs are syncing up with business counterparts and collaborating with COOs and CEOs."

- Giddeon Sasson, Charles Schwab
- John Halamka, Harvard Medical School
- Patricia Morrison, Motorola
- Randall Spratt, McKesson
- David Lister, Reuters
- Victor Kemeny, William Hill
- Paul Williams, Campbell Arnott
- Stephen Tame, Jetstar
- Simon Jennings, Oxfam GB
- Paul Coby, British Airways

News & Blogs:

CIO Blogs
The CIO Weblog


IT and Computing - OpenLearn

See also:
Video of the Day - The World 2 Come

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

The Future of Yahoo

Keywords: Yahoo

1. I think Yahoo should be much more active in Eastern Europe, Turkey, Russia, Brazil and Latin America. Big future growth opportunities.

2. I would love to see more focus on the SMB market.

3. Create a global mobile-based financial platform. I believe this is the next El Dorado.

Taking Yahoo! forward - Yodel Anecdotal
Mobiles in India - Emergic

News & Blogs:
Yahoo -
Yahoo - Techmeme

YHOO - Blogging Stocks
YHOO - SeekingAlpha

Yahoo -

YHOO - EarningsCast

Reorg@YAHOO - Cogmap

Yahoo - Flickr


See also:
Mobile - The World 2 Come

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Company of the Week: Toyota

"The Toyota Motor Corporation, or simply called Toyota is a Japanese multinational corporation and the world's second largest automaker that manufactures automobiles, trucks, buses and robots and the world's eighth largest company. The company's headquarters are in Toyota, Aichi, Japan with factories and offices around the world."
Source: Wikipedia

Corporate site:

News & Blogs:
Toyota -

Toyota - Autoblog
Toyota - Jalopnik

TM - SeekingAlpha
TM - Blogging Stocks

Matthew May/The Elegant Solution Interview - 800-CEO-READ PODCASTS

Toyota - Wallstrip

Toyota - Flickr

Information Technology at Toyota - shmula

See also:
Japan Blogs - The World 2 Come

Quote of the Day: Deng Xiaoping

Keywords: Deng Xiaoping, People's Republic of China

Deng Xiaoping:
"No matter if it is a white cat or a black cat; as long as it can catch mice, it is a good cat."
Source: Wikiquote

See also:
China - The World 2 Come