Apple Beats, Could they make Good Music?

The most likely acquisition of Apple on Beats has caused some noise in Silicon Valley. Why? Not a good match as many observers say while some argue that it’s a deviation from Steve Jobs kind of thinking. Spending instead of saving. Acquisition instead of innovation. Obviously for Tim Cook, Beats is about headphones and streaming…

Pfizer, AstraZeneca ready to ZAP

Pfizer is at it again. After failing last January, Pfizer is again pursuing a takeover of AstraZeneca for $100B. Do you think this would be good for the pharmaceutical industry? Well, more than the enlargening of the eventual organization that would obviously affect its reach, its market – the resources and the expertise that comes…

Sheri McCoy, Avon CEO

Any good Leader who puts himself in Sheri McCoy’s shoes would do the same – Quit. Last February when McCoy was bypassed to head Johnson & Johnson for Alex Gorsky – she resigned from the company she worked for 30 years. Yet almost immediately after she quit Johnson & Johnson, she was taken in by…

Time For A Tiger?

Since Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has gotten out of the way and instead supported Heineken’s take over bid of Asia Pacific Breweries;  all we await now is formality which will come at the extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on September 28 – of course, aside from what the future could be for them. Let’s take a little walk…