All Articles Tagged "economic impact"
(New York TImes) – I get asked this question fairly often, and my usual answer is a polite, “Fine!” I don’t like to bore people with the details of my travails, but I’ve been asked to provide a more thorough answer for my readers, so here goes. How’s business? Don’t ask me that. It doesn’t mean much. When I think about my business, I see it as a collection of different functions that all have to work together. In no particular order, these are: marketing, sales, manufacturing, cash flow, information technology, human resources, and the boss. Over the next few days, I’m going to address them all.
(Wall Street Journal) — South Africa defended itself against criticism about violent crime, disruptive labor strikes and lackluster organization ahead of the 2010 World Cup. Now the country is winning widespread praise after a successful tournament, boosting its ambitions to host other major sporting events. “It’s not the safest country and this was our problem,” said Franz Beckenbauer, a member of FIFA’s executive committee who was one of the people who acknowledged the challenges South Africa was facing in hosting the World Cup, which ended Sunday with Spain’s 1-0 defeat of the Netherlands. “But this organizing committee, with help from FIFA, has done a very good job,” said Mr. Beckenbauer, who won Cups as both a player and coach.