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The Marquee Club in London was the venue and I happened to be there at the time though I can’t remember why. Someone probably dragged me along and I remember thinging “these guys could make it big”. Indeed the Rolling Stones are now one of the world’s Business Super Brands – as well as being […]

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In the face of a declining market share and losing out heavily to Pepsi Cola the senior management of Coca Cola commissioned a major market research exercise. The results indicated that consumers wanted a sweeter flavour either sugar-based or using artificial sweetener. But the research didn’t suggest that a new recipe should totally replace the […]

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an English-language international daily newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company in New York City with Asian and European editions. It has a worldwide daily circulation of more than 2 million and over 1 million paying online subscribers. Its main rival as a daily financial newspaper is the London-based […]

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On 7th July 2000 Amazon.com announced that they had pre-sold over 400,000 copies of “Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire,” making it the biggest selling book in e-tailing history. At exactly 12:01 a.m. on July 8, J.K. Rowling’s fourth installment of her Harry Potter series was released in the UK and in the United […]

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On July 5, 1946 French model Micheline Bernardini paraded onto the runway  at a poolside fashion show in Paris wearing a two piece bathing costume. A number of American fashion correspondents were both shocked and titillated by the model’s skimpy attire. Although archaeologists had discovered wall paintings depicting women wearing two-piece costumes it is generally accepted […]

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On 3rd July 1924 Clarence Birdseye founded “the General Seafood Company” later to become “Birdseye Frozen Foods”.   As a young scientist working in the Arctic on behalf of the US Government Clarence Birdseye wasn’t surprised to note that freshly caught fish placed on the ice and exposed to the wind, immediately froze solid. What […]

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