Another guy who might top the next years list is Carlos Slim of mexico, who is backed by the power of his telco coglomerate and ranked 2nd this year. Next comes the wave of Indians, Mittal retaining his rank along with long time foes, the Ambani brothers.
Interestingly 4 Indians dominate the 4 positions out of top 10 which shows the parity in rich and poor of this state. The next winners are the Russian oligarch.
Prince Waleed of Saudi Arabia is pushed back to 19th position, may be his citi gamble not working well this time, we'll see this after some time ;)
So govt has banned youtube presumably because of the cartoon issue, so lets see how long this will last. For now say bye to the time killing and bandwidth munching baby!
I need to point out there needs to be a regulation authority who monitor when such mergers occur, orascom which is notorious for such tactics should be dealth with an iron fist , they have done this with mobilink previously, they are doing something similar to these two companies as well and i am sure like us their other corporate clients are also facing hardship.
The designs are made creatively with subtle humour and showcasing some funny side-ups to present a whole new idea and to denounce the fake brand culture of dolmen center with t-shirts tagging brand names all over them. Similarly socializing some topics through a simple yet unique "t-shirt message". The website named club-nomad.com will be completed soon while pics of the shop will be uploaded to the blog as soon as possible.
The t-shirts are priced nominal with a Rs. 399 price tag to promote custom wear tradition and denounce the fake brands which we proudly wear and advertise for no obvious reasons!
Recently our office staff purchased NIDO powdered milk for tea whitening instead of Everyday, upon consuming it for the first time it appeared as if something is wrong with it as the powderred milk is forming crystals instead of disolving. So the staff contacted the shopkeeper and interestingly instead of offering any refund or replacement they claimed that they have received a similar complain from some 3 to 4 people, however its strict company policy of Nestle not to offer any refund or replacement so he can't help or exchange the product.
It was very disappointing to hear that these multinational companies just know how to mint money out of ordinary and provide products which are sub-standard and not guaranteed to be in their original form, and this can only happen in Pakistan. There is no customer care contact number on Nido bag where a protest can be lodged. So these words are here just to make sure that a protest is registered, instead of sitting idle and accept the wrong practices conducted by Nestle.
Nestle is enjoying a good share of profits in Pakistan. Its milkpak brand is always in such a demand that they put its pricetag above all and most of the time its demand outrun the supply, same is parallel with other products like infant cereals and powdered milk where there is not much of a competition. These people even didn't stop minting money during the earthquake back in 2005, so you can't expect much.
I just posted this in other forum and thought that this is something which speaks from my inside. After working with Goras for past 5 years, i realize their mentality and when i compare it with the masses the difference is very clear. Most of the goras are honest in what they do, they are not emotional, but they are very dedicated, they are not cheaters but they do try to re-invent the wheel and when facts lie in front of you then they accept it.
When a Pakistani will stop cheating, stop stealing and become dedicated in what he/she do then they 'll be in par with all other nations.
Most Pakistanis follow others track, they never try to reinvent the road or make their own path. They set others as example everytime and thats what i call "bhairchaal".
If i'll start something and it becomes a success, the other day 100 people will line-up doing the same thing? Thats the mentality which persist here and without changing it we can't come in par with others.
My opinion is very realistic, by mentioning a bunch of people you can't pride yourself and start blaming "kay ager yai na hota to hum yai hotay". Thats rubbish!
In last 50 years give me a single innovation that has its name assciated with a Pakistani? And we still say "bohot talent hai hamary pass". Yes we have allot of talent and we keep it in pendora box? Stop day dreaming, you have nothing unless you prove it, so its useless to give yourself false hope.
Some of those who does something exceptional choose the wrong path. Take Agha hasan abidi, one who was considered best banker, with his skills he sky rocketted BCCI, and see what happened in the end? A FRAUD that tainted Pakistan with black color.
To maximize growth there are certain key elements that needs to be considered. However its not necessary that growth always is a result of logical explanation.
I'v read a story that google is increasing its headcount by almost doubling it every year and in reply to that Steve Balmer at microsoft exchanged his "All Guns at Google" reviews during a recent conference by pointing its disadvantages. So mr. Balmer google's per employee revenue is still 1 million dollar as compared to Microsoft's 300k any logical explanations to these?
A subsidiary of Logoworks shows a message that the company has been finally acquired by HP, seems like the heat is on in this sector and lets see how many more to go?
As the need for affordable logo design is in demand and companies like HP sees a much broader vision by expanding their core business to SME's through this platform, after all you'll be going to print your stationery after getting the logo? So this seems to be a perfect match.
Guess our company will be looking for opportunities after this as it has its firm feets in this business since 2002 and considered one of the best and oldest online logo design and corporate identity firm around.