Surprise!!–The US is the world’s fastest growing oil producer


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Social Collaboration – benefits and concerns


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The pace of change…

March 23, 2013 Leave a comment

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Physics formulae explained–very cool

March 11, 2013 Leave a comment

physics math formulas, words of wisdom

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P&G’s CFO talks productivity, cost-cutting–Productivity is the great enabler.

February 22, 2013 Leave a comment



P&G’s CFO Jon Moeller

James Ritchie Staff Reporter- Business Courier

Procter & Gamble Co. is adding 200 million consumers per year in developing markets as it expands distribution and promotes higher-tier products. The company also is several months ahead of schedule in its plan to cut $10 billion in costs by 2016.

P&G (NYSE: PG) Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller outlined the company’s growth, innovation and cost-cutting measures at the Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Fla. The event draws some of the country’s top analysts.

P&G’s Asia sales hit $15 billion in fiscal 2012, up from $4 billion in 2001. The consumer-goods giant, whose brands include Tide detergent and Gillette razors, has added 100 new category/country combinations since 2010.

P&G served $3.8 billion consumers in developing markets in 2012, compared with $3.4 billion in 2010, according to the presentation.

Part of the company’s strategy is to nudge customers toward higher-priced products.

For example, in China, P&G expects its mid-tier Pampers product to account for 70 percent of the brand’s sales volume and its premium-tier Pampers to account for 8 percent this year. That’s up from 59 percent mid-tier and 3 percent premium tier in 2010.

Moeller also said P&G is on track to meet its goal of achieving $10 billion in cost reductions by 2016. About 5,850 jobs have been cut so far, which was part of the plan the company rolled out at the same conference last year. P&G expects to cut management and administrative expenses by 2 percent to 4 percent a year.

“Productivity is the great enabler,” he said. “It creates financial flexibility to pursue more growth. It empowers people to think differently about how things are done. And it provides a cushion to protect bottom-line growth even in a challenging macro environment.”

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something to ponder…

February 17, 2013 Leave a comment

Where is the Life we have lost in living?

Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge?

Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?

T.S. Eliot, 1934

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AD OF THE DAY: These Storefront Robots In Japan Mimic Customers

February 15, 2013 Leave a comment

Christina Austin|Feb. 14, 2013,

United Arrows, a clothing retailer located in Tokyo’s airport, has found a great way to make people pay attention to its display windows.

The store has placed "MarionetteBots," two half mannequin/half robots, dressed in United Arrows clothing, in its storefront. They copy the movements of those who stand in front of the display. The mannequins are attached to wires controlled by Kinect technology.

Here’s a video of the "MarionetteBots" in action:

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