Don’t back down when you’re challenged. In fact, doing so could cost you the business because C level execs want to deal with people who believe in what they do. Chances are you will see them dashing from meeting to meeting. We’re been here before, though, haven’t we? Sarkozy is unwittingly echoing the plot of The Uncommon Reader, Alan Bennett’s hilarious novella in which he imagines what would happen if the Queen suddenly “got” literature. After finding a mobile library parked by the Buckingham Palace kitchens, she starts with a novel by Ivy Compton Burnett, then moves, with mounting interest, through Nancy Mitford’s bittersweet The Pursuit of Love, to Mary Renault and Henry James. She embarrasses visiting heads of state by asking what they’re reading.
Banks said it all aimed at getting customers in the door at slow times without putting a business under the financial pressure of offering up heavy discounts that consumers may choose to cash in at the business busiest time. For example, you see the golf deals pop up when rain is in the forecast. On Friday, I was offered a free bottle of Canadian beer at Doolin Irish Pub downtown, but only if I showed up with the online coupon activated on my iPhone before six o that night..
It started with the Obama administration, and the Trump administration has been ambiguous about their policy. My assumption is that at some point they’ll make bad law around an unpopular defendant, like Wikileaks. Who’s going to stand up and fight that because there won’t be a lot of support for opposition outside of the profession? The other thing I wonder about is incitement.
Facing off are giant Gillette, backed by even bigger Procter Gamble Co., and Schick, backed by feisty Energizer Holdings. Razor market, Bic this year expanded from its foothold in disposables into the bigger razor systems market with its Soleil brand. Bic has added $9 million in system sales while gaining 0.7 share points in disposables in the 52 weeks ended Sept.
An unsmiling Mr. Prabakaran arrived at the conference venue flanked by a posse of bodyguards, some of them in civvies, sporting Ray Ban shades and carrying no visible weapons, and others in fatigues holding guns on the ready. Journalists were warned not to create a “situation of panic” during the press conference as all the cadres were fully armed.
Her extensive research uncovered surprising facts about the show. Who knew, for instance, that Columbia’s iconic Broadway team of Rodgers and Hammerstein optioned the Tevye stories but let them go? Or that suitors of Tevye’s daughters might have been played by such well known actors as Elliott Gould, George Segal, Sam Waterston and Gene Wilder, while Danny Kaye, Rod Steiger and Eli Wallach were considered for the lead role of Tevye? The comic genius Zero Mostel, however, was always the hands down favorite, with producer Harold Prince offering him the whopping salary of $4,000 a week higher base pay at the time than Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle’s $100,000 single year contract at the time. The star and the director had a rocky relationship from the start, not least of which because Mostel was blacklisted in the 1950s while Robbins had named names.