Golf, “Der schwarze Kennedy” and Time Stops


Question: Why is a 92-year-old blind man playing golf? Because he can. 

Regardless, world excitement is building towards the US election. Why? One possibility cited in many articles is the departure of Bush and the return of the America that was a leader. Nostalgia strikes again. 

Elsewhere, you can see a map of the sea cables supporting global communications: click here

Blind Golfer Gets Hole-In-One In Florida |Sky News|World News

A blind 92-year-old man has stunned his golfing friends by scoring a hole-in-one in Florida. He has been playing for 60 years, but this was his first hole-in-one.

World captivated by US presidential race – Yahoo! News

Germans are gaga over Barack Obama. He’s got Japan pretty jazzed, too, along with Hillary Rodham Clinton. Russia’s leaders, not so much: They prefer a Republican — as long as it’s not Kremlin critic John McCain.

After eight years of President Bush, the latest mantra in U.S. politics — “transformational change” — is resonating across the rest of a planet desperate for a fresh start. Non-Americans, she said, are looking for someone who can “restore faith in the United States.

Obama, perhaps not surprisingly, is generating most of the buzz abroad. “Der schwarze Kennedy,” some German admirers are calling him. Saad al-Hadithi, a political analyst in Baghdad, contends the Republican candidates are more committed to Iraq and have a better approach. Russia’s leaders also consider Republicans more pragmatic

Time stops at Grand Central // Current

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Understand the analysts’ coverage area and what makes you stand out in the marketplace.

Where many vendors go wrong: being too high or too low level. You could risk going too high, and be filled with: Marketese, Hyperbole, Mission Statements, and bunch of buzz words, or too low and focus on technology alone, without providing business context. What a great briefing looks like: In the middle.

What to do in a briefing

  • What problem are you solving?
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