Business Diary: Kenneth Cole: how low can you go?
Saturday 05 February 2011
Kenneth Cole likes to portray itself as an upmarket fashion brand but a couple of recent tweets are about as low as you can get. Opining on events in Egypt KC had the following to say: "Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo -KC"
Then someone (belatedly) engaged their brain. A few minutes later came the following: "Re Egypt tweet: we weren't intending to make light of a serious situation. We understand the sensitivity of this historic moment -KC." Too little. Too late.
Goldman gets yet another kick
Once it seemed that everything Goldman Sachs touched turned to gold. Now the Midas touch has gone into sharp reverse. The latest brickbat comes from Bloomberg Markets Magazine, which has found a very unflattering picture of chief executive Lloyd Blankfein alongside the the headline "Lloyd Blankfein's headache: Goldman Sachs is an also-ran when it comes to managing people's money." Ouch. Talk about kicking them when they're down. Still, never mind. It is bonus time after all.
Better hoodies for the Gates?
We've never quite been able to fathom what the Gates Foundation has been doing investing in JJB Sports. But if the intention was for the troubled retailer to help fund its (laudable) charity work, maybe a takeover (being talked about) by rival JD will be just the ticket. JD has, of course, always positioned itself as slightly more upmarket than its competitor. More a fashion chain than a sports shop. So it should be able to provide Bill and Melinda with a better class of hoodie.
New model of business needed?
Nick Clegg was seeking headlines when he unveiled his "new model of economic growth" yesterday. Unfortunate, really, that he chose the same day that his rather lower-profile brother Paul was also generating column inches. The elder Clegg is the chief executive of Aim-listed technology firm Accys Technologies, which had to go cap in hand to shareholders yesterday for €30m (£25m) to cover ongoing operating expenses. The shares duly fell by more than a third, finishing the day 0.14p lower at 0.23p.
The singer Susan Boyle has revealed for the first time that she has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism.
food + drinkMichelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property
tvParents (and kids) rejoice! A new wave of fantastic family entertainment is here
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
food + drinkHow one grocery e-tailer is gearing up for the Yuletide rush
food + drink
travelFor broadcaster Mishal Husain, a long-haul Club Med holiday was a chance for her family to explore its sense of 'zen' and 'animation'
Nelson Mandela: 11 inspirational quotes to live your life by
Ja Rule forced to deny leaving wife for prison cell mate
MPs face public outrage after watchdog approves 'inappropriate' 11% pay rise
The 'terrorist' and the Tories: What did Nelson Mandela really think of Margaret Thatcher?
Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 Why Barcelona chose Everton to educate their latest prodigy
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
- < Previous
- Next >
iJobs Money & Business
£80000 - £100000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Project Manag...
£50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits + bonus: Harrington Starr: Business Analy...
£30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits: Harrington Starr: A global Con...
£150 - £250 per day: Cornwallis Elt : iPhone Rollout- Blackberry Enginee...