Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Why I Love To Blog -- July 25, 2017

Flashback, October 6, 2016 -- just one month before Trump was elected president: the WSJ had an article with this headline -- that McDonald's is struggling.  Wow, how just six months can make a difference. McDonald's shares are likely to close at an all-time high. Wow.  And a bit longer ago, January 29, 2015:
The McDonald's story is interesting. Slumping sales; slumping CEO.

Today this headline: McDonald's has 'total brand confusion': Sonnenfeld.
Amazing how fast a CEO can turn a company around.  Note: the last link was to an article written in January, 2015. Three months later, March 1, 2015, Steve Easterbrook took over as McDonald's CEO.

Before him was Don Johnson, CEO, 2012 - 2015, an electrical engineer who was at Northrop Grumman before moving over to McDonald's Executive (1990 - 2015). According to wiki:
Due to a 4.1 percent decline in customer traffic in 2014, Thompson announced that he was stepping down from his CEO position effective March 1, 2015.
In November 2015, it was announced that Thompson joined the board of directors of vegan meat-alternative company Beyond Meat.
Maybe his heart was not into hamburger. Or perhaps an example of the Peter Principle.

Why I Love To Blog

Hillary can't even succeed as a memorable hurricane. Just a lot of hot air and little impact. Not only that, they misspelled her name, but cogitating on her gender affinity, one wonders....

This is interesting timing. Just 48 hours ago I sent an e-mail to a reader suggesting where Hillary might be. Now we know: in the eastern Pacific.

Are Numbers Real? The Uncanny Relationship of Mathematics and the Physical World
Brian Clegg
St Martin's Press
c. 2016
DDS: 510 CLE

The author: the author of many book. He holds a physics degree from Cambridge. He lives in Wiltshire, England.

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