Sunday, December 27, 2009
From 9/11 to the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253 over Detroit, terrorists have changed their tactics to get around airport security.
Britain’s business leaders are more optimistic about the UK economy improving than at any point in the past six years, according to an annual survey of captains of industry.
In the yearly Ipsos Mori Captains of Industry poll of 100 company bosses, 36 per cent thought that the economic situation would improve, compared with just 4 per cent last year.
Separately, the total number of Boxing day shoppers was up 18.6 per cent against Boxing day 2008 – a record, according to Experian, the retail analysts.
But in spite of the positive outlook, almost three-quarters of the industry chiefs polled thought that the government’s policies would not boost the economy, with almost half identifying public debt as the most important issue facing the UK.
About 30 per cent felt the economy still had a way to fall, however, though that was a drop of more than two-thirds on the previous year and the first time the optimists have outnumbered the pessimists since 2003.
The findings of the poll, which was addressed to board-level directors at FTSE-500 companies, give a sense of the severity of the recession so far. However, they revealed a widespread belief at board level that the economy was set to turn a corner.
The marketing executive and his wife were one of those couples. Both tall. Both beautiful. She with long strawberry blond hair, always carrying her little pompi-poo (Pomeranian poodle mix) in a Louis Vuitton bag, and he, in his perfect never scuffed Italian loafers and $250 jeans. They would float down the hallway, visiting his mother (hint: That's how I know him)
He understood trends in clothing and style like few men do. When he spoke about his new career path, I shook my head and pondered "Why didn't I think of that?!"
Look closely in the corner of this photograph and the corner of the photo from yesterday.
Tomorrow, I'll reveal what he realized before you and I did.