Writing an annual report – no pain, no gain

By Dan Lavie / April 30, 2007

It’s annual report writing time again – a daunting task for many of us.If planned and handled properly, it’s a fun task to do.Before starting to write an annual report, there are several questions that must be answered. On which stock exchange is the company listed?Each stock exchange has its own rules.The NASDAQ has more stringent requirements than the AIM (London Stock Exchange).Stock exchanges are on the merger & takeover warpath, which will influence the requirements of the absorbed stock…

The Don Imus Marketing Mix-Up

By Dan Lavie / April 16, 2007

Apart from Knut, the Berlin polar bear cub, the whole world has been mesmerized by Don Imus’ spectacular fall from grace.For those of you who missed it: Don Imus was the CBS Radio talk-show host of “Imus in the Morning”.He was once named one of the 25 Most Influential People in America by Time magazine and a member of the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame.His trademark was a combination of discussions about politics and culture, mixed with crude and vulgar…