Dan Wieden, the advertising executive behind Nike’s iconic “Just do it” slogan, coined the phrase in 1988 after learning of the final words of a convicted murderer as he stood before the firing squad. “They asked him if he had any final thoughts and he said: ‘Let’s do it’. I didn’t like ‘Let’s do it’ so I just changed it to ‘Just do it’.” Nike’s slogan has been hugely successful in defining the brand, but in terms of cultural impact, even “Just do it” cannot compete with a slogan from 1947.

It’s noticeable as soon as you put your foot down and start to bear weight. Pain after sitting or sleeping is also common. It’s more manageable though when you step straight into a pair of anatomical slippers and wear shoes designed to help this injury.

ANNE GARRELS: Well, it was the sun splashed red, white and green Kurdish flag, not the Iraqi flag. One of the witnesses wore it. And now this is a big issue, because the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani suddenly banned the Iraqi flag in the Kurdish region.

Imagine personal data lockers being available which customers can own for a fee(much like the demat of company shares that have happened over years across different countries markets). There will be several central agencies that hold this data and provide access to customers with a front end which provides flexibility to give permissions to customers to release this data for commercial purposes. If the past few decades were the era of credit bureaus, the coming decades are the era of data bureaus.

From a kid’s perspective, being a fireman is awesome. You spend all your downtime hanging out in a clubhouse with your friends and a Dalmatian. To go to the first floor everyone slides down a pole. You can also connect it to a pebble watch and google fit app (which seems to be getting better also with every update). I wish however you can configure the smoothing and GPS polling settings but this is not a feature that is available in runkeeper. It is available in google fit app though..

Advantages of sponsorshipDisadvantages of sponsorshipFor the sponsorIncreased publicity, status increased by being linked to success and glamour. Increased sales of their productsNegative events (drug use, cheating, crowd trouble) may affect your reputationFor the performerFree clothing and equipment or payment for wearing sponsor’s clothing and using their equipment. For the sport/eventFinancial support in addition to admission fees etc.

The idea of VOD is mature, but the technology is lagging, while everyone can afford a $30 DVD player and a $15 subscription, and $150 $300 internet and broadband charge is harder to justify for many consumers. Blockbuster cannot remain competitive if it concentrates only on the market segment that is still focused on coming into the store rather then shopping online. Leaving Netflix as the dominant online video rental store is a big competitive disadvantage over the next 5 years as Netflix will continue to consolidate and add services to its existing program growing its customer base and expanding overseas.