Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Just a thought.

Enjoy the video

I thought I would post the TV advert for Britains Football based University.
Going to Wembley Stadium to learn football marketing/other must be novel. Some might call it 'Unique'.
I am suprised that this learning template, now proven to work, has not been adopted by others.
Just a thought.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Todays my birthday!

Well, its here, I'm 60.
Mila sent me this photo via facebook.
Two weeks ago I met Mila, Jimmy and family in London.
Its twelve years since I worked with Jimmy in KL. The children have all arrived since.

Its nice that I still have contacts in Malaysia.
I am still confident of returning and making a positive difference in my professional and personal life.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Malaysian PM cleared of any wrong doing. (Selfishly) maybe I can get some attention!

This is not a political blog.
 Proton until recently considered the Malaysian National car and chaired the ex Malaysian PM, Tun Mahathir.
Tun Mahathir and Malaysia's present PM appear to have had a disagreement over funds in the PM's personal bank account.
The BBC says this has been settled.
Malaysia agency says Najib Razak funds 'were donations'
Malaysia's anti-corruption agency has said hundreds of millions of dollars found in Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal accounts were donations, effectively clearing him of wrongdoing.
But it did not disclose who the donors were or what the donations were for.

This has been a bit of a distraction it would seem for the Proton Chairman.

Selfishly (yes I can be selfish) I now hope things will settle down, justice is seen to be done, and the good Doctor can run his eye over my proposal.

I'm not perfect, but I'm pretty honest and have a workable plan I'd like to implement.

Not that I'm an attention seeker!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Proton paid off Group Lotus £203.81 million debt.

In todays online edition of the EDGE

This year Abdul Harith expects Lotus to have a positive operating cashflow, with an aim to break even in FY16...
Lotus group currently has zero borrowing as all of its debts, which amounted to £203.81 million (RM 1.22 billion) was settled by Proton last year.
(This was on page 8).

The article refers to the Lotus SUV Project in Fujian province China.
 So Lotus is once again debt free. Proton did a similar thing when Mike Kimberley was CEO.

DRB Hicom, Proton's owner appear to be in for the long haul.

Hopefully, things will turnaround commercially for Group Lotus in the not to distant future.

Incidentally, the same article the investment in China is quoted as 10billion yuan (RM6.16 billion) over £1 billion at todays exchange rate.

I don't have any comment really, other than Group Lotus appear to have a really poor commercial history!

I wish them all the best.