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Duct tape a teacher to the wall for 'Kids Against Hunger'.(*)

Steve Ballmer has a lot of money, You know that because he spent 2 billion dollars a couple of years ago to buy the LA Clippers. How much does he get involved in the day to day business of the Clippers? Not too much.

Malcolm Glazer bought Manchester United in 2003. United has for many years held the title of the world’s most valuable sports franchise. Today that valuation sits at around 2.25 billion dollars. That is nearly half a billion more than the number 2 on that table and yes, more valuable than The LA Dodgers, The Cowboys, The Patriots, The Giants and any other team that you might think should be worth more than a little soccer club in the UK.

How much does the Glazer family (Malcolm no longer walks on planet Earth) or Steve Ballmer affect the brand valuation of their respective teams? Close to zero. Continue reading

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Apple‘s home page today – Martin Luther King Day in America.

So far, I count … Defy Ventures | UC Davis | … with a couple more to come.

How about you ?

Meanwhile … a really nice Google Doodle today aswell.

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            I am not a fan of what MZ is doing with Facebook, which is why I am not there (for now). BUT, his massive announcement on what he is doing with abou 99% of his fortune ? Well now, that I am a fan of.

What I do not get is the criticism he has received, from tax avoidance / dodging to the money could just be abused / mis managed and ‘proof’ that he doesn’t know what he is doing – just witness what happend to the hundred million he gave to Newark schools.

ENOUGH

Whatever the motivation, the fact he is giving it away is pretty frigging awesome – hats off to Zuck – and who the hell are we to back him into a corner such that he has to actually DEFEND himself.

The world has gone NUTS. What would the critics have said if he simply set up a secret off shore fund for Max – to avoid the taxes.

On Tuesday, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a powerful announcement — not only did he reveal the birth of his daughter, Max, but he shared plans to give up 99% of his personal…

[ Source : TechCrunch ]