Daily Archives: April 28, 2009

John Gapper

We are so used to the notion that the US lags behind the rest of the world in mobile phone use that it is a shock to be told it is no longer true.

I am in San Francisco at the leadership conference of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (now formally re-branded as the 4As) and have been hearing some interesting statistics. Read more

John Gapper

It seems that Chrysler could eventually end up under the majority ownership of the UAW, its main union, with Fiat holding a minority stake. It sounds awfully like the revisiting of a past era.

In the 1980s, there was a rash of employee-owned companies emerging out of troubled private ownership. In 1994, United Airlines became majority owned by its employees after all else had failed. Read more

John Gapper

I wrote a piece in the Weekend FT on the vagaries of concert halls and baseball stadiums:

If you build it, they will come. But they will not know what to expect. Read more

John Gapper

This is my column on Asia and business brands in the FT: Read more