Mashups Seem to be Working
Okay so I didn’t cook a lot this weekend. Friday was a leftover fried chicken for my wife and leftover prime rib for me. They were accompanied by a Caesar salad. Saturday was salmon and fettuccini in a tomato cream sauce. It was very good but cooked off the cuff. When I cook that way I don’t have enough details to write a recipe. Sunday, Mother’s Day, I took my wife, stepdaughter and the grandkids to lunch. I did make two ice creams in the morning though, vanilla and vanilla chocolate chip. I knew ahead of time that I was not going to cook so I am presenting a recipe of a dish made a couple of weeks ago, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and parmesan cheese. I was really in the mood to use the roasted garlic and they compliment mashed potatoes very well. Therefore, the recipe of the week is Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Cheese. Enjoy!
The most valuable brand in telecommunications is AT&T. Who would have thought that after divestiture of AT&T the company would be back larger and stronger looking almost the same. SBC has combined most of the old baby bells back into one company. They have done this with hardly a whimper from the FCC and state PUCs. They may even be successful in becoming the largest wireless carrier if the proposed acquisition of T-Mobile happens. Given the brand is estimated to be worth $69.9 billion that seems like a very successful mash up.
According to According to Millward Brown, the most valuable brand in the world is Apple with a value of $153 billion. Not unexpected. The rest of the top 5 are very familiar names in our industry, Google, IBM, McDonald’s and Microsoft. AT&T comes in at number seven. Check out the Top 100 Global Brands. The study breaks them up by industry as well. It is an interesting read.
The 2011 Broadvox Partner Summit ended last Thursday and as I mentioned by all accounts was a success. My prized souvenir was having Roger Staubach sign a peppermill. Hey! I am a foodie and this way I can see it every day when I am cooking.