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  1. Or, we could make one  really big omelette.  In Canada 450,000 eggs are thrown out every day.
  2. World’s most livable cities.    According to Mercer’s ‘Most Livable City’ survey, Vienna, Austria is the world’s best city to live in for the ninth year in a row.
     
    Zurich is #2 with Munich and Auckland, New Zealand tied for 3rd place.  Vancouver is #5, Toronto is #16. San Francisco was the highest-ranking USA city, coming in at #30.
     
    Singapore was Asia’s highest-ranked destination at #25 and Dubai was the highest-ranked city in the Middle East at #74. Montevideo, Uruguay took the highest spot in South America at #77.  Baghdad retained its position as the lowest ranked city on the list of 231 cities.
  3. ‘Big Food.’   According to Forbes Magazine, Anheuser-Busch (beer), Nestle, and PepsiCo  are the world’s three biggest food and beverage companies. 
  4. ‘Big Debt’.  United States’ national debt is now over $22 trillion for the first time in history.  That is equivalent to $67,000 per U.S. citizen.  That is not sustainable and it continues to grow under both Democratic and Republican administrations. 
  5. ‘Big Maintenance’. The cost of an oil change for the French-made Bugatti Veyron sports car is $21,000 (US).  How can that be?  It takes 27 hours of labor to access the drain plugs, replace the oil and oil filter.  A set of 4 tires is $40,000…and they must be replaced every 2,500 miles (4,000 KM).
     
    The car itself costs $2.3 million.  Just 450 were produced.  All of them sold.
  1. The ‘Smart Fridge’.  A new fridge from Samsung features a touchscreen on the door that will show suggested recipes based on what’s in the fridge.
About Donald Cooper

Donald Cooper, MBA, CSP, HoF: Donald speaks and coaches in over 40 industries throughout the world.  He delivers the ‘straight goods’ on how to sell more, manage smarter, grow your bottom line...and have a life!  To chat about ‘possibilities’ for your next business or Industry Association Conference, call me at 416-252-3703 in Toronto, or click here to connect to our ‘Enquiry Page’.  

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