Like most of the England football team I spent the weekend distracted by Red Dead Redemption. With its cowboy theme and making the rules up as you go, it appealed to my Hedgie background. It is one of the greatest computer games ever and I can see why England were off the mark against Algier on Friday - their brains were exhausted.
Of course the real reason England were poor is a change of leader. The manager speaks no English and the Captain Stevie Gerrard is too feeble to boss his team of misfits and ego maniacs. A bit like BP, England needs better PR as we are continually told. When my performance is poor, I know how to bullsiht my way out - my shareholders are demanding and need words to give them a good nights sleep.
Communication is more difficult than ever it seems. If you are being watched you had better keep your nose clean. Perhaps the CEO of BP should have spent more time in front of his XBox.
Citi Capital Causes Compliance Crunch (nymag)
France Strike Over Football Madness (globalpensions)
Freddie Fannie Tax Payers Suckered (nytimes)
BP Lies Keep Coming (telegraph)
Brits Go Back To Bread And Water (independent)
Rain Gaim Gone (dealbook)
TTWO - Soon to be bigger than MSFT.