$250 Million for Kicks

 

$250 Million for Kicks

In 1931—in the middle of the Great Depression—New York Yankees slugger, Babe Ruth, demanded a salary of $80,000. When Yankee management pointed out that this was more money than Herbert Hoover, the President of the United States, was making ($75,000), Ruth retorted, “I had a better year than he did.” In my opinion, great athletes deserve great paychecks for two reasons: (1) They fill stadiums and produce giant TV ratings, and (2) Their peak earning power lasts only a few years. I was never really aware of British-born European football (soccer) player David Beckham until last week, even though he’s the most recognized sports


USG Corporation Selects ARGI’s Insight Sapphire Database Management Solution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CHICAGO, IL – December 27, 2006 – USG Corporation (NYSE: USG), a leading building products company, has chosen ARGI of Montvale, New Jersey, as its new marketing database solutions provider after a four-month competitive search. ARGI (formerly known as Automated Resources Group International), initiated work on the development of the USG database earlier this year. USG Corporation is a Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor of high-performance building systems. “We will be a Building Systems Industry marketing leader in how USG targets prospects, and builds customer relationships,” said Richard Long, Interactive Marketing Manager at USG in describing the goals that ARGI Insight will