I was offered a job in local television in public relations as a creative services director. From there, I was offered a job in advertising as their executive producer, and over time I moved to the business side and eventually became the head of account management for Hill Holliday. After that, I went into consultancy and from there I went into banking as the chief marketing officer.
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To have played 19 years is very hard for a fast bowler. I know how professional he’s been and how hard he’s worked. He deserved this kind of a farewell with the crowd cheering him. He can now spend time with his family, he’s got a beautiful family. We’ll stay in touch but we’ll miss him and I wish him all the best.
If you ask the Indian government, they have a ready answer: “We can’t upset the international community.” I told them, “But gentlemen, the patent law is a national law. How are you upsetting the international community when India’s overall international trade is 0.8% of world trade? We’ll reach 1% by 2010. What is the big deal? Who is benefitting?” While the world [pharmaceutical] trade market is pegged at US$700 billion, India stands at a mere US$7 billion…. I am not against patents, but India cannot afford them. I am against monopolies.
I secretly applied for hotel management in Manipal University. My dad, he is right now my greatest supporter, at that time said, ‘Do you want to be a glorified waiter?
Both Peng Liyuan and Xi Jinping saw their fathers imprisoned. Both of them were sent into exile in the countryside. Mrs Peng was denied an education.