Friday, June 12, 2009

Pittsburgh as Corporate Model?

Even computer geeks may not remember Nortel Networks in its heyday. But check out this article written about how Nortel has been describing itself (proudly) as being like Pittsburgh. Granted it was at a meeting in Pittsburgh so it fit a theme I'm sure. But still, how long has it been since corporate America could conceivably look to Pittsburgh as a role model in any context.

This is all getting a tad bit ridiculous. It's going to be an interesting ride by the time September comes around.

But here is something a bit gloomier. Although there was a note that Delta is adding one flight between Pittsburgh and Atlanta; the bigger story is how Delta is cutting back routes overall according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. even some new international routes only recently started. I just looked and the prices of that Pittsburgh to Paris route are pretty cheap though most of the summer. Thus it makes news as it did today that Howard Hanna is buying 100 seats on the flight.

Thinking of Atlanta. Just curious what is up with former PG reporter Dan F. down there. Looks like his gig at the WSJ is giving him some national TV exposure.

Continuing the stream of conscience. Dan's beat I think regularly included coverage of the Allegheny Conference. News today is of some personnel cuts. Can't say that was not obvious in coming.


Blogger Burgher Jon said...

My girlfriend's dad works for Nortel and is an avid Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres fan. He did not enjoy my pointing out that his company's executives tried to compare themselves to the Steelers.

Saturday, June 13, 2009 4:03:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

glad to be of help.

Monday, June 15, 2009 11:12:00 AM  

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