CITY DAY BOOK: Can Lloyd's boss Antonio Horta Osorio's new spider doctor deliver the gong he craves so desperately?
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Gongless: Lloyd's boss Antonio Horta Osorio
Antonio Horta Osorio, Lloyd's boss, has just received a new head of corporate affairs, signed ex-public relations executive Andrew Walton.
The most bulging in-tray of the spin doctor is the potentially harmful HBOS Reading saga, which is still the subject of an investigation into the financial code and gives his migraine to the boss.
There is also the delicate issue of Project Knighthood & # 39; that needs satisfaction.
After they have led Lloyds privately again, colleagues say that they are undervalued Antonio, 54, pines for a gong like a striped tabby.
Goldman Sachs & # 39; s chief executive elect and part-time DJ David Solomons went to the decks in Long Island & # 39; s fashionable Montauk last weekend, with headphones on monogrammed with his stage name DJ Sol & # 39;
Does Solomon, 55, wish to pursue the success of an invincible hip-hop mogul Dr Dre, whose Beats headphones became a must-have fashion accessory?
Former drug dealer Dre, 53, sold Beats to Apple in 2003 for £ 2 billion.
Finally, this week Amazon struck its $ 1 trillion value just before the summer celebration of the retail animal in Shoreditch took place.
Not that you would have known it was there. No farewell message, no champagne. Only girls in jeans and men in beards who drink traditional beer and chat politely.
All very Silicon Valley. Do not you long for the lethargic, Louis Roederer-driven good old / bad old days before the crash?
Nike shares tumbled this week after customers were split by an ad with Colin Kaepernick, an NFL player who refused to stand before the national anthem to emphasize racial injustice.
Nike bosses should think about the marketing knowledge of basketball legend Michael Jordan. He refused to endorse a Democrat Senator and reasoned: "Republicans also buy sneakers."
The caustic Lord or Lord of Governor Lord's cautious remarks about the treatment of the Brexit government are a timely coup for his interviewer, BBC business editor Simon Jack.
Tousle-haired Simon, 47, who bears more than a passing resemblance to a young Gordon Brown, craves the pioneering function of the editor in the economy who was recently evicted by that perfect greaser, Kamal Ahmed.