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Gazelles International Signs 100th Global Coach — and the 100th coach is from Africa (with our first coach in China certifying next week), more below but first…
Exxon Back on Top — the Fortune 500 was announced on Monday and Exxon Mobile is back #1 with revenues of $452.9 billion (and stock up over 20%). Rounding out the top 10: Wal-Mart ($447B), Chevron ($246B), ConocoPhillips ($237B), GM ($150B), GE ($148B), Berkshire Hathaway ($144B), Fannie Mae ($137B), Ford ($136B), and HP ($127B) – fun facts.
Fortune 500+ App — if you do business with any of the Fortune 1000 firms get the Fortune 500+ app (free access with your subscription to the magazine – you should be reading it!).
Here's a link to try the app until June 15 just enter the code FREE500ACCESS. The offer is only available in the U.S. but it's only $9.99 anyway.
Exxon's GM Global Procurement — Coolest feature of Fortune 500+ app — with one click you link with LinkedIn and it shows you how many connections you already have with people inside each of the Fortune 1000 companies i.e. I have 126 connections with people inside Exxon, including a 2nd level connection with the General Manager, Global Procurement – who would have known?
Top 10 Profits — Revenue is vanity, profit is sanity. Here's the Top 10 in profit: Exxon (41.1B), Chevron (26.9B), Apple (25.9B), Microsoft (23.2B), Ford (20.2B), JP Morgan (19B), AIG (17.8B), Wells Fargo (15.9B), IBM (15.9B), and Wal-Mart (15.7B).
Entrepreneurs Should Be Watching Africa — this is the title of an article posted on Fortune.com yesterday. Notes contributor Tony Elumelu "Africa's workforce will soon be the largest in the world. According to McKinsey & Company, by 2040, Africa will be home to one in five of the planet's young people and a working population of 1.1 billion people." Demographics can never be ignored! Take 2 minutes to scan through his article and then find one of your existing clients (Fortune 1000 firm?) which is already doing business in Africa and see how you can be of help!
Marketing Video — BTW, my bad for pointing you to Amazon for Kevin's short 100 second video promoting his latest book Video Marketing for Dummies. Several iPad users noted that it was in flash, so they couldn't watch it (Amazon only supports flash), so here is the best location – YouTube — which is where Kevin recommends ALL promotional videos should sit (again, Google owns YouTube, so helps with SEO). Here's a link to his video, with some additional footage he had to cut out for the Amazon video. And BTW, get his book!
100th Coach — …and he is Graham Mitchell, Johannesburg, South Africa. Plus Michelle LaVallee, founder of Shanghi-based Management Success China, is getting certified in the Rockefeller Habits next week – our first certified coach in China, though she both worked with a firm that implemented the Rockefeller Habits and has been coaching firms for years. Congrats.