Business Blunders

BBC puts brakes on Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson (and other business blunders)

BBC has always had a love hate relationship with their talisman Jeremy Clarkson, having once fired him from the show because of his motor mouth. Clarkson can argue that the show Top Gear's success has a lot to do with him. The TV network has pulled breaks on the show because Jeremy had an altercation with one of the show's producers. Wheel the show survive without him? Speaking of which, the wheels seem to have come off at Eskom, having set aside, or suspended their executive team.

A South African couple living in California launched Ocean Basket, with exact branding and imaging without rights, but as if that's enough they also launched a coffee show! Does the name Muggs and Beans ring a bell?

Here are more details on this week's business blunders from the week as reported by Paul Theron, MD at Vestact..

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Trump vs Jong-un; it’s complete ‘bulls**t’ – Paul Theron (Vestact)

Trump vs Jong-un; it’s complete ‘bulls**t’ – Paul Theron (Vestact)

They’re two “w**kers” looking for attention says Paul Theron, the straight-talking MD of Vestact.

Virgin’s “foam-pas”, golden poop, cheating Qataris; the week’s business blunders

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Mike Wills standing-in for Bruce Whitfield spoke to Vestact MD Paul Theron about this week's business blunders.

Fanta celebrates the good old days of Nazi Germany (and other business blunders)

Fanta celebrates the good old days of Nazi Germany (and other business blunders)

You can’t buy love, says the Fed, but you can buy something so close you can’t tell the difference (and other business blunders).

Business Blunders - 16 January 2015

Business Blunders - 16 January 2015

Paul Theron looks at the most entertaining business blunders of the week, including the big mistake the Swiss have made this year!

Business Blunders for week ending 23rd January 2015

Business Blunders for week ending 23rd January 2015

Quantitative Easing, Amazon.com, a Lobola app, the anchovy crisis in Peru & the oil price all feature on Paul Theron's list.

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