Xbox 360 Sets the Stage for Beatlemania with Fab Exclusives ahead of 09.09.09 Launch

“All You Need Is Love” and more coming exclusively to Xbox 360 and “The Beatles: Rock Band”

Xbox 360, Apple Corp, MTV Games and Harmonix are giving the world new ways to relive the magic of Beatlemania with the launch of “The Beatles™: Rock Band™” (Harmonix/MTV Games) on 09.09.09. Beginning at launch, Xbox 360 will give Beatles fans, rockers and gamers alike the chance to download an exclusive Beatles track to benefit Doctors Without Borders and test their Beatles knowledge with a unique “1 vs 100” experience – only on Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE.


All You Need is LIVE

This autumn, Xbox 360 will harness the passion of its more than 20 million Xbox LIVE members for charity. “All You Need Is Love” will be released exclusively on Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system as a downloadable song for “The Beatles: Rock Band” through Xbox LIVE on September 9, 2009 with Apple Corps Ltd, MTV Games, Harmonix and Microsoft proceeds benefitting Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, along with Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison personally selected the international emergency medical humanitarian organization created by doctors and journalists in France in 1971 as the beneficiary of the proceeds. The track will be available for 160 Microsoft Points.

As if that wasn’t enough, you’ll also be able to fill even more of your entertainment time with music videos, documentaries and movies inspired by the Fab Four on Xbox LIVE. From classic tunes from band members to the best of the Mersey’s music from today and the critically acclaimed documentary, “Imagine: John Lennon,” it’s all there for you at the touch of a button.

In addition, “The Beatles: Rock Band” owners will be able to download the full “Abbey Road” album beginning on October 20, along with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” and “Rubber Soul” following in November and December respectively. The albums will be available for 1360 Microsoft Points, with individual tracks at 160 Microsoft Points each.


Beatles-Inspired “1 vs 100 LIVE”

Need more ways to prove your love for The Beatles? Then challenge the depths of your knowledge of The Beatles in a unique “1 vs 100 LIVE” episode. Coming on August 29, as an Xbox LIVE Gold member, you’ll get the chance to not only chat live with some of the creative minds behind ”The Beatles: Rock Band,” but also call in to test your knowledge of the band and their music and even win some Microsoft Points for your efforts. Immediately following, fans who can’t get enough can continue the fun with two back-to-back “1 vs 100 Extended Play” episodes full of Beatles trivia.


More to come

Coming soon, music fans and gamers will also get the chance join the “Fab Four Mystery Tour” – an interactive look at the Beatles and the many twists and turns of their career. The website was created using artwork and animations from the eye-popping intro cinematic for “The Beatles: Rock Band” created by Passion Pictures, that debuted at E3 this year.

Evolution of the Employee, in 1 picture.

evolution of the employee

Age is just a Number …

This is so true that age is a number.
I am practicing Karate for 13 years and I see , regularly, 65 years old people being in much better shape than people around 15 years old. They are in better shape but they have also an amazing fighting spirit. Many times, I have asked them the secret. They always tell me the same story. As long as they can do it, they will practice martial art and have fun. They combine this with healthy food.
Karate is a great martial art because you can practice every day, at home. This is based on the perfection of specific movements and KATAS. During your whole life, you, you will look for perfection while your body evolves. This forges an amazing “never give up” attitude that I find back in these people aged above 65 years, that I have met during KARATE Trainings and Camps.
This is so inspiring …


A Very Short HR Course, in 7 Sentences


10 Social Media Users, in 1 Picture

Last Update Pyramid of Needs

This is so true,
When I get in my can, the first question of my kids is ” can I recharge my phones battery”
If the Wifi is out of service at Home, it is like a revolution.

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Miss Teen America is the new Icon of Tribal by Golda Jayne.

Miss Teen America is the new Icon of Tribal by Golda Jayne.

This Trendy Bag’s company has been created by my wife Jo Merzel and her partner Anna Bedetti.

I like this unique project also for its “give back” approach. Let’s go back to the origin of this project.

“Tribal by Golda Jayne” is the latest collaboration between fashion luminary Joelle Merzel and Anna Bedetti, who has reached into her past to create , a combination of Congolese tribal designs and Haitian workmanship.

“Tribal by Golda Jayne” is a unique accessories-based line featuring scarves, beach bags, totes, clutches and beach cover-ups all having been inspired by exotic African colorful tradition.

Handmade by local Congolese craftsman, the unique African fabric is imported directly from the Congo to our small local workshop in Haiti. There,the exquisite custom made fabric is artfully sewn onto the various Tribal products.

“Tribal by Golda Jayne” has a commitment to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Footprint Foundation., which is dedicated to helping

Congolese women who have suffered from atrocities, recover and rebuild their lives.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge from another angle.

This is amazing to see the impact of ALS Ice Bucked Challenge in terms of awareness and Buzz.

This ice bucket challenge has taken off, during the last weeks, on the internet. The internet is an amazing tool and the ice bucket challenge is proof. The whole world is taking part, from Europe, America, Australia, and beyond, the whole world wants to be a part of it.

Everyone is just caught up in the connection to everyone else who is participating. Sometime, I see people making the challenge without really understanding what is ALS and why this fundraising and challenge have been created.

This is an amazing buzz and sometime I wonder why other other charities as in Africa didn’t receive the same support. We have there another kind of Bucket Challenge.

The answer could be in the way this ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has been orchestrated and supported by some key opinion leaders from the Day 1.

So if you have a big idea, it is up to you to realize that you can use the internet to your advantage and raise awareness whether it is for your charity, your business. The internet is here and can be used to boost the profile of any situation.

This is easy to say but not always easy to orchestrate. But as you can see from the ice bucket challenge anything is possible, it will go viral if you just use the right strategy.


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Top 50 Social Media Influencers, in 1 picture.

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60 seconds on the Net in 1 picture

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Success in 3 P

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Best Words to Share on Social Media, in 1 Picture.

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Who owns the biggest brands ?

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the worldS

All the biggest product brands in the world are owned by a handful of corporation.

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What is a DOJO ?

I’ve been practicing Karate for more then 13 years and before that I have touched to different martial arts and also boxing. I have learnt so much about myself [never give-up attitude] and others [respect others] thru this practice. I love the simple statement below summarizing what is DOJO as this is real. I have also applied some rules of Martial Art in Business and Marketing as for Close Contact Marketing approach.

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The 9 Personalities at Work, in 1 Picture

The 9 Personalities at Work, in 1 Picture

What Success looks like, in 1 Picture

What Success looks like,  in 1 Picture

The difference between Stress and Passion, in one picture

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Welcome to the 21st Century Work, in 1 picture

Welcome to the 21st Century Work, in 1 picture

Nice picture showing how the 21st Century Work is different from 20st Century Job.
Today, work is much more project, people, network, centric and trust / transparent based vs. Command and Control / Organization centric, Silo / Top-Down based.
What do you think ?

Never Give-up or How Many times should you try ? [infographic]

For those who know me well, I have a characteristic deep inside of me, the “never give-up” attitude.
More the situation is challenging and desperate, more likely I will find the energy to make the difference. We say also that a Winner is just a Loser who tried one more Time.
I’m practicing boxing and karate and you can learn so much about yourself and your tenacity, by practicing martial art while you will learn about your authenticity and humility. In Karate, we say, leave you ego with your shoes [when you come on the tatami] I try to have the same attitude with others. This is the best way to listen and to learn a lot, every single day.

Look also here the new approach I have developed based on my own experience as marketer and in martial art. Look also at the chart here below, this is amazing to see how many times some famous people have tried before winning or realizing their dream.
So, never never never give-up and continue to try if you really believe you can do it.


Selfie seems to be a new science [infographic ]

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What is the recipe for a happy life ?

What is the recipe for a happy life ?

The recipe for a happy life.
Have you been lucky enough to strike it in the center?


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