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The second force transforming banking is technology – again, with massive implications for the industry. Look at what’s happening in the payments area. It’s now possible to load cash electronically onto a smart card and send it to – or receive it from – anyone, anywhere in the world. Soon, everybody in this room will have smart cards. You’ll be able to store and send not just money, but all kinds of information including business data; personal financial information; vital statistics like birth dates, addresses, SIN numbers – any kind of information you decide you want to transmit. You’ll be able to do it instantaneously and securely. And you’ll be able to do it conveniently – over a phone, a computer or interactive television, over the Internet, or from one banking machine to another.

airline industry, as a whole, reported record profits in the mid and late 1990s, but not all carriers shared equally.

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Every one is going digital. Every one needs DSPs. This is changing the dynamics of the semiconductor industry. And it is changing TI, as we have moved to capitalize on our world leadership in DSPs and its companion analog technology. In the past, the personal computer drove the SC industry. The birth of the PC created massive businesses that didn’t even exist 10 to 20 years ago. But today, our industry is being driven by a new force, the surge in digital connectivity. This can be seen dramatically in two areas – wireless and networking. The growth of digital wireless networks has astounded even the experts. Last year, for the first time ever, there were more digital cellular phones sold than PCs. And this year, even with current global economic conditions, the forecast for digital phones has recently been increased. It is expected that more than 140 million digital cellular phones will be sold this year. That’s a 60% increase over last year. Every one of those phones has a DSP at its core. And, I’m proud to add that more than half of those use a TI DSP.

Rare prior to the deregulation of the airline industry in 1978, airline bankruptcies have now become rather endemic.

There is, however, another parallel to that earlier period to be raised – one obviously linked to the economy but which goes on to question, as happened in the thirties, the corporate elite’s credibility, competency, and leadership role in our society. In the 1920s that elite was – like today – riding very high. Autos and electronics were emerging as mass-production sectors full of new possibilities, and the “captains of industry” were national heroes. When the Depression hit, people turned to these same heroes – because of their past leadership and experience – to be their saviors through the difficult times. But when the economy worsened, and the advice and leadership of the captains of industry proved not just ineffective but harmful, people quite suddenly and massively turned against them. After all, if the captains of industry were given the credit for the good times, they should also be held responsible for the bad. As Rubens Ricupero, secretary-general of the United Nations Committee on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) recently noted,“the 1920s and 1930s provide a stark, and disturbing, reminder of just how quickly faith in markets and economic openness can be overwhelmed by political events.” (, September 16, 1997)

The purpose of this paper is to statistically measure risk and demonstrate the effects on returns and compare the airlines to other industrial groups.


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A brand is an investment of advertising dollars. Letting a brand die in favor of a new one is throwing money away. We shouldn’t abandon one name and start a new one just to signal that we have an updated product. That is simply lazy creative thinking. Yet, the auto industry, which invests massively in its products and advertising, nonchalantly abandons its previous brand identities. The industry needs to support brands, not promote yearly fads.

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This is the general industry practice. And it’s one that most advertising people find hard to believe. Would P&G change Tide’s name because it had an improved product to market? Lever – Dove’s? Phillip Morris – Marlboro? But, the automotive industry is quick to abandon brands. Remember Ford Fairlane? Remember the Dodge Dart or the Dodge Daytona? Or, the Chevrolet Monza? The Pontiac 6000? The Oldsmobile Tornado? The Mercury Montego? And on and on. I could list about forty brands, introduced and then abandoned.

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The industry really has cleaned up its act – as well it should. A recent report published by the OECD was very flattering on our national environmental performance and confirmed a very positive trend. However, such massive environmental expenditures, which by the way have negative financial returns, stretched the financial capability of many companies at this time.

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A number of world forces are continuing to reshape the airline industry. But the airlines are certainly no strangers to the concept of globalization of the market, since the aviation industry was one of the catalysts at the origin of this phenomenon.