Archive for July, 2009

28th July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

going to see Mugabe and the White African. Check trailers here: http://www.mugabeandthewhiteafrican.com.

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13th July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

My bravura debut TV performance on Fox Business Network, didn’t go unnoticed.

Reader Tom Coleman suggests The Last Resort drinking game:
One sip of tequila every time I swivel in the chair.
Two sips every time I wave my hands about.
Down a shot every time I say “absolutely”.
Actually, to be authentically Zimbabwean, the drink should be Mainstay.

Absolutely.

9th July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

And you’ll be glad to hear I’m not giving investment advice.

I’m talking to David Asman about the book and Zimbabwe’s blood diamonds.

The Marange field is getting a lot of attention around the world right now.

There was the Human Rights Watch report last week, and now a team from the Kimberly Process has visited and interviewed victims of Operation No Return.

David is a former editorial features editor at the Wall Street Journal and hosts America’s Nightly Scoreboard weekdays 7pm-8pm on Fox Business.

What the hell, maybe I will ask where my stimulus check has got to.

9th July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

I’m on Fox Business Network tonight, talking about the book and Zimbabwe’s blood diamonds. 7-8pm ET. I may even vent about the stimulus.

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2nd July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

From transporting tigers to carpeting beaches, hotel concierges from Miami to Macao have heard it all—and tried to help…

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Latest piece of mine for Travel and Leisure.

What’s the most outrageous request a concierge has carried out for you?

Best entry wins a week’s stay at The Last Resort:
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1st July
2009
written by DouglasRogers

My friend Gavin Heron who helped edit my book and is Group Managing Director at TBWA/Hunt/Lascaris in Johannesburg says the Trillion Dollar Campaign won more than a Silver Lion.

“It is the most successful campaign in the history of Cannes. 1 Grand Prix (outdoor), 5 Gold (including an elusive Titanium Gold Lion), 1 Silver and 2 bronze. In addition, the campaign grew subscriptions for the Zimbabwean by over 300%. And hits on the Zimbabwean website went from about 20,000 to over 2-million when the campaign launched. This is not to mention the huge huge number of websites/blogs/news articles all talking about The Zimbabwean.”

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