Is Donald Trump destroying his brand?

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Would you stay at a Donald Trump property? Would you buy a condo with the Trump name on it? If you’re reading a blog like this, you’re probably one of the millions of people repulsed by Donald Trump’s disgraceful campaign for the presidency. You have to think that this will have an effect on his business model which revolves around the power of the Trump name.

We asked this same question five years ago during the Donald’s birther mania, but even that racist attack didn’t hurt his brand. But now with his presidential campaign and repeated racist and offensive statements, it’s hard to imagine he’ll avoid a permanent smear on his reputation.

Mark Cuban has emerged as one of Trump’s most effective critics, as many Americans respect Cuban’s business acumen, so his attacks on Trump tend to stick. Cuban has predicted that Trump will go personally bankrupt withing seven years of the election if he loses as a result of doing so much damage to his brand.

I have no idea if Trump and his children will ever go bankrupt, but I do know that I would never again stay at a Trump property. I’ve spoken to many professionals and business executives who feels the same way. Trump’s legions of supporters don’t fit the demographic of his business clientele, so Cuban may be right and this could be a real problem for Trump. One can only hope . . .

  

The Brexit mess

Anyone interested in the stability of the world economy can’t be happy with the Brexit mess. David Cameron took a political risk and it blew up in his face, while also offering a modern lesson of why Alexander Hamilton and James Madison were skeptical of letting the passions of the majority rule in any given moment.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump offered up a typical, idiotic and self-centered response.

  

Meg Whitman explains leaner is better

In the interview above Meg Whitman explains the strategy that led HP to decide to break up. Her main point revolves around the concept of the need for companies to be nimble to react quickly to the fast-changing tech marketplace.

Her company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has just spun off its services business as well and is now focused on growth areas like the “Internet of Things.”

  

More Fortune 500 CEOs prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump

Fortune 500 CEOs prefer Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by 58% to 42% as explained in this video. This shouldn’t be a surprise as Trump has sounded like an economic buffoon with statements about tariffs and negotiating down the national debt.

  

Chloë Sevigny stars in new Jimmy Choo Ad Campaign for Spring Summer 2016

Actress Chloë Sevigny is known for her sense of style, so it’s no surprise that Jimmy Choo chose this lovely actress to star in its new ad campaign. The video above is very cool and the campaign features many classy photos of Chloë showing off the shoes:

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