Just another reason to be thankful for janitors. Richard Montanez had worked as a janitor at the Frito-Lay Rancho Cucamonga plant in California since 1976. But his entire life was kicked to the next level the moment he saw a “corn man” adding butter, cheese, and chile to his corn.
Montanez thought, “what if I add chile to Cheeto?” Right after this big epiphany, Richard ran to his mother’s kitchen, and made his first batch of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. His friends and his coworkers loved it!
This inspired him to call up the president of the company to say that he had an idea for a new product. He was given 2 weeks to prepare a presentation for the company’s executives. He copied a marketing strategy from a book he found at the library and used his artistic skills to design bags for his soon-to-be successful snacks.
The president immediately loved the idea, and Montanez now leads Multicultural Sales & Community Promotions across PepsiCo’s North American divisions. Montanez says; “Many times, greatness will come in ridiculous forms, a ridiculous idea might be a billion dollar idea.”
Coke v. Pepsi is an old rivalry that seems to have no end in sight. It's been a great marvel of marketing to see these brands ebb and flow through the years. Coke has always had a slight edge, and is the most popular around the world. In the US, Pepsi performs slightly better, and even overtook Coke for a while through a series of clever ad campaigns.
However, a research company has found that there are some interesting differences between people who identify themselves as Coke or Pepsi folk:
Coke drinkers are more likely to have graduated college and speak more than one language.
Coke people prefer things like sushi, and might have tasted caviar. Pepsi drinkers prefer American snacks.
Coke drinkers read the New York Times, while Pepsi drinkers read the USA Today.
Coke drinkers are more likely to own a passport. It's more likely that Pepsi drinkers haven't had a vacation in 6 months.
Coke drinkers are more likely to show up early to an appointment. Pepsi drinkers? On time or late.
What do you think? Of course these are in average, and not representative of every Coke or Pepsi drinker.
What's more interesting is that those who are executed mostly aren't murderers. In past cases, political prisoners, rapists, drug dealers, and traffickers have been executed.
Even though these are cruel crimes, people from all over the world think it's unnecessary for a death penalty for these crimes. What's more disturbing is that they still use the old-fashioned method of execution by shooting into the head!
Also, China showed the execution on national TV until 2008 when they hosted the Summer Olympics and got much criticism from countries and organizations.