Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Great Game India: Mechanics of Narendra Modi's PR agency : APCO Worl...

Came across this while reading about MH370. Since its Election time in India i think this is good food for thought.

Great Game India: Mechanics of Narendra Modi's PR agency : APCO Worl...: In this dynamic and ever-changing world, Apco Worldwide stands tall as the giant of the lobbying industry. The firm, in its own words...

"  The best way one can surmise the working methodology of APCO Worldwide is aptly portrayed in the Bond movie Quantum of Solace’s character Dominic Greene and his Quantum organization.

Dominic Greene : Well, look at what we did to this country. The Haitians elect a priest...who decides to raise the minimum wage...from 38 cents to $1 a day. It's not a lot, but it's enough to upset the corporations...who were here making T-shirts and running shoes. So they called us, and we facilitated a change.
General Medrano : The difference is, my country's not some flyspeck...in the middle of the Caribbean.
DG : But we've already begun destabilizing the government. We'll supply the private security. We'll pay off the right officials, and we have 26 countries...ready to officially recognize...your new Bolivian Government.
You want your country back. My organization can give it to you...
within the week.
You should know something about me and the people I work with. We deal with the left and the right, dictators or liberators. If the current president had been more agreeable, I wouldn't be talking to you. So if you decide not to sign, you'll wake up with your balls in your mouth and your willing replacement standing over you...if you doubt that, then shoot me, take that money and have a good night's sleep.  "