I’m somehow in charge of corraling BusinessWeek writers, editors and contributors to make their suggestions of the best and worst of 2008. That’s everything from ideas, products, events, launches, PR campaigns, etc. Some great suggestions are rolling in, including moments from the U.S. election (Obama in Grant Park for Best; choice of Sarah Palin as Veep for Worst), the terrible events in Mumbai as tragic evidence of ongoing terrorism and the current furore at Germany’s KfW, which electronically transferred several hundred million dollars to Lehman Brothers just hours before the bankruptcy (a definite candidate for Worst Banking Faux Pas.) What do you think? What in your world/from your vantage point were the most spectacular successes and failures of the past 12 months? Post your thoughts here — with thanks for sharing.
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