Sol Trujillo's favourite beer

Sol Trujillo's favourite beer

Summary: Sitting in Telstra's half-yearly financial results briefing recently I couldn't help but wonder how the company's chief executive Sol Trujillo kept his cool for so long. Sol Trujillo a beer drinker?

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Sitting in Telstra's half-yearly financial results briefing recently I couldn't help but wonder how the company's chief executive Sol Trujillo kept his cool for so long.

Sol Trujillo
Sol Trujillo
a beer drinker?
The imported executive maintained his soothing voice for more than three hours as he placated financial analysts disgruntled about Telstra's share price and journalists looking for a fresh angle on what was a predictable set of results.

This impressive performance mirrored Trujillo's conduct at last year's annual general meeting.

Trujillo was polite and receptive to every element of the abrasive audience at that event, even those that treated Telstra's board with contempt.

It makes me wonder what the executive's secret is.

I can't picture Trujillo sitting down for a calming Zen meditation session when he gets home from a rough day at the incumbent, nor does he seem a man who would be overly fond of chamomile tea.

What do we really know about the guy that for the last seven months has captivated the attention of Australia's media?

For example, what is Trujillo's favourite beer? Does anyone really know?

I'm not sure I could respect a man who still drank American beer yet was at the helm of Australia's largest telco.

Trujillo seems more refined than the average VB drinker, yet I don't think he's a metrosexual with a taste for Tooheys Extra Dry.

If I had to pick his drop I would guess it would be Coopers.

One of Australia's more refined beers, Coopers has long been a favourite of South Australian drinkers.

Like Trujillo, Coopers Pale Ale is smooth yet not lacking substance. It is currently finding a wider audience away from its home territory.

Coincidentally Pale Ale also happens to be my own poison.

So in the spirit of this great land and in keeping with fine ZDNet Australia tradition I would like to invite Sol to try a sixpack or two of this fine vintage at our expense, if he hasn't already tried it.

Rod, can you advise a shipping address?

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  • VB rules

    please don't say it' fosters. and i hope we're not paying for crates of budweiser!
    anonymous
  • He's a Carlton man

    He's a Carlton man through and through.

    Always has been, always will.
    anonymous
  • He probably only drinks...

    ... beer from One Factory.

    Boom tish.
    anonymous
  • He don't like government regulation..

    So I'm guessing he buys his beer duty free on his trips to the US so he can model their *fantastic* deregulated telecommunications industry.

    Am I the only one who is wondering why we employ a bunk of yanks to run our largest telecommunications company? The US has one of the most backwards and outdated systems in the world.
    anonymous
  • budweiser mate

    that must be the only thing he drinks
    anonymous
  • Ask him on Nowwearetalking

    only place to ask him --- Nowwearetalking
    anonymous
  • Pure Blonde

    What man can say no to a blonde with a great head, nice long body and moist to touch!!!

    By the way, how does a comical article still attract lunatics looking for any place to attack him & the company?
    anonymous
  • Home brew

    He brews his own.
    Then he can keep all the profit to himself!!!
    anonymous
  • Who cares

    He is a prick anyway! Who is he to call all Australians racist!
    anonymous