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Wikileaks: Why is our press ignoring an important story?
Tuesday, 9 Nov, 2010
Wikileaks: Why is our press ignoring an important story?

You may or may not know this, but I am a journalist. I attended Syracuse University S I Newhouse School of Communication when it first opened in the 60s. Yes, I’m that old. Along with my schooling came a passionate belief that the press is the 4th Estate, and without a free press holding our […]

VOTE
Tuesday, 2 Nov, 2010
VOTE

GO VOTE. NOW. Do you realize how many people around this world kill – or get killed – for the right to vote? And you are squandering that right because…. because…. ?
I can get really cranky when people complain that they don’t like what the government is doing and they don’t vote.
So here’s the deal, […]

Why is innovation distrusted?
Tuesday, 26 Oct, 2010
Why is innovation distrusted?

For some reason, when companies get scared, and the economy is in question, they hold back innovation and do ‘the meat and potatoes’ stuff. They are actually holding back possibility and ensuring lower ROI as they revert to doing the things they know will work and are able to track.
Why? In my innovator’s mind, that […]

I need to be the Buddha more often
Tuesday, 19 Oct, 2010
I need to be the Buddha more often

As a Buddhist, I know how I’m supposed to Be: let things go, trust that all is well just as it is, stay present, don’t blame, and know that everyone is doing their best.
Right. But I can’t always achieve that state of non-judgment, allowing, and forgiveness. Editors who delete all the wrong parts; staff making far […]

But the emperor does NOT have clothes on!
Tuesday, 12 Oct, 2010
But the emperor does NOT have clothes on!

I have been writing posts about why and how the new digital marketing initiatives are missing the boat and doing badly in digital what we do badly in sales – merely address the solution placement rather than all aspects of the buying decision journey. As Einstein once said, you can’t solve a problem by seeking […]

I hate being this busy
Tuesday, 5 Oct, 2010
I hate being this busy

Yesterday my VISA card was declined. Seems I hadn’t paid my bill last month – and the fact that I always pay the full balance on time  didn’t register on their computer. Why didn’t I pay my bill? For the same reason I forgot to do a whole host of things: I’m absolutely overwhelmed. And the bill is […]