I was impressed by one man’s journey, from the impressionist school as a young man, to founder of Suprematism, to an enthusiastic supporter of the Revolution, to a deeply depressed and shocked witness to the horrors of Stalinism.
Last night was the annual intern party at Edelman New York. I thought it appropriate to pass along a few lessons gained from my summer jobs in the 70s.
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I have just returned from a three day trip to Sao Paulo, my first time in Brazil for six years. Edelman acquired Significa, a leading CSR and brand attitude, strategy firm, increasing our size in Brazil by 60% and making us one of the top six firms. I met with chief executives, communications directors and […]
I will deliver these remarks at the Atlantic Council dinner in New York City honoring Klaus Schwab, founder and chairman of the World Economic Forum, which I’ve happily attended for the last twelve years. Dear Professor Schwab, How to capture the essence of a career of service to the global community? For me, it is […]
I spent the first three days of this week in London interviewing candidates for Edelman Europe’s CEO. My style must be somewhat disconcerting to any candidate in that I do not follow a script nor do I have any specific direction for the conversation. It is a bit like a blind date- you go with […]
I am walking from our New York office to Ground Zero today with 50 of my fellow Edelman employees. I have made this journey on my own in each of the past eight years but this time asked whether others would like to join on this ninth anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy. I have a […]
I journeyed to Philadelphia today to see the soon-to-be-opened National Museum of American Jewish History, conveniently located near Independence Hall and the Constitution Center. As our client, Michael Rosenzweig, director of the Museum, told me, “This is a celebration of the American immigrant experience. It shows the benefits of liberty and free markets for immigrants […]
Monday’s Wall Street Journal featured an article titled “The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility,” by Professor Aneel Karnani of the University of Michigan’s Business School. The take-the-cake lines in Karnani’s thesis: ”a focus on social responsibility will delay or discourage more-effective measures to enhance social welfare in those cases where profits and the public good […]
I have been out of the office for the past two weeks. The break was overdue—I was getting groggy in the afternoon, relying on a Diet Pepsi for energy to get through the day. I can always tell when it is time to go back to work. My right arm and back ache from too […]
I am on vacation for this week and the next. My days include going to the grocery store, playing tennis, riding my bike, going to the beach with my kids and picking tomatoes. But above all, I love to sit on the back porch, reading books that will entertain and inform me. I have just […]
I had an hour long meeting this morning with Elie Wiesel — professor at Boston University, Nobel Laureate, writer (57 books) and Holocaust survivor. Our firm is doing pro-bono work for the Prix Gallien, a world life sciences forum being held in New York City at the end of September. Professor Wiesel is involved with […]
On Monday, Edelman’s US operations moved onto a new Global Financial System (GFS). Four thousand separate transactions were recorded, from time sheets to expenses. Bills are scheduled to go out early next week to clients. A pretty boring blog post is in store, you might think. Well think again. In 1998, in my second year […]