I took part in a panel at the Summit at Sea conference in Miami a few weeks back. During the discussion, I was asked how to keep the culture of the family business as the enterprise grew to its present size.
It has now been a week since the horror of the terrorist attacks in Paris that took the lives of 129 innocent people. The people of Paris have demonstrated incredible courage, frequenting the outdoor cafes and going about their daily lives.
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In 2008-2009, in the wake of a recession that saw large, global companies such as Lehman Brothers and AIG collapse, trust in business imploded. Government stepped in with bailouts and new regulations. But in 2011, government became paralyzed by the politics of extremism and endless haggling – and the public lost confidence. The 2012 Edelman […]
I met with senior management of two of the best emerging media companies this week. I come away even more impressed with their ambition and willingness to experiment within the boundaries of quality and integrity. Mike Allen of Politico addressed our global public affairs team in Washington on Wednesday. He said that there are 225 […]
I went to a breakfast Wednesday hosted by Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health at the World Economic Forum offices in NYC. It was a terrific panel, with five professors and senior members of the corporate healthcare community from important companies such as Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi and BD. The Dean of Mailman […]
I had a chat this morning with my friend Steve Goldsmith, professor at the JFK School of Government at Harvard. He was mayor of Indianapolis and deputy mayor of New York City. We commiserated about the low opinion of government. He believes its reputation problem worsens the farther away its get from a close connection […]
January—The World Economic Forum in Davos saw investment bankers pushing back on government leaders. A particularly heated exchange between French President Sarkozy and Jamie Dimon of JP Morgan Chase comes to mind—also early commentary by Bob Diamond at Barclay’s Bank on how the period of remorse for banks must be over. February—Howard Schultz addressed our […]
I have just delivered my address to the Keizai Koho Center in Tokyo. Communicators from many of the large Japanese companies were in the audience. My topic wasFukushima. I asserted in my speech that Japan is a model of excellence for the world in so many ways, from manufacturing prowess to the resilience and decency […]
I have just finished my second day in Singapore. It has been the usual whirl of visits with clients, an upbeat meeting with our staff, and a discussion with students at Singapore Management University (SMU). Here are my observations on the city, having last been here two years ago. 1) A Tourism Destination—Always a […]
I was at Harvard Business School on Wednesday for a conference on US competitiveness. I took the opportunity to attend a marketing class, which happened to be discussing the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty (you may recall that Edelman was the PR agency for Dove). I found the summary at the end of class […]
I am in Chicago at my parents’ apartment with the entire Edelman clan. We celebrated yesterday with a first time Thanksgiving-goer, Jacek Kastelanic, our pro-bono client from the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation. After the eating orgy, most retired to the closest bed for turkey and stuffing induced naps. By chance, I went into my father’s long-hidden archives […]
I went to a breakfast this morning in New York City sponsored by Common Good, a think tank devoted to better government. Philip Howard, a noted lawyer and founder of the group, spoke to about 50 business people and journalists on the findings of a survey conducted by pollster Ron Facheux. Howard’s talk was one […]