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Earning the Right to Innovate

Earning the Right to Innovate

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The important insight for companies seeking to implement innovative technologies is that the traditional game plan used for the past decade will not work.

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Report from Texas

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I have just returned from two days in Houston and Dallas. I had meetings with former Houston Mayor and college classmate Bill White, David Leebron, president of Rice University, Jim Oberwetter, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce and David Daniel, president of the University of Texas at Dallas. Here are a few observations on […]

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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In the last three weeks, I have visited nine cities to present the results of our 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer. Unlike John Candy, I do not play the “air sax.” I have a very set routine, early morning exercise, breakfast meeting with management, mid-morning briefing with staff, luncheon to brief clients on Trust, a few […]

Treatment is Prevention

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I visited Vancouver as part of my annual Trust Barometer journey around the world of Edelman. While in the city, Patti Schom Moffat, our general manager, took me to meet an extraordinary man, Dr. Julio Montaner, (disclosure: client) whose pioneering work in HIV/AIDS is now causing medical authorities to reconsider their assumptions about the best […]

A More Optimistic Davos

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I have come down from the mountains for the twelfth time, with my head still aching not from excessive partying but from information overload at the World Economic Forum. Imagine being invited to an all you can eat buffet, with the most delectable foods laid before you, but with an unrealistic ten minute time limit […]

Trust Transformed: Results of the 2011 Edelman Trust Barometer

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Tomorrow morning, I will be on stage at the Belvedere Hotel in Davos, releasing the results of our latest 23-country Edelman Trust Barometer study. The lead of the story must be that trust is transformed. In the wake of the financial market meltdown at the end of 2008, we have gone through a series of […]

Ad Age Puts Edelman on this Year’s Agency A-List

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I’m very proud that Edelman is #7 on Ad Age’s Agency A-List. A special thanks to our clients for their trust and opportunity to help advance their brands and businesses, and to our employees for their creativity and innovation. Here’s a 3-minute Ad Age video where I discuss the opportunity for PR, as well as […]

The Way Forward for Media

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I have had meetings with three senior journalists this week: Lewis DVorkin, chief product officer of Forbes; Gordon Crovitz, former publisher of The Wall Street Journal and co-founder of Press+; and Bill Grueskin, former head of WSJ.com, former editor of The Miami Herald and now associate dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. […]

The New Push for Corporate Transparency

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Earlier this week, Goldman Sachs Group unveiled its 63 page report on business practices. According to the Wall Street Journal, the firm “is trying to give investors more insight into how it makes money.” Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein, in a video on the firm’s web site, gs.com, reiterates that the client’s interests are always paramount […]

Peer to Peer

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I was in the fourth grade at Chicago Latin. We had Mrs. Maj, a high-strung teacher, for our twice-a-week music class. I lugged a cello back and forth to school every day. That cello had the sorriest looking bottom, with cracks from unfortunate, unplanned collisions with staircases at school or at home. My recital piece […]

Tis the Season to Give Back

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I went to the Maggie Dixon Classic Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden yesterday. Between games, Maggie was remembered by her brother Jay, coach of the Pittsburgh men’s team, as a fiery and effective coach of the women’s team at the US Military Academy. She took the Lady Cadets to their first NCAA tourney during […]

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