In Clayton Christensen’s new book, the Harvard Business School professor offers profound advice about priorities; specifically about the importance of investing in family, about living a life of integrity and having metrics that make it easier to make the right decisions.
Here you have a demand for less regulation while CEOs suggest that enforcement of the new regulations has restored trust; this is a baffling logic problem.
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It’s back to school time for many households around the world. In the Edelman home, that means our oldest child is packing up for her third year in college, with the attendant scattering of clothing and other belongings, before the eventual loading of the car and the tearful (parents only—bliss and relief for the kid) [...]
Robert Davies died on Saturday in London of cancer after a hard seven month fight. As founder and chief executive of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), under the auspices of the Prince of Wales, Robert sought to catalyze the private sector to address societal issues, in partnership with civil society, government and communities. He [...]
Mike Deaver finally gave up the fight against pancreatic cancer on Saturday morning, when he died in his home in Bethesda, Maryland, surrounded by his loving family. His passing leaves all of those he touched in his fifteen years at Edelman with a lifetime responsibility, to make sure that we continue his legacy of creativity, [...]
I helped to organize a conference over the weekend in Southampton, NY under the auspices of the Atlantic Council, a Washington DC-based think tank which seeks to strengthen ties between the US and Europe. The President of the Atlantic Council, Fred Kempe, former editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe, assembled a terrific group of [...]
Fifty years ago, on October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite. Sputnik proved the capacity of the Soviet R-7 multi-stage rocket to propel Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles, thereby altering the balance of power with the United States. Both superpowers had relied on long-range bombers to deliver nuclear payloads. Just a month [...]
About 20 years ago, global financial markets were buoyant and real estate prices were soaring. Edelman’s London office had been a phenomenal success since its inception in 1967. Its offices, located in a former royal’s home near Hyde Park Corner, overlooked the park and were right in the middle of the action. The then chief [...]
The Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University released a study last week on media consumption patterns of American teens, young adults and older adults, titled “Young People and News.” The report is an invaluable guide to those of us in the PR business, trying [...]
I attended a dinner in New York City last night, sponsored by the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF), a London-based non-governmental organization (disclosure: I am the new chairman of the IBLF in North America) dedicated to the proposition that business is “at the heart of sustainable development.” There were some important observations during the dinner, [...]
Martin Becker, who survived four terrible years as a teenage prisoner in Auschwitz- Birkenau, returned to the death camp yesterday with his only child, his daughter Gail, her husband John, and their two young sons, Josh and Eli. I came along with my two younger daughters, Tory and Amanda, and our good friend Mitch Markson [...]
At the Edelman Annual Leadership meeting this week in San Francisco, I had the opportunity to interview Chris DeWolfe, founder and CEO of MySpace (disclosure: Edelman client). Here are a few of his key comments: 1) We are aiming to involve our members in important issues of our time. There was a period when parents [...]