I'm dedicating my Giving Tuesday #unselfie to the University of Chicago Medical Center and will match any donations made today or tomorrow to this charity.
I was the honoree for the Children’s Aid Society’s (CAS) Annual Benefit this year. It was a first for me, a recognition of my board service but more specifically my deep interest in helping kids in poverty in New York City.
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I went to Warsaw this week to visit our new office. I was met at the reception area by thirteen enthusiastic employees holding up letters that spelled WELCOME. In a larger sense that is exactly what Poland is trying to say to the world. As I arrived, the Poles had just concluded their fifth election [...]
The Technorati and Edelman blog survey, which I blogged about on September 12, 2005, is now live at www.bloggerstudy.com. I encourage all bloggers to participate. Have a great weekend.
I attended the Arthur Page Society annual meeting this week. The Society is comprised of the top communications executives at Fortune 500 companies plus a few PR agency CEOs. The session was held at an opportune moment, just after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the sentencing of Messrs. Kozlowski and Swartz of Tyco (former CEO [...]
One of the songs in the musical OKLAHOMA (I know I am showing my age) starts with Aunt Eller Murphy, doyenne of the community, grabbing a farmer and a cowboy who are insulting each other. She tells them to get along for the good of all, leading to a square dance in which cowboys dance [...]
I did not sleep very well last night. I was haunted by the faces of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into the US Gulf Coast on Sunday. I kept seeing an African American woman holding two babies, screaming into the camera, “Help us, we are dying.” The images on television and major web [...]
I went on a private tour of the Brookhaven National Laboratory yesterday in Long Island. It is an impressive facility, one of nine such installations around the US. The scientists at Brookhaven are particularly focused on research in high energy physics, using the 2.5 mile Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider to fire gold ions at the [...]
I have been on vacation for the past five days. While puttering around my house, I found a dog-eared copy of Eugene O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh.” One of his characters, Larry, observes early in the play, “You asked me why I quit the Movement. For myself, I was forced to admit, at the end of [...]
I met last week with Peter Hirshberg, president and right hand man for David Sifry, founder and CEO of Technorati. As most of you know, Technorati monitors 14 million blogs, which the company considers the leading edge of discussion on the Internet. We had a wide-ranging conversation about the blogosphere. Naturally I turned the conversation [...]
So you are passing a major threshold on Thursday. You would rather not call attention to yourself on this special day. That is exactly in keeping with your approach to life. Give to others, expect nothing for yourself. Sorry, but your older brother wants to celebrate your birthday with a few stories about Renee Edelman. [...]
Some of you may recall that I recently blogged about Oh My News, a Korea-based citizen journalist-driven online news outlet created by Mr. Yeon-Ho Oh. So far, Oh My News has signed up 30,000 citizen journalists, who are a paid nominal fee when their stories are published. I recently asked Hoh Kim, who heads our [...]