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Improving the Classroom Experience

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I believe the business community can play a role in supporting these educators in their important work by investing in the creation of free resources that can be used to augment existing curriculum.

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A Jarvis Moment

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What do you know? I went to Citibank this morning to take out some money for the upcoming Labor Day weekend. In fact I took out enough money to have to file a Cash Transaction Report, a US Government innovation post 9/11. I innocently presented my check, my driver’s license and my Citibank card. I […]

L’Etat, C’Est Moi (The State, That’s Me)

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With these immortal lines, King Louis XIV of France provided a standard for those in government or in business, who believe that their individual leadership is the essential ingredient in the success of the enterprise. In keeping with this general line of thinking Saturday’s edition of the (sub. req’ed) Financial Times featured an article by […]

Two Extraordinary Men

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I had dinner on Sunday night with Shimon Peres, Foreign Minister of Israel, and breakfast on Saturday with George Soros, the founder of Soros Fund Management. I tagged along with Ned Lamont, my friend and candidate for US Senate (hey, whatever it takes to meet these kinds of people!). I was, needless to say, impressed […]

Ned’s Excellent Adventure

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A week ago, my friend Ned Lamont pulled off a stunning upset in the Democratic Primary in Connecticut. Running against three term incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman, who just six years ago was nearly elected Vice President of the United States, Lamont won by four points, amazing pundits and his own inner circle including yours truly. […]

Hit Me with Your Best Shot, Again and Again

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Der Spiegel, a leading German magazine, has a major feature story in this issue(translated into English by Edelman’s Hamburg office), titled “Master of Deception.” The subtitle tells it all, “PR is a growing billion dollar industry, primarily manipulating our perception of the world. The professionals from the industry are even assisting in staging wars.” The […]

Game On

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PR Week has it exactly right in its editorial on July 31. Julia Hood and her team have asked, “Can PR keep the ball if ad pros play on its field?” (sub. req’ed).The editorial states, “This could not be a larger watershed moment; the ad industry is trying to out-PR PR.” All of the talk […]

Thanks to a Friend of Edelman

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As you may have seen in the coverage yesterday, Leslie Dach has resigned as vice chairman of Edelman to go to Wal-Mart as one of the top seven executives in the company. Leslie stands for all that is good in our profession. He is brilliant, passionate, kind, socially conscious and committed to excellence. His work […]

His Master’s Voice Turns Real

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The Radio Corporation of America (RCA) used a cute black and white dog sitting next to a speaker to promote its new true to life music recordings beginning in the 1930s. The dog, Nipper, is drawn to his master’s voice, faithfully projected from the new fangled audio system and the LP, or long playing record […]

How To Mobilize The New Players on the Field

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I had another in my series of conversations with Paul Saffo last week. For those who might not remember, Paul and I rowed freshman crew together at college. Our recollection is something like the scene from Ben Hur, with Charleton Heston pulling on the oar with the other slaves. Back to the subject…how to energize […]

Serious Case of Malpractice

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It had to happen some time. An account person from GCI (one of Edelman’s competitors) has unleashed a gratuitous attack on Jeff Jarvis, the widely-read blogger, in a comment on Jarvis’ blog. Why is this comment so wrong? First, the comment is personal, not substantive. Jarvis is alleged to not have a life and is […]

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