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Living in Color

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In the late 90s,, Washington Post columnist Michael Schrage wrote an article on technology PR people. He described them as “sitting astride the nodes of influence in technology.” He said that all parts of the technology food chain, from venture capitalists to investment bankers to customers to technology analysts to investors were linked by the […]

My guide to running the family business

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I am now in my 27th year at my family company. I have particularly enjoyed building the business in close partnership with my father, who founded the firm in 1952. My brother and sister both work at Edelman, while my mother maintains a very keen interest in the progress of the enterprise. My brother in […]

Impressionists, Blogging and North Carolina…

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This is the time of year when people in the PR field are madly pitching business, hoping to retain their current clients and to win new ones. One of the side benefits of this manic period is that you get a quick snapshot of the U.S. across industry and geography. Here are a few impressions […]

Ethics in PR

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The PR industry suffered two blows in the past month. The Wall Street Journal reported that Qorvis, a Washington, D.C. based public affairs firm, on behalf of a large insurance company, recruited third party experts on an anonymous basis (via a speakers bureau) to criticize regulatory overreaching by NY State Attorney General Spitzer. This led […]

Gettysburg, Lincoln and Principle-Based Leadership

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I have just joined the Board of Directors of the Gettysburg National Battlefield Foundation. Our goal is to build a new museum at Gettysburg to educate the two million visitors who come each year. The mission of the museum must be to describe the battle but even more importantly, to explain the great principles that […]

A Personal Journey

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My colleague in Hamburg, Germany, Cornelia Kunze, put me in touch with the city managers who intend to build a Museum of Emigration in the old port area. This will be a mirror image of the Ellis Island Museum in New York Harbor. Between 1880-1913, about nine million Europeans sailed from Hamburg and Bremen to […]

China

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I have been in Beijing and Shanghai for the past few days. I have several insights gleaned from conversations with business people, reporters, my colleagues and government officials. First, China is more like the constituent parts of Europe than the single market of the US in the diversity of economic status and level of development. […]

India

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I have just landed in Hong Kong after spending a week in India and Singapore. It was utterly surreal to be dropped into India straight from the Upper West Side of New York City. I feel slightly strange even now about the experience, sitting high atop the Hyatt overlooking Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor, wondering why […]

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