Monthly Archives: June 2006

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Sir Martin, Tear Down That Wall

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Almost 25 years ago, President Ronald Reagan visited Berlin and issued a challenge to the Russian leader, Mikhail Gorbachev. Making a speech on the western side of the Berlin Wall that divided the city, he said,”Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” In short, let freedom reign. Now Sir Martin Sorrell is seeking to turn back […]

Inward Investment and National Security: A PR Issue?

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I attended a roundtable at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City yesterday morning. Speakers included former US Government officials such as William Reinsch and Patrick Mulloy and Prof. Ken Lieberthal from University of Michigan Business School. Key points from the session: 1) The Regulatory Framework–The US was open to foreign investment for […]

Some Good Advice for CEOs

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I have just finished Joe Klein’s new book, Politics Lost, or How American Democracy Was Trivialized By People Who Think You’re Stupid. There are important lessons in this treatise on the last 60 years of American politics, particularly the excessive influence of political “handlers” whose obsession with polling data and cautious wordsmithing has removed the […]

Why Bother?

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I addressed a Public Relations Society of America conference on Friday on the need to adapt PR practice to the new media environment. I got a question from an attendee that went something like this. “Why do you bother to speak out so bluntly about our business? Aren’t you afraid of the negative consequences to […]

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