Monthly Archives: August 2006

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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 […]

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