Monthly Archives: May 2009

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The Graduates

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I am in the midst of graduation sensation, with my eldest to receive her college diploma next Thursday and my middle child having earned her high school diploma just a week ago. We entertained thirteen college students at our home last weekend; I could now write a new script for “Survivor; The Parents” based on […]

Dull Advice

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David Brooks’ column in Tuesday’s New York Times, titled In Praise of Dullness, posits that the best chief executives are “organized, dogged, anal-retentive and slightly boring people.” He cites several academic works that commend conscientiousness and emotional stability and “mind-numbing commitment to incremental efficiency gains.” He goes on to suggest that the increasing involvement of […]

Bloomberg: Content Customers Want

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With the carnage in mainstream media, those of us in public relations worry constantly about the shrinking news hole. Bloomberg is defying the trend by hiring 75 new reporters for the news service, a five percent growth in its 1,500 person, 142 bureau editorial operation. I spoke on Saturday with Norman Pearlstine, the chief content […]

A Missed Opportunity

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I attended the annual dinner of the Atlantic Council on Wednesday night in Washington, DC, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The honorees included former President George H.W. Bush, Chancellor Helmut Kohl (unfortunately, too ill to attend) and IBM CEO Sam Palmisano. Tributes were made to the former President, […]

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