Monthly Archives: November 2010

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Deadly Spin

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I spent this weekend reading Deadly Spin, former PR man Wendell Potter’s tale of his conversion from corporate “spin-meister” to health care reform advocate. Potter’s story moves along two tracks, a personal awakening to the evils of managed care interspersed with salvos against the PR business. I will concentrate on his critique of PR, leaving […]

A Matter of When

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As I had breakfast this morning with my old friend, Dr. Seth Berkley, president and CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, recent comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, were front-and-center in my mind. At the AIDS Vaccine 2010 Conference in September, Fauci said, It is […]

Herbivores and Beyond

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I spent last week doing advance work for President Obama’s trip to Asia. Just kidding, folks, I was actually making my annual visit to Japan, Korea and China, three of our important Asian markets. Here are a few observations from my trip: Birth Rates—Japan and Korea are facing real demographic challenges. As I walked around […]

Good Purpose Goes Global

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I am in Beijing to launch Edelman’s Fourth Annual goodpurpose® Survey. The headline of the study is that consumers in the developing world have leapfrogged their peers in the developed world in demanding that companies deliver both financial performance and purpose. In a stunning reversal of findings from only two years ago, the citizen consumer […]

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