By selecting Paul Ryan as his VP, Romney made this election a real choice.Reuters
Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan has accomplished something quite important. At both conventions, in the corner rooms of Charlotte and Tampa organized by media groups and political activist outfits, serious discussions unfolded about the real state...read more
What Buzzfeed Gets Right
BuzzFeed’s CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company’s strategy and progress. I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission. This isn’t just the usual cheerleading ...read more
It’s The Bachelorette. Some guys get eliminated in the first episode, while others do not.
I have never seen an episode of The Bachelorette before. So, I apologize in advance for not offering much in the way of an opinion re: how this season measures up with the previous ones.
Why is a...read more
When shareholders at Citigroup last week rebuked CEO Vikram Pandit’s compensation package in an unprecedented move to scale down top-level executive pay in the face of increasing popular pressure against what some call “obscene” levels of remuneration for the high-flyers in the financial sector, more acts were bound to follow. Now,...read more
I have mixed feelings about industry events. From heady Pop-Tech in Maine and the uber-glam Cannes Lions in France to niche events like the First Corporate Podcasting Summit at the San Francisco Airport Marriott to the decidedly un-glam Direct Marketing Association annuals all over the country, I’ve accumulated my fair share...read more
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With so much talk about the impact of small business on the economy, it’s tempting to look at how Main Street businesses — especially storefront retail — market themselves in this environment. How they creatively pull...read more
Andy meets Robert California’s wife in NBC’s The Office
After this episode, I’m pretty sure Robert California is a psychopath whose only purpose as the CEO of Dunder Mifflin is to play mind games with Andy. He is the Riddler to Andy’s idiotic Batman, the Jigsaw to his all-the-victims-from-the-Saw-movies. Basically, he just...read more
It is now legal to slaughter horses in the United States. Now America waits: when will Iron Chef host the competition to decide who can best prepare this new delicacy?
Have you ever sat there, drinking your mint julep while watching the Kentucky Derby and thought (admittedly, perhaps slightly drunk on the...read more
Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus has just been fined more than a quarter-million dollars for the way some of their animals get treated in putting on the Greatest Show on Earth. At $10,000 incurred for each violation of the Animal Welfare Act, that’s a brand-new record, although I don’t suspect...read more
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