Monthly Archives: May 2010

Should I stay or should I go?

As the Clash said, “If I stay there will be trouble, if I go, it will be double.”  Unfortunately, calculating the impact to your reputation of “being there” is not nearly as straightforward as Joe Strummer stated it.  Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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Props to Somerville’s Finest

Thanks to the quick actions of a uniformed Somerville, MA police officer, a tragedy was averted yesterday when a two and a half-year-old boy somehow swallowed a small drain plug the size of a half dollar and stopped breathing. Officer Albert … Continue reading

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BP: Struggling to cap the leaking well and now, the public chatter

The recent headlines about a Twitter handle intended to impersonate or mock BP is a sobering reminder that social media is neither friend nor foe, but a place for public discourse, comment and conversation. Just today, the faux account, @BPGlobalPR, … Continue reading

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Personal Knowledge: It's What You Know

We do a lot of writing at Morrissey & Company, and when I hear someone ask what to write about, my usual advice is to tell them, “Write what you know.” It’s good counsel. I struggled with this same quandary … Continue reading

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Books, Bikes and Deceit

In thinking back over the news for this week’s Reputation Wrap-Up, education and sports immediately come to mind, so let’s take a little hiatus from business stories for today. This week, we’ve watched and read as the story of how … Continue reading

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The Reputation of Women in the Workplace

     After looking through the top 50 ranked companies of the Globe 100, I realized how few companies had women as their CEOs. Women like Carol Meyrowitz from TJX, Laura Sen from BJ’s, Stephanie Sonnabend from Sonesta International Hotels … Continue reading

Posted in Industry & Current Events | Tagged BJ's Wholesale, Carol Meyrowitz, Globe 100, Jan Miller, Laura Sen, Sonesta International Hotels Corp, Stephanie Sonnabend, TJX Cos, Wainwright Bank | 1 Comment

Three Months and Many Flop Posts Later…I'm Still Learning

Three months and 64 Flop posts later by our Flopper team, I “think” that I am finally getting the hang of this blogging thing.  Folks who follow our blog, and know a  bit about me, probably know that while I’m … Continue reading

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Reputation Rule: Reputation Must Be Authentic

This particular rule of reputation communications was certainly made clear today on the austere Cambridge campus of Harvard University. In today’s world, there are no secrets. Recent news of Adam Wheeler’s deceit and forgery to gain not only admission to, … Continue reading

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The Globe 82?

For more than two decades, The Boston Globe has ranked the top 100 Massachusetts public companies in their Globe 100 list. An inclusion on this roll meant substantial reputation kudos for companies that leveraged this accolade well: from increased online … Continue reading

Posted in RC Tools | Tagged BJ's Wholesale, Boston Globe, Globe 100, Staples, Steven Syre, TJX, VistaPrint | 1 Comment

Reputation Wrap-Up

One of my favorite sayings is, “Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.”   (Kierkegaard, Soren). Simple, if not a bit trite, but oh so true.  The weekly Reputation Wrap-up is our own way of looking … Continue reading

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