Monthly Archives: November 2010

There Are No Secrets in a WikiLeaks World

This rule is easy to remember and recite, but I am amazed at the number of people shocked when beans get spilled, lips loosened, and ships sunk. In this “new” information age, there are no secrets. From IT companies to … Continue reading

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Giving Good this Holiday Season

Happy Green Gift Monday!  What’s that?  You thought today was called Cyber Monday?  Technically, it’s both. Leveraging traditional social media efforts and the holiday season shopping frenzy, The Nature Conservancy has launched a Green Gift Monday effort to encourage consumers … Continue reading

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Donors CAN be Choosers

When it comes to charitable giving, the majority of us are loyal. We go with who we “know” (if not by personal contact, by name), the counsel of friends and family, as well as humanitarian tragedies as they unfortunately occur … Continue reading

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New York Times Validates eBooks

The New York Times book lists have long been the standard of author-success and brick-and-mortar bookseller boon. But with a recent announcement, the publication has given an important nod to booksellers of the virtual nature… Beginning in 2012, the Times … Continue reading

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Twitter Analytics – Numbers from the Source

Alert Alert: Twitter has launched real-time analytics! News like that is likely to knock your socks off – at least until Santa brings you a new Ipad (hint hint). Sure, they’re not perfect. And no, they don’t necessarily provide the … Continue reading

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Qualitative Easing and other Economic Bromides to Quiet the Soul

The ongoing economic decline isn’t without some benefits, among them all the freshly paved roads and rebuilt bridges and other make-work projects that were designed to inject billions of dollars of money (debt) into our moribund economy. The other important … Continue reading

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Howard Stern: Clear King of the Interview

As I ambled my way into Morrissey & Company from my sleepy hamlet of Waltham on Tuesday morning, my commute deteriorated from a happy-go-lucky ride along the storied River Charles into a rage-inducing standstill on Storrow Drive. Apparently, rush hour … Continue reading

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TSA, Four Loko Respond to Critics

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced two months ago that full-body scans at U.S. airports would be paid for through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Since the announcement, 68 airports now utilize these devices, including most recently Orlando, Dulles, … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Developers and Two Different Outcomes

I first met John Rosenthal in 1993 within a week of my joining Citizens Bank as a freshly minted vice president and director of External Affairs. Then CEO and Chairman Larry Fish asked me to meet with John and assess … Continue reading

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Easy as A-B-C: Always Be Closing

Now that the initial sting from the midterm election defeat has subsided slightly, I can start to analyze the state of play. Here’s where my mind’s at – I want to send Alec Baldwin to Washington, but not as an … Continue reading

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