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Walking the Beans and Climbing the Hills in Iowa

If you are thinking about running for President of the United States, you are going to have to spend some time here in Iowa to help you understand what folks here care about. In 1973, Des Moines Register writers Donald … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Majority of Americans Afraid of Something Fearful

The rising heat over the national debt ceiling crisis is hotter than road tar in July, but NBC and the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) might have discovered a way to settle this impasse: Just ask the American public what it … Continue reading

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Rascals, Rogues and Mobsters. Why Boston is a Newsman’s Kind of town The question I posed to my friend Michael Flaherty this morning while he was en route to his weekly basketball game in McFarland, WI is whether it appears … Continue reading

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Obama turns a corner and heads straight into 2012

It was an historic week in the news as President Obama vanquished the world’s leading terrorist and perhaps his 2012 Republican opponents in one fell swoop. On Saturday night, the President had his audience at the White House Correspondents Dinner … Continue reading

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The Boston Marathon: A Gold Standard Reputation Case Study

The Boston Marathon is a story often told by the numbers. This 115th running of the world’s oldest continuous marathon is already in the record books as the finishers set world record paces thanks to ideal weather and a welcome tail … Continue reading

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Want to know who Steward Health Care System really is? Meet Bill Walczak

When a new player arrives on the scene in the classically close-looped and suspicious village we call Boston, people naturally want to know “Who are they?” and “What are they up to?” Case in point: Most of us still refer … Continue reading

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And now this from the Time Capsule…

When you are compiling a Top 10 list for customer service, you can put L.L. Bean at the top, according to BusinessWeek’s 2010 Customer Service Champ List. The majority of the champs are in the retail business, of course, because … Continue reading

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Day at the Beach or Bombs Away? Operation Odyssey Dawn Obscures War

I would have liked to be a fly on the wall in the Situation Room at the White House when the Joint Chiefs of Staff and President Barack Obama put the finishing touches on the decision to take out Libya’s … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some foot.. ah, baseball?

        Ft. Meyers, FL – I slipped into Florida for the weekend with my oldest son, Patrick, to watch a couple of Red Sox Spring Training games and found myself absolutely mesmerized by the sheer tranquility of … Continue reading

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Cost of Dying > Cost of Living

The consumer news this week and last is that the unrest in the Middle Eastern oil-producing countries is clobbering us at the gas pumps and in home heating oil. Of course, someone still needs to explain why the price of … Continue reading

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