Why my friend Josh from New Jersey would be an ideal candidate for the Yahoo CEO position

No doubt you have read the many stories and references I have made in various posts concerning my friend Josh from New Jersey. Partly the inspiration for my popular Ahhhh . . . If only I were the Old Spice Guy! . . . okay THE inspiration, Josh’s story is an interesting one in that originally hailing from … Continue reading

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Fan co-dependency: Why we expect perfection from our heroes and idols says a great deal about us . . .

The model posits three habitual psychological roles (or roleplays) which people often take in a situation: The person who is treated as, or accepts the role of, a victim The person who pressures, coerces or persecutes the victim, and The rescuer, who intervenes out of an ostensible wish to help the situation or the underdog. from the Karpman Drama Triangle – Wikipedia Amongst … Continue reading

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Klout in the world of social media extends to all industries . . . what is your reach and influence?

The following post was originally published in the Procurement Insights Blog pertaining to the influence of those within the purchasing industry. That being said, the principles presented in the article can be easily applied to any industry or for that matter individual looking to quantify their social media and social networking reach. According to a … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: David Walsh – Building the Ubiquitous Bre-X Brand

But here’s the thing, besides the fact that Lefkofsky as the Times article pointed out, has a checkered entrepreneurial past involving what appears to be slight of hand dealings coupled with the apparent blind eye of the firms involved with the underwriting process, it is becoming abundantly clear that Groupon is about as golden as Bre-X. … Continue reading

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A West Virginia woman reminds me that not everything can be calculated or measured on a balance sheet . . .

As a writer who has penned 3 books and fast approaching 2,000 articles and white papers since beginning my “new career” in earnest just a little more than 4 years ago, one ultimately hopes that their writing will resonate with at least one person out there in the vastness that is the virtual realms of … Continue reading

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Payette Report on establishing a class hierarchy for journalists in Quebec out of touch with the real (virtual) world

Stories such as the one involving the report that was released earlier this year by former CBC Journalist Dominique Payette are at once both exciting and exasperating at the same time. hierarchy Exciting in that Payette’s recommendations reflect just how much the former journalist is out of touch with the real-world as it relates to … Continue reading

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Were big salaries part of an elaborate, generational scheme for owners to eventually take over pro sports once and for all?

We have all heard the saying . . . the only difference between a six (or seven) figure salary and an everyday paycheck is the number of zeros. As someone who has experienced the extremes of earning the even now unimaginable sum of $40K to $70K per month and, scrapping pennies from the bottom of … Continue reading

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How the Wall Street Journal scandal killed traditional print media

But February made me shiver, With every paper I’d deliver Bad news on the doorstep; I couldn’t take one more step. As I read the news surrounding the scandal that now engulfs the Wall Street Journal which until yesterday, was viewed as being a harbinger of ethical reporting, I could not help but think that … Continue reading

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Celebrity CEO Series: The “been there, done that” tradition of Case (and Levin) continues with AOL today!

CNBC had former AOL CEO Steve Case as guest host this morning for several hours. As his guest, Case invited his former co-CEO, TimeWarner’sGerald Levin, to appear and discuss the merger which is now generally regarded as the worst of that decade, or the past ten years, if it’s not a formally-demarcated decade. from The Reasoned Sceptic … Continue reading

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After the cheering stops: The life of a professional athlete

With local teams such as the Philemon Falcons sporting a perfect 5 and 0 record and entertaining the possibility of a championship one has to wonder how many players are presently nurturing the dream of one day making it all the way to the pros? This week on BTW! we will be joined by former … Continue reading

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