Archive | December, 2012

The List You Want To Be On

One thing you can count on with the coming of a new year is the plethora of “lists” created to tell us what were the best, worst, biggest, most important, etc. for just about every topic imaginable in the previous year.  One of my favorites is the List of Words to be Banished from the […]

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Rex and King Media

When former Major League Baseball player Al Oliver, never known for modesty, was asked about his braggadocio, he replied:  “It ain’t bragging if you can do it.” Maybe so, but woe to those who don’t. Which brings me to the J-E-T-S Jets, Jets, Jets.  Or more specifically, Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan arrived on […]

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Is Brain Science the Key to Your Success?

James O’Brien AMEX Open Forum, December 17, 2012 In the search of the holy grail of business success, one expert believes she has found the source. It’s inside your own brain. In her new book, The Entrepreneurial Instinct, investor Monica Mehta says the entrepreneurial instinct is a mostly quantifiable blend of brain parts and neurochemicals. However, Mehta also suggests that anyone can […]

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Coach Wooden and the Winning Interview

I have a friend who is an author and historian, and as such he’s oftentimes contacted by his local paper to comment on a news story related to his expertise.  Recently he was quoted in a story, and when I asked him about it he grumbled, “The reporter talked to me for 45 minutes and […]

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Responding to a Tragedy

Punking is a staple of entertainment radio. Duping someone on the air by pretending to be a famous person or eyewitness to a news event has been a favorite of radio jocks for years.  Howard Stern’s program is famous for its irreverent punking. Usually, it’s just harmless fun for a cheap laugh. That changed last […]

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A Media Strategy Fit for a King (or Queen)

Looking for a brilliant media strategy?  Check out the House of Windsor. The House of Windsor??? !  Hard to believe, but it’s true. The British royal family has done a remarkable job of going from handling their public image in a bumbling, ham-fisted manner to a smooth as silk operation in just a few years. […]

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