Monthly Archives: May 2012

When too much of a good thing creates negatives

Am I the only observer who thinks Mitt Romney is too good-looking? He’s Mormon, and certainly no John Edwards on the narcissism scale. But now that Romney is the Republican presidential nominee, we can expect some snarky comments about his jeans … Continue reading

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Hecklers, a spontaneous crisis that’s hard to plan for, or is it?

Sen. John McCain, speaking on Memorial Day in California, ran into a heckler Monday. As the presidential campaign, and all the local, state and other national ones, heat up, this will become more common. In the YouTube, Twitter universe, a … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett takes Richmond, but the reasons lie elsewhere

Warren Buffett took Richmond last week, but conquered Winston-Salem, NC and  Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Danville, Bristol, Waynesboro, Culpeper and Prince William County in Virginia too. Buffett staked his multi-billion-dollar Berkshire Hathaway with $10,000 he earned delivering 600 newspapers a day to Washington, D.C. … Continue reading

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Peter Shankman’s manic, hysterical social media road show has messages for crisis managers

Peter Shankman — social media Johnny Appleseed, manic comedian, new economy entrepreneur — memorably brought his act to Buffalo last night. Barely taking a breath for an hour, Shankman pinged and clicked his way through a talk ranging from Facebook’s … Continue reading

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Penn State athletics emerge from last fall’s crisis with transformative leadership

Penn State head football coach [still feels strange to write this] Bill O’Brien finished an 18-city bus tour last night in Buffalo. It’s pretty clear why O’Brien became a football coach — New England no longer has whaling ships and … Continue reading

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Facebook, Zuckerberg looking at multi-billion dollar crisis

We’d all like to face Mark Zuckerberg’s crisis. It’s worth billions upon billions. But it is a crisis — and how he and his advisors manage the crisis will write the next chapter in this extraordinary phenomenon we call Facebook. … Continue reading

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JPMorgan crisis not going away so resignations follow

There’s no question JPMorgan Chase is still foundering in a vat of goo. And, as discussed Friday, this is so despite a series of smart crisis management moves by the company, embodied by the actions, demeanor and blunt talk of CEO Jamie … Continue reading

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