Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mitt Romney and his self-inflicted foreign-policy crises

We would hope, first, that a presidential contender would know enough about U.S. foreign policy relationships to move seamlessly through various nations without making waves. This is not to critique Mitt Romney, the candidate, good or bad; but to look … Continue reading

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No rest for the weary crisis chronicler, even in mid-summer

Some time away afforded fun and rest, but no shortage of crises. [Thanks to colleagues Eric Mower, Allie Friedman and Val Czamara for keeping watch in my absence]. The NCAA came down like a French Revolution guillotine on Penn State. … Continue reading

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British having a bad summer, now Olympic security issues arise

Sebastian Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 meters gold medals at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. The battle for the metric mile was surely easier than the mess he has on his hands now as chairman of the … Continue reading

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Kerry Kennedy stands against the family tide of screwups

Kerry Kennedy gets it. Whether or not she is guilty of some crime for running her car into a truck on a Westchester highway last Friday is for others to decide. I can’t vouch for her character. But she followed the … Continue reading

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‘Made in America’ would have avoided Ralph Lauren’s self-inflicted crisis

Right about now, Ralph Lauren is wishing it confined its sports expertise to polo. Olympic sports caused the American clothing giant an enormous headache. As too often is the case in crisis, this one’s a self-induced migraine. What happened? Contracted to design, … Continue reading

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Extent of Penn State leaders’ dishonesty now apparent, all so avoidable

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh’s blistering report released today about the Penn State sex abuse scandal is the first step in emerging from a crisis that might take a decade or more to put to rest. Freeh’s findings confirm the … Continue reading

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Note the trends because your next crisis could be mobile

EMA colleague Rob Rayfield generated a WOW! snapshot of how information continues to migrate. Many years ago it started leaving print in all forms for the web. Social media emerged and sped up that transition. Now the web is watching … Continue reading

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