Monthly Archives: April 2014

Silver demonstrates power and intolerance for racism, turning crisis into leadership

As powerful as a dunk by Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, NBA commissioner Adam Silver’s thunderous slam of owner Donald Sterling resounded nationally like a pulverized backboard. Over the car, in your face, spinning, reverse two hander…Kaboom. Silver, called … Continue reading

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Clippers’ Sterling mess a crisis for all, but especially the NBA, and Silver

Donald Sterling has [apparently] spoken. The Los Angeles Clippers players have spoken. Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley have spoken. Snoop Dog, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have spoken. NBA sponsors are lining up to speak. Now the National Basketball Association, … Continue reading

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Teach C-levels to be as natural and effective as a 20-year-old at the Masters

For many sports fans and probably all golf fans, the Masters is a four-day love affair with the gorgeous spring green of Georgia, which has not yet crept North, but promises to. It’s a series of unbelievable shots, the best of … Continue reading

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Rutgers athletics kicks self in the butt after mastering foot in mouth

For those of you cheering the UConn men and women for winning the NCAA basketball championships this week, you probably missed the continuing fireworks and flagellation coming out of Rutgers University. But my colleague Meredith Dropkin caught them. This is … Continue reading

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In the end, how did Mary T. Barra do containing GM’s crisis?

GM CEO Mary T. Barra received a lot of notice last week for her two-day testimony before Congressional committees about the automaker’s ignition switch problems and the resulting deaths and delays in making the issue public. PR Week compiled a … Continue reading

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What Mary T. Barra should say to Congress about GM and its recalls

First, unlike her Big Auto predecessors did in 2008, let’s hope that GM CEO Mary T. Barra flew commercial to D.C. this morning for her hot-seat testimony before Congress. Barra is easily the highest-ranking woman this side of a major … Continue reading

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