Please Save Poor Grandma… From Politics

Twitter finished what the 30-second commercial started in the 1990s – reducing our attention spans from minutes to microseconds. The visualization of content hasn’t helped. It’s so difficult to get and keep someone’s attention these days that our political leaders are resorting to ludicrous visualizations to create hysteria, rather than clarity and reason.

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Tweeting with Charlie Sheen and Muammar Gaddafi

Charlie Sheen and Muammar Gaddafi have their own social media and digital communications strategies. Too much and not at all. Be careful how you handle yours. It can be tricky for even the smartest folks with their feet firmly on the ground.

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Obama and Palin: Just Like The Rest Of Us

Like two remarkably different personalities, Obama and Palin, we strongly identify with a message when we can see something of ourselves in the story. In fact, the story is the message.

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The new language of giving

Many non-profit organizations are struggling thanks to a sluggish economy that promises to linger for a while. With more people vying for donations and grants, many of these charitable groups are scrambling to learn the techniques and lingo of the for-profit world of marketing.

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Slow down, you’re moving too fast

The line from the old Simon & Garfunkel song speaks to the speed with which information – including partial information and misinformation – travels these days.Tweets, youtube videos and blogs may keep us instantly in touch with the latest news, but they’re also passing around lies as truth.Very dangerous.

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Doing well by doing good

Canadian George Berthe appears to be a typical corporate success. At only 35 years old, he’s been the corporate secretary of the Makivik Corporation for more than 10 years, with responsibility for day-to-day operations. He is also the chairman of Air Inuit, a Makivik company. Like the indigenous Inuit people themselves, George Berthe is a […]

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Profiles in Leadership: Juggling a Big Agenda

A major overhaul of our health care system. Financial regulation. Economic stimulus. The environment. Two wars.  Lots of people say President Obama is trying to tackle too many problems at once.  Some critics say he ignores the legacy of past presidents who maintained a more steady focus.

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