Dead Livelihoods

I’m smitten with imagery lately. Perhaps it’s our work on Adobe Photoshop’s 20th anniversary, but these days I’m hitting the Google image search like an all-you-can-eat buffet, and find myself clicking on those image-centric links I might ordinarily ignore. If it’s true a picture says a thousand words, and our ADD culture is increasingly moving…

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Square Deal to Done Deal: Leveraging History to Change the Future

President Obama reached back nearly 100 years in our nation’s history—to Teddy Roosevelt’s Square Deal from the 1912 presidential campaign—to demonstrate how long American political agendas (both Republican and Democrat) have listed expanding health care coverage as a key reform. The push to pass healthcare reform was a hard slog, but the President prevailed, using…

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Successful Succession

The economic crisis has offered food for thought on a number of business related issues: corporate responsibility, government control, inflated salaries, etc. Here’s a new one, offered up in a recent McKinsey Quarterly article: succession planning. The article cites Ken Lewis’s departure from Bank of America and the resulting “scrutiny and criticism” the company faced…

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