Archive for February, 2008

Article of Interest: Evolution, God not mutually exclusive

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Following my comments is an article which was printed in the Orlando Sentinel written by Bishop Wenski, the Roman Catholic bishop for the Orlando diocese. It is, by far, one of the more cogent arguments reconciling the debate between scientists supporting scientific principles behind evolution and differentiation and certain religious precepts favoring creationism and other [...]

Article of Interest: The ecstasy of Barack

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008

If you’ve read LIB for any length of time, you know I enjoy Kathleen Parker’s wit and insights. This particular column on “Obi-Wan Barack” is clearly tongue-in-cheek, but she does put her finger on a quintessential component of the movement behind Barack at this point manifesting itself in an intensity which, if unchecked, will sweep [...]

Article of Interest: Poverty is Poison

Monday, February 25th, 2008

This article by Paul Krugman of The New York Times News Service identifies the current view of the “War on Poverty.” It addresses some interesting issues and questions and no doubt sets a foundation for what will be the derivative impact of this November’s elections. It is very clear that health care and how it [...]

Article of Interest: Big Media Companies Want Back in the Game

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

This Wall Street Journal article from the Tuesday, February 19th, 2008, edition reflects the movement of the big entertainment companies such as Disney and Viacom to take the development of video games back in-house from what was otherwise an outsourced activity for a number of years. The question for most of us in business is [...]

Article of Interest: Read All About It

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

I reread this article I had printed from The Wall Street Journal back on December 29, 2007. It was truly a brilliant article about the evolution of the media and particularly the devolution of newspapers in the post dot com era. The final chapter, of course, is not nearly written; however, how the saga unfolds [...]

It’s Just a Case of Child-like Openness

Monday, February 18th, 2008

I have a friend who has been using PCs since the late seventies. She talks about those days and the progression of the PC the way our grandparents talk about the development of the telephone and the automobile. She worked for a small-town newspaper that produced its copy using a million dollar mainframe computer. The [...]

Article of Interest: You can’t say that – ever

Friday, February 15th, 2008

Kathleen Parker has written relatively often about America’s dance with free speech. This particular column focuses on the tension between the right of free speech and political correctness, a particularly sanguine subject as we move rapidly towards what will no doubt be an extraordinary political campaign, ripe with opportunities for and against the political correctness [...]

CEO vs. COO

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

You can probably rate the effectiveness of a CEO by the stack of papers on his desk. The larger the stack, the less he or she is probably operating as a CEO. The larger the stack, the more he or she is probably operating as a COO. As I transitioned, over the years, from an [...]

Who Is Responsible for Your Success?

Monday, February 11th, 2008

If you are still young enough to have children in school, listen sometime to the way they tell you what grades they get on tests and other projects. In all likelihood, if the grade is a B or better, your child will say, “I got a B on my term paper!” or “I got an [...]

State of Mind

Friday, February 8th, 2008

I happened to be sending a marketing message to the marketing and creative team. In the process of doing that, it occurred to me it was probably worthwhile publishing. It sounded like this. In the development of creative materials for marketing, the following protocols are always relevant: More particularized is always more compelling. More personalized [...]