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And the Survey Says!

Many years ago, the lease on my car came up and I decided to look at a number of potential replacements. I visited a local car dealer and was quite taken with a particular vehicle. The salesperson was, I thought, a little aggressive, practically dragging me over to […]

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The Twelfth Commandment

Forty-eight years ago, “60 Minutes” debuted on CBS. And 12 years later, I started my career in PR, already wondering why corporate executives ever volunteered to be on the program. That wonderment persists to this day. During my career both in the agency and corporate spheres, there were […]

Shocked

I’m Shocked…Shocked!

  On November 23, 2015, Pfizer Inc. issued a press release announcing its intent to merge with Allergan. The press release began with a listing of all of the benefits that the merger would bring. Here’s the entire list. • Creates a new global biopharmaceutical leader with best-in-class […]

sugar

Where the Hell Was the Sugar Lobby?

Yesterday was a red-letter day for the American people. First, the FDA released its quinquennial update of its dietary guidelines and, not surprisingly, they came down pretty heavily on sugar. According to the Feds, the average American oops down 22 teaspoons of sugar every day. That number, by the […]

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I’ve Got Your Number

I started writing about why this Facebook graphic made me a little nuts, but after three paragraphs, it all started to sound like, “GET OFF MY LAWN, YOU NO GOOD KIDS!” So I hit “delete.” But contemplating the way arithmetic is taught today made me recall how it […]

What’s In A Name?

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that the venerable McGraw-Hill Companies, which owns my former employer Standard & Poor’s, is decamping from its longtime home on 49th St. to the S&P building at 55 Water St. in lower Manhattan. In the process, the company will jettison the McGraw-Hill […]

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