Open Mic

‘First Is First and Second Is Nobody’: A Must-See Movie Comes to TV. Upon Its Initial Release The New York Times Called It ‘Shrill and Clumsy.’ My Guess Is That The Times Was Put Off by the Film’s Sexuality and Violence

One of my favorite channels on TV, hands down, is TCM—Turner Classic Movies. I’ve been in love with the movies since I was a little boy, and so, for me, watching TCM is like giving a kid a chance to…

Oct 18, 2011

Oprah Knows the False Power of Ego. But Can She Recognize Its Latest Implication for Her Professional Life?

It’s the "CBS Evening News," and it’s eerily familiar. The lead story is about Mitt Romney and his run for the Republican nomination for President of the United States The newscaster then intones, “Also tonight, a wallet full of worries….

Oct 10, 2011

Attention Marketers: Ask Not What You Can Do for Your Customers, But What Your Customers Can Do for You. Secrets of Social Media Strategy from Harvard Square. ‘What Would Zynga Do?’

Where are your customers today? With more than 800 million users, Facebook is a good place to find a chunk of them. In fact, says Mikolaj Jan Piskorski, an associate professor of business administration at the Havard Business School, if…

Oct 6, 2011