Events with uber influence: TED, SXSW and Obama inauguration

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Some events are so saturated with powerful people discussing powerful ideas that they gain the stature of an uber influencer in their own right. Two of these rare events take place in the western U.S. in the early months of each year: TED and South by Southwest. This year, a 3rd event joins their ranks — and jostles right to … Read More

From reputable to roadkill in 60 seconds


Building a trusted reputation among decision-makers takes concerted effort over a long period of time. Damaging a trusted reputation, on the other hand, takes little effort and can be accomplished in less than a New York minute. For 10 hilarious cautionary tales, check out Jim Diamond’s Stupidest Statements Awards of 2008. I like the entries on Sarah Palin, Vijay Prakash … Read More