What You Can Learn About Debating From Last Night’s Debate

Please note: If you are looking for yet another assessment of the content of last night’s debate, please look elsewhere. This focuses on tactic. Here are the lessons we can learn from last night’s debate: Be confident. This carries into many of the points below, but is the most essential trait. It is hard for … Continue reading What You Can Learn About Debating From Last Night’s Debate

The ‘Coolness Factor’ & Social Media: Politicians Pump Up Their Image Through Viral Communication

With the growth of social media, the ‘coolness factor’ is gaining importance as a way to frame a politician's image. When I say ‘coolness factor’ I mean trying to use one’s personality to create a deeper connection with one's constituency. An example would be Hillary Clinton submitting her own ‘Texts from Hillary’.  Through the growth … Continue reading The ‘Coolness Factor’ & Social Media: Politicians Pump Up Their Image Through Viral Communication

Attracting Those That Kill It: One More Nail in the Coffin for Investment Banking’s Image

You know you are in trouble when it is fashionable for bankers to hate bankers. Today, Greg Smith, the head of Goldman Sachs' equity derivatives business in the U.S., published an exposé on the moral culture at Goldman Sachs. He discusses the corporate culture focused on the competitive nature of investment banking that has turned employees … Continue reading Attracting Those That Kill It: One More Nail in the Coffin for Investment Banking’s Image

How to Address the Public After an Affair: Lessons Learned from Bill Clinton, Edward VIII, John Edwards, and Tiger Woods

In a recent documentary, “Clinton,” the director Barak Goodman revisits the Lewinsky scandal finding that Bill Clinton confided in Dick Morris, asking him for advice. Morris conducted a poll to assess how to best handle the situation. He found that Clinton could be forgiven for the sin, but not for the cover up, and thus … Continue reading How to Address the Public After an Affair: Lessons Learned from Bill Clinton, Edward VIII, John Edwards, and Tiger Woods