This is what we are fed daily... small wonder we don't watch the news!
January 2010 Archives
First Tylenol, now Toyota. Same old story. Silence is not damage control.
Now the NHTSA is looking at the pedal maker. There must be a way to check the electronics - some way to look at the log files, perhaps?
Note that both companies are blaming their suppliers.
Is this the result of in-house PR?
Quote of the Week: I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country. - Thomas Jefferson
The courage of MLK is what makes us admire him most. Like Gandhi, like Nelson Mandela, like Malcolm X. Every once in a while we're blessed with leaders like this. And, what do we do? Generally speaking, we kill them.
And yet we are moving forward, despite the hatred.
Orville Schell's portrait of a Nation that says "No, We Can't".
Somehow, I think that the US still offers the world the best way forward.
Yes, despite the lobbyists and the money-grubbing pirates in high office, there is still hope.
Don't give in, America.
That's all I have of this classic.
Discussion: How do you respond to a letter like this?
Looks like God is playing dice with the Universe.
Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. They have measured the signatures of a symmetry showing the same attributes as the golden ratio famous from art and architecture.
And the winning number is:
The proper response to this should go something like "OMG!"
The Teabaggers and the Taliban share the view that opposing voices must be silenced.
Here's Mark Fiore's video:
And here's the full story >>
My client Gaurav Bhalla has just published an article in the January-February Harvard Business Review titled - Rethinking Marketing.
Along with his co-authors - Roland Rust and Christine Moormon - Bhalla insists that companies must shift their mindsets from a product-centered focus to building long-term relationships with customers.
This can only be done if companies reinvent the marketing function.
"The traditional marketing department must be reconfigured as a customer department that puts building customer relationships ahead of pushing specific products. To this end, product managers and customer-focused departments report to a Chief Customer Officer instead of a CMO, and support the strategies of customer or segment managers."
You can sign up for Bhalla's Customer-Driven Innovation Newsletter and download "Rethinking Marketing" here >>