The Dissolution of State

“Civilizations do fail. We have never yet seen one that hasn’t. The difference is that the torch of progress has in the past always passed to another region of the world. But we’ve now, for the first time, got a single global civilization. If it fails, we all fail together.” Tim O’Reilly, The Rise of …

PR’s Caffeine Jolt

Becoming a big fan of Starbucks...not for its coffee, but for its bold approach to PR. Traditional PR strategy would advise the CEO to avoid conflict at all costs; their modern approach is one of take a point of view - if even unpopular - and say what needs to be said and what others …

I’d Give Obama’s Response to the SotU an A-

The Huffington Post is carrying the text and video of Presidential-hopeful Barack Obama's response to President Bush's state of the union address last evening.  It's well worth reading the text.  One wonders if Obama picked up some of the Kennedy speechwriters in addition to Ted's endorsement yesterday.  The only thing holding Obama's response from deserving …