“I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”

The best moment on television yesterday was clearly this. The second best, in my opinion, was Jake Tapper's CNN interview with White House adviser (and front-runner for the least likable person to grow up in Santa Monica) Stephen Miller. For more than 10 minutes Miller spouted off irrelevant nonsense until Tapper finally showed him the … Continue reading “I’ve wasted enough of my viewers’ time.”

That which we worship

“What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or for restoration.” - Greg Beale The word "worship" most often has a religious connotation. But we can revere, adore, exalt, venerate and glorify many things beyond whatever concept of a Higher Power we have (or don't). We can worship money. We can worship being right. We … Continue reading That which we worship

Predictable crises

When someone we care about fails to admit they have a serious problem and fails to do the work to remedy it, are we shocked when they eventually experience the consequences of their addictive or dysfunctional behavior? Are we surprised one little bit when a brand facing stiff competition and highly disruptive forces finds itself … Continue reading Predictable crises

The price of waiting

It's typically not difficult to calculate the cost of starting something, of moving ahead, of taking the plunge. Perhaps it's a new IT project or a marketing test. Possibly it's a decision to try a pilot concept or invest in a promising technology. Or maybe we're considering taking the next big step in a hopeful … Continue reading The price of waiting

Whataboutery

Lately it seems like some people are all about whataboutism. As just one high profile example, when the President of the United States is challenged on wrongdoing in his administration, his immediate response is to bring up the Clintons. Mention "alleged" sexual predatory behavior on his part (or fellow Republicans) and the knee jerk reaction … Continue reading Whataboutery