Tag Archives: CNN

Choosing the Squirrel

Being reliable is boring, and it’s also a bad business model. That’s so 1980, the year Ted Turner started CNN, which still tells America that it’s “the most reliable name in news” – which mattered in 1980, when the news … Continue reading

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Bemused Scorn Will Do

Okay – CNN is in trouble. It was no surprise that Jim Walton, the president of CNN Worldwide, abruptly resigned after ten years of running the place, rather well, actually. But something had to change. Yes, he turned the place … Continue reading

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Imaginary Mobs

Arthur Dreifuss’ Riot on Sunset Strip (1967) is a pretty awful movie – “A police captain (Aldo Ray) is caught between businesses operating on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip who don’t like the punks hanging out, and his belief in … Continue reading

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Just Do It

It’s the default leadership skill – when everyone is sitting around arguing that something must be done, but almost everyone has an objection to this or that detail of the plan on the table, and refuses to agree to move … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

It’s okay being an old man. You remember things without the boring parts, like Sundays long ago, and the routine. Pittsburgh, 1959, and one of those gray winter Sunday mornings (they were all gray) – and driving home from church … Continue reading

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