Black Hat PR + Winning at All Costs

It appears that the ongoing war between Facebook and Google is threatening to boil over yet again. Fresh from the embarrassing smear campaign that Facebook hired Burson-Marsteller to conduct in the media against Google in May this year, it looks like Brin and Co. may be taking the PR offensive this go around. Black hat…

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When “Sorry” is Enough

I recently experienced a string of meeting mishaps in which the person I was to meet with did not show up i.e. I was the “Stood-Uppee.” This post is for those of you who have committed a “no-show” i.e. the “Stood-Upper” 1. It really doesn’t matter why you failed to show up, the other person…

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Startup Chicks “Getting Your Business Plan Funded” Panel

I moderated the April Atlanta Startup Chicks panel last night on “Getting Your Business Plan Funded” and it was a blast!  Veteran investors Bonnie Herron, Melanie Leeth and Virginia Persons dropped funding gems throughout the panel discussion. Here’s a summary of the panel re-created completely from memory so if you were there, please fill in…

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Superbowl Ad Block #11

Chevy Cruze Great, now my car is going to tell me about my Facebook updates too. Reaction: 3 stars Captain America Please let Captain America not suck! This trailer rocks. Reaction: 4 stars Carmax Not sure if I like this one. A little too much work for the pay-off. Reaction: 2 stars

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Superbowl Ad block #10

Ad Block 10 Snickers The un-cranky bar is back with the neurotic Richard Lewis and the inimitable Roseanne as modern lumberjacks. Somehow the vision of Richard Lewis with a power saw is a little unsettling. Reaction: 4 stars CareerBuilder Monkeys The monkeys are back and they are bad news. Nice way to continue a popular…

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