Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes with me should know that one of the titles that I like to show off is that I am proud native of the Garden State, New Jersey. So it was with great sadness earlier this week that I learned about the passing of one of New Jersey’s greatest political icons, Senator Frank Lautenberg.
Senator Lautenberg, who was called “FRL” with reverence by staff, was THE giant in New Jersey politics for my entire life, and his life story reads like a living history of the 20th century in the United States.
RED PANDAMONIUM, am I right?
For two and a half hours on Monday, the Twitterverse held its breath—while feverishly typing in 140 characters—about the escape of the National Zoo’s red panda, Rusty.
How feverishly, you may wonder? A tweet sent out by the National Zoo at 11:51 a.m. was retweeted 3,572 times. On a day with an important Supreme Court ruling, a dropping Dow, a fleeing fugitive, and a Texas filibuster on an abortion bill, the red panda story stole the spotlight.
The term “social entrepreneur” is being tossed around so often that I’m beginning to fear it will become as meaningless as “green.”
A true entrepreneur looks a lot like Mark Zuckerberg or Sam Walton. He (or she) is willing to risk the loss of capital in an effort to make money. He is an innovator, a dreamer perhaps, who’s not afraid to try new things. But unlike Zuckerberg and Walton, a social entrepreneur is driven first by the need to create social impact. A financial return is, in other words, the means to the end – what’s necessary to sustain the social impact.
Shortly after Denise Morrison became CEO of Campbell Soup, she had lunch with former IBM CEO Sam Palmisano to get his advice.
Morrison, 60, is one of only 25 female CEOs in the Fortune 500. Her goal was to do what Palmisano had done for IBM – turn the 145-year-old food company into a “great company,” Morrison told a crowd of more than 2,500 sustainability and marketing leaders in San Diego for the annual Sustainable Brands conference earlier this month.
I am a Qorvis MSLGROUP transplant from Boston and like all other Bostonians, I was thrilled for Marathon Monday. It is a day that always makes me reflect back on my childhood when my family would plant ourselves on Beacon Street, order subs and set up a table to pass out water to the thousands of runners going by.
This Marathon Monday was different. As I was in a meeting, I heard my co-worker say “There was an explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.”
My heart dropped.
Did you hear the news about the evangelical preacher who decided to abandon his church? I know it’s true because I saw screen shots of major network sites reporting it!
Did you see the pic of how Justin Bieber has gone from scrawny to brawny by using a new steroid? The pictures were all over the blogs, though I must say his face looked a little weird somehow.
It is hard to admit that Sen. Rand Paul, a darling of the Tea Party, had something important to say when he held the Senate floor in a 13-hour filibuster demanding to know whether the federal government had the authority to direct a drone strike to kill an American citizen on American soil without benefit of trial.