The Rev. Pat Robertson, one of America’s best-known evangelist broadcasters, created a firestorm Wednesday night even as he was busy soliciting donations for earthquake-ravaged Haiti on his Christian Broadcasting Network’s flagship show, “700 Club.” Robertson intimated that Haiti had been cursed by God for making a pact with the Devil to kick out the country’s former French colonial masters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXiyceNZmiU
“You know … something happened a long time ago in Haiti….They were under the heel of the French…They got together and swore a pact to the Devil. Read more
Here’s an ongoing case study of a great use of LinkedIn Groups that solves the entrepreneur’s issue of where to go for inputs and advice.
I say ongoing because fellow professionals are still chiming in with advice. Read more
Remember the riddle: If a tree falls in the woods and no one was there to see or hear it, how do we know it really fell? The new answer is because of cell phone camera and Facebook and Twitter. Read more
Tiger Woods was the best thing that happened this week to the still nearly-famous (will they soon become infamous?) Michaele and Tareq Salahi, the Virginia reality-TV aspiring couple who “crashed” the White House state dinner last week and didn’t show up when invited for Congressional testimony. Read more
Talk about programming and bad media training, Carrie Prejean gave a bad name to a serious craft last week in the interview on the “Larry King Show.” See YouTube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R0a9xq6uek
While we weren’t part of the prep, it was pretty obvious that the former Ms. Read more
The good news about social media is that it expands our information sources. The bad news is that the lack of editing and filtering can cause repercussions.
Take for example, professional athletes, who have taken up blogging and tweeting. Read more
Whole Foods tries to manage potential fallout from CEO John Mackey’s Wall Street Journal OpEd on ObamaCare.
Last week, the often outspoken John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods, wrote an OpEd piece in the Wall St. Read more
Media mogul Peter Guber ought to know about storytelling and succeeding in business. It’s the world he has been operating in most of his professional life.
Guber — chairman of Mandalay Entertainment Group — is the former studio chief of Columbia Pictures, former CEO of Sony Pictures, founder of Polygram Pictures, and founder of Casablanca Records and Filmworks. Read more