Friday, January 29 2010 — An important shoe dropped this week – this one, a size 15 or more – in the rising and accelerating importance of ESG & Sustainability corporate key performance indicators and related factors... [more]
THE BIG STORY OF 2010: PUBLIC RAGE AGAINST BANKERS AND WALL STREET
The Big Story – today it’s the terrible loss of life and widespread injuries in Haiti following the earthquake. For much of 2010, as in other years, there will be a number of Big Stories that briefly dominate the news and pa... [more]
THE CONFESSION – FINALLY, MARK MCGWIRE “FESSES UP” THE NEXT CHAPTER COULD BE REDEMPTION…OF A SORT
“Say it ain’t so, Joe.” Back in the 1919 baseball World Series players on the losing Chicago White Sox team were accused of throwing the game and “fixing” the outcome so that the Cincinnati Reds would win. Among the pl... [more]
BEING ACCOUNTABLE – THE WARTIME PRESIDENT, BARACK OBAMA
President Barack Obama (#44) followed the advice of predecessor Harry S Truman (#33) this week; he took responsibility for the screw-ups related to the Flight 253 attack. As President Truman proclaimed – always evident by the ... [more]
Accountability Does Matter in Getting to the Bottom of the Screwups in the Attempted Attack on the US at Christmas Time — Who Did What / Or Didn’t Do What / And What Lessons We Can Learn From That
We’re back blogging today – a Happy New Year 2010 to all. We resume this running commentary on matters of accountability (hence, the title of the column) after a break in 2009 when we tended to other business. This diversi... [more]
They Don’t Get It! They Don’t Get It! Get It? They Don’t… Get It!; Got it? THEY don’t get it!
The headlines and the story lines and the snappy quotes and the overall gist of the stories and drumbeats of stories that we are reading and hearing and seeing these days have a running (and very disturbing) theme: The leaders d... [more]
Numbers – They Do Add Up – And The Federal Government’s Treasury Is Still Putting Big Bailout
What ever happened to the fabled free market of these United States of America? What ever is left of it is in free fall these days. What happened to our trumpeting of fiscal conservatism? (Neither political party now has a gri... [more]
Today’s Fairy Tales: And With A Wave Of The Prince’s Magic Wand, Poof! The Corporate Jets Turn Into Pumpkins
Once Upon a Time…you remember, don’t you, that timeless and universal fairy tale story opening from your childhood days? In a far-away land…Gathered ‘round the grown up reader, we kids would look up at the big open book ... [more]
Welcome The New Era Of Responsibility! And Accountability…
President Barack Obama’s inaugural pageant was quite something, wasn’t it? The long-awaited official [peaceful] turnover of the reins of government occurred at precisely 12:00 noon, and President George W. Bush, #43 w... [more]
THE JOURNEY TO WASHINGTON: THE NEW PRESIDENT AND VP; TAKE THE TRAIN TO THE START OF A NEW ERA
What shall we call this? We had the Square Deal for the Common Man (Teddy Roosevelt), and our grandparents welcomed the New Deal in the depths of the Great Depression (Franklin Roosevelt) and cheered the New Frontier of John Ke... [more]
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