Stifle Yourself!

August 31, 2007

As originally posted on on August 29, 2007. Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Words Can Really Hurt You I recently had drinks with a very prominent journalist – never mind his name, trust me, he’s a biggie – who made a rather remarkable admission: “I rarely give interviews to reporters and… Read more

Virgin America: Chapter Two

August 9, 2007

I wouldn’t want to be Bill Maguire these days. Maguire, chief information officer for Virgin America, is in the unenviable position of having to explain to his bosses, including Sir Richard Branson, why the upstart airline’s website has been plagued with problems since it was launched. The airline claimed hackers were responsible for the site’s… Read more

Appreciating the No-Men Culture

August 3, 2007

First, let’s be clear about this post’s title. Gloria Steinem is not our guest author today. We’re talking “no-men” as opposed to “yes-men”, those stereotypical, risk-avoiding, empty-headed execs who cower from taking any position that doesn’t fall in step with that of the person in the corner office. And it is on that note that… Read more

World’s Most Ethical Grocer Caught in Serious Ethics Flap

July 13, 2007

Well, it seems Wal-Mart isn’t the only retailer practicing deception on the Internet. John. P. Mackey, the vegan yogi CEO of Whole Foods Market, has been unmasked by the Federal Trade Commission as Rahodeb, an inveterate Yahoo message board contributor who touted the specialty retailer’s stock and had a certain fondness for its leader’s grooming.… Read more