Monthly Archives: May 2011

Four lessons from the Burson-Facebook fiasco

I’m ridiculously late to this, as usual, but people keep asking me about the Burson-Facebook thing because of my years at Burson, so I thought I’d post the gist of the response I’ve been giving. If you’re not familiar with … Continue reading

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What I learned when I shaved my head

I had a good run. I got more than forty years out of it. But I had to face the fact that my hair was in retreat and there was no going back. In fact, the front had already been … Continue reading

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Sinica: Osama, Saab goes Chinese, regulatory fun and May 4th

The latest Sinica is up, hosted by Jeremy Goldkorn of Danwei with yours truly participating for the first time in a couple of months along with repeat offenders Gady Epstein, Charlie Custer and Jeremiah Jenne. Topics for the week included … Continue reading

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Spamtastic use of Mao Zedong Thought

One of the fringe benefits of my job and of having my e-mail on the corporate website as a media contact has been a Cambrian explosion in the variety of spam e-mails I get. Notable among them is this machine-translated … Continue reading

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