CMO: Neither Salesperson nor Miracle Worker

CMO: Neither Salesperson nor Miracle Worker

Anyone who knows me and is familiar with my unflaggingly sunny disposition knows it’s pretty hard to piss me off. It takes a rare breed of presumptuous dolt and an equally rare combination of inanity and audacity to get my Irish up. But every once in a while...
Bureaucracy: 1 Creativity: 0

Bureaucracy: 1 Creativity: 0

Stand back, kids. Creativity is about to take it in the shorts … again.That’s right. Last week, Accenture announced plans to acquire an advertising agency. Here’s all you need to know:Accenture is trying to add the kind of creative muscle not normally associated...
Say What?!

Say What?!

I once got a call from the publisher of a trade publication. The publisher and the publication shall remain unnamed to protect the stupefyingly unbelievable. I was in the T.F. Green airport in Providence, Rhode Island, when I received the call. I vividly remember that...
Homer Business Review

Homer Business Review

As you may have surmised from this post and myriad others, I’m no fan of Harvard Business Review (HBR). Maybe it isn’t fair to say I’m not a fan. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say I don’t see the point of publishing things that are patently apparent to sentient...
Narrative Whiplash

Narrative Whiplash

In the beginning was the Narrative, and the Narrative was with Global Warming, and the Narrative was Global Warming. (Al Gore 1:1) Then the Narrative was with Climate Change, and the Narrative was Climate Change. Then all Hell broke loose. The polar vortex that...