Public Relations

Wall Street “Wizards” Just Presided Over the Biggest Money Drain in History – And They Are Getting Off Scot Free

Posted by on November 27, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Executive Memorandum CONFIDENTIAL To: The New CEO From: The Previous CEO Date: November, 2012 Re: Wall Street “Wizards” Just Presided Over the Biggest Money Drain in History – And They Are Getting Off Scot Free I imagine you are as furious as I am at the way Wall Street’s minions managed their global bloodletting.  They [...]

The New Reality

Posted by on October 2, 2012 at 10:23 am

Confidential To: The CEO From: The Former CEO, now Chairman of the Finance Committee Date: October 2012 Re: The New Reality Thanks for the extremely gracious reception you gave my last memo. I’m glad you found it useful. Thanks also for asking me to write another memo. I’m flattered. Doubly so because I really intended [...]

The Ideal Corporation

Posted by on August 15, 2012 at 1:35 pm

What should we expect from a corporation? This question has been asked many times and answered many times and the answers differ depending upon whom you ask and when you ask and what your motives seem to be in asking. Even among corporate executives, however, there is a wide variety of answers.  People, even people [...]

The DPI Instruction Manual Update: Verizon Made Front Page News

Posted by on January 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Verizon abruptly backed off a plan to charged some customers $2 to pay their bills online or over the phone. The consumer backlash was immediate. Verizon made the honor role, which includes Netflix, Bank of America and HP.  To achieve that feat, enterprises have to screw their consumers, be tone deaf, lose trust and destroy [...]

Difficulty Of Defending Big Business

Posted by on December 7, 2011 at 8:44 am

Within the context of the prevailing rhetoric, a head-on attempt to defend business on the issues would be doomed to failure. All the arguments sound like lame excuses: “No, we aren’t to big fail; “No, our profits aren’t unreasonable;” “No, our factories don’t pollute;” “No, we respect your privacy;” “No, our prices are not too [...]