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Brian Hardwick

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2012 Election Even More Hopeful

(2) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 1:36 PM

Standing in Grant Park in 2008 and seeing Barack Obama elected and realizing that the country had roundly rejected the Bush era and had embraced a message of hope and change was deeply satisfying and exciting. It was truly historic and inspiring.

But, watching the results this time seemed much...

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Rick Perry Is A Daddy Brand

(3) Comments | Posted August 22, 2011 | 5:39 PM

I can't help think that despite the amazing amount of logical arguments that have emerged over the last week undermining Rick Perry's candidacy, he remains very attractive to many Americans and will likely continue to gather momentum. Why? Mostly because he is the quintessential "daddy" brand that speaks to people...

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Time to Play for First Place

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2010 | 5:05 PM

I was recently rereading the President's State of the Union speech and realized that the key unifying message that the White House and Democrats need to be using this year was right there in the speech. The President was talking about how we move forward as a nation...

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Remember Lake Placid: 30 Years Later Another US Team Boosts a Nation

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2010 | 6:13 PM

Every now and then we need a boost. Something to remind us of the indomitable American spirit that has always moved us forward as a country. In 1980, it was a group of college kids who created a miracle on ice. At a time when our country was down, they...

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Finding a New Way to Live - Innovation Isn't Enough to Spark a Clean-Energy Revolution

(7) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 11:50 AM

This article first appeared in the Work-Life issue of Design Mind, the publication of the global innovation firm frog design.

There is much talk about changing how we live to address climate change. Given our resource-constrained world, it has become clear that we must redesign the...

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"Clean Coal" Merely a Marketing Ploy to Stop Climate Solutions

(22) Comments | Posted February 26, 2009 | 4:20 PM

As the coal industry reminds us, more than 50% of our nation's electricity is produced by burning coal. Another fact we know -- burning coal is the dirtiest way we produce electricity today and is one of the leading sources of global warming pollution. And, we know the idea that...

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