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Kenneth Lerer
Kenneth Lerer is a Managing Partner at Lerer Ventures, which incubated and is an investor in The Dodo.

Entries by Kenneth Lerer

Ringling Bros. Circus vs. SeaWorld: One Will Survive, the Other Will Not

(50) Comments | Posted March 5, 2015 | 4:16 PM

The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday that it will phase out the use of elephants in its circuses. Why? Because it knew that if it didn't do the "right" thing, it would be the end of its business.

"There's been somewhat of a mood...

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Die Wahrheit über SeaWorld

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 3:47 PM

So wie es aussieht, ist SeaWorld am Ende. Es ist nur noch eine Frage der Zeit, bis das Unternehmen ganz am Boden ist. Und das sind die Gründe:

1. Die Marke SeaWorld ist angeschlagen. Für die meisten Menschen steht sie für die Folterung von Walen. Wenn Sie die gigantischen Meeresbewohner...

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'The End of SeaWorld'

(1468) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 5:56 PM

SeaWorld, as we know it today, is over. It's only a matter of time. The company is finished. Here's why.

1. The SeaWorld brand is now tarnished, at best. Toxic? Likely. The brand represents the torture of whales for an increasing population of concerned citizens. If you love whales (and...

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How We Got Here and How We Get Out of Here

(49) Comments | Posted April 24, 2009 | 1:07 PM

Kenneth Lerer delivered the following speech at the Columbia Journalism School Annual New Media Lecture Series on Thursday, April 23, 2009

This is the end of my year at Columbia and I want to really thank you for having me. I've had a totally terrific time. I...

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Murtha For President: Send to a Friend

(59) Comments | Posted April 17, 2006 | 10:18 AM

The best way to put a Democrat in the White House in 2008 is to first put more Democrats in the Senate and House...

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A Simple Lesson

(21) Comments | Posted April 3, 2006 | 10:19 AM

French youth protesting a youth labor law and US protesters marching against draconian immigration proposals provide an important lesson for ending the war in Iraq. It's a simple lesson:

Elected officials only change their policies when enough people make enough noise. And not until then.

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Pet Keeping with Marc Morrone

(4) Comments | Posted November 7, 2005 | 10:54 AM

While Arianna is keeping tabs on Russert, as promised I continue to keep tabs on Pet Keeping. Today on Pet Keeping with Marc Morrone, we learned about how to take care of cats, how King Charles Spaniels make ideal pets, and how it's pay-back time, big-time, on the...

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(39) Comments | Posted November 2, 2005 | 7:56 PM

Tomorrow we will see if Scooter "one of the most capable and talented individuals I have ever known and has given many years of his life to public service and has served our nation tirelessly and with great distinction" Libby, has the same public relations consultants as Tom DeLay. Will...

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(69) Comments | Posted November 1, 2005 | 7:31 PM

I have been waiting for this day for 5 years. The Democrats have found their voice and maybe they won't lose it again.

The Bush Administration is in total disarray. I don't even have to list the many reasons why. We all know them. Suffice it to say their arrogance...

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Sunday Morning Without Meet the Press

(10) Comments | Posted October 30, 2005 | 5:00 PM

What I learned watching Pet Keeping with Marc Morrone this Sunday instead of Meet the Press with Tim Russert:

Jim Dempsey left his corporate life to follow his dream and founded The Pet Gazette Newsletter. He says, "I wanted to inject a little fun into my life and traded pinstripes...

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Majority Leader Frist's Big Problem: It's the Lie, Not Just the Law

(15) Comments | Posted October 24, 2005 | 8:28 PM

Billy Frist's stock trading problems are very real, here to stay, and will end his political career. Here's why:

Frist is under investigation by the SEC and US Attorney's office for illegally trading in his family stock (HCA) . Did he trade on inside information? Did he break any...

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Advice for the Architect

(12) Comments | Posted July 15, 2005 | 10:19 AM

The Architect is sure not doing a good job on behalf of himself (but to be fair, it's really hard to operate on yourself, just ask Dr. Frist). So here are some ideas for Karl Rove to consider. I am not trying to be presumptuous but it seems with Rove...

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I Wonder...

(4) Comments | Posted July 11, 2005 | 2:50 AM

Wonder what Karl Rove did this weekend while Judith Miller was in jail?

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Rove, Reporters, Psychiatrists, Rabbis, and Priests

(17) Comments | Posted July 10, 2005 | 2:00 AM

The problems for Karl Rove aren't going away soon. Here is his problem. Rove is a big shot. He knows when he talks to reporters he gets to set the ground rules and always gets his way. Because if the media doesn't play, they don't get access to him the...

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