The surprising gem in an Inquirer piece was that APCO VP Bill Pierce agreed with me. He acknowledged that interest-funded pressure groups "are all over the place" in Washington. "That's how everybody exists here," Pierce said.
Imagine working for one of the most successful beauty companies in the world and imagine choosing to give it all up at the height of the financial crisis. A risky move, one that handbag designer Dareen Hakim says it was all worth it.
Darrell Issa wants to hand the government over to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a who's who of corporate America. Here comes the latest installment in a long history of corporate lackeys in government practicing crony capitalism.
These days, the need for private sector leadership is greater than ever. And the good news is that even in the midst of a global recession, Corporate America hasn't shied away from investing in environmental initiatives.
In 2003, I left a corporate job in management to work on a presidential campaign. I took a two-thirds pay cut. Why? I was inspired by the promise of an accountable and open government by, for and of the people.
Seeing that real anger has been roused in the hearts of normal working citizens, "they" went into action and placed arguably attractive drones to lead the flock away from the real source of their anger, all the while playing the victim.
I'm no economist and my stint as a reporter at The Wall Street Journal was years back now. But you don't have to be a business expert or a rocket scientist to know when a newspaper byline is total bulls***.
The progressive house the Obama administration has built so far is like the home built of straw in the story of "The Three Little Pigs". It looks okay, but when the Big Bad Wolf comes along he has no trouble blowing it over.
The "pull to equilibrium" is the nemesis -- the Darth Vader if you will -- of innovation, courage and speedy execution. And these are the three keys to winning unlimited market share in today's global economy.