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Too Many Bosses, Not Enough Leaders

Lynn Power | Posted 04.16.2015 | Business
Lynn Power

Bosses are very different than leaders. Bosses tend to have a style that is about command and control. They micromanage. They wordsmith. They do things just because 'they can.' They tend to lead with fear rather than encouragement. They are, just like the word, 'bossy.'

Lee Kwan Yew, Singapore and the Power of Filial Piety

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 03.26.2015 | World
Tom Doctoroff

North Americans and Europeans know that Mr. Lee orchestrated a miracle. Under his visionary watch, a backwater rump of the Malaya Federation blossomed into one of the wealthiest and most dynamic places on Earth.

Don't Let the Buzz About Brand Experience Cloud Your Brand Idea

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 01.12.2015 | Business
Tom Doctoroff

Cool kids prefer the modish expression "brand experience" to "brand idea," deeming the latter too one-dimensional and "advertising-y" relative to the interactivity and holism of the former. I beg to differ.

Better Selfies Through Chemistry

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
James Marshall Crotty

The selfie is here to stay, despite reports of its demise. Love it or loathe it, the self-portraits snapped with handheld devices that Ellen DeGe...

Being Gay In The World Of Mad, Mad Men: What It Was Really Like

David Leddick | Posted 07.17.2012 | Gay Voices
David Leddick

Are you watching Mad Men? You have not been getting a truly balanced view of what it was like to be gay in advertising in that time period. I was there. There were plenty of gays who, like me, didn't bother to stay in the closet, succeeded, and thrived in this tough world.