Bob Woodward, well-known journalist who broke the Watergate scandal, has published his latest book looking at the inner workings of the presidency. Woodward has covered nine administrations, but he has “never encountered a president like President Trump,” according to his interview with Terry Gross. Fear: […]

I am putting together my reading for fall, and two books arrived today that are high on the list: On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis, and When Einstein Walked with Godel by Jim Holt. You could say that both are alike in that each […]

"Marketers are still struggling to generate and to prove sales results in an increasingly omnichannel world."
- Eric Solomon, SVP Nielsen

What’s the common quip about advertising and marketing? “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is I don’t know which half.” To tell you how long troubles of measuring marketing’s ROI have been around, that quote has been attributed to John Wanamaker (1838-1922) […]

Harvard professor and experimental psychologist Steven Pinker has been a favorite author of mine ever since I read his wonderful book The Blank Slate, which looks at our views of human nature, and how misconceptions can distort our understanding of violence, politics and justice. His new […]

“The role of the reporter is changing, as are the economics of education,” observes the Columbia Journalism Review. In this story, the review asks this provocative question: “With this new calculus, does journalism school still have a place in our profession?” Three professionals weigh in: […]

I recently came across this study extolling the virtues of print and paper in a digital world. Now I’m sure you have to take the results with a grain of salt, seeing that they come from a group called Two Sides, “a global initiative by […]

There’s a difference between audience and traffic. This piece from L2 Inc shows that there is a hunger for real news and information. Consumers are willing to pay for it too. Businesses that fail to understand the difference between audience and traffic are likely going […]

This post from Big Think offers some clarity, with the help of an ancient Japanese concept, about the idea of what it means to live a fulfilling life. The concept is called Ikigai, a term that according to the post can be interpreted in different […]