Unscripted comments often give us the worst moments of the Presidential campaign. Look no further than the embarrassing Republican debate in early March, when Donald Trump bragged about his penis. But once in a while a tense, uncomfortable encounter can turn into a civics lesson. And so it was when Bill Clinton stood up … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? How Bill Clinton Smashed the Passion Gap
The results are in from the latest batch of primaries. Once again, the year's most surprising trends persist: Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are doing far better than pundits, pollsters and elites had expected. Despite a furious and well-funded campaign against him by the Republican establishment, Trump trounced his rivals in Mississippi and Michigan. … Continue reading How Do We Fix It? What Elites and Pundits Don’t Know About The Rest of Us.
President Obama's "Amazing Grace" eulogy (from ABC News coverage) It's been a long time since you could say it was a good week for President Obama. And for good measure, this was also one for the history books. In addition to two sweeping Supreme Court decisions on Obamacare and same-sex marriage, the President scored a … Continue reading President Obama’s Amazing Grace Eulogy, and the Power of Love at Emanuel AME Church
Laura Kuenssberg, one of the new generation of savvy, smart women commentators on British TV London - There's nothing quite as brutal as politics. No fewer than three party leaders resigned here within hours of the UK's surprising election. Scores of highly experienced Liberal Democrats and Labor politicians were stunned by their defeats as … Continue reading Women Are Winners in Britain’s Surprising Election. So is the UK Economy.
An ad for "The Independent" at a London newsstand. London- The warnings are everywhere. Britain could plunge into political uncertainty after this election with no clear roadmap for what happens next. But what is all the arguing about? The surprising thing for Americans is the issues here are very similar to the hot … Continue reading Why the UK Election May Send a Potent Message to the US in the 2016 Race for the White House.
These people are listening very closely to what's going on around them. They have brought all of themselves to this moment. So did I. Listening carefully to the musical audio sculpture by Janet Cardiff , "The Forty Part Motet", now being presented at The Cloisters in New York, got me thinking about how we listen. … Continue reading Listen Up! It Could Change The World
Mike Licht NotionsCapital.comQuick question. What's the biggest difference between our business and political leaders? One group is intensely focused on getting things done, while the other keeps repeating the same old rhetoric. I'll leave it up to you to decide who's who! I was struck by these starkly different mindsets when I came across two … Continue reading What Walmart & Amazon Could Teach Congress