Thursday, April 20, 2017

April the Giraffe a Big Advertising Coup for Toys R Us

April the Giraffe a Big Advertising Coup for Toys R Us

There’s been a lot of bad news in the early months of 2017. From Wells Fargo fallout to firings at major aircraft and automotive manufacturers to hundreds of big box department stores closing their doors. There’s been wiretap allegations and rumors of wars and economic uncertainty. Well, there’s also been April, the giraffe.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

MTV Dumps Award Show’s Gender Gap

MTV Dumps Award Show’s Gender Gap

It’s been a quarter-century since the invention of the golden popcorn award created a cultural touchstone. When MTV created its movie and TV awards, a generation of teens and young adults found a version of the Emmys they could actually connect with. At least, that was the idea. And, to a point, the formula worked. The MTV movie awards were every bit as erratic, irreverent and compelling as the network’s content. And it had a very clear audience. As censors recoiled in horror, MTV fans reveled in having an awards show to call their own.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sea Pollution Blamed on Yoga Pants?

Sea Pollution Blamed on Yoga Pants?

A lot of people have strong opinions about yoga pants. Millions love them, and millions more love to hate them. But, typically, these opinions are based on how “comfortable” or “appropriate” active wear is thought to be in public. But, now, yoga pants and other stretchy fabrics are being castigated for an entirely different issue: water pollution. Yes, yoga pants are being blamed for fouling up the ocean.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

How Young CEOs Address Sustainability


Sustainability is more than a buzzword, it’s one solid metric for long-term business success. As a younger CEO, sustainability is one of the best ways to establish your reputation and instill confidence in your team. Unfortunately, too many young leaders focus on starting strong and finishing well. They don’t focus nearly enough on keeping everything moving in the right direction. Sure, sustainability isn’t as “exciting,” but it’s where the rubber meets the road.

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Jon Stewart Says Media Needs to Wake Up and Stop Whining

Jon Stewart Says Media Needs to Wake Up and Stop Whining

During his celebrated stint hosting Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” comedian turned social commentator, Jon Stewart loved skewering media pundits almost as much as he loved taking it to double-dealing and equivocating politicians.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hormel Foods Facing Challenges in 2017

Hormel Foods facing challenges in 2017
Looking at the balance sheet for Q1 of 2017, Hormel Foods was dead even with the same period in 2016. While it’s not a loss, breaking even in the food products business is not good news. But the worse news is in the details.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Renault Latest Automaker Fighting Emissions Scandal

Renault latest automaker fighting emissions scandal

For the past two years, automotive industry headlines have been dominated by the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. Turns out, they were not the only kid trying to get a peek at the test answers.