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“What you’re seeing is advertisers needing to yell, metaphorically and literally, louder and louder, in order to grab attention. Advertisers need to walk that fine line between grabbing consumers’ attention and not annoying them too deeply, but that’s a very fine line to walk.” –Prof. Jennifer Aaker, on loud television ads Share, Email or Print:

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QOTD: Redirect Pakistan Aid

“The United States should invest both funds and skills in market-oriented solutions with the power to capture the imagination of Pakistanis who, themselves, are looking for a way to change their own lives. … If even 10% of the annual $1.5 billion [in additional development aid to Pakistan] were devoted to investments in sustainable and [...]

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“The world’s major challenge is to devise a strategy that encourages growth in the developing world, but on a path that approaches safe global carbon-emission levels by mid-century. The way to achieve this is to decouple the question of who pays for most efforts to mitigate climate change from the question of where, geographically, these [...]

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QOTD: Advice for Obama’s Jobs Summiteers

“Let’s focus on developing jobs in America that will make us stronger coming out of this Great Recession than we were going into it. So, how elusive is the solution to America’s unemployment spiral? One part of the solution is not elusive at all. It is innovation. … As the proceedings begin, it is my [...]

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“I was helping Fox News produce a documentary marking the 15th anniversary of [Reagan's] Berlin Wall address. After the day’s shooting, [anchorman Tony] Snow and I walked through the Brandenburg Gate to the former East Berlin, a place that once appeared drab and lifeless but now pulsed with color and energy. In a building that [...]

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“In a complicated task involving critical decisions, working with good partners and listening to them is almost always better that working alone. Somehow, the group process ensures that most bad ideas are weeded out, even if their owners shout and cajole, while ideas that make sense influence the group’s opinion, even if their owners speak [...]

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QOTD: Back from the Brink

“What happened in the world economy is something that happens every 100 or 120 years; it was completely unexpected. … If what you did was an error, there has to be a change in management. But if it was an act of God, and it wasn’t your fault, why? I believe that in many companies [...]

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“Americans still believe in the power of leadership. If they have lost faith, it’s about the current crop of individuals in leadership roles that seem to be driving their disenchantment and dismay – not the idea that leaders can make a difference.” — Roderick Kramer, the William R. Kimball Professor of Organizational Behavior, in the [...]

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“How do you rebel against a family of Communists? I rebelled by putting on a suit and tie and becoming a businessman.“ –Bill Browder, MBA ’89, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management. He is the grandson of Earl Browder, a union organizer from Kansas who went to Moscow in 1927, married a Russian, and became the [...]

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QOTD: ‘Emerging Markets’ Obsolete

“The term ‘emerging markets’ is obsolete. They represent half of the world’s economy; their financial markets are large and liquid, with volatility, corporate governance, and government policies very similar to those of developed markets. . . . There is, however, one measure that highlights a clear and continuing distinction between emerging and developed markets: growth.” [...]

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