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February 17, 2010, 3:17 pm

Bad News Travels Fast

Originally posted on

When British designer Alexander McQueen was found hanged in his London home last Thursday morning, it rocked the fashion world. His suicide, at age 40, was undeniably terrible, and it sparked a powerfully emotional response.

That’s not unusual, but what was distinctive about the response this time was how quickly and efficiently the … [continue reading... ]

February 16, 2010, 9:15 pm

Rethinking the Presidency

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

President Obama’s latest poll numbers may be decent—a New York Times/CBS News poll found that he has higher approval ratings than the GOP, and that more Americans blame Congress, George W. Bush and Wall Street for our problems than they do him—but we hoped for better than decent from this … [continue reading... ]

February 15, 2010, 8:51 pm

From the Heart

This Valentine’s Day, we were thinking about hearts in more ways than one. Sure, there were the usual candies and cards, but cardiovascular health is also on everyone’s mind right now, thanks to Bill Clinton’s recent scare. He was hospitalized after having chest pains last Thursday for doctors to insert two stents into one of … [continue reading... ]

February 15, 2010, 11:38 am

Rising Interest Rates

Originally posted on

Forget about the Hiltons (Paris and Perez, that is). Americans don’t have time anymore. They’re too busy looking closely and critically at public issues that affect them. A new study from Euro RSCG Worldwide reveals that people are losing interest in celebrities and paying more attention to serious matters such as the … [continue reading... ]

February 14, 2010, 11:45 am

An Olympic Tragedy

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

A pall was cast over this year’s Winter Olympics before they even started, when Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili lost control at 88 miles per hour during a training run and flew over a corner at Whistler Sliding Centre. His death, at age 21, was unquestionably a tragedy, as well as … [continue reading... ]

February 13, 2010, 8:30 pm

The Power of One

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

There were so many high points of this week’s One Young World summit, which brought nearly 1,000 young people from around the world together in London to address the most challenging issues facing the world today. But if I were asked for one that really stands out, I would say … [continue reading... ]

February 11, 2010, 8:38 pm

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the world’s 192 countries. All under age 30, they’re bringing youthful energy, passion, optimism and creativity to the most challenging issues facing people around the globe … [continue reading... ]

February 11, 2010, 12:53 pm

Social Media Emerges as Community Glue

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

The inaugural One Young World summit that concluded on Wednesday in London wasn’t just a gathering of hundreds of tomorrow’s world leaders. Don’t get me wrong: The energy of the more than 600 delegates from 100-plus countries, the passion of their debates and the progress that their resolutions made toward … [continue reading... ]

February 8, 2010, 12:35 pm

Ten Trends of 20-Somethings

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

With the inaugural One Young World summit kicking off this week in London (my company, Euro RSCG Worldwide, organized it), my thoughts have been focused on the biggest trends among 20-somethings, an increasingly powerful group. In one of my earlier posts, I explained why adults born after 1980 are the … [continue reading... ]

February 5, 2010, 12:20 pm

Why Local Is the New Global

Originally posted on The Huffington Post.

Remember how in the 1990s, everyone was talking about globalization? Protesters railed against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, angry about treatment of Third World workers and homogenization of cultures. Thomas Friedman published The Lexus and the Olive Tree, his best-selling paean to globalization, which argued that wherever Big Macs … [continue reading... ]