This is what we are fed daily… small wonder we don’t watch the news!
Brand Destruction: Toyota loses its way
First Tylenol, now Toyota. Same old story. Silence is not damage control.
Now the NHTSA is looking at the pedal maker. There must be a way to check the electronics – some way to look at the log files, perhaps?
Note that both companies are blaming their suppliers.
Is this the result of in-house PR?
Corporatocracy: by the corporations, for the corporations
Brought to you by our Corporate Supreme Court and the Corporate Propaganda Machine, er, Media.
Quote of the Week:
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country. – Thomas Jefferson
Tribute to a Martyr: MLK
The courage of MLK is what makes us admire him most. Like Gandhi, like Nelson Mandela, like Malcolm X. Every once in a while we’re blessed with leaders like this. And, what do we do? Generally speaking, we kill them.
And yet we are moving forward, despite the hatred.
Two Ways to Help Haiti
One: donate to Paul Farmer‘s Partners in Health, and two: cancel Haiti’s debt.
Is America Melting?
Orville Schell’s portrait of a Nation that says “No, We Can’t”.
Somehow, I think that the US still offers the world the best way forward.
Yes, despite the lobbyists and the money-grubbing pirates in high office, there is still hope.
Don’t give in, America.
Customer Complaint Classic Case Study: Airline Industry
Is this authentic? Doesn’t matter. Wonder why they never print this sort of thing in Harvard Business Review.
That’s all I have of this classic.
Discussion: How do you respond to a letter like this?
Thieves: A History of Failed Healthcare
Don’t Be Evil: Will Google get out of China?
Go Google, Go!
It’s time. The Chinese government never has any qualms about “doing evil,” so it’s good to see Google stand up for some principles.
The Golden Ratio and the Quantum World
Looks like God is playing dice with the Universe.
Researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie (HZB), in cooperation with colleagues from Oxford and Bristol Universities, as well as the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, UK, have for the first time observed a nanoscale symmetry hidden in solid state matter. They have measured the signatures of a symmetry showing the same attributes as the golden ratio famous from art and architecture.
And the winning number is:
The proper response to this should go something like “OMG!”