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I don't think media manipulation is anything new.   You used the example of Andrew Breitbart, but there are just as many manipulators on the left.   Politicians have been using the media to delive its message like their own private PR firm for a long time.   I would even venture to say that the media has become its own manipulator, attempting and, in many cases, succeeding to get the general public to believe a certain political or consumer message.   I think we must all trust but verify.   Hard to do in the 24/7 news cycle and hyper-competitive media industry!

2 years ago on Trust Me I’m Lying: How One Person is Hurting an Entire Industry

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 @ginidietrich You know I love your material!  You are in my circle of trust!

2 years, 3 months ago on Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

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Great and timely post.   After re-branding my company, I have started blogging over the last two months.  I am definitely trying to put up great content and not sell.   Mainly using a "case study" approach and providing food for thought.   And, you are correct, it is difficult to continuously post great content.   Insurance is not a sexy topic, but I'm trying!  :-)   Thanks Gini!

2 years, 3 months ago on Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

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I think they should be honest, be accountable and face the music. The sooner they do it, the sooner they can begin rebuilding their image.

2 years, 8 months ago on Providing PR Counsel to Penn State

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I'm okay with The Facebook, but Twitter is definitely taking a back seat!

3 years, 1 month ago on Social Media Fatigue

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Well I'm not going to let this post go without a comment! Thank you Gini for your insights! As I mentioned, I had been in contact with many CEO's in a short period of time and I got a broad view of many successful CEO's, and some that may be successful, but not necessarily the way I would want to do it! As you described, successful despite themselves!

I've admired your openness and accessibility as well as your drive and pursuit of excellence. So, I wanted you to narrow it down to the two most important things and you did that! In my view, CEO's need to be thick skinned to make tough decisions. Thick skinned to take the criticism along with the conflict that ordinarily comes with being at the top. In addition to being thick skinned I think CEO's need to be charismatic. Charisma is what will attract and drive his or her employees or leadership team to accomplish the vision. So that is kind of a twofer Charisma and visionary in one!

I enjoyed reading everyone's comments because leadership is one of my favorite topics! And, thanks for picking my question this week .... What do I win?

3 years, 4 months ago on Two Qualities Every CEO Needs

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Not for normal people???? I'll be signing up immediately!

3 years, 5 months ago on Quora Is Not for Normal People

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