Just another coincidence

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin is joining the board of Delta Air Lines, the carrier announced Thursday. … When the Federal Aviation Administration and then-airport manager Ben DeCosta said provisions in the proposed lease deal between the city and Delta could limit competition at Hartsfield-Jackson, Franklin defended the lease, emphasizing the relationship between Delta and […]

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Corporate-speak, FTW

Overheard (second-hand, thank God) at a international conglomerate’s mobile summit: “We are curating serendipity.” So they’re overseeing or organizing fortunate discoveries by accident? Unfortunately, he wasn’t laughed out of the room. Also, authenticity is the new buzzword, apparently, replacing pivot. So now you know. (FTW = For the win, I’m told.)

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Not race, but time

It’s mere coincidence that ethically challenged House members Charlie Rangel and Maxine Waters are black (or Democrats, for that matter). But combined they have spent 58 years in Congress. No coincidence there. Two years ago Nancy Pelosi claimed she’d “drain the swamp.” Republicans will say the same thing if they retake Congress in 2010. It’ll […]

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All about profits

BP is facing fresh scrutiny into whether it was involved in the release of the Lockerbie bomber Abdelbaset Ali Mohmet al-Megrahi, after the oil giant admitted lobbying the British government over a prisoner agreement with Libya.

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Corporate folly

I’d rather gargle thumbtacks: Descriptions of Team Building Activities, Initiative Games, & Problem Solving Exercises Helium Stick Deceptively simple teamwork activity.  Form two lines facing each other.  Lay a long, thin rod on group’s index fingers.  Goal: Lower to ground.  Reality: It goes up! Toxic Waste A popular, engaging small group activity.  Equipped with a […]

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The Greediest of Empires

The NFL, which has no problem squeezing retired players injured in the line of duty, has turned its lawyers loose on New Orleans’ mom-and-pop vendors. The league has sent cease-and-desist letters to anyone attempting to capitalize on “Who Dat,” the Saints’ trademark cheer. While “Who Dat” was trademarked by the NFL years ago it clearly […]

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