Meryl Streep Trashes Trump At The Golden Globes – Should Celebrities & Businesses Tout Their Political Viewpoints?

Unless your targeted audience or customer based is endeared to particular set of political values, there’s no reason ever to publicly tout your political perspectives. In the short term, you may experience a feel good ego trip as one or more individuals praise you for expressing values similar to theirs. However, in the long term […]

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No Screaming Kids Allowed

With one 8 x 10 sign, the Olde Salty restaurant in Carolina Beach. N.C has earned about a million dollars in free publicity. All the owner did was tap into a common frustration shared by millions of Americans: screaming children. How many times have you been in a restaurant, on a plane, on a train or in a library and have had to deal with this? Well played Olde Salty. Well played.

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Political Polarization

I believe that America’s current political polarization has little to do with actual politics and is mostly about fear & insecurity. When people aren’t secure within themselves, they tend to deeply align (or annex themselves to) a belief system held by a group: A sports team, a political party, a religion, a movement. By becoming one with the group, their insecurities and personal concerns tend to get buried beneath all the concerns and activities that go into sustaining the group and it’s well being.