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Filed Under:Business & Finance
Posts on Regator:351
Posts / Week:2.1
Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Dissecting Tim Cook’s apology over Apple Maps

Mapplegate, as it’s been called, has been one of the few (albeit major) hiccups in last week’s blockbuster release of the iPhone 5. In case you’ve missed the complaints, Apple replaced Google Maps in the release of its latest phone, substituting it with its own software instead. Read full article >>

Behind Mitt Romney’s Libya statement

“Trust, but verify.” Mitt Romney would have done well to channel Ronald Reagan’s famous line before making his statement Tuesday night about the events in the Middle East. By criticizing the Obama Administration without full information,...Show More Summary

Inside Bill Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech: Transcript and analysis

Bill Clinton’s speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was a masterful piece of political oratory: folksy yet poetic, wonky yet accessible, and so politically brilliant that it may have been a mixed blessing. Read full article >>

Interesting new reports link religion, leadership and gender

On Tuesday, the New York Times put together a remarkable chart showing that, with the naming of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, there are now no white protestants among this country’s top leaders in Washington. Show More Summary

Behind Mitt Romney’s Libya statement

“Trust, but verify.” Mitt Romney would have done well to channel Ronald Reagan’s famous line before making his statement Tuesday night about the events in the Middle East. By criticizing the Obama Administration without full information,...Show More Summary

After the iPhone 5: How will Apple CEO Tim Cook create his legacy?

This is a huge week for the economy. On Wednesday, Europeans waited to see how the German high court would rule on the country’s participation in a European bailout fund. Investors will be watching to see what Ben Bernanke says when the Federal Open Market Committee meets. Read full article >>

Is it okay for President Obama to skip some daily intelligence briefings? Share your thoughts

In an opinion piece in the Washington Post Monday, former George W. Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen quoted a report from the Government Accountability Institute, a conservative research organization, asking why President Obama is “skipping“ his daily intelligence meetings and only showing up 44 percent of the time. Read full article >>

The real gift of Robert Griffin III’s Redskins debut

Rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III’s impressive debut in his first NFL game Sunday left D.C. football fans elated, opponent quarterbacks “proud” and sports writers falling over themselves with hyperbolic descriptions. RGIII, an ESPN...Show More Summary

Inside Joe Biden’s speech at the Democratic National Convention: Transcript and analysis

Vice President Joe Biden may have been ridiculed on Twitter for his frequent and incorrect use of the word “literally” throughout his speech. (It appears to have been an oratorical crutch—in a search of his prepared remarks, it does not show up once.) Journalists riffed on its misuse. Drinking games were born. Read full article >>

Elizabeth Warren, populist leader

After a comparatively slow evening of speeches at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday evening, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren took to the stage in advance of the evening’s marquis name, former president Bill Clinton. Read full article >>

Checking out (during) Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal’s Democratic convention speech

Few paid attention to Jim Sinegal’s speech at the convention. The convention hall could hardly muster much applause for the Costco co-founder, whose delivery was far more subdued than most of the 10 o’clock hour’s luminaries. MSNBC cut away to jabber on about other speeches. Show More Summary

Inside Bill Clinton’s Democratic National Convention speech: Transcript and leadership analysis

Bill Clinton’s speech Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte was a masterful piece of political oratory: folksy yet poetic, wonky yet accessible, and so politically brilliant that it may have been a mixed blessing. Read full article >>

Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention speech: transcript and leadership analysis

Michelle Obama’s speech Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention is getting rave reviews as a subtle but devastating attack on Mitt Romney, a heartfelt and gripping tale of personal struggle, and a warm and moving message that successfully linked biography to policy. Read full article >>

The Republican Party’s deep bench of rising stars

We won’t know which political party will win the election until November. And we can’t tell which one will get the bigger post-convention bump in the polls until at least next week. But one race the Republicans appear to be winning is the one for the deepest bench of rising stars. Read full article >>

Why Condoleezza Rice’s convention speech stood out: transcript and analysis

As convention speeches go, Paul Ryan’s remarks Wednesday night are likely to get high marks for their effectiveness, even if the address took too many liberties with the facts. He did what he was expected to do: He offered plenty ofShow More Summary

Inside Chris Christie’s keynote speech at the Republican National Convention

The most popular line of Tuesday night’s convention—by design, of course—may have been “we built it.” But in Chris Christie’s rousing keynote address, the word of the night, at least, was “leadership.” Read full article >>

Can speaking a second language make you a better leader?

One thing we definitely won’t be hearing out of Mitt Romney’s mouth in his much-anticipated acceptance speech at this week’s convention is anything spoken in French. It’s been the odd subject of primary-season ridicule, as well as attack ads from the left, that the candidate has — wait for it — good foreign language skills. Quelle horreur! Read full article >>

Republican convention needs to sell Mitt Romney’s leadership

The big goal of the GOP convention—other than avoiding Tropical Storm Issac—is reintroducing Mitt Romney to the American people. The Romney campaign’s convention game plan is to tell “the larger personal story of hard-earned success,” as Time Magazine puts it. Show More Summary

What’s a great boss worth?

We all know the old saying: People don’t quit bad jobs, they quit bad bosses. But how much is a good boss really worth? A new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research attempts to quantify just that. The paper, written...Show More Summary

Augusta National Golf Club membership suddenly not so private

The exclusive, secretive golf club that says it never discusses private membership matters has made quite the public announcement. On Monday, Augusta National Golf Club, which plays host to the annual Masters tournament and has drawn...Show More Summary

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