Monday, June 30, 2014

Poisoning the Cup of Consolation by Mordechai Schiller

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Poisoning the Cup of ConsolationBy Mordechai Schiller

After being shocked, a devout journalist is reminded why he religiously avoids reading the "newspaper of record"

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Microsoft Protection Racket

Microsoft Protection Racket

Pull up a chair. I’m going to let you in on a family legend. One
day in the 1930s, a sales rep of the Abe Reles organization came into
my grandfather's …

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

The Face in the Screen - Hamodia

 Time to take a long, hard look....

The Face in the Screen

OK… so your best friend — who works on 47th St. — calls you up to tell you he’s got an incredible deal. An offer you can’t refuse. Somebody just…

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Applied Righteousness: The Rescue Heard 'Round the World by Mordechai Schiller

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Applied Righteousness: The Rescue Heard 'Round the World
By Mordechai Schiller

They were the most unlikely of friends. As children, in another world, death brought them together. Now life brought them together once again

Monday, May 27, 2013

Saluting the Sarge

I just got off the phone with the Sarge.
I called to salute Sgt. Arnold Rist on Memorial Day. Bless, him, even though he couldn't sound Taps anymore, he was out there in the wind yesterday, honoring his buddies in arms. If you don't know the Sarge, here's my tribute:

Salute to a Liberator
and a postscript: At Ease

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The most important thing I learned from David Ogilvy

I never met David Ogilvy. But he had a great impact on my career.

Kenneth Roman reveals the most important thing we can all learn from David Ogilvy:
Being edited by Ogilvy was like being operated on by a great surgeon who could put his hand on the only tender organ in your body. You could feel him put his finger on the wrong word, the soft phrase, the incomplete thought. But he had no pride of authorship, and he could be quite self-critical. Someone found a personally annotated copy of one of his books in which he had written cross comments about his own writing: “Rubbish. Rot! Nonsense.” He would send his major documents around for comment, with a note: “Please improve.”