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E-tailers joining the real world - The Globe and Mail
PAUL ATTFIELD
TORONTO — The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Jun. 26, 2017

Online retailers establishing a presence in the real world, in addition to their virtual ones, is an emerging trend in retail, not to mention an opportunity for landlords to find a new wave of tenants......“I think the days of being an online-only company are going to be coming to an end, whether that’s three years from now, five years from now or what have you,”.....
e-commerce  bricks-and-mortar  omnichannel  foot_traffic  Vistaprint  online-only  cabinets  in_the_real_world 
june 2017 by jerryking
William Coleman Fought Civil-Rights Battles From the Inside - WSJ
William T. Coleman Jr. graduated at the top of his Harvard Law School class, served in President Gerald Ford’s cabinet as transportation secretary, argued 19 cases before the Supreme Court and was a director of companies including International Business Machines Corp. and PepsiCo Inc. He was one of the few blacks of his generation to become a top-level insider in business and government.

In his later years, he also was frustrated that American schools and neighborhoods remained largely segregated. “We underestimated the complexity of achieving sustained integration,” he wrote in his 2010 memoir, “Counsel for the Situation.”

He shunned extreme language. “You accomplish things by being in the room when the deal is made, and it’s just not in your interest to take positions where you’re not going to get in the room,” he said in an oral history.....He relished legal problem-solving, and it allowed him to live well. Blue-chip companies “pay me a hell of a lot of money to tell them what to do and what not to do,” he said in an interview with the National Visionary Leadership Project. He also remained active in civil rights.
African-Americans  lawyers  Harvard  '70s  NAACP  memoirs  books  obituaries  civil_rights  segregation  desegregation  problem_solving  cabinets  HLS  blue-chips 
april 2017 by jerryking
Freeland moves from the Davos bubble to the real world - The Globe and Mail
KONRAD YAKABUSKI
The Globe and Mail
Published Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017
......the Davos consensus (i.e. open borders, combined with activist government policies to redistribute income and promote social mobility, are the keys to ensuring global growth and stability. Ethnic and religious diversity as linchpins of modernity, not threats to social cohesion).

It is also a vision inimical to the Trump administration and senior Trump adviser Stephen Bannon, who is tasked with keeping white working-class voters on board the Trump train. In the Bannon world view, globalism, diversity and the nanny state have eroded everything that once made America great. He admires Russian President Vladimir Putin’s skillful cultivation of ethnic and religious nationalism and wants to revive their domestic counterparts in America.....Rex Tillerson has been criticized for putting Texas-based Exxon’s bottom line ahead of U.S. national security interests. But as CEO, that was his job. If he applies himself as effectively on behalf of his country, U.S. foreign policy is likely to be ruthlessly focused. Realpolitik, not values, will dictate policy. Canada may be an afterthought.

Ms. Freeland will need to direct all of her abundant energy to earn the trust of both Mr. Bannon and Mr. Tillerson. The Trump people have no particular animus toward Canada – but they will not do us any favours either on softwood lumber exports or renegotiating the North American free-trade agreement.
cabinets  in_the_real_world  Davos  WEF  Chrystia_Freeland  Donald_Trump  Rex_Tillerson  Konrad_Yakabuski  Exxon  CEOs  NAFTA  Realpolitik  U.S.foreign_policy  whites  social_cohesion  Stephen_Bannon  working_class  open_borders 
march 2017 by jerryking
Chemistry In The War Cabinet
Jan 27, 2002 | Newsweek and The Daily Beast

Rice plays down her role as a mere "coordinator," but Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill, a sometime participant in the war cabinet, says she is much more. "She's really talented at dealing with people who are not timid about voicing their opinions, at coaxing us in a way that isn't grating," says O'Neill, who is known for his outspokenness. "Strong personalities don't have to clash--they can reinforce each other," says Rice. "The hard thing is when you have people who won't say what they think." Rice does not always shoot for consensus. "She will know when we're not going to agree," says O'Neill. "She'll say, 'Let's sharpen the debate, put it on paper, and let the boss decide'.
Condeleeza_Rice  disagreements  cabinets  people_skills  APNSA  consensus  White_House 
july 2012 by jerryking
Tough cabinet choices for McGuinty - The Globe and Mail
adam radwanski
From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011 7:13PM EDT
Last updated Wednesday, Oct. 19
Dalton_McGuinty  cabinets  politics 
october 2011 by jerryking
A Letter from the Postmaster - NYTimes.com
March 13, 2011, 6:00 pm
A Letter from the Postmaster
By JAMIE MALANOWSKI

Perhaps the cabinet member most distressed by the news of Sumter’s
vulnerability was the postmaster general, Montgomery Blair. An ardent
Union man and a West Point graduate, Blair was one of the attorneys who
represented Dred Scott. ...The action of the President in 1833 inspired
respect whilst in 1860 the rebels were encouraged by the contempt they
felt for the incumbent of the Presidency. But it was not alone upon Mr.
Buchanan’s weakness the rebels relied for success. They for the most
part believe that the Northern men are deficient in the courage
necessary to maintain the Government. … No men or people have so many
difficulties as those whose firmness is doubted.”
Civil_War  Abraham_Lincoln  history  cabinets  West_Point 
march 2011 by jerryking

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