This paper addresses in question and answer format the strengths and weaknesses of Fire Chief Bowman’s response to the October 2003 fires. The essential question is, “Was he the right person for managing this crisis? If he was, what did he do effectively, and could he have done better, what are the lessons learned.
An integrated marketing communication program to promote education.
A research survey to evaluate whether the capital markets would stabilize in 2009 and, if they did, determine whether or not private biotech companies would have an opportunity to make an initial public offering and “go public.”
A strategic communication plan for marketing a non-fiction book.
Economics is the science of how nations and people create, accumulate and exchange wealth. Copyright law, which is written by legislatures, bureaucracies and courts, is often about who is entitled to a share of created wealth. Every successful business understands that competitive advantage goes to the company that makes the rules. If it doesn’t make the rules, its rival will.
Utilizing self-perception theory, I try to personalize the issue of homelessness by highlighting one homeless man who looks like a lot of us, not the homeless we render invisible as we walk past.
Social media are technologies that facilitate dialogue among individuals or groups, such as blogs/mciroblogs, forums, wikis, content sharing, social networking, social bookmarking and social gaming. Today many companies and organizations are utilizing social media to reach and engage in meaningful conversations and relationships with existing and prospective stakeholders.
Offensive blogs postings and website message boards have produced more than 50 lawsuits in the U.S., according Laura Parker, a reporter for USA Today. (2006) In the following paper I discuss the relevant legal and ethical issues surrounding five blogging-related lawsuits. I will conclude each case brief with my personal opinion of the court ruling.
I have been an amateur cellist for the past eight years. I continue to take a one-hour lesson every week and perform twice a year during holiday and summer recitals with cello friends.
I also enjoy traveling with my family. I especially enjoy playing tennis with my wife and going to the movies with my daughter.
I am a frequent jogger, running between 20-40 miles per week.
In Fall 2009 I will publish my first book, Legacy: Passing on Cherished Values in a Values-Starved World. Some of the distinguished Americans I interviewed include:
Stacy Allison – First American woman to summit Mt. Everest
Robert Ballard -- Discoverer of the Titanic
Daniel Callahan -- Bioethicist & co-founder of the Hastings Center
Jack Coleman -- President, Haverford College & Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank in Philadelphia
Marva Collins -- Founder of a private school in Chicago & recipient of National Humanities Medal
Richard Cook -- Ethical dissenter, exposed cover-up in Space Shuttle Challenger disaster
Lynne Cox -- Long-Distance Ocean Swimmer Extraordinaire
Nonie Darwish -- Founder of Arabs for Israel
Thomas Doyle -- Exposed Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church
Daniel Ellsberg -- Ethical dissenter, Leaked Pentagon Papers to the New York Times
Lt. David Lim -- Port Authority police officer who survived collapse of One World Trade Center on 9/11
I give two keynote speeches and workshops entitled: Passing on Cherished Values in a Value-Starved World and How to Live Your Life Like You Depended on It!
I am an award-winning corporate communications professional for more than 20 years in San Diego. During this time, I have been the principal of a public relations and marketing firm, worked for major public relations agencies, spent five years as on-air personality discussing business and the stock market on a major San Diego radio station, and led a bi-coastal communications team as a director of Corporate Communications with an international biopharmaceutical company. In the past 10 years I have worked exclusively as an investor relations and corporate communications executive in the local biotech community, principally with IDEC Pharmacueticals as director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.
If you wish to get an insight into how I think and write, I invite you to visit my blog [http://vincereardon.wordpress.com] and my website [http://www.legacylifeproject.com].