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Temin and Company is often quoted in print, broadcast and social media on topical issues as well as industry trends.

Following is a list of links to those articles, beginning with the most recent.

Office Hours with Davia Temin

Freyan Billimoria, Levo League, July 8, 2014

Davia Temin joins Freyan Billimoria for Levo League's "Office Hours," a weekly, 30-minute live Q&A video chat that gives viewers an exclusive inside look into the career path, lessons learned and personal advice from top leaders and experts. She shares stories about how she got where she is today, top tips for communications, and managing those curveballs that life throws at you. [...read more]

Greek Recovery Spurred by Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Savita Iyer-Ahrestani, ThinkAdvisor, May 23, 2014

Signs of economic recovery in Greece are beginning to be evident. And although the pace is slow, it is real.

A little more than a month after Greece issued its first sovereign Eurobond since before the financial crisis, another issuer, National Bank of Greece is reportedly set to come to market with a senior unsecured bond issue of its own–one that could be priced at an even lower yield than the sovereign's, thereby attesting to the improved sentiment surrounding Greece.

Of course, Greece's troubles are far from over. Substantial economic growth is still a dream and unemployment remains at record levels.

And yet there is a sense of great optimism, said Davia Temin, founder and CEO of marketing, reputation, and media strategy for Temin and Co., who was recently in Athens as part of the U.S. State Department's Global Entrepreneurship Program's Entrepreneurship Delegation to Greece. [...read more]

Hackers raid eBay in historic breach, access 145M records

Josh Lipton, CNBC, May 22, 2014

EBay says a cyberattack breached a database containing passwords and other non-financial data. CNBC's Josh Lipton and Davia Temin, president and CEO of Temin and Company, provide perspective. [...read more]

EBay says client information stolen in hacking attack

CNBC/Reuters, May 21, 2014

E-commerce company eBay said client identity information including emails, addresses and birthdays was stolen in a hacking attack between late February and early March.

EBay urged users to change their passwords after the attack on a database that also contained encrypted passwords, physical addresses and phone numbers.

It said it found no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information.

Davia Temin talks with CNBC's Josh Lipton about the breach. [...read more]

Eight Management Lessons From the Mishandled NYT Firing

Caroly Hymowitz and Jeff Green, Bloomberg, May 19, 2014

While few people agree on just about any aspect of Jill Abramson's dismissal as executive editor of the New York Times, there's general consensus on this: The company didn't handle it well.

What could the Times have done better? This article offers eight ideas on what they could have done, including making one statement and getting off the stage, linking the management change to the company's strategy, controlling the narrative, accentuating the positive, and not getting personal.

Sulzberger allowed his emotions to color his message, which added to the view that he'd mishandled the situation. Davia Temin suggests taking the high road.

"When someone is embroiled in a dispute, you become myopic and you see the world through your own lenses and lose track of how others will view it," said Davia Temin, head of the New York-based crisis management firm Temin & Co. "There's no excuse for not taking the high road -- no matter how provoked you feel you are." [...read more]

Target CEO Ouster Shows New Board Focus on Cyber Attacks

Matt Townsend, Lindsey Rupp and Jeff Green, Bloomberg, May 6, 2014

Chief executive officers beware: Data breaches can now cost you your job.

Yesterday Target Corp.'s board ousted CEO Gregg Steinhafel in the wake of a hacker attack that compromised the personal data of millions of shoppers during the holiday season. Steinhafel's main error was to move too slowly in shoring up the chain's defenses even after being warned that point-of-sale terminals were vulnerable to cyber criminals.

His fall reverberated in corporate boardrooms everywhere. Since revelations that Target, luxury chain Neiman Marcus Group Ltd. and arts-and-crafts retailer Michaels Stores Inc. had all been hacked late last year, company directors have embarked on a crash course to understand the threat and how to combat it.

Davia Temin shares her thoughts on the risks to CEOs and the response necessary for these types of crises. [...read more]

Nightly Business Report — May 5, 2014

Tyler Mathisen and Susie Gharib, Nightly Business Report, May 5, 2014

Target's CEO is out as the Board calls for new leadership following the massive cyber attack. Are other CEOs just as vulnerable?

And, Warren Buffett is still going strong at 83. What advice is the investing super-star giving on the market, his company and the business world?

Davia Temin discusses Target's latest shake-up and CEO vulnerability when things go wrong. [...read more]

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NBA Response to Sterling-Clippers Fiasco Holds Lessons for Companies

Ben DiPietro, The Wall Street Journal, May 2, 2014

The speed and severity with which the National Basketball Association acted following the public release of racist remarks made by L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling should serve as a model for how other organizations respond to crises, experts in the field said.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued a lifetime ban on Sterling and vowed to force him to sell the team, all within a few days of Mr. Sterling's comments being made public.

Davia Temin, principal of reputation and crisis management firm Temin and Co., said "he's defusing some of the anger by his swift and very strong and powerful actions." [...read more]

11 "ambassadors" of American entrepreneurship come to Athens

Katerina Sokos, Kathimerini, April 27, 2014

Preparations for a visit to Greece by the largest business delegation from the U.S., are entering the home stretch. According to reports, the 11 "ambassadors" of American entrepreneurship will come from a variety of industries, including food, real estate, information technology and investment. Their primary purpose is to share their knowledge and expertise with Greek businessmen, as well as discuss business opportunities and challenges with the Greek authorities, and to explore the market for possible collaborations.

Davia Temin is quoted on the importance of entrepreneurship. [...read more]

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