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Thought Leadership

Little Lies; Big Lies - Yahoo! CEO Scott Thompson's Revisionist History

Reputation Matters, Forbes, May 7, 2012

"When the truth is found to be lies"…sang Grace Slick. But, she was talking about big lies, I think, not so much the tiny lies that almost everyone on the planet surrounds themselves with, as they write and rewrite their own stories. [...read more]

Wall Street, Volatility, and Reputation

Davia Temin, Intangible Asset, May 4, 2012

Davia speaks about the importance of “intangible assets” such as trust and loyalty in brand building, specifically related to the financial crises and reputational crisis surrounding financial firms like Goldman Sachs.

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The 1400 Most Powerful Corporate Women in the World

Reputation Matters, Forbes, May 1, 2012

If you added up the market capitalization of all the corporate boards on which the 1400+ members of WomenCorporateDirectors sit, the number would be stunning. It would easily be in the trillions. [...read more]

Announcing CEO Illness -- Best Practices from Buffett to Jobs

Reputation Matters, Forbes, April 18, 2012

Warren Buffett’s public announcement yesterday of his cancer diagnosis stands in stark comparison to the way Steve Jobs chose to announce his own condition. This article addresses a CEO’s responsibility to shareholders, employees, the board and other stakeholders when he or she falls ill. [...read more]

Buffett Announces Cancer Diagnosis With Characteristic Courage and Class

Reputation Matters, Forbes, April 17, 2012

Yet again, Warren Buffett is leading the way for us all. He has acted quickly, thoroughly, and with consummate responsibility to his shareholders and investment partners in announcing his newly diagnosed prostate cancer. [...read more]

Flipping Out In Public - From Jet Blue Pilot to Kony 2012 Producer, Stress Takes Its Toll

Reputation Matters, Forbes, March 28, 2012

We are living in stressful times. Perhaps it is because the recession has not abated the way we all thought it would. Or perhaps the ubiquity of social media has made the world’s ills seem just too up close and personal. Or perhaps the volume and tone of communications just gives us no respite. Regardless, the stress is taking its toll. [...read more]

Goldman Sachs' Employee-Gone-Rogue Crisis - Telling Truth to Power or Tilting at Windmills

Reputation Matters, Forbes, March 14, 2012

Davia examines another reputational nightmare for investment firm Goldman Sachs. This time it's a rogue employee's public resignation announced in an op-ed in The New York Times, and traveling virtually 'round and 'round the world at lightning speed. [...read more]

How Much Is a Girl Worth? Transforming the Girl Scouts at 100

Davia Temin, The Huffington Post, March 12, 2012

Girl Scouts has decided to think big. Think transformation. Think of the opportunities $1 billion can give to our nation's girls – in terms of after-school programming, in terms of community service activities, in terms of learning to live more healthily, and learning how to throw away "mean girl" role models and adopt the goals of supporting, befriending, teaming up with and honoring one another. These are goals worthy of a hundred-year-old institution that is seeking to be a force for positive change for the future. [...read more]

Winning the Email Wars: 8 Ways to Separate the Sacred From Profane In Your Inbox

Reputation Matters, Forbes, February 24, 2012

Davia talks about how spammers are getting smarter, and how she stays organized and efficient while staving off the threat of information overload. [...read more]

How To Destroy A Reputation in Less Than A Week: Komen and Planned Parenthood

Reputation Matters, Forbes, February 3, 2012

"Politics and women's health issues have always made strange bedfellows, but never more than in the past week." In a bizarre series of actions, Susan G. Komen has alienated itself from Planned Parenthood. [...read more]

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