Opting Out of Poway/Pittsburgh: The Social System of One

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  I assumed I had fled all that when I finally got into an out-of-state college on scholarship. The questions were not a good-natured. They were not sincerely seeking to learn more about another culture. When I was asked about the family structure I was being, well, interrogated.

2019 - And, So Many Employers Still Getting Away with Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Contracts

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Knepper hadn't opted out of arbitration.    Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content. It was believed that class action gender discrimination lawsuit - "Dawn Knepper et al. Ogletree" - would be another blockbuster.

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As American Dream of Home Ownership Fades, Landlord Nation Hardened

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It might have seemed a sign of financial smarts to opt out of the American Dream of home ownership. Those who had done their research opted into renting.    The ugly consequence was the creation of Landlord Nation. Those owning property knew they had the upper hand.

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DLA Piper, Louis Lehot Part Ways - But Will Legal Big Be "Excommunicado?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Lawyers now get it: The open letter is an effective tool in the court of public opinion when issues need to be hammered out in the court of law (versus arbitration). The objective was to persuade the law firm to allow her to opt out of mandatory arbitration and file a lawsuit.

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Ghosting - Thank You, For Not Getting Back to Me

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On Facebook, an acquaintance from my "Connecticut Days" opts out as a friend. "Ghosting," as it's being called, is the new model of communication in an over-communicated world.    One definition of "ghosting" which works is from LifeScience.

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FIRE - Some Push Back on Scott Riekens' Extreme Saving

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

That included meals out in new restaurants and buying what he wanted when he wanted.  After all, no one on a social network wants to be turned down for lunch out. The expectation is that friends are up for fun with other friends - and in the normal way of enjoying a good meal out.

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Civilization and Its Discontents - Those Who Can't Hold on and Do a FIRE

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

On one of those food-gathering missions, he got found out by local authorities.   Why not just opt out of civilization as most know it? When he was 20 years old, Christopher Knight got it that he didn't want to or couldn't continue with life as most people live it. 

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The Family Ritual of Thanksgiving Dinner - Joseph Stalin Had Down Cold What Was Very Wrong with That

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Of course, she is way out of step with the new rhythms of work/personal life.   If it were up to Stalin and myself, the Hallmark-like industries reinforcing family would go out of business. What I envision, including for the aging who are without family or intentionally opt out of all that, is a family-free alternative lifestyle. "You don't have family." " That's what a neighbor clucked sadly.

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Johnson & Johnson's Settles OH Opioid Lawsuit - But Its Future, Future of Pharma Industry Remain in Play

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

And, once a symbol of pulling out all stops to protect the public good (remember Tylenol tampering), its brand is tarnished.   No surprise, more are opting out of having their medical doctors write a prescription and exploring natural remedies. One client observes, "When I see the doc getting out a prescription pad, I know I better find another primary care physician."

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The Secret of Extreme Influence: Don't Chase Money (e.g. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Has World All-Ears about Socialism)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Once I opted out of being an obedient scribe for the ConservativeElite, I adopted an out of the box mindset and style for communications. Get amazing results through out of box communications strategies/content.

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