Sun.May 31, 2020

The End of Work - Microsoft News Leads the Way, Role of Human Being Being Reviewed

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In a very bad last week one development cast the most darkness. That was Microsoft's announcement that its News unit (MSN.com) was replacing about 50 human editors with robots.

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It Happens: The Phenomenon of Late Bloomer

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Success doesn't necessarily mean greatness. Major metro areas are filled with successful professionals and even blue collar types who leave no imprint on society. For decades Clint Eastwood succeeded with B-grade films like "Dirty Harry."

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Along with WFH, Biking

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

"Bike sales are leaping."  "  - Jason Gay, The Wall Street Journal , May 29, 2020. Change tends to happen in clusters. There has been the work from home (WFH) phenomenon. Then, what popped up was this: people on bikes.

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Managing a Media Presence - Why PR Experts Get Paid the Big Bucks

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Media, some contend, is the most powerful force in the world. More massive than government or wealth. So, it would seem that positive media attention would be a good thing. We don't know the answer to that if the focus was on personal aspects of their lives.

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The Great Unraveling - Allegedly 2 New York Lawyers (Colinford Mattis, Urooj Rahman) Involved in Molotov Cocktail Tossing

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Surely lawyers have to understand the severe professional and personal ramifications of risking being arrested. At the very least they can lose their license to practice law. At the worst, they could do a long sentence in prison. So, it's shocking to read in the New York Post that two New York City lawyers have been arrested for allegedly being in the loop for throwing a Molotov Cocktail. That was part of the protest about the death of George Floyd.

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After a Very Bad Week, Madame Clairevoyant Readies Us for Week of June 1st

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Last week. How bad it was. Most of remain overwhelmed. Now, here is a new week. How can we show up for it?    One way is to have the guidance of New York Magazine's Madame Clairevoyant for the week of June 1st. Here it is. For my Zodiac sign - Taurus - she hammers that I have to rise to the challenges, whatever they are. No, don't run.    Meanwhile, let's all reward ourselves for holding it together, much of the time. 

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Job Cuts Continue in PR Agency Business - Rogers and Cowan PMK Lay Off 10% of Staff

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Because its clients are in trouble so are the public relations agencies which serve them. The latest to resort to cutting jobs is Rogers and Cowan PMK, reports PR Week. Those totaled 10% of staff. The firm held off on reductions in staff until it had felt it had understood the emerging marketplace. Then, it couldn't wait any longer. The parts of its business that had been hurting the most included entertainment.

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