Mon.May 13, 2019

CBS + Viacom = Reductions in Force

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

From the employee point of view "Mergers & Acquisitions" is code for redundancies. The joint entity doesn't need two investor relations departments. And with the legal and other expenses involved with any M&A, costs will also have to be downsized.

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Zen & the Global Economy (i.e. Don't Know How Bad It Could Get)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

It's 10.31 AM New York Time. The Dow is down 551.01 points. And the question is:  How bad will it get?    That is, the entire interconnected global economy. Many of us have had it with the supposed experts.

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Thomas Gilbert Jr. - Can We Gain Insight From 429 B.C. Greek Drama "Oedipus Rex?"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Members of the media have been gearing up for the trial this month of Princeton graduate Thomas Gilbert Jr. The headliner in the tabloid New York Post is that his mother Shelley Gilbert will testify against him. He is being accused of murdering his father Thomas Gilbert Sr. who operated a hedge fund.

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Tears - Underused Tool in Communications

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

In court yesterday when she made her guilty plea, Felicity Huffman also made all the right moves.    Her body language was subdued. She took full responsibility for what she had done. There was remorse. And, that was all topped all with tears. Here is the coverage in the LA Times.

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"Pilliod v. Monsanto" - Jury Awards $2 Billion in Punitive Damages

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Bayer might go down in business history as making a very dumb move acquiring Monsanto. For the third time Monsanto has been hit with a huge monetary verdict against it. In the California trial, beginning March 28th, the jury awarded $2 billion in punitive damages to Alva and Alberta Pilliod.

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Emerging Trend: Return of Paying Attention

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

At Law.com, Leigh Jones and Gina Passarella announce a 12-part series on mental health issues in all aspects of the legal sector. Here you can read all about it. And, at Lateral Link , senior director and career coach Cordell Parvin presented the first of 12 installments on rainmaking.

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