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Watson Dominates Jeopardy

Did you see Jeopardy last night?? It was awesome watching the IBM technology wizard, Watson blow away the competition. Question after question Watson answered with an impressive accuracy. Granted not all of his answers were correct, in fact he blew the ‘Final Jeopardy’ question! I mean come on super computer – Toronto is definitely not … Continue reading

An Ode to the Turkey

As this year’s holiday season approaches, we all dream of that glorious turkey in the middle of a nicely decorated table adorned with the sweet treats we have come to expect over the years. Yams, green beans, bread, pumpkin pie, turkey, gravy, stuffing…and the list goes on and on. I am a lover of the … Continue reading

CONAN!!!

In an attempt to sound less cynical than my last post, I thought I’d make a plug for Conan O’Brien’s new show starting November 8th on TBS at 11pm weeknights. Conan has had some awesome publicity after his departure with NBC last year, and I for one have loved what he and his crew have … Continue reading

Ineffective Intra-office Communication

Have you ever been in an office environment where the communication practices between and among employees isn’t stacking up? Let’s for a second consider a hypothetical situation. Sally Sue is a temporary employee doing computer work for a company let’s call them ACE Company. While this company is comprised of many nice people, there are … Continue reading

PR and pizza?

Is there PR in pizza? Well if you’ve been watching the new Domino’s commercials, there’s only one explanation for it – they are using some classic/new PR  in an attempt to change their image. They have been in the public’s eye on TV and through their Web site. Not only is their CEO saying their … Continue reading

BP vs Exxon Valdez – learning from prior mistakes?

BP vs Exxon Valdez – learning from prior mistakes? Well this topic needs no introduction, the BP oil spill is the worst in history since Exxon Valdez. To give you guys a rough idea of the differences and similarities between these two oil disasters, visit this link. It should be mentioned that the unforeseen and … Continue reading

Rule #1 – be present

I have broken the cardinal sin and haven’t been updating my blog as diligently as I would have liked. I am currently working on a blog to discuss the crisis communication tactics used by BP and comparing it to the Exxon Valdez oil crisis to understand how these two disasters measure up. It should be … Continue reading

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

I wanted to wish everyone a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!!

Networking = awesome!

Networking = awesome! After this week, I felt it was necessary to make a plug about the effectiveness of networking! In an attempt to describe my experience – I’ll walk you through my time at the event 🙂 I went to a LinkingRaleigh, NC networking event last week and had such a great experience. I … Continue reading

Waiting is the hardest part…

Waiting is the hardest part… This is my first non-school related blog post… It is quite possible that I’ll be talking to myself on here, but I figured that is better than sitting at home waiting for a new job to be posted. As I have recently found out, the job market sucks!! Even when … Continue reading