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American Politics

Exclusive Interview: Bob Woodward on "Fear-Trump in the White House"

By: D'Amelio Network
January 15th, 2019

The article was originally published on the Walmart Book Blog.  Interview by Gretchen Tarrant. Walmart: Regarding your process for the book, obviously you’ve written about numerous presidents and there’s been a lot of conversation surrounding this book in particular, especially regarding your reporting technique of using deep background sources. In what ways was writing Fear and researching President Trump different from past books and presidents? Bob Woodward: Well the same and different. In August when President Trump called me to complain that I hadn’t interviewed him—though I had tried to reach him through six different people—I said to him that there was no way I could do this book by going to the White House and just talking to people. I had to go talk to them at their homes and outside of the White House. The idea of show up, go see people . . . I had frankly become quite lazy, and was having people over here to my home, not going and knocking on enough doors at night. So I started doing that and found that it worked. 

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5 fun things to know about: Marketing expert DAVID MEERMAN SCOTT

By: Tony D'Amelio
January 8th, 2019

David Meerman Scott is well-known for his groundbreaking work identifying the new rules of marketing, PR, and social selling. He pioneered the word "newsjacking" to define a strategy he refined for getting attention for your product, service, or idea by tying it to breaking news. We thought it might be fun to look beyond his career and find out what really makes David tick. Here are the 5 fun things to know about David Meerman Scott. 1. David's first job was when he was 16 years old.  He worked after school and on Saturdays at the New Canaan Cheese Shop in CT.  At the time, he could cut a half pound of brie to within 2/100th of a pound nearly every time. At the New Canaan Cheese shot in CT.  David is on the right.

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Speaking Industry

1983 – The Year That Changed the Speaking Business

By: Tony D'Amelio
December 21st, 2018

As I was thinking back on 2018 I realized that this year is the 25th anniversary of a milestone event that rocked the speaking industry; something that’s not been repeated since. If you were in the industry back in 1983, you’ll remember just how profoundly things changed. 

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What drives your business success? It could be different from what you think.

By: Tony D'Amelio
December 12th, 2018

It's a ritual for business folk to take stock at the end of the year and consider changes that might make business in the new year even better.  If that’s on your agenda too, the conversation I had with Dario Presutto, the man who's cut my hair for more than 33 years, might be of interest. Dario Salon is on West 55th Street in New York and he is absolutely amazing. If you’re ever in the city – Dario really IS the man to see!

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American Politics

BBC's KATTY KAY Immortalized on Saturday Night Live and Jeopardy

By: Tony D'Amelio
December 6th, 2018

BBC News anchor KATTY KAY can cross off two big honors this month. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE PARODIED KATTY IN A SKIT THIS WEEKEND BBC News anchor can cross off two big honors this month. First, Saturday Night Live parodied MSNBC’s Morning Joe program following the announcement that the show’s co-hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, got married in November.  "Katty" was shown trying to get a word in edgewise – and then comes back at the very end. Watch the whole 6:06 if you can – very funny.  Katty later posted on Twitter, "So now that Claire Foy’s played me on SNL⁩ - can I play the Queen?"

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Speaking Industry | Motivation

Audience "completely blown away" by Bill Walton

By: Tony D'Amelio
October 26th, 2018

"BILL WALTON is as good on stage as a speaker as he was on the court as a player. My client, the donors, and guests were completely blown away,” said the organizer from the Utah Clean Air Partnership fund-raiser. The email went on, "To be honest, our board of directors questioned my recommendation of Bill as the keynote speaker. After the event, they apologized for questioning me...profusely. We are not sure how we will top Bill's passion and the memorable delivery he gave at next year's event.”

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Innovation | Organizational Culture | Leadership

A Cheat Sheet for Inventing the Future

By: Polly LaBarre
October 9th, 2018

For every leader unsettled by rampant disruption, unbounded competition, relentless commodification, and the specter of automation, there is a powerful antidote already inside the organization: the untapped audacity, imagination, energy, resourcefulness, curiosity, eccentricity, and passion of its people. Those fundamental human qualities are the engine of the creative economy—the source of all value. And yet, too few organizations are designed to unleash, mobilize, and amplify that human edge.

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Managing/Leading Change | Leadership | Innovation

Five Ways to Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

By: Bill Taylor
September 20th, 2018

It was exactly two years ago today that my most recent book made its publishing debut, so Happy Birthday to Simply Brilliant! (Today is also my wife’s birthday, but in the interest of marital harmony and self-preservation I will not be releasing a number.) I thought it might be helpful to use the occasion of this Simply Brilliant birthday to highlight five things I’ve learned and re-learned over the last two years—lessons on strategy, innovation, and leadership that I believe will allow you, your team, and your organization to thrive in a world where ordinary is not an option. So here goes…

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American Politics

Watergate reporter Bob Woodward: back to basics for new book on Trump

By: Tony D'Amelio
September 4th, 2018

On September 11th, the 19th book by legendary investigative journalist Bob Woodward will be released. Fear: Trump in the White House is the inside story of President Trump as only Bob Woodward can tell it.

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Motivation | Managing/Leading Change

Inspirational Tour de Force: 1st Woman Thunderbird is Pure Magic On Stage

By: Tony D'Amelio
June 28th, 2018

THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT OF NICOLE MALACHOWSKI 

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