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Posted on April 18, 2014

The Pursuit of Happiness in Business

Last week, my colleague, Derek Stine and I attended a Startup Grind DC event featuring Ted Leonsis, a former senior executive of AOL and current owner of the Washington Capitals, Mystics and Wizards as well as the Verizon Center. We … Read More »

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Posted on April 16, 2014

Warm and Fuzzy Feelings…About Taxes?

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“Want to know how your federal taxes are spent?“ The White House sent me an email yesterday morning with this intriguing subject line. It was titled, “Your 2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt.” I opened it and clicked the link to a … Read More »

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Posted on April 11, 2014

Worth the Read: Wired Magazine Op-Ed on Silicon Valley Backlash

In February, Wired magazine senior editor Bill Wasik posted an op-ed about the danger Silicon Valley faces if the tech industry loses the public’s trust and admiration. Wasik was understandably focused on the danger to the business model if the consumer loses faith in … Read More »

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Posted on April 2, 2014

Macaw: A New Web Design Tool Passes Developer Scrutiny With Flying Colors

I recently attended the Tech Cocktail DC Mixer and Startup Showcase at 1776. 1776 is a DC startup incubator and provides new companies with the resources and guidance they need to succeed. Incubators are often a great place to see … Read More »

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Posted on April 1, 2014

Infographic: Water is Quickly Becoming an Economic Issue for US Companies


Although many companies outside the United States are beginning to acknowledge that water poses real risks to their business, limited analysis exists to reveal how companies in the United States specifically perceive and respond to the issue. To help fill … Read More »

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Posted on March 20, 2014

Political Temperature May Begin to Thaw

This article was originally published on Roll Call.  Last week was an odd one in Washington, D.C. I don’t mean the weather. We’ve become accustomed to the wild mood swings of Mother Nature that have us eating al fresco one … Read More »

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Posted on March 20, 2014

David Payne, VOX Global Senior Vice President, Featured in GWU Article

David Payne, head of VOX’s digital practice, was featured in an article published by George Washington University to discuss updating curriculum for the Graduate School of Political Management masters program.  See the original article on George Washington Today. Graduate program … Read More »

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Posted on March 20, 2014

Between Two Ferns, Kid Reporters and Making Your Message Matter

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There are several basic communications principles that are critical to ensuring your message is heard.  One is “know your audience.”  Another – my personal favorite – is to “make your message relevant.”  Said another way, make sure what you are … Read More »

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