Racism reeducation book #4 – Eternity Martis’ They Said This Would be Fun

They Said This Would be Fun is one of eight books I’m reading as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. Three racists walk into a bar. They’ve used Halloween as an excuse to wearContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #4 – Eternity Martis’ They Said This Would be Fun”

Racism reeducation book #3: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race is one of eight books I’ll be reading and reviewing as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. I did what Ijeoma Oluo says we shouldn’t do.Continue reading “Racism reeducation book #3: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race”

Losing your job in a global pandemic is a lifequake. Here’s how to recover (review of Life is in the Transitions)

Here’s hoping you don’t personally know anyone who’s lost their life to COVID-19. But you likely know more than a few people who’ve lost their livelihoods during the pandemic. Maybe you’re among the millions of Canadians who’ve been laid off, let go or had to shutter their business over the last five months. “It’s aContinue reading “Losing your job in a global pandemic is a lifequake. Here’s how to recover (review of Life is in the Transitions)”

Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator

This review first ran in the Feb. 11 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. My Feb. 11 hour 3 interview (35 min mark) with Bill Kelly on CHML 900 is posted here. Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator Ryan Holiday Portfolio / Penguin $28.95 Welcome to Diatribe Partners, Hamilton’s premier consulting shop specializingContinue reading “Review: Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator”