Google’s Fired Workers Reaped What They Sowed

Some thoughts on Google firing employees via email, the MLK cluelessness PageDuty CEO Jennifer Tejada and Corewell Health CEO Tina Freese Decker share, and my relief learning that legendary hockey player Paul Henderson just celebrated his 80th birthday.

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Pfizer’s Orwellian Power & Misguided Crisis Plan

Pfizer is betting that mainstream and social media will continue to successfully suppress news about damning allegations purportedly made by one of its top vaccine executives in a secretly recorded video filmed by the controversial organization Project Veritas. Here’s why the video can’t easily be dismissed and why Pfizer’s crisis management strategy might backfire.

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Propecia & the FDA’s Blind Eye to Drug Risks

The Israeli publication Haaretz in September published a blistering expose about how adverse side effects of the hair growth drug Propecia destroyed the lives of countless men in that country. Notably, the Atlantic, a publication at the forefront of the U.S. media that published stories discrediting Covid vaccine critics, in 2012 discredited early critics who warned about Propecia’s side effects.

The FDA failed to act on repeated warnings about Propecia, even after European and Canadian regulators moved to alert consumers about the drug’s risks.

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A Primer on EV Alternatives to Elon Musk’s Tesla

The media has declared the Tesla brand is dead, thanks to Elon Musk’s Twitter antics. As a public service for those who refuse to buy a Tesla in protest, I’ve prepared a primer on some alternative electric vehicles and some details about the people and companies that make them.

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A Lesson for Disney from Hallmark’s Wonya Lucas

Reflecting on the lyrics to the “Deck the Hall” Christmas carol last night allowed me to discover the impressive diversity and more inclusive programming the Hallmark cable channel has achieved in the past two years without generating one iota of controversy. Here’s what happens when a corporate CEO quietly implements meaningful change without broadcasting to the world that’s her end game.

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The Stress & Zen of Living Without Email

When my email was disabled more than a week ago, I initially felt disconnected from the world. By day 3 of the disruption, I felt more connected than I felt in a very long time.

My experience as one of the tens of thousands who mistakenly trusted Rackspace Technology to host and secure our emails.

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Vladimir, Russia - January 2022: FTX cryptocurrency trading application on a smartphone in hand against the background of monitors with financial charts. Selective focus on the logo.

Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alleged History of Deceit

To dismiss the collapse of the FTX crypto exchange as a trading story is akin to labeling Watergate a burglary incident. The scandal raises issues about the valuations of storied venture capital firms and Silicon Valley’s cozy relationship with Congressional Democrats.

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Elon Musk’s War on Entitled Twitter Workers

The New York Times reported on Friday that Twitter “teeters on the edge” after 1,200 employees resigned rather than accept Elon Musk’s demand to accept a “hardcore” work culture. Perhaps that’s true, but if Musk is successful transforming Twitter into a profitable company with less than half its previous workforce, it will further underscore how tech company valuations are grossly inflated.

It hurts to admit this, but here’s why I’m rooting for Musk.

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On My Mind: November 17, 2022

Some thoughts on why lawyers for Theranos fraudster Elizabeth Holmes convinced me she deserves significant jail time; a misguided advocate’s attempts to cancel Henry Ford in Detroit because of his antisemitism; the resurging demand for manual transmissions; and fall colors in West Los Angeles.

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