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Rumors of the death of public relations have been greatly exaggerated

Companies that work with a PR firm are 30 percent more likely to get funded and generally get more funding than companies that don’t.

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Freakshow

To those of you who leave a trail of human carnage, perhaps you should find out what the human collateral damage left in your wake thinks of you. If you don’t care, no worries. Fly your freak flag high and maybe one day the circus will come for you.

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Don’t say shit like that, people can hear you

The gossip was not juicy enough that if I repeated it people would lose jobs, but it was juicy enough for me to completely lose respect for some editors and there are a couple reporters I never will work with again.

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Colorado Economic Outlook

Yesterday I was invited to hear Pollyanna-level optimistic economist Patty Silverstein, president of Development Research Partners, tell the Denver Association of Business Economists about the state of the economy. Two slides in I wanted to throw up, even as she kept assuring the very high-level audience that it really wasn’t THAT bad.

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