Blab to the World About Yourself
Whereupon Warberg Block dropped off the radar and never reappeared in the story. The AP's Joyce Rosenberg went on to relate the dismal statistics of entrepreneurs who fail to save for retirement. The implication: They will wind up as bag ladies and be forced to live off their kids.
Nowhere in the story was the reader reassured Warberg Block had gotten her personal finances in order and was on the road to a comfortable retirement.
I was left to believe Kari Warberg Block can't get a bank loan and—like the snake in the old spoonerism—is so poor she doesn't have a pit to hiss in.
She comes off a loser. A whiner. In terms of doing business with her company, I wouldn't go near it with a pair of tongs. If she messes up with her own money, why should I trust her with mine?
Thank You Donna Cusano
I recently ran a column about how the Obama dream team pulled huge upset and whupped the Republicans. These kids could have remained silent and made billions taking these breakthrough techniques into the corporate world.
Instead, they blabbed to the media. The stories they planted in Time Magazine (1,953 words) and The New York Times Magazine (7,871 words) created a wiring diagram. Any techie could follow the revolutionary principles and the logic, adapt them to the world of marketing and coin money.
In my opinion, these kids were damn fools to let the genie out of the bottle and let the world pick their brains for free. Subscriber Donna Cusano said it best in her post:
Quite typical of Millennials and Gen X on a cultural basis—no discretion, no secrets, no judgment. Tweet it, Foursquare it, brag about how wonderfully important they are.