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Richard Levick – The Message vs. The Truth

“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.” – Emily Post Early this morning I had the opportunity to give a keynote address and moderate a panel for the Law Firm Marketing Summit in London on Brand Authenticity: The Message vs…

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Richard Levick – Great Scott!!

“What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely.” –Christopher Reeve “Great Scott!” Although it didn’t make it into many of the movies, this was a favorite exclamation of Superman (spoiler alert, AKA, Clark Kent) on radio and television…

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Richard Levick On The Final Episode of M*A*S*H

  Almost 38 years ago to the day, CBS aired the final episode of M*A*S*H, a two-and-a-half-hour episode which was, as we used to say, appointment television. Long before the days of VCRs, America made it a point to be home in front of their televisions to hear for the last time that “Suicide was painless,…

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Richard Levick – Keeping Hope Alive

  Dateline: Covid-19, Week 36 I won’t lie to you. These past nine months have had their moments. Who amongst us hasn’t had that morning where getting up seemed inordinately difficult? It’s not the ten-thousand yard stare. I’ve had that a time or two in my life, after crushing blows like an unexpected death, where…

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Richard Levick Asks – Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

The house of everyone is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defense against injury and violence, as for his repose.” —Sir Edward Coke We’ve simplified this over the last 400 years to “a person’s home is their castle,” and here we are, the day after the American election, thinking about our…

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Richard Levick Asks: ‘What’s a Director to Do?’

“Are directors even relevant anymore?” – Fortune 150 Board Member   Today we release the fourth eBook in our series on challenging issues facing companies and institutions, this one on our thoughts about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We are planning a number of additional broadcasts soon, including a new series we have developed with CommPRO and the Museum of Public…

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Richard Levick – It’s Complicated

“Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but…life obliges them over and over to give birth to themselves.” — Gabriel Garcia Marquez Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK In the 1940s, my grandfather Lou loved baseball so much that he not only went to…

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Richard Levick — The Age of Transparent Political Donations Is Upon Us

  Richard Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK On July 27th in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommended that Richard M. Nixon be impeached and removed from office. By January of 1975, there were 93 new members of Congress, including 49 seats in the House and Senate which had flipped Republican to Democrat. In the…

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Richard Levick – Speak Truth With Love, Not Anger

  “As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn’t leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I’d still be in prison.” — Nelson Mandela (born July 18, 1918) The anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth would, by minutes, have been the same day as John…

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A Star Chamber? Is the 14th Amendment Next?

Photo from supremecourt.gov, modified for LEVICK blog “…it’s not right to say ‘Roe is on the ballot’ in November. The 21st century is on the ballot.” – Jennifer Rubin, Opinion Columnist for The Washington Post “I would honestly be lying if I said I weren’t afraid that it could all go away.” – Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges,…

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The Handmaid’s Tale

“Unhappy is the land that needs a hero.” – Bertolt Brecht, Life of Galileo We are an over-polled society, a fact which subsequently influences politicians to prefer to follow rather than lead. Yet, how is it possible that up until U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s draft in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization leaked, only 20% of…

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Risk Mitigation in the Age of Sanctions

Richard S. Levick, Esq, Chairman and CEO of LEVICK “I cannot fathom why any of these companies are remaining in Russia helping the evil empire. It is indefensible and gravely troubling.” —General David Petraeus We have now, all of us, looked into Russian President Vladimir Putin’s eyes and we are troubled by what we see.…

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The Land of Enough

“Who is rich? One who is happy with their portion.” – The Mishnah My mother died on Christmas Eve, 1961, when I was four, my sister six and our father recently back from the Korean War, where he had witnessed so much carnage close up – including the time he lost a mate in a…

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American Legend

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.”           – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   In the early 1960s, Birmingham, Alabama, was so dangerous to Black Americans who suffered so many bombings at the hands of White supremacists that it was often referred to as “Bombingham.” There’s an old…

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The Secret Behind Advancing Your Career

Wendy Glavin, Founder & CEO, Wendy Glavin Agency Daily, I’m asked, “How did you learn blockchain?” Or, cryptocurrency? Or, artificial intelligence? Or, financial technology, and the list goes on. The answer is simple. I buy books, read, and do research. Instead of just retweeting, sharing or posting, I follow editors, industry leaders, people in other professions…

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