All Posts by Alan Pell Crawford

PR Truths Uncovered By “Bar Rescue”

I see that Jon Taffer has published a book. Taffer is the host of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” which is my favorite show. I won’t buy the book, called Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Max…
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The Importance of Storytelling, As Told By Mark Twain

In 1894, Mark Twain was the most successful writer in America. He was also the best paid. And he was bankrupt. Twain had blown through a fortune, and at the advanced age of 62 (and in poor health) he…
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What We Can Learn About Creativity from ‘Mad Men’

Seven years into its run, the critics are turning against “Mad Men.” Harpers’ Jenny Diski says “Mad Men” is “rather stiff in its groping for authenticity,” and The New Republic’s Marc…
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