CuriosityCat: Trump: Finally, someone gets it

Let loose the reptiles Here’s what I think is a really really good analysis of Trumpmania, from the August 22 New York Times: But the breadth of Mr. Trump’s coalitionis surprising at a time of religious, ideological and geographic divisions in the Republican Party. It suggests he has the potential to outdo the flash-in-the-pan candidacies ...

CuriosityCat: Trump would be the Disruptive Presidency that the USA needs

Professor Rapaille, archetype guru We first heard about the creativity of disruption in the 1950’s when Joseph Schumpeter revealed his theory: According to Schumpeter, creative destruction describes the “process of industrial mutation that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one”. A few years ago, we ...

CuriosityCat: Debate 3: President Obama’s Last Chance to Channel Moses

Moses: Model for Obama? Alan Schroeder, Journalism Professor at Northeastern U, has an interesting post in Huffington Post entitled The Dramatic Arc of the 2012 Presidential Debates. It is worth reading. Here’s a taste of it: Which brings us to Act Four. A sense of momentous envelops this final debate, because for both participants the ...

CuriosityCat: Presidential Debate: Reptilian Romney bests Cerebral Obama

In last night’s presidential debate, one man looked presidential; was incisive and decisive; marshaled facts and figures; confronted his opponent; was strongly assertive; beat back every challenge from the other man; and simply dominated the debate. That man was Mitt Romney, the Republican challenger for the presidency. The other man was cautious; stumbled over his ...

CuriosityCat: Justin Trudeau: Controlling the narrative

The Trudeau camp have shown deft footwork in recent weeks by their control of the Trudeau narrative through speedy responses. Two attacks on the Trudeau brand have been immediately countered, and successfully changed into a more positive narrative. PET & hat The Branding Attack The anti-Trudeau commentators struck out with two frames: Justin Trudeau is ...