Monthly Archives: November 2008

Balm: Organic Beauty’s Comfort Food or Guilty Pleasure?

 Last week I had dinner in New York with an old friend who is a Global MD for a well-known ad agency. When I asked her how she was doing, she gave a relieved grin and said she was fine: her clients sold mostly  comfort food, and that was continuing to do well in these troubled times. People are seeking solace in […]

Green Lipstick in a Red Economy

They say that Lipstick is a key economic indicator, and that every time the the unemployment rate rises 1%, lipstick sales increase by $25m. Don’t just take my word for it- here’s the source:  If the unemployment rate rises, one would expect demand for all goods and services to decrease, but in fact, the opposite is […]

Do An “Obama”: The Power Of Inclusiveness in the Certification Campaign

An Inclusive Victory Like many Americans I am thrilled with the historic outcome of this election. Obama has become a national President, capable of unifying Americans across the geographic, gender, generational and racial divides. This is a victory for new America. A testimony to Americans’ capacity for growth and change. As a former expat who […]