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Monday, March 07, 2005

That's All Very Well, But What do the CEO's Think?

The National Post is in fine form today, getting in a front page headline from the leader of the opposition American ambassador and also getting in one of their favourite items: a poll of CEO's which just happens to suit their political agenda (of course, since their agenda is to convince you the reader to do what CEO's want, these are fairly easy to come by - longtime readers will remember when I mentioned the Post asking CEO's opinions about pot).

As I recall, the National Post is supposedly undergoing some sort of revamp and, while I'm skeptical that the ever-money-losing Post was ever vamped in the first place, I'm always willing to help. Given that the Post considers it important for us to get the CEO-take on the issue of the day, perhaps the Post should adopt an Onion-style, 'What Do You Think' segment which could sit above the table of contents on the front page, where the six people asked are all CEO's.

Or perhaps it would make more sense for the Post to take advantage of our CEO's varying areas of expertise and get personal commentary from them in their particular areas of interest. I was thinking that John Roth, former CEO of Nortel could talk about business ethics and personal responsibility.

Meanwhile Frank Stronach could talk about democracy.

And I'm sure we could dig up someone from the Aspers to talk about media concentration and freedom of speech.

Plus, I'm guessing that George Eaton should have some free time to offer up advice on business strategy.

And of course Ted Rogers can talk about the virtues of free market competition and how it helped build his cable empire.

Now that I might actually pay to read.

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  • CEOs are our friends.

    By Blogger Simon, at 5:32 PM  

  • I think you'd have to pay to read it, because I'm sure 9 out of 10 CEOs agree that subscription firewalls for newspaper content is a spiffy idea.

    By Blogger Jon Dursi, at 9:12 PM  

  • What's that commie tenth CEO holding out for, Jonathan?

    By Blogger Timmy the G, at 11:09 PM  

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