“Getting Robbed” Has Additional Meaning Today

The Wall Street Journal has the full story and multimedia treatment on ousted Illinois Governor, Rod Blagojevich.
But this is the thing I find intriguing. He used his office improperly. But how common is this “crime” in corporate environments? That it’s common doesn’t make it right, but will you agree that it’s all too common?
What shocked me in Blagojevich’s case was the outrage from pundits. Getting caught on tape, maybe that’s sensational and different, but trading favors behind closed doors, not so much.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.