Recent Event Highlights: CNN's Wolf Blitzer Defends Al Gore's 'Creating the Internet' Statement, Al "I invented the Internet" Gore bars..., and 8 more...
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The Authors@Google program welcomed Arkadi Kuhlmann and his co-author Bruce Philp to Google's New York office to discuss their book, "The Orange Code: How ING Direct Succeeded by Being a Rebel with a Cause". Arkadi Kuhlmann is the Chairman, President and CEO of ING DIRECT USA, the retail bank that offers simple financial products direct to consumers. Headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, ING DIRECT USA is part of ING Group of the Netherlands, one of the world's largest financial services institutions, where he serves as a member of the General Management of ING DIRECT NV, a member of ING DIRECT NV Supervisory Board, and a member of the ING Group Leadership Council. He joined ING in June 1996 as President and CEO to start up the ING Direct initiative in Canada. Bruce Philp is founder and CEO of GWP Brand Engineering, ING Direct's branding agency of record since its beginning. "Since 1996, ING Direct has grown from a mere concept to an ocean-spanning global enterprise, with over 20 million customers and more than $300 billion in assets. From the time this Internet-based direct bank first launched in Canada, it focused on serving ordinary people who felt abandoned by today's money hungry financial institutions and provided its customers with products they actually wanted--like savings accounts with high interest rates. This revolutionary idea was startling in its simplicity. The Orange Code recounts ING Direct's intriguing story, explaining the philosophy of its founder, Arkadi Kuhlmann, the "bad boy of banking," who fervently believes in the power of individuals to control their financial destiny, and his 12-year partnership with Bruce Philp, the branding consultant who helped Kuhlmann make ING Direct a cause to its own people and a household name across North America. In entertaining and inspiring style, Kuhlmann and Philp discuss the unconventional approach to business strategy, leadership, and management that built ING Direct. From refusing to promote credit cards to college students to pointing out frivolous expenses, Kuhlmann and Philp not only address the practical principles that have propelled ING Direct to the top, but they also help readers understand how making a cause of personal financial empowerment made everyone a winner in the ING Direct story. Engaging and informative, The Orange Code offers readers a rare look at this company and provides them with invaluable insights into making more inspired leadership decisions." This event took place on November 25, 2008.
HighEdWeb 2008 Conference keynote by Kyle Ford, director of product marketing at Ning, Inc., and previously the associate product manager at Yahoo! Inc.
...of becoming host of CNN's Late Edition, Wolf Blitzer defended Al Gore's famous statement that he "took the initiative in creating the Internet," as the CNN anchor argued that Gore's words, which came during a March 1999 interview with Blitzer, were "misreported"...
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...or not. It is unfair for him to have to suffer years of abuse for an overblown bit of phrasing but "I took the initiative in creating the Internet" is still a pretty heavy-duty bit of tongue slippage. I wonder why so many people have got it in for him... Could...
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...Blitzer that gave rise to the myth, Gore actually said: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." My actions: Your action? In a continuation of the effort to perpetuate the false screed about Gore claiming...
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...the Internet, but what he actually said was: "During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet." Dan Quayle: Famous for his public misspelling of "potato," the former vice president took a shot at Gore...
Biloxi Sun Herald
...Late Edition on March 9, 1999, Gore said: During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet. I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our...