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June 3, 2009

Radio today: Ron Smith and the Age of the Deal

I'll be on Ron Smith on WBAL, AM 1090, at 4:45 today to talk about this column on how we need to end the Age of the Deal and begin the Age of the Sustainable Relationship. Over the past 20 years we've worried too much about scoring the big transaction and not enough about what happens later.

Whether we're interacting with a banker, a CEO, a doctor, a car dealer or a politician, we need to be able to see him or her the morning after and agree it was good for both of us.
Posted by Jay Hancock at 12:02 PM | | Comments (2)
Categories: The Great Recession


"The Deal..." is good stuff. Sorry to say I don't see real change that will be long term. Have you read the book "Life the Movie". I don't recall the author. It is a good read on how our celebrity culture evolved, speaking of Donald Trump and the ultimate celebrity Oprah Winfrey.

I am a President Obama supporter, but fear he may be succumbing to this syndrome.

I really enjoyed your Age of the Deal column. Looking at today's paper I saw a story on something that really sounding like shady deal making - The State Center Redevelopment. Sounds like the middleman will win in this one with little or no results to speak of.

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About Jay Hancock
Jay Hancock has been a financial columnist for The Baltimore Sun since 2001. He has also been The Baltimore Sun's diplomatic correspondent in Washington and its chief economics writer. Before moving to Baltimore in 1994 he worked for The Virginian-Pilot of Norfolk and The Daily Press of Newport News.

His columns appear Tuesdays and Sundays.

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