Columns

Profanity-laced 'comedy' is no laughing matter

November 24, 2022

Berl Falbaum Reader discretion advised: If you are not bothered or offended by the vulgarity in our entertainment culture, don’t read this column. This warning follows an alert broadcast recently at the start of the program honoring Jon Stewart, the ...

'Consensus' is a hard act to understand in '12 Angry Men'

November 24, 2022

Samuel Damren This is the final commentary in a three-part series on “12 Angry Men” and Phil Rosenzweig’s recent book “Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry Men.”  The focus in this commentary is on building consensus. In ...

Long 'Journey' of 'Angry Men' is a master class

November 24, 2022

Samuel Damren This is the second commentary in a series on “12 Angry Men.” The focus of this commentary and the next will be the group dynamics identified in the drama by author Phil Rosenzweig in “Reginald Rose and the Journey of 12 Angry ...

Author rang the alarm bells many years ago

November 24, 2022

Berl Falbaum “A society does not have to go mad for its representatives to adopt policies of madness.  A new flood of events, unexpected, alarming, and badly understood, can seep open the door of power to men and forces whose true natures are not ...

10 negotiation tips to prompt others to assist you in satisfying client goals

November 24, 2022

Paul F. Monicatti Professors James J. White and Harry T. Edwards, in their 1977 seminal text “The Lawyer as a Negotiator,” called it the “The Art of Negotiation.” Howard Raiffa titled his 1982 book “The Art and Science of Negotiation.” ...

Latest U.N. report offers little hope for the environment

November 24, 2022

Berl Falbaum I’ll admit that I feel guilty writing this column given that all of us are already on overload with bad news:  Inflation, COVID, the projection for a major flu season, the Ukraine and the possibility of nuclear war, the scary move to ...