Stephen E. Arnold: The Dishonesty of Harvard (on Sugar)

Categories: Academia,Corruption
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Above headline by Phi Beta Iota editors. Below is original headline.

Harvard: Does the University Sell What the Customer Wants?

Consider fat and sugar. The answer is my reaction to “Sugar Industry Secretly Paid for Favorable Harvard Research.” For the moment, let’s assume that this article is spot on.

The write up informed me:

As nutrition debates raged in the 1960s, prominent Harvard nutritionists published two reviews in a top medical journal downplaying the role of sugar in coronary heart disease. Newly unearthed documents reveal what they didn’t say: A sugar industry trade group initiated and paid for the studies, examined drafts, and laid out a clear objective to protect sugar’s reputation in the public eye.

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Sep 24

Stephen E. Arnold: Marketing Assertions — Legal Lies?

Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Lousy Backlog? Sell with Interesting Assertions.

If you are struggling to fill the sales pipeline, you will feel some pressure. If you really need to make sales, marketing collateral may be an easy weapon to seize. I read “Examples of False Claims about Self-Service Analytics.” The write up singles out interesting sales assertions and offers them up in a listicle. I loved the write up. I lack the energy to sift through the slices of baloney in my enterprise search files. Therefore, let’s highlight the work the brave person who singled out eight vendors’ marketing statements as containing what the author called “false claims.” Personally I think each of these claims is probably rock solid when viewed from the point of view of the vendors’ legal advisers.

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Sep 20

Mongoose: Cell Phones Killing Kids?

Mongoose

Mongoose

Brain cancer replaces leukemia as deadliest cancer for kids, study shows

The new numbers are a result of major advances in leukemia treatment and lack of progress when it comes to brain cancer, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Sep 19