Blog: Forward Thinking

Often snarky, sometimes funny, thoughts and musings from Glen Hellman about Executive Development, Leadership, Startups, Washington DC Business and more.

A Kinder Gentler Daddier Mr. Cranky

The problem with being the only dedicated white collar crime blogger in DC is that it forces me to wade in the shallow swamp full of sleazy, scummy, douchenozzles. Spending too much time inspecting the slugs under rocks can make a man, cynical and cranky. So today, on this fathers day, I'm going to pledge myself to the task of obtaining a streak of positive blog posts. Yes, folks, I promise that starting with this post, I will achieve the world record of one positive blog post in a row! After all, I have a lot going for me. Both my...

LifeFuels Moonshot

In 1962, a young, charismatic President Kennedy announced an ambitious plan. "First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth." John F. Kennedy, September 12 1962 Seven years later, Kennedy was not with us to hear these famous words. "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Niel Armstrong, July, 20 1969 It was an ambitious plan. In fact, to this day, ambitious plans are often called moon shots. By setting an ambitious goal, American scientists and engineers pushed the...

How Did Smart People Get Suckered By An Obvious Moron Like Andy Powers of Communiclique

Today's Washington Business Journal (WBJ) features a much better article by Andy Medici than the one I wrote yesterday (see mine here).  In Medici's article he reports he received several emails from the common criminal, Andy Powers. Powers was arrested by the FBI yesterday. Later that afternoon Powers reportedly entered into an email exchange with Medici. In the conversation, Powers confirmed his arrest and said he was released on his own recognizance on an unsecured bond.  This email exchange between Powers and Medici, reveals Powers to be a full whiny little bitch, gone Tinkerbell Mode. You know Peter Pan's Tinkerbell...

What Did Bucknell Alumni Association Do With Jen Mellon?

When Jen Mellon was the President of Trustify she reportedly spent over $800 thousand on PR efforts. Most of that money was directed to pump up her public persona and build her fame. Today all of that is tumbling down. Everything Mellon touches turns rotten. Today, Jennifer Mellon, parlayed Trustify Investor-funded PR to land a job she is totally unqualified for as the confidential assistant to Niel Chatterjee, of FERC. Will Mellon's long unending record of failures continue at FERC and bring down the US Government? Let's make sure we're all on the same page of Jennifer Mellon's accomplishments before we...

Love Your Haters

You have to love your haters. If you're a person of principle. If you're true to your values. Then you have to love your haters. That's the reason I was flattered the other day when a semi-literate, inarticulate, hater created a web site that pays homage to Mr. Cranky. Thank you whomever you are. You're a hater and you have to love your haters. Oh wait...