the edge of reading an article you are quoted in


Yesterday, I was reading the business news wire like I do every morning on my smart phone.

The first article that was fed to my phone was an article on the Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com site.

It was an article I was quoted in that talked about the recent Home Depot credit card breach.

Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com – First Quote

In fact I was quoted two days in a row on the same site.

Wall Street Journal Marketwatch.com – Second Quote

The second article was about how credit card issuers view certain demographic groups.

My award-winning book, The Plastic Effect,  was mentioned in both articles.

My first thought it was pretty cool to have an article in which I was quoted being on a news feed everybody was reading that morning on their smart phone and tablet.

A digital copy of my words were in hundreds of millions of smart phones and tablets.

My second thought what effect, if any, were my words having on the readers of these two articles?

My third thought was, how many people are reading my article in the bathroom?

Yes, that was my third thought.  We all need something to laugh at everyday.

What is your edge of personal publicity?

How do you feel when you read an article you are quoted in?

How do you feel when you see your picture in the paper, on a web-site or on a social media site?

What point of view would you provide to a reporter?

Positive, negative, controversial?

Do you feel passionate enough about something to express your opinion about it?

Out There on the Edge of Everything®…

Stephen Lesavich, PhD

Co-author of the award-winning book:  The Plastic Effect:  How Urban Legends Influence the Use and Misuse of Credit Cards.