Influence Strategy 101

[FI] Filter

Always in the Air: Filter Plays Are Like Hydrogen

April 9, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 04.09.14 The Filter is to influence strategy what hydrogen or helium are to chemical elements.  It is among the […]


Playmakers’ Poison: The Power and Peril of the Label

March 6, 2014

A downside in the pastime of persuasion is the tendency of nervous persuaders to run plays first and think second.  This is especially true with the use of the play […]


Plays That Sound the Sirens: Of Human, Global and Political Tolls

February 19, 2014

For more on this post listen to Alan Kelly on SiriusXM POTUS 2.19.14 This week bore witness to a variety of global crises, some brewing, others resolved.  Even so, their urgency […]


Strategy Anatomy: Plays Behind the Obamacare Rollout

October 23, 2013

In his 1999 political bestseller, Hardball, commentator Chris Matthews urges embattled politicos to hang a lantern on their problems…before someone else does.  His nip-bad-news-in-the-bud advice inspired the play we call […]

Barack Obama

Obama’s Floats Another Balloon on ConnectEd Program

August 15, 2013

Barack Obama is lately trending left on The Standard Table of Influence.  Strategically, that is.  Plays to the left side of the playmaker’s periodic table are marked for their subtlety, […]