In just 120 minutes…

The betas have been done and the product sings. Extraordinarily so. Proven by our work with Bank of America, where four of the ideas created at the Red Table are now in development. Proven by Special Olympics where corporate funders are more motivated than ever to continue their involvement. Proven by all the testimonials that you will read at the end of this blog.

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Gary Wexler
Awe-struck by Frank Luntz

Enter and you are now standing inside a nearly full-size replica of the Oval Office where every detail of the furniture, walls, carpeting and the tchotchkes on the desk are perfect. Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress is even hanging next to the shower.

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Gary Wexler
My book leads to a Lexus webinar

I was facing three major challenges as a result of my book, Sorry Millennials, we’re not dead yet: The Boomer Rebellion:

  1. How do I do an excellent job and make Lexus, the communications agency owner, and the former students all feel they made the right choice hiring me to be the expert voice in this Boomer-Millennial tension?

  2. How do I adapt to a reversal of roles when past students become my clients?

  3. How do I co-facilitate with a former fierce competitor whose ad agency developed the program for this client?

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Gary Wexler
Twitter Invites My USC Class

After the first two minutes, I realized I had just brought twenty-six students, and a few other interlopers, right into the belly of #hashtags and @at signs, also known as the @snail, the @curl, the @strudel, the @whirlpool and now there is an official movement afoot to call it the @atmark. Few platforms are having more hour by hour influence upon Communication today than Twitter.

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Gary Wexler
Everyone fails. Period.

No sixty-something Jewish males likes to admit failure. In my people’s extreme status and success driven culture, admitting failure is almost as forbidden as eating pork.

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Gary Wexler
Creative Sunday Morning

45 students. 1 Obama staffer. 1 Politico Editor. 1 Bank Professional. Our backyard. Brunch by Wexler’s Deli. 

Demonstrating for the Chinese students how to create a lox and bagel sandwich was once again the ultimate beginning for Creative Sunday Morning. The Indian students told me they don’t eat at 10:30 in the morning, but did.

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Gary Wexler
Culture is the New Communication

Observing Millennial students from around the globe through my Masters classes at USC-Annenberg, the world’s Number One Communication school, I have come to realize that Culture is the new Communication with Bold Creativity at the center.

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Gary Wexler
Homeland, Jackie, star in class

I met Dominic a few weeks ago during a crowded Yom Kipur service at IKAR the most vibrant synagogue on Earth, when he approached me in my aisle seat to ask if the space next to me was vacant. I immediately recognized him as the spurned husband on Nurse Jackie and the FBI agent in Homeland.

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Gary Wexler
Unleashing Creativity

Price Waterhouse Coopers has made the statement. So has Ernst and Young, Boston Consulting Group, IBM and Adobe. According to the March 6, 2017 CreativityPost.com, these most respected data collectors asked thousands of leaders across industries around the globe what the most valued and needed skill is

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Gary Wexler
Strategic Planning is dead.

How many millions of dollars and thousands of hours are being wasted on the strategic planning process? 

How many strategic plans end up on shelves too complex, cumbersome and expensive to implement?

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Gary Wexler
"I was You"

Talking “meaning" at Brand Knew,  LA’s fastest growing communication shop. 

A door in the hallway of a traditional office building leads me into a hip, industrial designed open floor plan. Millennials inhabit the space, comfortable as if they are in their own living rooms. 

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Gary Wexler
The Red Table adds another leaf.

An old Jewish guy. A Libyan-American Muslim millennial woman. A Filipino-American deeply spiritual Christian gay pop star. They walk into a classroom. They meet as a professor and Communication Masters graduates at the USC-Annenberg School of Communication, the world’s Number One Communication school...

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Gary Wexler
BLOG #1

At the age of 65, I’ve been going through a major professional transition and keeping my mouth shut until I was clear what new career passion was emerging and where it was taking me. To the thousands who have been reading my blogs over the years, Welcome Back. And to the new readers, most of whom I have met during this last year….Welcome.

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Gary Wexler