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Representative Anthony Weiner is authentic are you

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Representative Anthony Weiner is absolutely certain he did not tweet the underwear photo.

Ask the majority of Americans if they feel the people who hold a political office are authentic.

What do you think their answer will be? Now every story has another side.

Let’s explore another side.

  • What do you think the majority of people would say about people who conduct business and sell on the internet?
  • Would you think these people would say most people who conduct business and sell on the internet are authentic?
  • Are you authentic?
  • How do you let people know you are authentic in your online business?

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  1. Mitch,

    I think for most people perceptions is reality. Regarding Weiner, he is absolutely certain he didn’t send the text/tweet (also known as a sext message) and at the same time he cannot deny the picture is of his– um- parts. So, how authentic is that and how likely is it that someone else nabbed his phone, took a pic of him with his pants down and then tweeted it?

    The bottom line is we all have to form our own opinions about what is right, what is wrong, what is truth and what’s a lie. It seems like in todays world there is a lot of grey area. BUT we can each strive to be the best people we can be. We can admit it when we make a mistake and approach each situation honestly. In the end, we are all responsible for our own action and reactions.

    Regarding authenticity online — I think it’s clear who is being genuine and who is not. What do you think?

    Write on!~


    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Online or Offline, you are who you are and by pretending to be someone you are not – it will eventually catch up with you.

  2. Mitch
    I like that you bring up authenticity and the web as there is much out there that is iff-y. I totally agree being authentic is so key!

  3. I wouldn’t deny that picture was ME, either, if I were him! Jon Stewart was his roommate in college and he said he remembered, “alot more Anthony and a little less Weiner!” Anthony Wiener is not a stereotypical politician. I don’t believe he would HAVE to send this to anybody, and I don’t believe he would lie. I CAN believe that this would be a Right wing conspiracy against him because he is outspoken, Liberal, and admired.

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Yes Jon Stewart has had a field day with this one. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.

  4. Coming in a bit late on this…

    From my perspective…just another nail in the coffin of rapidly fading public trust in our political class. You know, the ones that treat the rest of us as either serfs/indentured servants or idiot cretins too stupid to make our own decisions about anything.

    As the events of the last few days have unfolded, it’s become clear that overarching hubris, coupled with incredible narcissism and “the rules don’t apply to me” attitude are 100% responsible for Rep. Weiner’s current dilemma (not a vast right-wing conspiracy).

    Mitch – to your other queries – I think that reputations are built (and maintained) online by repeatedly providing value, maintaining standards of association, being the same person “live” as you are online and being mindful that if it’s on the Web, it’s public information. Therefore, if you misrepresent, rip people off or hold yourself out to be something that you are not, people will know about it very quickly.

    In some respects, the speed of information today actually make it MORE likely that those who sell on the internet are, by and large, authentic…since the fraudsters are quickly found out.


  5. Interesting post Mitch – can’t say what I think of theguy being over here in Australia I am not familiar with him.
    For me authenticity and trust come with some time and seeing valueable information and offerings, I also listen to the referrals and support of someone given from someone else I know, like and trust – so I guess for me it is hard facts and social proof.
    Heidi Alexandra

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Heidi, We are in CT – not far away in miles, yet far enough away to know not much other than these news stories. Sometimes you have to rely on your gut too.

  6. Topical post like always, Mitch! Sad to say, but I rarely believe politicians when they talk about their personal lives.

    Authenticity is key in biz. I like to think of it as “being real.” It’s easier to be yourself than to pretend to be someone you’re not, right?

    • Mitch Tublin Business Strategist says

      Jenny, Yes I do agree. Sometimes people get lost in an identity they have created and lose touch with their real values and beliefs.