Links of the Day:
– Governor Cuomo is getting accolades across the country for his first year in office. An Albany Times Union columnist says he’s a great politician, but the jury is still out on whether he’s a great leader:
He deserves a solid A as a politician. But for governance, an incomplete. The jury is very much still out on whether his various initiatives take us where we should or want to go.
– Several fire districts in Central New York face dwindling volunteers and an uncertain future.
– There are questions about whether Buffalo has the wherewithal to manage $1 billion in economic development aid.
– Rochester is going to the birds. The city is teaming with the USDA to trim the flock of crows roosting downtown and in Genesee Valley Park.
– Many people wondered who took the time to complain to Wegmans about Alec Baldwin in the first place. Democrat and Chronicle columnist Mark Hare is among the indignant few who think Baldwin should have been booted.
– Fortune reprints a 1983 piece on Kodak’s “veritable reformation” and struggle to reinvent itself amid intense competition from the Japanese and Xerox. It’s a surreal read.
– The Los Angeles Times says the entertainment industry should heed Kodak’s fall.
– The Wall Street Journal revisits a November 2011 quote from Kodak CEO Antonio Perez:
“In relation to the recent speculation in the marketplace about the future of Kodak, I want to note that I have a high degree of confidence in our ability to execute this plan.By the end of 2012, we’re going to get to this self-standing digital company.”