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Author Archives: Hank Wasiak

Hank Wasiak is a communications industry leader and partner at the creative hot shop, The Concept Farm. Hank began his advertising career in 1965 as a real Mad Man at Benton & Bowles. He is a best selling author, teacher, motivational speaker and three time Emmy award winning television host. Hank and Dr. Kathy Cramer created a best selling business - self help book series based on Asset-Based Thinking published by Running Press. Hank also is an Adjunct Professor at USC's Marshall School Of Business.

‘Mad Men’ – “Time & Life”

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"Time & Life" is powerful episode that breaks through the thin veneer of complacency at SC&P and brings everyone face to face with the reality they naively hoped would never materialize. Read More »

‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Forecast’

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Don Draper finds himself on the threshold of a new future in this week's "Mad Men." Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – New Business’

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The emphasis is more personal than business in this week's "Mad Men." Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “Severance”

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Madison Avenue was moving on from the heady creative atmosphere of the 60s into a more direct and competitive style of advertising in a media landscape now dominated by television. Read More »

Eli Wallach: Celebrating A Legend

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The world has lost one of the finest actors of our time and a wonderful man. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘Waterloo’

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Despite the fact that a death wish and a death bookend this episode, “Waterloo” sets Mad Men on a positive trajectory for the series’ final episodes. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – ‘The Strategy’

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This week’s episode of "Mad Men" focuses on family, proposals and prospects with New York as the convergent center of the action. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ : “The Runaways”

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Don continues to eat humble pie on his path to redemption. Read More »

TV Review: ‘Mad Men’ – “The Monolith”

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This week’s episode serves up ample portions of humiliation, irony, and payback for past transgressions, especially for Don and Roger. At SC&P, the screws are tightened and the tables turned on Don in ways that he never expected. Roger’s sins of his past and present came back to haunt him with a slap of reality delivered by his daughter, Marigold. ... Read More »

‘Mad Men': Season 7 “Field Trip”

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From beginning to end “Field Trip” is filled with painfully awkward moments for just about everyone, including the viewer. Resentment, humiliation, and disappointment seep into everyone’s interactions. Perhaps a more appropriate title for this episode is “Guilt Trip.” Betty’s turns Bobby’s sharing of a sandwich with a needy classmate into a point of disappointment for both her and Bobby. Don’s ... Read More »