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from Wikipedia: Penn has served as a key strategic advisor to Bill Gates and Microsoft since the mid-1990s. Penn began working with Microsoft when the company faced antitrust litigation initiated by the U.S. Justice Department.[7] Penn also created the famous "blue sweater" advertisement that featured Bill Gates and was instrumental in reclaiming the company's reputation.

by David Corn

. . .After President Clinton was clobbered in the 1994 midterm elections and the Democrats lost control of the House, he recruited [Mark]Penn, a consultant and pollster, to help him triangulate against his own party and move toward the center. Penn, a proponent of the notion that Dems should not embrace populism, went on to become a close adviser during Clinton's 1996 reelection campaign—for which he developed sophisticated polling and data-collection techniques—and Hillary's successful 2000 Senate race. And politics was not his only pursuit: Penn earned millions as a consultant and strategist for numerous corporate clients. These days, he's executive vice president for strategy at Microsoft. At the tech giant, he oversaw a negative crusade against Google that drew gripes from others within the firm and the tech industry. . . .

— David Corn
Mother Jones





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