Implacable Grandeur: COVID-19 #5

This video was inspired by something my wife, Anne, witnessed in the grocery store one day. Since we both work from home, our lives have been relatively unaffected. Relatively. What Anne witnessed was a stark, humbling reminder of the pain and fear so many are experiencing as we navigate relentlessly negative news cycles and the unknown.

Don’t forget. Please don’t forget: We have each other. If there’s anything unprecedented about this time, it’s the fact that now, more than ever, we have the opportunity — if not the obligation — to connect, to support, to help, to be there for each other.

If we’re not doing something, we’re doing nothing. We can’t afford to do nothing.

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Mark O'Brien
Mark O'Brienhttps://obriencg.com/
I’m a business owner. My company — O’Brien Communications Group (OCG) — is a B2B brand-management and marketing-communication firm that helps companies position their brands effectively and persuasively in industries as diverse as: Insurance, Financial Services, Senior Living, Manufacturing, Construction, and Nonprofit. We do our work so well that seven of the companies (brands) we’ve represented have been acquired by other companies. OCG is different because our business model is different. We don’t bill by the hour or the project. We don’t bill by time or materials. We don’t mark anything up. We don’t take media commissions. We pass through every expense incurred on behalf of our clients at net. We scope the work, price the work, put beginning and end dates on our engagements, and charge flat, consistent fees every month for the terms of the engagements. I’m also a writer by calling and an Irish storyteller by nature. In addition to writing posts for my company’s blog, I’m a frequent publisher on LinkedIn and Medium. And I’ve published three books for children, numerous short stories, and other works, all of which are available on Amazon under my full name, Mark Nelson O’Brien.


  1. Mark,

    It is during uncertain times when we may witness the worst and the best in people. For those who have a soul and compassion, seeing the distress in others causes a stirring inside that brings out the nurturing side and desire to help. As we are witnessing on a daily basis, although there is chaos and focus on negative in the news, many are pushing that aside to find the positive, lend a helping hand, become innovative to move through the stress and coming together for the greater good. Love the video!! Thank you for sharing. ~Eileen