Monday, March 28, 2005

Crazy and Responsible

Just read James Surowiecki's "Local Zeroes" piece on renegade CEOs in the current New Yorker. When I think of the corrupt incompetent who destroyed the dot-com I used to work for, I like to remember him as he was at the penultimate company-wide meeting, the one before he had to explain to us that he'd alienated our major shareholder and wouldn't be able to pull the freshly overstaffed firm out of its nosedive.

No, I like to focus on the positive (really I do) and think back to that sublime moment when he stood before us, bland of mien and flat of voice, mustering all the inspirational powers at his disposal, and called upon us to "create content that is wild and crazy and responsible."

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