Over the years I’ve had some really great bosses and some real clunkers. The stories I could tell about the supreme clunker could entertain you for days. Just one quick example, “We don’t need to pay a video production company. All you need is software. My 12 year old son can do it.” So my expertise at managing a professional video project was useless because any monkey could do it.
I have a friend who is very adept at having an opinion about something he knows little about. He delivers his opinion with authority, but no evidence. When he goes on about something, my husband refers to it as an anal sphincter extraction.
We’ve laughed about that for years. I just recently learned that it’s a real thing. Social psychologist and professor of psychology at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. John Petrocelli has written a book about it.
The August 12 Field of Dreams Game between the Chicago White Sox and New York Yankees was the most watched Major League Baseball game since 2005. So Commissioner Rob Manfred and his team are all happy and content. Here’s my report card on MLB’s handling of the event:
There’s been a seismic shift in the Chicago media landscape and my head is reeling. The Chicago Tribune, which was recently purchased by the evil Alden Global Capital, has been gutted. We all knew this would come. I dreaded it. For me, it’s like losing family members.
At my gym the shiny young manager called me a dinosaur because I wasn’t interested in functional fitness (I don’t need to pay Lifetime Fitness to me do something akin to getting on my hands and knees to scrub the floor).
Maybe I am a dinosaur, but I might be a happy dinosaur when it comes to digital vs. print reading.