Thursday, October 04, 2007

Bloor Line, done in, shoulders sore.

Middle Eastern male, late 30s, very tall, wearing dark blue dress pants and light blue shirt. His frame is thin, his belly large and round. He pulls his lips in tight, sewn, and white-knuckles the overhead bar.

The Halo Effect:...and the Eight Other Business Delusions That Deceive Managers, Phil Rosenzweig (Free Press)

Page 103:

Does this mean that all company performance is just a matter of luck? Is it roughly equivalent to someone who flips a coin and gets heads ten times in a row, but stands no greater chance to flip heads on the eleventh try than anyone else? Not at all. Success is not random--but it is fleeting.
Wincing, he struggles to rub at the knot below his shoulder blade, rolling his neck twice once way, then the other. He sighs loudly and crumples his brow, sharing an empathetic smile with floor. He shakes his head. Almost a year to the day. They finally got him business cards.

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