May 1 1989 by Chief Executive
Agriculture, n. The cultivation of legislators to raise subsidies; pillage in the name of tillage. Broadcast Journalism, n. Slanted news.
Doubt, n. The philosophical device Descartes so cleverly used to prove everything he previously believed.
Foreign Aid, n. Handouts across the sea. Liberal, n. One whose heart bleeds when the Federal budget is cut. In recent years, there has been a vast improvement in our liberals-knee-jerk liberals have become neo-jerk liberals.
Locke, John, n. A closing or fastening device used to prevent unauthorized entry into private property.
MORE COOKIES, MR. DRUCKER?
I am going to shock you. I don’t know a single business that is nearly as well run as some of the well-run nonprofits. Not as tough, nor as disciplined, nor as ruthless.
You want examples? I don’t know a single executive who, in terms of competence and performance, can equal what Frances Hesselbein has done with the Girl Scouts, an almost totally volunteer organization with 6,000 paid staff and about 750,000 unpaid nationwide.
-Peter Drucker, Across The Board
“There’s a misperception of what a son of a president is,” complains the second oldest offspring, 35-year-old John Ellis Bush, a
-Michel McQueen, The Wall Street Journal
ARMED CASHIERS WANTED
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-Kevin Rooney, Laugh Track
MORE KAFKA THAN CAPRA
Conservatives have a lot of rhetorical fun with the working-class consciousness that is so prevalent among $300,000-a-year scriptwriters and millionaire producers. During the writers’ strike, writers at one guild meeting actually sang “Solidarity Forever.” There was some speculation about whether they would dash off in mid-chorus to answer the car phones in their Porsches. After he made his first million, Steve McQueen bought a wardrobe of identical blue work shirts and identical jeans from a theatrical warehouse company so he could appear to be wearing the same clothes every day, and thereby demonstrate that he was nothing more than a working stiff. He drank champagne out of beer mugs lest anybody think he had sold out.
-David Brooks, National Review
WHY TV DISHES DAGWOOD
A colleague who writes about advertising and the media says advertisers are afraid to fool around with women’s roles. They know, as she puts it, they’ll “set off the feminist emergency broadcast system” if they do. So, she concludes, men are fair game.
In 1987, Fred Hayward, who is one of the pioneers of the men’s rights movement (yes, there is a men’s rights movement), studied thousands of TV and print ads and concluded: “If there’s a sleazy character in an ad, 100 percent of the ones that we found were male. If there’s an incompetent character, 100 percent of them in the ads are male.”
-The New York Times