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Tina Brown: Start cutting with the zombies at the top

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by 2muchcoffeeman, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Hell yes.

    <blockquote>As great newspapers, magazines, TV networks, and publishing houses dismember themselves around us, it would be marginally consoling if the pink slips were going to those who contributed so vigorously to their companies’ accelerating demise—the feckless zombies at the head of corporate bureaucracies who cared only about the next quarter’s numbers, never troubled to understand the DNA of the companies they took over, and installed swarms of “Business Affairs” drones to oversee and torment the people “under” them. There are floors of these creatures in any behemoth media company, buzzing about each day thwarting new ideas or, worse, having “transformative” ideas of their own when what is usually required is to revive, with a bit of steadfast conviction, the originating creative purpose of the enterprise.</blockquote>

    Dead on target.

  2. SixToe

    SixToe Active Member

    More awesome than Conlin's column.
  3. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    Good read, with all the points we've been mentioning here for a while now.
  4. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah. Good luck with that.
  5. FuturaBold

    FuturaBold Member

    "But perhaps in the turmoil the bones of original principles will emerge at last from under layers of dead skin and rotten management. Or perhaps the diaspora of talent will re-form and succeed while the companies who ejected them collapse and disappear."

    This is what I hope and think will happen ...
  6. beeranyone

    beeranyone New Member

    Amen to her. Though, she's burned through enought cash to put smaller media companies under.
  7. FileNotFound

    FileNotFound Well-Known Member

    The best possible outcome, certainly.
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