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  •  This sounds right out of Atlas Shrugged (17+ / 0-)
    Cumulus has a CEO without a lot of sales experience in radio. He makes up for it with vehemence, and no hesitation in laying blame on more experienced radio pros. His San Francisco meeting with sales staff was described as a "55 minute ass kicking." No friendly vibes, no hand-shakes. No questions allowed, no polite clapping at conclusion. Just stunned silence on the part of the sales staff, and shock at the tone. One person who heard a tape of the Cumulus CEO addressing sales staff commented that it is "chilling to hear an adult talk to professionals as if they are morons."
    Sounds like the part of the book where the looter CEO thugs are bullying everyone in sight while they line their pockets.

    It has always amused me that the most convincing villains in the book are the ones who most resemble Rand's biggest fans.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 02:54:00 PM PST

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