The Life Aquatic

In his note, This Is Water, Ben described the fourth pillar of the current zeitgeist. That pillar is

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  1. Haven’t seen the movie, but I can hear the inflection in Bill Murray’s voicing when he asks “What about my dynamite?”

    Ribbonfarm’s description of corporate internal politics and CYA is spot on. And the really sad thing is you are almost forced into playing it or you will fail - you will be the scapegoat.

    Heck, your boss is playing it with you and his boss if playing it with him. It’s as if Corporate America is a series of game-playing Russian nesting dolls with the outermost one being the Board of Directors and the innermost one being the summer intern on the just-formed this-or-that project team.

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