Monday, June 25, 2018

First Paragraph

The first thing you need to understand is that most large organizations in the private sector are run by curmudgeons like me. That statement may not be true of organizations in the entertainment or information technology (IT) industries, which are often filled with senior executives who are either young themselves or trying to be. But it is true of most large for-profit businesses, nonprofits, foundations, law firms, and financial institutions. Academia goes both ways, with many professors who try to be best buddies with their students but a few who are world-class curmudgeons.

- From The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead: Do's and Don't's of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life by Charles Murray

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