Fay Vincent, Fatherly Advice


From Wall Street Journal, Friday, June 14, 2013.

I love his advice about work,

If your boss or employer is not making money on you, you will eventually lose your job.  Your work has to permit him to profit on what you produce.  If you and the employer just break even you are not being properly productive.  Get to work early and stay late if necessary.

And then there is his healthy cynicism about politicians,

There is no such thing as an honest politician.  He viewed politicians with the same cynical eye he cast on doctors, lawyers and priests.  He accepted the argument there must be some good and decent ones but he was suspicious until solid facts prevailed.

I can guess what he thought about insurance people…

Fay Vincent, a former CEO of Columbia Pictures Industries and commissioner of Major League Baseball, has served as a trustee of Fairfield University, Williams College and Carleton College.

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