“They’re All Snakes”
August 21, 2006 7:47 PM
Was the sentence that I heard myself spewing at my dear friend and General Council, Adam Pliska, as I described the conversation I just had with a sports executive at one of the networks. And, of course I knew it wasn’t true – NBC has Dick Ebersol, the NBA has Adam Silver and hell, Michael Jordon was technically a sports executive for some time. And, to all of us who lived in Chicago in those years, he’s a God – definitely not snake material.
I suppose I should be over it, but I continue to believe that business is built on relationships. When you act with questionable integrity, it affects your relationships forever. And, the affect it has on you personally is even more profound. Basically, you risk becoming that snake. And, what small, incremental decision of the day is worth that?