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Thursday, February 21, 2008








Anonymous said...

They call this type of people "talking heads". This is American culture, more precisely, American corporation culture.

There are/were many examples like this. I am sure you remember HP lady CEO. American always reward talking head "heroes" highly and blindly. Promising moon and stars. Ended up with a golden parachute when thing did not turn out good.

Another example is the NFL team head coaches. It does not matter they win or loss, they got a multi-million dollar contract. Think about that, it is multi-million dollars. After one season, you can retire for good; but you have to talk well. Track records sometimes is hard to get. You have to pay even more to get track record proven people.

One way or the other, they win big because they know how to talk their way. Their golden parachute
is better than anything you can imagine. I know you don't like it, but that's the way it is; as Walter Kronkite said long long time ago. Too bad.

Anonymous said...

Part two:

I am sure a lot of you know that Apple Computer holds it MacWorld expo every (January) year in San Francisco.

Apple makes some good machines for certain people. Most of the time, it makes high priced toys. One thing for sure is that Apple has a lot of faithful followers. They are willing to pay whatever to get the latest high tech toys.

Once upon a time, a friend of mine uses the term "visionist" to decribe the act of Apple CEO at MacWorld. Their products are sleek, and beautiful to look at. A good example of industrial/commercial/consumer product design.

The political talkers, or corporation/business talkers are doing the same. They are selling visions.

Years ago, I saw a co-worker in my office wearing a funny button on his shirt. The button says "Trust me. I am a doctor". It is a funny button, but it describes the talking heads' motive.

Politicians, corporation CEO's, and evangelical members all act alike.

They thought that they are the Messiah.

Famouse talking head: Joseph Goebbels, Minister for Propaganda.
Another one: Fidel Castro.