Friday, June 08, 2001

The Word Spy - bozo explosion I think we've all probably lived through a bozo explosion, the rapidly accelerating tide of mediocrity sparked by the hiring of an incompetent manager. I've lived through at least four. My question is: In the future, when the very talented are completely mobile and completely freelance, what will we do with the bozos? One bozo explosion could kill a company because the current phenomenon of talent flight when things aren't going right will become greatly magnified. The mobile employee of the future could take off at the merest whiff of a bozo explosion. Companies could crater in a day due to a bad meeting with a newly hired senior bozo. It's not going to be pretty.

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