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The Boss was Right: A gamble that paid off big time
Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, May 5, 2013. 865 views. ID = 6255

The Boss was Right

Posted by R. Wesley Lovil, May 5, 2013. 865 views. ID = 6255
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He might not always be right but he's always the boss
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"I've watched through his eyes, I've listened through his ears, and I tell you he's the one. Or at least as close as we're going to get."
I could tell by the look on his face that the subject would no longer be open to debate and that what I thought no longer mattered. I wanted to say he's too skinny, his ears stick out and his delivery is all wrong but I knew better than to disagree with the boss.
"Yes sir, I understand but we're ready to go and I think he's tied up right now. I still think there's a chance we can get Gary if we..."
"I'm through begging to Sam, besides I'm telling you we have the right man, if we have to wait awhile won't matter if the project comes out right."

In hindsight, I see he was right but at the time, I was completely against his choice. My concern was that we were already on shaky ground and we needed somebody who was strong enough to lead yet at the same time have enough charisma to convince those against the theme of our endeavor. As we waited for 'Mr. Right' to come aboard, I couldn't help but feel we were headed for the kind of disaster that comes when the boss won't listen to your concerns. When he finally showed up, we were so late and over budget that there was no hope of ever turning a profit. Still the boss was happy and so that was all that mattered, as for me I felt as if I were the only passenger on the Titanic who knew the ending.

I didn't agree until I heard Clark say, "Frankly my dear I don't give a..." As they say, the rest was history, proving Mr. Selznick right and me wrong. That was when I learned that casting takes more than a knowledge of pretty faces and a history of their rolls. It takes, well if I knew what it took, I guess I'd have stayed in the business and everybody would know my name. No, I'm not bitter and besides I like selling cars. Now what's it going to take to get you in this red sedan.

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