Sam Zell wants us to believe that, as with Karen Carpenter, this world was not meant for one as beautiful as him.
“Over the last year, we have made significant progress internally on transitioning Tribune into an entrepreneurial company that pursues innovation and stronger ways of serving our customers,” Mr. Zell, who holds the titles of Tribune chairman and chief executive, said in a statement. “Unfortunately, at the same time, factors beyond our control have created a perfect storm — a precipitous decline in revenue and a tough economy coupled with a credit crisis that makes it extremely difficult to support our debt."
And another thing: How did businesspeople explain their lack of foresight, their recklessness, their flawed instincts before 1997, when the writer Sebastian Yunger published the book, The Perfect Storm?
Eileen Burmeister says
Isn’t that when we used SNAFU with reckless abandon?
David Murray says
No, I don’t think business people used Situation Normal, All Fucked Up to explain their fortunes. That was strictly a rank-and-file term, and it was used to describe the brass, military or otherwise. I do miss it, though.