Monday, 23 March 2009

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

  • White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emaneul cleans out his toenails with a toothpick.
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Oscar-nominated director of 'Babel', jiggles his leg up and down in meetings.
  • Atsutoshi Nishida, President of the Toshiba Corporation, keeps his wallet in the breast pocket of his jacket. 
  • Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, does the Everyman crossword in his bath on Sunday mornings. 
  • Carl-Henric Svanberg, CEO of Ericcson Telecommunications, absent-mindedly pulls hairs from his moustache when thinking.
  • Jaideep Bose, Editor in Chief of the Times of India, empties his pocket change each night into a clay dish his daughter made at school.
  • Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky, Commander in Chief of the Russian Navy, sleeps with the light on. 


Stu said...

"Nicolas Sarkozy leaves the G20 Summit in London, between the family photo and the opening platter of 'vol-au-vents' ..."

Not exactly 'effective' but if you ever start a category of "Seven Acts of The Bloody-Minded", then there's number one.

However, best to get Series 2 of "Cabin Pressure" out the door first, no?