On being a boss, by Kara Swisher
One of my absolute role models, Kara Swisher, on Slate writing about her experiences of being a boss, and portraying the bosses she had during her career, including this one:
I’ve told this story before, but years later I ran into him, and he said, “Most people in this town stab you in the back, but you stabbed me in the front, and I appreciate that.” I said, “Anytime, you son of a bitch.” It was a great moment. I’m so glad he’s dead. Seriously, I’m glad he’s dead. He was a jackass. He deserved it.
After that, I had some great bosses at the Washington Post. I’ve mostly had male mentors and bosses, for some reason.
Unsurprisingly, this article is a fantastic read, and — since it was published on October 11th — I took it as a great birthday present.