Sep 6 • 11M

No One is Irreplaceable

Rob Long asks why the phrase execs use to dismiss actors and writers isn't also said of those at top

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Rob Long
When you’re filming a movie or a television show, when it’s the last shot of the day, the first assistant director will call out, “This is the Martini Shot!” I call these stories “Martini Shots” because they’re exactly the kinds of stories we tell — and lessons we learn — after we’ve wrapped for the day. - Rob Long
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Hollywood has a way of bringing out the bad behavior lurking inside many of us. As Rob points out, it’s impossible to be even a powerful or mildly powerful person in Hollywood and not gradually assume that the company you lead is actually yours (he mentions a certain $80 million-a-year ousted TV CEO as high example). But even as wealth of the “not just rich-person money, but family-office money, legacy money” is amassed, Rob asks if replacement bias should not also move up the food chain. Just ask the late, great A.C. Lyles.

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