Hardly, coming from me, a newsworthy statement.
I've been angry that the ratio between the doers and the meeting makers, the blowhards, second-guessers, the theorists, the prescription writers and more, has fundamentally changed.
In other words there are about six people around each assignment that don't do anything but "manage" the assignment.
They don't advance the ball.
They dont't add value.
They don't make my life easier.
They certainly don't make the agency more profitable...there are too many of them for that.
Remember this: "Here's To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world - are the ones who DO !"
Today it could be written like this: "Here's to the Serious Ones. The conformists. The rules-followers. The rules-makers. The timesheet police. The ones who see things as best practices. They love rules and they punish violations of the status-quo. You can salute them, grovel to them, kiss the hems of their garments. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they're the people who run agencies. Because they approve your billability. They get you canned for being "difficult." They push creative work backward. And while some may see them as the solution, we see a problem. Because the people officious enough to rule agencies are the ones who do."