About a year and a half ago, I was watching Entourage and there is a scene where football GMs and owners come into Ari Gold’s agency. Lizzie, a twenty-something agent, approaches Ari and asks to be in the meeting. She starts listing reasons why she should be included and Ari stops her and says, “You are now the Commissioner of the NFL. What’s your first order of business?”
Lizzie gives a great answer (she eliminates 2 preseason games, changes the fixture and explains why it’s better in about 8 seconds) and gets into the meeting. Not only that, but she kills it in there and ends up spearheading the deal. I was beyond impressed – and my jealousy was literally off the charts.
That scared me because if someone had asked me at the time, “You’re the AFL CEO. What’s your first order of business?” I would have frozen which means I would have lost my opportunity.
But I have an answer now and since the theme of this year is sharing all my good ideas, I am going to give you the answer to that question on my new page, “If I Were CEO” so make sure you check it regularly. The (working) list is there now, but I’ll be writing the posts to accompany that list over the next year.
Mr. Demetriou – consider yourself lucky 🙂 (KIDDING!)