Monday, February 20, 2023

Personal Advice from Bonnie & Clyde


Warren Beatty & Fay Dunaway 

Toward the end of the movie, Bonnie asks Clyde something to the effect, "If you had life to do over, what would you do differently?" 

I expected Clyde to say that he'd be a banker, or a lawyer. But instead, he gave me the key to personal anonymity when he answered: "I wouldn't pull jobs in my home state. Then I wouldn't be wanted there."

I've tried quite successfully NOT to do guerrilla warfare in my home state, a fact emphasized dramatically this Saturday. I went to the baptism of a little girl in my Sunday School class. One of the other attendees currently works remotely at Oracle, and told the group the he didn't believe me when I said I'd worked as Larry Ellison's one-man ad agency from 1984 through 1990. He thought I was just just another Utah BS artist. Then he Googled "Rick Bennett at Oracle" and found Christopher Lochhead's article (read it here), and saw I kind of understated my…ah…life of crime.

Moral of the story? If you want to teach a Sunday School class of impressionable youth, and then get invited to their baptisms, DON'T PULL JOBS IN YOUR HOME STATE.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Implementation suggestions for THE MORGAN DOCTRINE are most welcome. What are the "Got'chas!"? What questions would some future Cyber Privateering Czar have to answer about this in a Senate confirmation hearing?