"It's always 'Sit,' 'Stay,' 'Heel'—never 'Think,' 'Innovate,' 'Be yourself.' "
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"You fed me tuna and cleaned my litter box, Harris, and I'm not going to forget it."
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"Security? There's a goddam tree in my office."
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"We've decided to build a little cubicle around you and your desk, Harris."
"Even a small kingdom, Your Highness, can make effective use of modern management techniques."
"Does anything need my imprimatur?"
A school of fish following one fish who is labeled "CEO".
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"It's come to my attention, Wycliff, that you're actually planning a life outside the office."
"No, Hoskins, you're not going to do it just because I'm telling you to do it. You're going to do it because you believe in it."
"You've been warned, Hoskins."
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"What are you doing outside of coach?"
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"I see you've flown around the world in a plane, and settled revolutions in Spain. Around a golf course you're under par. Metro-Goldwyn has asked you to star. Very impressive, I must admit, but we're looking for someone with marketing experience."
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"While you were out, sir, the company, rudderless and adrift, operated pretty much the same as always."
Violence as a Management Tool
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"First, we'll look for repressed memories of malpractice suits."
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"Still, he's a vice-president and you're not."
"Sometimes it's important to stop whatever break you're taking and just do the work."
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"Stop, stop right there. That's it, that's the Anderson contract."
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"Artists are difficult, and leveraged-buyout artists are no exception."
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"Don't think of me as a crime boss. Think of me as a crime friend."
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"We're ready to begin the next phase of keeping things exactly the way they are."
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"Miss Durban, is there anything C.E.O.-ish for me to do?"
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"Now you're going to be procrastinating with the big boys."
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"Don't think of it as getting fired. Think of it as finally being recognized for your incompetence."
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"Encouraging dissent is a good way of finding out who the traitors are."
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