We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
So, what does that mean, exactly? You have to wear expensive clothes? You have to have family connections? Your daughter has to marry the biggest client's son? You have to be pompous? Your wife has to have a boob job and a face lift and not be drunk at parties? You have to bein the office 18 hours a day even if all you're doing is nothing?
I've met plenty of senior managers who could act the part but not actually play it.
Right. I'm sure Pinch Sultzberger got his job that way.
I'm sorry but that QQQ meant no more than dressing for success and cheerleading for the boss' agenda. Neither of which has anthing to do with leading or being smart.
How about, "You have to show you can meet the obligations of an MD before becoming one?" And that has nothing to do with acting. If anything, it has to do with being smart and bold enough to seize opportunity.