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Got Perspective?

I was going to blog about Google's new Virtual World and while I was installing it, I was flipping through the latest issue of Business Week. Rather than blab on about Livey (at first glance, it looks like yet another odd attempt to create a usable virtual space), I'd much prefer to talk about the interview Maria Bartiromo did with Jerry Levin.

If you remember your dot com history lessons, Mr. Levin is the guy who was pushed into retirement after the Time Warner/AOL disaster. What I didn't remember, was that in 1997 his son Jonathan was robbed and killed by a former student. I'm always curious and interested to see how really successful people deal with tragedy, and what becomes of them.

One of Maria's first quesitons was "What have you learned in the past half-dozen years that you didn't in all those years climbing to the top?"

Levin's answer stopped me in my tracks. He talks about his relationships and perspective being in a "rather parochial …

Quotable

I was digging around the wayback machine at some old web sites I managed and found this funny quote on an old Sirkin.com homepage...

"Everything is different, but the same... things are more moderner than before... bigger, and yet smaller... it's computers... San Dimas High School football rules!"
Anyone remember what movie that is from (heck yes I know the answer).