I just got finished reading Stealing MySpace by Julia Angwin. In it there was this great conversation about the firing of Ross Levinshohn by Peter Chernin, the soon-to-be former COO of News Corps. Here it is:
“You’re not happy, are you?” Chernin said.
“No, I’m not,” Levinsohn agreed.
“This isn’t working out, is it?” Chernin said.
“No, it’s not,” Levinsohn replied.
“We should probably part ways,” Chernin said.
“Yes,” Levinsohn replied.
That’s just awesome. I wish I could make it work like that the next time I have to fire someone.
Ref: Stealing MySpace, p. 234.