(BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss was interviewed recently by Brandon, MS-based journalist and fellow South Jackson native, Chuck Bailey, to reminisce about his years in media—the good, the bad and the ugly!)
Would I ever consider running for political office? Not a snowball’s chance in hell.
I’ve always found the overused expression “Having a dialogue” annoying. It’s never been clear to me what simply talking about something—specifically a problem that needs to be addressed—can do to formulate a solution. Logic and rational thinking have rules and to simply jabber away to be heard and not follow these rules does nothing but blow hot air (or make the talker feel good about him or herself).
Not long ago, in a bit of reflective contemplation, I posted the following on my personal Facebook page:
In 2005, I, along with several thousand other readers, bought retired GE CEO Jack Welch’s latest book, “Winning.” Naturally, I hoped to gleam tips from the great business guru and corporate legend on how to “win” in my own business of publishing.
Ask Lesley Holleman about her work sometime.
“If you want to make it big, you must put your whole heart and soul and all or most of your spare time into the business, especially at the beginning. Either do not get married at this state, find a wife who does not mind seeing you very much, or prepare to get divorced. Make sure you have the energy, stamina, and health to travel frequently and to tolerate nights without much sleep. It is ideal if you can get by on four hours (but needing six hours is not disqualifying).”
In the social media frenzy to appear politically correct, sensitive and open minded, a few points seem to be missing from people’s observations about Missouri football player, Michael Sam, and his recent announcement about being gay.
Are we losing our America?
by Jack Criss
I must admit I’ve become a fan of the worldwide pop phenomena, One Direction.
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