THE NINTH CIRCLE OF ZELL

posted Ocotober 12, 2010

We learned so much from this New York Times account of Sam Zell's spectacular mismanagement of the Chicago Tribune. First off, did you know the Chicago Tribune was once a respected newspaper? It's true!

More surprising to us was the revelation that in 2010 there is actually a living, breathing person who writes memos saying �NEWS & INFORMATION IS THE NEW ROCK N ROLL!� And someone apparently offers $100 to waitresses to flash him. And someone who (impulse) purchases jukeboxes (from Sky Mall?) for the office to create a rollicking Animal House environment. Wonder if anyone�s bought the movie rights yet...