HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Post by dulcinea » Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:50 pm

One curious characteristic of Rudy Vallee's character is that he places great importance on hiring personnel from all universities and colleges.
HUH? :shock: Has there ever been such a thing as being discriminated against for not belonging to the right college???
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Re: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Post by jbuck919 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:25 am

dulcinea wrote:One curious characteristic of Rudy Vallee's character is that he places great importance on hiring personnel from all universities and colleges.
HUH? :shock: Has there ever been such a thing as being discriminated against for not belonging to the right college???
Yale men not wanting to have Harvard men working for them, etc., is an old Hollywood situation thing (I don't remember the details from the movie, but Rudy Vallee was himself a famous Yale man). For another well-known example, albeit from the bottom of the barrel, there was Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island. I have no idea whether there was ever anything to it other than a convenient comic prop. But what school you went to can be important, in business and elsewhere, and it is not an clearcut matter to what extent any preferences constitute discrimination. My most brilliant student of all time could easily have gone to Harvard with a typical needs-based scholarship, but his family (may they rot in hell) made him go to Towson State Teacher's College, excuse me, "Towson University," because it was near at hand and free and they had the imagination of a turnip. Because of that, instead of doing his graduate work at another Ivy League college on full fellowship preparing for his career as a professor of philosophy, he's stuck in a rut at Villanova.

About that movie: When I saw it on TMC a while ago Robert Osborne, who makes it clear when he thinks a movie is not really top-drawer as a "classic," pointed out that it was heavily bowdlerized from the much racier and presumably more interesting Broadway musical.

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Re: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Post by dulcinea » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:40 pm

'tis a riot how Mr Biggley makes a bigg deal out of his policy of recruiting from all universities, exactly as if he were talking about some bigg civil and human rights issue! Were Mead, Burrows, Gilbert and Weinstock lampooning those racists who deny that they are racists because ,,some of my best friends are chinks, japs, gooks, niggers, sand niggers, towelheads, limeys, micks, frogs, krauts, polacks, bohunks, dagos, spicks, wops, crackers, rednecks, canucks, wetbacks, ricans, kikes''--and every other ethnicity that rates at least one racial slur?
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Re: HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING

Post by dulcinea » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:05 pm

dulcinea wrote:'tis a riot how Mr Biggley makes a bigg deal out of his policy of recruiting from all universities, exactly as if he were talking about some bigg civil and human rights issue! Were Mead, Burrows, Gilbert and Weinstock lampooning those racists who deny that they are racists because ,,some of my best friends are chinks, japs, gooks, niggers, sand niggers, towelheads, limeys, micks, frogs, krauts, polacks, bohunks, dagos, spicks, wops, crackers, rednecks, canucks, wetbacks, ricans, kikes''--and every other ethnicity that rates at least one racial slur?
Mr Biggley is a BIGGOT!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
There is not a single black employee or black executive in Biggley's business, which means that he doesn't accept graduates from such institutions as Fisk University, Lincoln University, Howard University, Tuskegee University, or Morehouse College!
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