I’m on holiday, so I haven’t read this yet, but thanks, P.
I think it’s harder to be a do gooder than it is to sell junk to people. A talented ad man for sure though. I’ll be interested to see how his new ‘career’ works out. Well I hope (kinda). Great article.
The genius as he is, you can tell what sort of person/character he’s like (as the Fast Company reveals rather fascinating at the end) as he takes time out to pen a line-by-line retort: http://alexbogusky.posterous.com/
He probably googles himself everyday and checks the mirror every other second.
Seems Bogusky has his own view on the article: http://alexbogusky.posterous.com/filling-in-the-blanks
I gave up on page one. Either the writer’s a douchebag or Bogusky is. Or both.
I thought it was shit too. Stupid hippy.
Bogusky is amazing.
But all this search for a soul – after a whopping retire-on-this-motherfucker payout – and telling the whole world about it is tiresome. Just fuck off and enjoy the lifestyle making urban kids obese has accorded you.
[lying around his flat is] a wood-framed mirror from Bogusky’s former Crispin Porter + Bogusky client Russ Klein, Burger King’s ex-president of global marketing. Inscribed on the mirror is a quote from Mother Teresa.
Blimey, thanks Janson, that’s a bit of an eye-opener. The amount of time it has taken to go through, and let’s not forget, his very own interview, to point out what he’s unhappy with/disputes, is a little disappointing and hilariously narcissistic. It’s not like he’s been wholly misquoted. I really want to believe that there are lots of CDs/ECDs out there who everyone loves and wants to work for. Doesn’t seem to be Al though does it? He reminds me of a famous ECD in London… yep, that one.
Maybe Alex is the 21st century Don Draper. Charismatic, handsome, rich after selling off the agency, two kids; a master manipulator who knows what people want, but isn’t sure what he wants himself. Talented for sure, but the last half of the article showed the unpalatable side. So you decide to quit and move to a less demanding environment, wanting the semblance of a life outside the agency. “I know you want me to feel bad that you’re leaving,” he says, (pretending that I’m one of the quitters). “I know this is a big deal for you, but in the context of what the rest of my week’s gonna be like, it’s just not a big deal. Everyone wants that to be a very special moment, but unfortunately it’s not.” Er.. thanks boss, you old hippy cunt.
so he’s going from being one of the best in the business to a wooden-house-soul-seeker-with-millions-on-his-bank-account?
and people believe him?
let him have a soul-searching experience in an average lifestyle with 2 kids, unemployment and a massive debt.
He should sell T-shirts saying “I’ve been fucked in the FearLess Cottage”.
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