Monday, August 01, 2011

"Bossypants" by Tina Fey

Recently finished "Bossypants" by Tina Fey and found it an entertaining read. The memoir from the 30 Rock creator covered a lot of ground and was frequently pretty funny.

Point of the book wasn't necessarily to impart lessons on work, but it included that and I particularly liked some of what Fey attributed to Saturday Light Live from Lorne Michaels...

- "The show doesn't go on because it's ready; the show goes on at 11:30."

- "You're gonna do some great stuff, but also some crap - it's ok, just know the difference."

- "Don't make big decisions when you're in the thick of things."

- "Don't hire anyone you wouldn't want to run into in a hallway at three in the morning."

- "Never tell a crazy person he's crazy - get the best you can out of people and don't alienate or show them up."

Pretty solid stuff on working and working with others.