I don’t know if you’ve been following the implosion of Conrad Black’s business world this week. I suspect that it’s being followed more carefully in Canada than elsewhere. These words from Tuesday’s Financial Post haunt me, because they are true of so many, but I never want them said of me:
To those who prefer to remember Mr. Black for his dizzying rise to prominence, his departure from the executive suite seems ignominious. But to those who’ve known him for years, it’s not altogether surprising.