I just called a meeting of all my direct reports, and found out I don’t have any

So I had a change of heart about leaving, and I apologize for my outburst earlier today. I’m just really frustrated and really tired. And I keep going back and forth about whether I should leave or stay. But anyway now I’m staying. This morning I jumped on the treadmill and did five miles while listening to Air Supply, which always helps me get my confidence back.

So then I called the meeting, and tried to, but apparently noobody works for me anymore. Seriously. Half of my direct reports have left the company, and their voice mail all says they’re gone and here’s how to reach them. The other half insist that they now report to Sue Decker. I called Sue to find out what this is all about, and got voice mail. Tried again. Same thing. Waited five minutes, tried again. Same thing. “Your call is very important to me,” she says. Sure it is.

Well, I had the meeting anyway. (Photo above.) Gave a talk on China and Globalization, which I think went pretty well. Then I managed to compile a list of action items for the next thirty, sixty and ninety days. We are going to set this Valley on fire, you wait and see.